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WKU students, community groups prepare for Big Red’s Blitz

Thirty-four organizations and agencies will take part in the largest Big Red’s Blitz day of service on record, fitting for its 10th anniversary. The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships and Housing and Residence Life spent the last four months planning for this year’s Big Red’s Blitz. During that time, 400 WKU students registered to […]

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WKU Theatre & Dance announces 2014-2015 Mainstage season

The WKU Department of Theatre & Dance has announced the lineup for its 2014-2015 Mainstage season. The season begins Sept. 25-30 with a production of 6 Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello at the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center’s Russell H. Miller Theatre. Rehearsals for a (not very good) comedy are about […]

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WKU Glasgow Library completes first phase of improvements

The WKU Glasgow Library has undergone a few renovations during summer break and is ready for new and returning students, according to Connie Foster, Dean of WKU Libraries. Foster said she began working last spring with Brian Coutts, head of the Department of Public Library Services; Audrey Robinson-Nkongola, Assistant Professor, Glasgow Library; and Sally Ray, […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Aug. 12-18, 2014

Activity is picking up on the WKU campus as the fall 2014 semester approaches. Here are some photographs by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs from various events, activities and meetings held Aug. 12-18.

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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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Newest Hilltoppers more college ready than before

More members of the WKU Class of 2018 are college ready than ever before. Preliminary data show that the incoming class, which will begin with MASTER (Making Academic and Social Transitions Educationally Rewarding) Plan this weekend, has the highest average ACT composite score of any first-year class, 23.5, up from 22.8 last fall. Brian Meredith, […]

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Veterans Upward Bound graduate wins national scholarship

Joe Hunter of Bowling Green recently won a $1,000 scholarship from the National Association of Veterans Upward Bound. Hunter, a 2013 graduate of the WKU Veterans Upward Bound program, was one of only six students in the country to win one of these awards. There are 50 VUB programs in the United States. He is […]

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WKU group meets president of Tanzania during summer program

WKU students and faculty participating in the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) Tanzania Program had an opportunity to meet with the President of Tanzania, His Excellency Dr. Jakaya Kikwete, during the program’s 2014 summer session. In the meeting on June 22, President Kikwete held a brief discussion with the group about its activities and […]

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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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WKU dedicates new apartments

WKU’s Department of Housing & Residence Life and the Student Life Foundation dedicated the new 1355 Kentucky Street Apartments on Aug. 11. The facility has 32 one-bedroom apartments and 95 two-bedroom apartments and is at maximum capacity with 222 occupants. The apartments are available for upperclassmen students with at least 60 hours, graduate students, international […]

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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 Owensboro receives Volunteer Service Award

WKU Owensboro has received the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award for its work with Junior Achievement of West Kentucky. The award, issued by the White House and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, recognizes volunteer service for groups that meet or exceed 200 hours to a single organization in a one-year period. During […]

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