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WKU student, recent grads, honored by NSF fellowship

A current WKU student and four recent graduates were honored by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Sarah Schrader of Bowling Green, who is graduating in May, and 2013 graduates Elaine Flynn of De Mossville and Michael Powers of Bowling Green, were selected for the prestigious fellowship. Graduates Brittany Morgan (2012) of Franklin […]

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Tickets go on sale April 22 for ‘Super Circus Heroes!’ at WKU

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey invites families to a super circus experience like no other at Ringling Bros. Presents Super Circus Heroes! All of the high flying fun and excitement is coming to WKU’s Diddle Arena May 30 through June 1. Tickets go on sale on April 22. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey […]

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2014 ‘Evening of Dance’ April 24-28

From April 24 to April 28, Evening of Dance will fill Russell Miller Theatre with feats of athleticism and displays of artistry as the WKU Dance Company lights up the stage with dance from tap to flamenco. Clifton Keefer Brown, Associate Professor of Dance and Director of the Dance Program, recently spent a sabbatical semester […]

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Vitale to receive Beta Gamma Sigma Medallion for Entrepreneurship

Don Vitale, President of Manchester Capital, LLC, and a longtime volunteer with WKU and the Gordon Ford College of Business, will receive the Beta Gamma Sigma Medallion for Entrepreneurship Award on Wednesday (April 16). The Medallion for Entrepreneurship is awarded to outstanding individuals who combine innovative business achievement with service to humanity. Vitale will receive […]

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‘Why Sharks Attack’ includes expertise of WKU professors

Why Sharks Attack, an episode of NOVA that premieres next month on public television, will include video footage shot last summer at WKU. A production crew that included Adam Geiger, Rachael Kelly and John Hawkes visited the WKU labs of biology faculty member Dr. Steve Huskey and engineering faculty member Dr. Chris Byrne last July […]

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WKU, Vanderbilt offer ‘Teaching Latin America through Film’

Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American Studies and WKU’s Office of International Programs have partnered to offer a film institute on Latin American for teachers in grades 7-12. Through the Lens: Teaching Latin America through Film is part of OIP’s inaugural International Year Of… program to feature Ecuador during the 2014-2015 academic year. “It is […]

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WKU Alumni Association to unveil statue of Big Red on April 19

WKU’s most beloved icon will become a permanent part of the Augenstein Alumni Center on Saturday (April 19) when the WKU Alumni Association unveils a life-size bronze statue of the Big Red mascot. According to Rick DuBose (’73), Executive Director of the WKU Alumni Association, the statue of Big Red was designed and crafted by […]

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WKU to host Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium April 19

WKU Study Away will host the Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium on April 19 at the Knicely Conference Center. Undergraduate and graduate students from postsecondary institutions will present informative sessions regarding their experiences studying abroad or away. “Our goal is to provide participants with insight from others who have benefitted from the enhanced learning experience that […]

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Board of Regents to meet April 18

The second quarterly meeting of WKU’s Board of Regents will begin at 9 a.m. April 18 at the Cornelius A. Martin Regents Room in Mass Media and Technology Hall. Agenda materials are available at http://www.wku.edu/regents/ Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295.

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WKU to celebrate Earth Day with 8th annual festival April 22

WKU will celebrate Earth Day with the eighth annual Earth Day Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 in Centennial Mall. The festival includes live music by Just Us and other local musicians, sustainability education and demonstrations, and a diversity of campus and community participants. The Earth Day Festival is among a variety […]

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WKU composting food waste from Fresh Food Company

Turning food waste into fertilizer is one of the ways WKU is demonstrating sustainability. The renovation of Fresh Food Company in the Downing Student Union provided a unique opportunity to implement food composting from the dining hall. In collaboration between Dining Services; Department of Facilities Management; Planning, Design and Construction; the Office of Sustainability; and […]

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Authors Harris, Raschka headline 2014 SOKY Book Fest events

New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris will headline the Southern Kentucky (SOKY) Book Fest on April 26 at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center. With more than 30 years of writing experience, Harris is best known for her Sookie Stackhouse series. The series was so well-received, it was the inspiration for the HBO series“True Blood.” Harris […]

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