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Special Needs Summit set for Oct. 17

The Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU is hosting a Special Needs Summit Oct. 17 for parents, caregivers, family members, professionals and students working with the special needs community. The theme is “Share the Vision” with the goals of connecting members of the special needs community, providing valuable information and strategies on working with […]

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National Safety Council accredits WKU as a Safe Community

WKU today became the fourth academic institution worldwide and one of 25 Safe Communities in the U.S. as accredited by the National Safety Council. “When I first became aware of the Safe Communities program, I immediately saw the potential to bring together our campus community focused around the safety of our students, faculty, staff and […]

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WKU to receive Safe Communities designation

The director of the National Safety Council’s Safe Communities Program will present the official Safe Communities designation to WKU on Wednesday (July 30). WKU President Gary Ransdell will accept the designation at 1:30 p.m. in the Robertson Ballroom of the Augenstein Alumni Center. WKU becomes the 25th community in the U.S. and the fourth university […]

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Regents OK funds to continue science campus project

Board also appoints Siegrist as University Distinguished Professor WKU’s Board of Regents today (July 25) approved the use of up to $2.4 million in reserve funds to move forward with the Ogden Science Campus renovation project. The funds, which will be replaced by the state once General Fund bonds are issued, will be used to […]

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View from the Hill – Map Dot Kentucky

AP stories, magazine covers, radio and TV. A WKU Alum is getting lots of media exposure for his tourism venture called Map Dot Kentucky. Amy Bingham gets a unique campus version of the Map Dot experience in this week’s View from the Hill.

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Authors Showcase, Writers Workshop set for Sept. 5-6

A new literary event featuring more than 30 authors with ties to the region will take place Sept. 6 at the Bob Kirby branch of the Warren County Public Library. Authors will be signing and selling their books from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to the Authors Showcase, there will be a free […]

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The Center for Gifted Studies hosted more than 870 students and teachers for camps or workshops this summer.

Gifted Studies hosts students, teachers for summer programs

More than 870 students and teachers participated in 2014 summer camps or workshops hosted by The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU. SCATS: The Center hosted 165 campers from 10 states, the District of Columbia and Saudi Arabia for the 32nd annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) from June 8 to […]

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WKU student Patrick Portman and other recipients of a scholarship from TD Ameritrade Institutional rang the closing bell July 21 at the New York Stock Exchange.

WKU student receives scholarship from TD Ameritrade Institutional

Patrick Portman, a WKU student from Coxs Creek, is one of 10 recipients of the NextGen Scholarship from TD Ameritrade Institutional. Portman, a senior financial planning major, and the other recipients of the $5,000 scholarship celebrated their achievement by going to New York City as guests of TD Ameritrade Institutional for a visit to Wall […]

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Olive groves near Eraclea Minoa along the Mediterranean coast.

WKU geography team investigates agritourism changes in Sicily

A team of researchers from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology spent a week in southern Sicily at the beginning of July to investigate changes in the agritourism landscape. Led by Associate Professor of Geography Dr. Peggy Gripshover, and accompanied by Dr. Thomas Bell (adjunct Professor of Geography), University Distinguished Professor of Geography Dr. David […]

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WKU Owensboro, other groups plan events to commemorate 100th anniversary of First World War

WKU Owensboro is partnering with the Daviess County Public Library and Owensboro Community & Technical College to create a series of events this fall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. “To the Lost: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the First World War” will begin Aug. 5 (first day of […]

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WKU Regents to meet July 24-25

WKU’s Board of Regents will hold a retreat on Thursday (July 24) and its third quarterly meeting on Friday (July 25). The retreat will begin at noon (CDT) at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. Friday’s meeting begins at 8 a.m. (CDT) in the Guilluame Executive Board Room in the Augenstein Alumni Center at […]

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WKU Aging to facilitate second ‘Gathering’ of age-friendly groups

WKU Aging, AARP Kentucky, the Barren River Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living and the City of Bowling Green are hosting the second annual “Gathering,” a networking opportunity for organizations and businesses that have undertaken age-friendly initiatives. The Gathering will take place from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 12 at WKU’s Augenstein Alumni […]

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