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6 Gatton students semifinalists in 2014 Siemens Competition

Six students at The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky have been recognized by the Siemens Foundation as national semifinalists in the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. Students may enter the competition in the Individual or Team Category. Andrew Brown, a Gatton Academy senior from Muhlenberg County; Ben Guthrie, a […]

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2 with ties to WKU among Civil Rights Hall of Fame inductees

Two people with ties to WKU were among the 23 inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame on Thursday (Oct. 16). Alan B. Anderson and Abraham Williams were honored by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights during a ceremony at WKU’s Carroll Knicely Conference Center. Dr. Anderson is a professor of social ethics […]

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Kentucky Building will celebrate 75th anniversary on Nov. 14

The Kentucky Building will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Kentucky Room of the Kentucky Building on Western Kentucky University’s campus. The public and WKU community are invited to the celebration. There will be a brief program about the history of the building, free […]

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35th annual 10K Classic Oct. 18

The 35th annual Medical Center 10K Classic is scheduled for Saturday morning (Oct. 18). The event will begin on University Boulevard and end at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Event details: Start times for the Medical Center 10K Classic events have changed this year. The 1.5 Mile Fun Walk starts at 7:45 a.m. followed by the […]

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NASA Administrator to discuss space program Oct. 17 at WKU

An exceptional opportunity to learn about NASA and America’s space program comes to WKU on Friday (Oct. 17) as NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden visits Bowling Green. Gen. Bolden will discuss the space program in a presentation for students of The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky as well as WKU students, faculty […]

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WKU ROTC team finishes second in 30th Annual Army Ten-Miler

A team from WKU’s Army ROTC placed second Sunday (Oct. 12) in the ROTC division of the 30th Annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C. The Army Ten-Miler, sponsored by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, is the second largest 10-mile race in the United States. More than 26,000 runners finished this year’s race. WKU […]

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WKU to celebrate Homecoming 2014 as ‘New Tops on the Block’ Nov. 1-9

WKU will celebrate its inaugural season in Conference USA as “New Tops on the Block” during Homecoming 2014 Nov. 1-9. Activities include pep rallies, reunions, concerts, award presentations, hall of fame inductions, parade, crowning of the Homecoming queen and the football game between the Hilltoppers and UTEP. “Homecoming is a rich, highly anticipated tradition at […]

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WKU forensics team wins tournament in Alabama

WKU forensics team members traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Lexington to take part in three tournaments the weekend of Oct. 11-12. WKU was crowned team sweepstakes champion at the University of Alabama Alumni tournament, ahead of 11 schools, including University of Texas at Austin, University of Alabama, Bradley University, Florida State University and Tennessee State […]

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Children’s Theatre Series begins Oct. 17-19 with ‘Enchanted Attic’

The WKU Department of Theatre & Dance will kick off its 2014 Children’s Theatre Series Oct. 17-19 with The Enchanted Attic, a charming play about discovering the transformative power of imagination. “We have a really exciting and entertaining season of children’s shows this year,” said Carol Jordan, Director of the WKU Children’s Theatre. Every fall […]

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Ferrell’s book on tobacco earns American Folklore Society award

Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century receives Wayland D. Hand Prize Ann K. Ferrell, assistant professor of Folk Studies at WKU, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Wayland D. Hand Prize for Outstanding Book that Combines Historical and Folkloristic Perspectives for her book Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century. The biennial […]

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Wilcutt, photojournalists to discuss space shuttle program

Reception, roundtable discussion scheduled for Oct. 17 at WKU WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting and The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky will present a roundtable discussion Oct. 17 featuring former NASA astronaut Terry Wilcutt and a father and son team who documented the end of the space shuttle missions. Echoes in […]

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18th Annual Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing Nov. 9

The 18th Annual Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing will be 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in WKU’s Augenstein Alumni Center. Mary Ellen Miller and Morris A. Grubbs, co-editors of the newly released collection, Every Leaf A Mirror: A Jim Wayne Miller Reader, will introduce the book and read selected passages. Mary Ellen Miller, a professor […]

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