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Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honor society inducts 38 members

The WKU Chapter of the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society for Economics inducted 38 students during its annual initiation banquet on Monday (April 21) at the Augenstein Alumni Center. These inductees join college students in 681 chapters across the world in recognition of scholastic achievement in the discipline of economics. Congressman Brett Guthrie served […]

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WKU graduate named Kentucky Young Dietitian of the Year

The Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has named WKU graduate Kaitlin Harrison, RD, LD as the 2014 Kentucky Young Dietitian of the Year. Harrison, a native of Butler County, serves as the clinical dietitian and Director of Nutrition Services at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield. Harrison received a B.S in Nutrition and […]

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WKU hosts 34th annual Mark of Excellence awards ceremony

More than 100 Kentucky high school journalists from eight high schools across the state came to WKU on April 11 to attend the 34th annual Mark of Excellence Newspaper, Broadcasting and Online awards ceremony at Mass Media & Technology Hall Auditorium. The award competition is co-sponsored by the WKU chapter of the Society of Professional […]

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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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Students qualify for National Collegiate Golf Championship

WKU’s Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport partnered with the Collegiate Golf Alliance (CGA) and Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) to host a local qualifier for the PGA’s Play Golf America University Program and CGA’s National Collegiate Golf Championship program. On Saturday (April 19), 18 two-man teams participated in the tournament at Paul Walker Golf Course […]

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Alpha Epsilon Delta honor society chapter inducts 13 new members

WKU’s chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) inducted 13 new members on April 14. Alpha Epsilon Delta is the National Health Pre-professional Honor Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in pre-professional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy and others. The Kentucky Gamma Chapter at WKU was established in 1968 […]

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WKU’s Imagewest receives award for service project in community

WKU’s Imagewest received a President’s Volunteer Service Award on Thursday (April 17) for its work with the Homeless and Housing Coalition of South Central Kentucky. The awards were presented at the Kentucky Museum by the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships. “The President’s Volunteer Service Award is one of highest honors for someone serving locally […]

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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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"When the Universe was Young" will be presented April 22-May 22 at WKU's Hardin Planetarium.

‘When the Universe was Young’ April 22-May 22 at planetarium

When the Universe was Young opens April 22 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday through May 22. About the show: We are the first generation of humans to know what our universe was like at the very beginning. Less than 100 years ago people thought […]

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