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2 Gatton Academy students win State Department scholarships

Two students at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU have been offered nationally competitive scholarships for immersive language study this summer. The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarships are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, offering complete funding for the six-to-eight week programs, including a […]

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WKU forensics team wins NFA speech, debate championships

The WKU forensics team won both the National Forensic Association National Tournament championship and the National Forensic Association Lincoln-Douglas Debate National championship, hosted this year by Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich., over the April 18-21 weekend. WKU sent 40 competitors with a total of 181 entries to the national tournament. Of the 181 total […]

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WKU hosting event April 22 for Mid-Continent students

WKU will be hosting a “Transfer Now” event for Mid-Continent University students on Tuesday (April 22) in Mayfield. The event will be held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative, 1218 West Broadway. Students can visit with representatives from admissions, financial aid, online student services, and more during the event. […]

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WKU Board of Regents approves several new academic programs

The WKU Board of Regents approved several new academic programs. The Board approved a new degree type – the associate of science in Nursing. This will align this program, previously referred to as an associate of science degree with a major in Nursing, with nationwide accreditation standards. At its meeting Friday (April 18), the Board […]

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WKU, Community Farmers Market gear up for mobile outreach

WKU and the Community Farmers Market BG (CFM) are gearing up for the summer season with a new commitment to helping people rethink local. “Our goal is to not only educate people about eating healthy, local foods, but to give them access to them, as well,” said Christian Ryan, WKU sustainability coordinator. “By working together, […]

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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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