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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 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 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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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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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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Outlander series creator to headline 2015 SOKY Book Fest

New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon will headline the 17th annual Southern Kentucky Book Fest scheduled for April 18 at the Knicely Conference Center. Gabaldon is best known for the Outlander series with more than 26 million copies in print worldwide. “We are thrilled to have Diana headlining SOKY Book Fest this year,” said […]

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WKU vs. MTSU blood drive this week

WKU fans have the chance to compete to save lives this week during the American Red Cross blood drive competition against MTSU. The WKU vs. MTSU Blood Battle began Monday and continues Tuesday (Sept. 9) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday (Sept. 10) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at WKU’s Preston Health […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 2-6, 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 Panhellenic Association earns NPC’s Achievement Award

WKU Panhellenic Association, a cooperative association comprised of all sororities on campus belonging to the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), is among 21 campuses receiving the College Panhellenic Achievement Award and one of 32 universities to receive a prestigious recognition from NPC. The purpose of College Panhellenics is to develop and maintain sorority life and interfraternity […]

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Office of Scholar Development hosting ‘Day of Workshops’ Sept. 9

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” on Tuesday (Sept. 9) to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development. Held in Helm 100, within the Chinese Learning Center, “Day of Workshops” provides an opportunity for students to quickly learn […]

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