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WKU celebrating grand opening of renovated Downing Student Union

Student event held Aug. 26; community dedication, ribbon cutting Aug. 29 WKU is celebrating the reopening of the Dero Downing Student Union this week. A celebration for students was held Tuesday morning (Aug. 26) with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for the community planned for 4:30 p.m. Friday (Aug. 29). “Students, this is your […]

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First day of fall 2014 semester

Welcome back WKU students! Classes for the fall 2014 semester began Aug. 25. Here are some first day photos from WKU’s main campus by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.

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Spirit of WKU, other awards presented at 2014 Convocation

WKU President Gary Ransdell presented the annual Spirit of WKU, diversity and sustainability awards Friday morning (Aug. 22) at the opening convocation at Van Meter Hall. 13th annual Spirit of WKU Award Dr. Bruce Kessler, head of WKU’s Department of Mathematics, received the 13th Spirit of WKU Award, which recognizes an individual who represents enthusiasm […]

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WKU must change, adapt to meet students’ needs, Dr. Ransdell says

President Gary Ransdell reminded faculty and staff Friday morning that while WKU must continue to adapt and change to achieve a lasting transformation, “our traditions have remained constant, our ideals have remained strong and our commitment to students continues to drive us.” Dr. Ransdell said he remains convinced that “our best days are ahead as […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Aug. 12-18, 2014

Activity is picking up on the WKU campus as the fall 2014 semester approaches. Here are some photographs by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs from various events, activities and meetings held Aug. 12-18.

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WKU featured in NY Times report

WKU’s role in Bowling Green’s downtown redevelopment was featured Aug. 12 in a report by Keith Schneider of The New York Times headlined “A University’s Partnership Reshapes Bowling Green, Ky.” When Gary A. Ransdell, the president of Western Kentucky University, invites alumni to view this city’s redeveloping downtown from his university’s hilltop campus, the response is […]

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WKU group meets president of Tanzania during summer program

WKU students and faculty participating in the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) Tanzania Program had an opportunity to meet with the President of Tanzania, His Excellency Dr. Jakaya Kikwete, during the program’s 2014 summer session. In the meeting on June 22, President Kikwete held a brief discussion with the group about its activities and […]

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Confucius Institute at WKU completes successful summer

The Confucius Institute at WKU successfully completed five summer programs in China as the programming took a more focused approach in 2014. First, the CI at WKU partnered with Gordon Ford College of Business and the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program for a two-week trip to China focused on “Corporate Leadership.” The trip was organized by […]

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WKU dedicates new apartments

WKU’s Department of Housing & Residence Life and the Student Life Foundation dedicated the new 1355 Kentucky Street Apartments on Aug. 11. The facility has 32 one-bedroom apartments and 95 two-bedroom apartments and is at maximum capacity with 222 occupants. The apartments are available for upperclassmen students with at least 60 hours, graduate students, international […]

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A Fulani woman in the village of Kakassi shared that she was taught by WKU graduate student Jonathan Oglesby during an earlier research trip to West Africa.

WKU graduate student continues water literacy project in Africa

Oglesby’s fifth research trip to rural villages in region focuses on use of eye-tracking technology in image-driven water education During July 2014, WKU Center for Water Resource Studies staff member and Department of Geography and Geology graduate student Jonathan (Joneo) Oglesby made his way back to Niger, West Africa, to continue his thesis research among […]

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WKU preparing for fall 2014 semester; classes begin Aug. 25

Classes for the fall 2014 semester at WKU begin Aug. 25. Here are some key events and reminders: Class of 2018 arrives Aug. 16-17 for M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan First-year students will begin arriving Aug. 16-17 for M.A.S.T.E.R. (Making Academic and Social Transitions Educationally Rewarding) Plan activities. (Check out the list of move-in times for residence halls.) […]

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WKU’s Cultural Enhancement Series announces 2014-15 lineup

The 18th season of WKU’s Cultural Enhancement Series will feature seven performances and lectures highlighted by jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, science guy Bill Nye and political commentator Melissa Harris-Perry. Admission to all Cultural Enhancement Series events is free, but the 2014-15 series will offer Premier Event ticketing. For the four CES Premier Events, a free […]

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