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WKU participating in diversity initiative funded by NSF grant

WKU is joining eight other higher education institutions across Kentucky and West Virginia on a five-year, $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant to increase the number of underrepresented students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto will serve as the lead principal investigator on the grant supporting […]

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Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honor society inducts 38 members

The WKU Chapter of the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society for Economics inducted 38 students during its annual initiation banquet on Monday (April 21) at the Augenstein Alumni Center. These inductees join college students in 681 chapters across the world in recognition of scholastic achievement in the discipline of economics. Congressman Brett Guthrie served […]

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2 Gatton Academy students win State Department scholarships

Two students at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU have been offered nationally competitive scholarships for immersive language study this summer. The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarships are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, offering complete funding for the six-to-eight week programs, including a […]

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WKU Board of Regents approves several new academic programs

The WKU Board of Regents approved several new academic programs. The Board approved a new degree type – the associate of science in Nursing. This will align this program, previously referred to as an associate of science degree with a major in Nursing, with nationwide accreditation standards. At its meeting Friday (April 18), the Board […]

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WKU’s top business students inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma

The WKU chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society in business inducted 56 students, faculty and business professionals during its annual ceremony on April 16. These inductees join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 business professionals who have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. Students ranking in the […]

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‘Why Sharks Attack’ includes expertise of WKU professors

Why Sharks Attack, an episode of NOVA that premieres next month on public television, will include video footage shot last summer at WKU. A production crew that included Adam Geiger, Rachael Kelly and John Hawkes visited the WKU labs of biology faculty member Dr. Steve Huskey and engineering faculty member Dr. Chris Byrne last July […]

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WKU, Vanderbilt offer ‘Teaching Latin America through Film’

Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American Studies and WKU’s Office of International Programs have partnered to offer a film institute on Latin American for teachers in grades 7-12. Through the Lens: Teaching Latin America through Film is part of OIP’s inaugural International Year Of… program to feature Ecuador during the 2014-2015 academic year. “It is […]

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2014 awards: College of Health and Human Services

WKU’s College of Health and Human Services honored its outstanding students during an annual awards ceremony. The following students were recognized on April 5 at the Knicely Conference Center: Allied Health Sharon D. Bunnell of Munfordville, Health Information Management Outstanding Scholar Anita Gail Wells of Glasgow, Health Information Management Leadership Award Stephanie Gaiko of Bowling […]

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WKU to host Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium April 19

WKU Study Away will host the Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium on April 19 at the Knicely Conference Center. Undergraduate and graduate students from postsecondary institutions will present informative sessions regarding their experiences studying abroad or away. “Our goal is to provide participants with insight from others who have benefitted from the enhanced learning experience that […]

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Board of Regents to meet April 18

The second quarterly meeting of WKU’s Board of Regents will begin at 9 a.m. April 18 at the Cornelius A. Martin Regents Room in Mass Media and Technology Hall. Agenda materials are available at http://www.wku.edu/regents/ Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295.

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Pakistani Student Association celebrates Pakistan Day

The culture, history and cuisine of Pakistan were highlighted March 22 during Pakistan Day, organized by the newly formed Pakistani Student Association at WKU. Shahbaz Munawar, president of PSA, welcomed the audience of more than 100 at WKU’s Faculty House and introduced the executive body of PSA. “We wanted to bring our Pakistani, American and […]

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‘Far Away Places’ series to feature presentation on Russian history

WKU Libraries’ Far Away Places speaker series will feature a presentation on The Great War (World War I) in the Soviet Imagination by Russian historian Karen Petrone, Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Kentucky, at 7 p.m. April 17 at Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane. A graduate of Harvard […]

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