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New issue of Outdoor Recreation Journal

The WKU Research Foundation, the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education and the Wilderness Education Association announce the publication of Volume 6, Issue 2, of the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership. The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership publishes quality manuscripts to disseminate the latest knowledge related to outdoor recreation, education, and […]

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Big Red Poll shows McConnell leading Grimes in U.S. Senate race

Incumbent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell has a five point lead over Democratic challenger and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to the latest poll by the Social Science Research Center at WKU. According to the Big Red Poll, 45 percent of the 601 registered voters surveyed said they would vote for McConnell while […]

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6 Gatton students semifinalists in 2014 Siemens Competition

Six students at The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky have been recognized by the Siemens Foundation as national semifinalists in the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. Students may enter the competition in the Individual or Team Category. Andrew Brown, a Gatton Academy senior from Muhlenberg County; Ben Guthrie, a […]

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Kentucky Building will celebrate 75th anniversary on Nov. 14

The Kentucky Building will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Kentucky Room of the Kentucky Building on WKU’s campus. The public and WKU community are invited to the celebration. There will be a brief program about the history of the building, free admission to […]

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Ferrell’s book on tobacco earns American Folklore Society award

Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century receives Wayland D. Hand Prize Ann K. Ferrell, assistant professor of Folk Studies at WKU, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Wayland D. Hand Prize for Outstanding Book that Combines Historical and Folkloristic Perspectives for her book Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century. The biennial […]

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18th Annual Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing Nov. 9

The 18th Annual Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing will be 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in WKU’s Augenstein Alumni Center. Mary Ellen Miller and Morris A. Grubbs, co-editors of the newly released collection, Every Leaf A Mirror: A Jim Wayne Miller Reader, will introduce the book and read selected passages. Mary Ellen Miller, a professor […]

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WKU’s 34th annual Mathematics Symposium Oct. 10-11

WKU’s 34th annual Mathematics Symposium will be held Oct. 10-11 at Snell Hall. Keynote speakers are Dr. Robert L. Devaney of Boston University who will discuss The Fractal Geometry of the Mandelbrot Set and Dr. Louis H. Kauffman of University of Illinois at Chicago who will discuss Knots and Physics. The symposium, featuring presentations on […]

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13 Gatton Academy seniors recognized by 2 organizations

Thirteen seniors from The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky have been recognized by two separate organizations for their work in the classroom. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized 11 Gatton Academy students as Commended Students. This brings the total number of Gatton Academy Students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 22-27, 2014

Here is the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.

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Fulbright Scholar to discuss skin-lightening trend Oct. 9 at WKU

Dr. Gitiara Nasreen, a 2014 Fulbright Scholar at Howard University and a professor at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, will present Whitewashing the Color Politics: The “Unfair” Construction of Beauty for the (Market) Beast at 4 p.m. Oct. 9 at WKU’s Faculty House. Dr. Nasreen will discuss the complex issues involved in skin-lightening products and […]

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Journal of American Folklore moves to WKU

The Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at WKU announces that the Folk Studies faculty members have been chosen as the new editors of the Journal of American Folklore (JAF). The Journal of American Folklore presents significant research findings and theoretical analyses from folklore and related fields. The new editors welcome submissions beginning Oct. 6. […]

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WKU celebrating 10th anniversary of Green River Preserve

In the past 10 years at WKU’s Green River Preserve, hundreds of endangered mussels have been released, more than 14,000 trees have been planted, wildlife and plants have been inventoried and numerous student research projects have been conducted at the 1,520-acre site in Hart County. “We are valuing, preserving and restoring Kentucky’s environmental and cultural […]

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