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WKU group conducts water resources training in Jamaica

Increasing knowledge with regard to water resources is becoming a focal point in developing regions, particularly in the Caribbean and for coastal areas. Nearly half the world’s population lives within 150 kilometers of a coastline, including all of Jamaica’s almost 3 million residents. Threats from sea level rise and population growth, among others, strain fresh […]

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WKU professor’s report published by IBM Center

The IBM Center for The Business of Government published a new report on participatory budgeting prepared by Dr. Victoria Gordon of WKU. Dr. Gordon’s report, Participatory Budgeting: Ten Actions to Engage Citizens via Social Media, offers an overview of the state of participatory budgeting in the U.S., and the potential value of integrating the use […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 9-13, 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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WKU student develops The Ebola Project app to track virus

A WKU graduate student has developed a smartphone app that uses Twitter data to track the outbreak of the Ebola virus and could predict the spread of the virus. Armin Smailhodzic of Bowling Green began working on The Ebola Project app as part of his master’s thesis in the Homeland Security program in WKU’s Department […]

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11 Gatton Academy seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

Eleven seniors from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky have been recognized as semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Since The Gatton Academy’s inception in 2007, 72 students have been named National Merit Semifinalists. Sixty-three Gatton Academy seniors took the PSAT, meaning 17.5 percent of the students made the National […]

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Office of Scholar Development hosting ‘Day of Workshops’ Sept. 9

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” on Tuesday (Sept. 9) to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development. Held in Helm 100, within the Chinese Learning Center, “Day of Workshops” provides an opportunity for students to quickly learn […]

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Girls in Science Day Sept. 6

WKU’s annual Girls in Science Day, hosted by Ogden College of Science and Engineering, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 6) in Snell Hall and Thompson Complex Center Wing. Girls in grades 5-12 will have the opportunity to explore various topics in math, technology, engineering and science during interactive sessions. […]

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Keeling visits London for journal’s editorial board meeting

University Distinguished Professor of Geography Dr. David Keeling visited London, England, last week to attend the annual meeting of the Royal Geographical Society and to participate in the annual board meeting of editors of the Journal of Transport Geography (JTRG). As associate editor for the Americas and one of six regional editors, Dr. Keeling manages […]

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WKU faculty member receives grant to support research in East Africa

Dr. Nahid Gani, assistant professor in WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, has been awarded the prestigious and nationally competitive American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF) Grant to support her research in East Africa. This grant will integrate novel approaches of apatite (U-Th)/He and 4He/3He thermochronometry to resolve the timing of incision of the Ethiopian […]

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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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Village Manor receives Age-friendly Awareness Award

Village Manor, a Christian Care Community, received the second annual Age-friendly Awareness Award for its efforts to enhance the age-friendliness of services to its residents and to the Bowling Green-Warren County community as a whole. Village Manor was among several nominees for this prestigious award and was chosen by an independent committee of judges including […]

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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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