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10 WKU faculty selected for spring program to South Africa

2nd annual ZSEIFS part of 2015-16 International Year Of… program Ten WKU faculty members have been selected to participate in the second annual Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar (ZSEIFS). Led by Biology Professor Mike Stokes, administered by the Office of International Programs (OIP), and made possible by the generous support of the participants’ academic […]

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WKU Counseling & Testing Center receives funding for community awareness project

WKU’s Counseling and Testing Center has received funding from the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, to promote community awareness of crime victims’ rights and services during 2015 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The […]

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Prolonged mid-November arctic blast would be first since 1937

The blast of arctic air that brought an early start to winter across Kentucky on Wednesday is projected to last well into next week and may bring the first measurable snow of the season to the Commonwealth. With high temperatures across the state expected to remain below even mid-January highs for at least a week, […]

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WKU to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 17-21

WKU will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 17-21 with an array of events that complement this year’s theme: Get Out of Your Bubble. International Education Week is a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State. Founded in 2000, its purpose is to acknowledge and highlight the value of […]

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WKU department head completes 8th around-the-world tour

Dr. David Keeling, Distinguished University Professor of Geography and head of WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, returned recently from his eighth circumnavigation of the planet, completing a three-week around-the-world tour of the South Pacific, Asia, Africa and Europe, covering about 36,000 miles, representing the American Geographical Society as part of its geographic educational outreach […]

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Groves makes presentation at U.N. water conference in China

WKU University Distinguished Professor of Hydrogeology Chris Groves delivered a keynote talk this week in Guilin, China, at the International Conference on Sustainable Utilization of Water Resources in Developing Countries, sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). About 80 participants attended the conference, mostly from Asia, Africa and Europe. The purposes […]

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WKU Regents approve honorary doctorate for Don Dizney

WKU’s Board of Regents on Friday (Oct. 31) approved an honorary doctorate of public service degree for Donald R. Dizney, founder and chairman of the board of the United Medical Corporation. The degree will be awarded at the Dec. 13 commencement. UMC has the responsibility for the development of a network of nursing homes in […]

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2013-14 annual report highlights WKU’s international reach

WKU’s Offices of International Programs (OIP) and Study Abroad and Global Learning (SAGL) have released their 2013-14 annual report. The annual report features data on education abroad participation, individual education abroad student profiles, overviews of key campus internationalization initiatives such as the Diversity Abroad Grant and the new “International Year of…” series, and highlights of […]

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Winter Term celebrating 10 years; program ‘a resounding success’

WKU Winter Term is celebrating 10 years in January. Winter Term began offering the three-week courses in January 2006. Since then, WKU Winter Term has offered nearly 600 courses, serving more than 18,000 students. Dr. Beth Laves, Associate Vice President Extended Learning & Outreach, played a key role in developing the Winter Term, and she […]

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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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