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Regents OK funds to continue science campus project

Board also appoints Siegrist as University Distinguished Professor WKU’s Board of Regents today (July 25) approved the use of up to $2.4 million in reserve funds to move forward with the Ogden Science Campus renovation project. The funds, which will be replaced by the state once General Fund bonds are issued, will be used to […]

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WKU geography team investigates agritourism changes in Sicily

A team of researchers from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology spent a week in southern Sicily at the beginning of July to investigate changes in the agritourism landscape. Led by Associate Professor of Geography Dr. Peggy Gripshover, and accompanied by Dr. Thomas Bell (adjunct Professor of Geography), University Distinguished Professor of Geography Dr. David […]

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WKU Aging to facilitate second ‘Gathering’ of age-friendly groups

WKU Aging, AARP Kentucky, the Barren River Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living and the City of Bowling Green are hosting the second annual “Gathering,” a networking opportunity for organizations and businesses that have undertaken age-friendly initiatives. The Gathering will take place from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 12 at WKU’s Augenstein Alumni […]

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Hutton scholar working with WKU mentor

Kerrick Moore has been chosen as one of 27 students to participate in the 2014 Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program, an innovative education program sponsored by the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Moore, a home school student from Bowling Green who has just completed his junior year, is working with Dr. Philip Lienesch of WKU’s Department […]

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WKU faculty members discuss traumatic brain injury

WKU faculty members Drs. Jo Shackelford and Amy Cappiccie lead a panel presentation on the experience of veterans returning from conflict, information on incidence of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) in wounded veterans, and common signs of TBI at the 2014 Kentucky Lifesavers Conference at The Galt House in Louisville in June. The conference was […]

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3 to join Hall of Distinguished Alumni during 2014 Homecoming

A musical composer, performer and teacher, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, and a decorated military veteran and former commander of the WKU ROTC will join WKU’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni this fall. Dr. David “Doc” Livingston, Rick Loomis and Retired Col. Gary “Mickey” Riggs will be inducted during WKU’s 2014 Homecoming celebration. The 23rd class of […]

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Sport Management faculty member invited to lecture in China

Dr. Bruce Larson, Associate Professor of Sport Management in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport (KRS), has been invited to participate in the “Summer Lectures of Foreign Professors” program July 7-14 at Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) in China. The invitation is part of a collaborative effort between Dr. Larson and Dr. Sun […]

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Grant supports WKU researcher’s project on epigenetics, obesity

A WKU researcher will use a grant from the Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN) Investigator Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under grant number 5P20GM103436-13 to develop a better understanding of the metabolic dysregulation evident in complex metabolic diseases like severe obesity. […]

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Gatton Academy students work to develop app using Google Glass

For three Gatton Academy students, this summer’s coolest eyewear isn’t found on a beach; it’s found at the Department of Computer Science in WKU’s College High Hall. The students – Lydia Buzzard of Hopkinsville, Logan Houchens of Crestwood and Peter Kaminski of Owensboro – are working under the mentorship of Dr. Uta Ziegler, professor of […]

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IRH provides wellness screening services for business, industry

Students and staff in WKU’s Institute for Rural Health provided more than 560 wellness screening procedures to employees at J. M. Smucker Co. in Scottsville in 2013-14. The IRH staff worked with 29 bachelor-degree nursing students to provide screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, bone density and body mass index and one-on-one health education for […]

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Gatton Academy students Kelly Lynch of Glasgow (right) and Josh Stewart of Crestwood presented research at the 6th annual SEA-PHAGES scientific symposium.

Gatton Academy students present research at HHMI symposium

Kelly Lynch of Glasgow and Josh Stewart of Crestwood, both rising seniors at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, represented the 2013-14 WKU Genome Discovery and Exploration class at the 6th Annual SEA-PHAGES (Science Education Alliance–Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science) scientific symposium, sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Lynch […]

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42 WKU students earn national scholarships; Regents approve budget

WKU students continued to raise the bar in 2013-14 as a record 42 students earned recognition in national scholarship competitions. In a report Friday (June 27) to the University’s Board of Regents, Audra Jennings, Director of the Office of Scholar Development, said the awards had a combined value of more than $1 million and will […]

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