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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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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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Tatman joins WKU’s Center for Research and Development

Dave Tatman, former plant manager of the General Motors Corvette Assembly Plant, has joined WKU’s Center for Research and Development. “I have long desired to work for WKU in some capacity,” Tatman said. “Serving as Associate Vice President for Advanced Manufacturing allows me to build on my skills and experiences in a way that benefits […]

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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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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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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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