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Cultural Enhancement Series moving Bill Nye event to Diddle Arena

To accommodate the high demand for tickets, the WKU Cultural Enhancement Series event featuring Bill Nye on Oct. 15 is moving to Diddle Arena. Nye’s presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. Additional free general admission tickets are available online at All tickets given out for Van Meter Hall will be honored at Diddle Arena. […]

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Visits to community colleges help WKU spread transfer message

WKU is making it easier for community college students to transfer and President Gary Ransdell is helping spread the word. Dr. Ransdell and other WKU administrators recently visited seven campuses within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System that have Joint Admissions agreements with WKU to meet with students and administrators. His message: WKU wants […]

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WKU group attends Kentucky’s annual GIS conference

Students, faculty and alumni from WKU met this week (Sept. 15-17) in Louisville at the Galt House to share thoughts on new developments and best practices in geographic information systems (GIS). Each year, GIS professionals and users from across the Commonwealth gather at the annual Kentucky Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Conference. This conference brings together […]

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WKU alumni groups planning Homecoming Tower Climb Nov. 1

Here’s one trip for Hilltoppers that will be uphill all the way – a race up about 375 steps to the top of WKU’s 27-story Pearce-Ford Tower. The inaugural Homecoming Tower Climb will kick off 2014’s Homecoming Week on Nov. 1. The race, sponsored by the Student Alumni Association and the Young Alumni Council, will […]

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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 to present ‘6 Characters in Search of an Author’ Sept. 25-30

The WKU Department of Theatre & Dance opens its 2014 Mainstage season Sept. 25-30 with the play 6 Characters in Search of an Author at the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center’s Russell Miller Theatre. The play by Luigi Pirandello has been adapted by director Scott Stroot with a modern sensibility. Rehearsals for a (not very […]

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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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Institute for Rural Health receives Allen County grant

For the 10th year in a row, the Institute for Rural Health at WKU has received an $8,000 grant through a partnership with the Allen County Health Department to continue dental services in Allen County. With these funds, the IRH will purchase various dental supplies to be used in the Dental Sealant Program at Allen […]

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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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WKU Distance Learning to offer second MOOC on sports in America

WKU will offer its second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) opportunity in September. A MOOC is a free online course available to an unlimited number of participants. They are free, open to everyone and have unlimited enrollment. They also encourage interaction between students and professors. The course, “Origins and Progression of Sports in America,” studies […]

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Chinese Language Flagship Program selects 22 new students

In addition to 2014 cohort, program welcomes Dr. Yufen Chang and Xiao Zhu The Chinese Language Flagship Program at WKU has selected 22 students for the 2014 cohort. Sponsored by The Language Flagship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, WKU is one of only 12 universities in the United States with a grant […]

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