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Journal of American Folklore moves to WKU

The Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at WKU announces that the Folk Studies faculty members have been chosen as the new editors of the Journal of American Folklore (JAF). The Journal of American Folklore presents significant research findings and theoretical analyses from folklore and related fields. The new editors welcome submissions beginning Oct. 6. […]

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WKU forensics team wins two tournaments in Indiana

The WKU forensics team traveled to Muncie, Indiana, to take part in two tournaments, the Mid-America Forensic League Numbers 1 and 2, the weekend of Sept. 27-28. WKU was crowned team sweepstakes champion at both tournaments, ahead of 12 other schools, including Bradley University, University of Northern Iowa, Illinois State University, Ball State University and […]

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WKU celebrating 10th anniversary of Green River Preserve

In the past 10 years at WKU’s Green River Preserve, hundreds of endangered mussels have been released, more than 14,000 trees have been planted, wildlife and plants have been inventoried and numerous student research projects have been conducted at the 1,520-acre site in Hart County. “We are valuing, preserving and restoring Kentucky’s environmental and cultural […]

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WKU dance faculty member’s work chosen for New York festival

Lisa Draskovich-Long, Assistant Professor of Dance in WKU’s Department of Theatre & Dance, has had choreography chosen for presentation this weekend at the 14th annual DUMBO dance festival produced by WHITE WAVE in New York. Participation in the festival, hailed as “a four-day marathon showcase of cutting-edge contemporary dance featuring both emerging and eminent dancemakers,” […]

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WKU to participate in Project Graduate College Fair Sept. 30

WKU and Kentucky’s other public colleges and universities are teaming up to offer a statewide, virtual college fair for former students and other adults who are close to completing their college degrees. The Project Graduate College Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Sept. 30. The fair will connect prospective students to […]

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WKU professor participating in statewide NSF EPSCoR project

WKU biology professor Sigrid Jacobshagen will use her expertise in plant physiology and biochemistry as part of a $24 million research effort called “Powering the Kentucky Bioeconomy for a Sustainable Future.” The state was awarded $20 million from the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) with an additional $4 million in […]

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WKU forensics team opens 2014-15 season by hosting tournament

The WKU forensics team kicked off its competitive season by hosting the Forensics Fiesta on WKU’s campus the weekend of Sept. 19-21. The event offered competition in debate and individual events over three days, and hosted 18 schools, including the University of Alabama, University of Kentucky, Illinois State University, Truman State University and Gustavus Adolphus […]

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Regents committees to meet Sept. 26

The committees of WKU’s Board of Regents will meet Friday (Sept. 26). The meetings will begin at noon in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media and Technology Hall. The Academic Affairs Committee will meet first, followed by the Executive, Finance and Budget and Student Affairs committees. The agenda is available at Contact: Bob Skipper, […]

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Cultural Enhancement Series moving Bill Nye event to Diddle Arena

TICKET UPDATE: The WKU Cultural Enhancement Committee has given away its capacity of 5,000 tickets for Bill Nye’s presentation Oct. 15 at Diddle Arena. There will be a standby line at the event. A limited number of people in the standby line might get in if there are seats available at 7:20 p.m. Most tickets […]

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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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