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WKU to receive Safe Communities designation

The director of the National Safety Council’s Safe Communities Program will present the official Safe Communities designation to WKU on Wednesday (July 30). WKU President Gary Ransdell will accept the designation at 1:30 p.m. in the Robertson Ballroom of the Augenstein Alumni Center. WKU becomes the 25th community in the U.S. and the fourth university […]

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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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The Center for Gifted Studies hosted more than 870 students and teachers for camps or workshops this summer.

Gifted Studies hosts students, teachers for summer programs

More than 870 students and teachers participated in 2014 summer camps or workshops hosted by The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU. SCATS: The Center hosted 165 campers from 10 states, the District of Columbia and Saudi Arabia for the 32nd annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) from June 8 to […]

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WKU student Patrick Portman and other recipients of a scholarship from TD Ameritrade Institutional rang the closing bell July 21 at the New York Stock Exchange.

WKU student receives scholarship from TD Ameritrade Institutional

Patrick Portman, a WKU student from Coxs Creek, is one of 10 recipients of the NextGen Scholarship from TD Ameritrade Institutional. Portman, a senior financial planning major, and the other recipients of the $5,000 scholarship celebrated their achievement by going to New York City as guests of TD Ameritrade Institutional for a visit to Wall […]

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WKU Owensboro, other groups plan events to commemorate 100th anniversary of First World War

WKU Owensboro is partnering with the Daviess County Public Library and Owensboro Community & Technical College to create a series of events this fall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. “To the Lost: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the First World War” will begin Aug. 5 (first day of […]

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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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Roederer awarded Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Anna Roederer, a WKU student from Crestwood, has been awarded a Study Abroad Grant worth $1,000 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Roederer is one of 50 students nationwide to receive the award. The senior majoring in English for Secondary Teachers […]

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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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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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WKU Spring 2014 Graduates List

The WKU Spring 2014 Graduates List is available online. The list includes names and hometowns as listed by the students and the degree received. Bowling Green/Warren County students Other Kentucky students; U.S. students; international students Within each category, students are listed in ZIP Code order. To view the lists, visit http://www.wku.edu/mediarelations/gradlist.php

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WKU hosting inaugural GEAR UP Kentucky Summer Academy

WKU has partnered with the GEAR UP Kentucky program to host a summer academy for 20 rising sophomores from high schools throughout the state. This is the university’s first time partnering with GEAR UP on this inaugural project with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business and health. The Academy at WKU was created […]

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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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