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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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Statewide ‘Sustainability Roadshow’ Nov. 14-16 at WKU

WKU will host the 2014 Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability (CCPS) conference Nov. 14-16 with the theme “Sustainability Roadshow” and the intent to showcase the “best of the best” sustainability practices in Kentucky higher education. The conference began in 2006 at Berea College and has been an annual gathering of sustainability minded students, faculty and […]

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24 students are candidates for 2014 Homecoming queen at WKU

Twenty-four students are candidates for 2014 Homecoming queen at WKU. The queen will be crowned at halftime of WKU’s Homecoming game against UTEP on Nov. 8. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Candidates will participate in numerous activities during Homecoming Week including a fall social on Nov. 2, an interview […]

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WKU forensics team wins at events in West Virginia & Nebraska

WKU forensics team members traveled to West Virginia and Nebraska the weekend of Oct. 25-26 to take part in two tournaments. In Huntington, West Virginia, the WKU team won the combined team sweepstakes award for debate and individual events, and also received the Quality Award. This award ranks teams according to a team’s combined success, […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Oct. 20-24, 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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Faculty member’s ballet selected for Chicago company’s repertory

A work choreographed by Eric Rivera, Assistant Professor of Dance at WKU, has been selected for the company repertory of Inaside Dance Company. The ballet called Contratiempo, which uses passionate Spanish guitar and strong Japanese drums, was originally created for the WKU Evening of Dance in spring of 2013. In the summer, the ballet was […]

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WKU to present ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ Nov. 6-11

WKU President Gary Ransdell is practicing his spelling for the upcoming WKU Department of Theatre & Dance Mainstage presentation of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This hilarious and heartwarming musical about six awkward teenagers vying for the championship of a lifetime will have you laughing out loud as the actors spell their way […]

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Board of Regents to meet Oct. 31

The WKU Board of Regents will hold its fourth quarterly meeting at 9 a.m. Oct. 31 in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media and Technology Hall on the Bowling Green Campus. Agenda materials are available at http://www.wku.edu/regents/. Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295.

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WKU forensics team wins in Missouri, Tennessee & Indiana

The WKU forensics team traveled to Warrensburg, Missouri; Nashville, Tennessee; and Muncie, Indiana, to take part in six tournaments the weekend of Oct. 18-19. In Missouri, the WKU debate team was crowned debate sweepstakes champion at the Dale Carnegie tournament and closed out the final round of Lincoln-Douglas debate at the MO Mule tournament. A […]

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