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WKU Distance Learning to offer second MOOC on sports in America

WKU will offer its second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) opportunity in September. A MOOC is a free online course available to an unlimited number of participants. They are free, open to everyone and have unlimited enrollment. They also encourage interaction between students and professors. The course, “Origins and Progression of Sports in America,” studies […]

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Chinese Language Flagship Program selects 22 new students

In addition to 2014 cohort, program welcomes Dr. Yufen Chang and Xiao Zhu The Chinese Language Flagship Program at WKU has selected 22 students for the 2014 cohort. Sponsored by The Language Flagship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, WKU is one of only 12 universities in the United States with a grant […]

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Outlander series creator to headline 2015 SOKY Book Fest

New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon will headline the 17th annual Southern Kentucky Book Fest scheduled for April 18 at the Knicely Conference Center. Gabaldon is best known for the Outlander series with more than 26 million copies in print worldwide. “We are thrilled to have Diana headlining SOKY Book Fest this year,” said […]

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WKU vs. MTSU blood drive this week

WKU fans have the chance to compete to save lives this week during the American Red Cross blood drive competition against MTSU. The WKU vs. MTSU Blood Battle began Monday and continues Tuesday (Sept. 9) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday (Sept. 10) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at WKU’s Preston Health […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 2-6, 2014

Here is the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.  

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WKU Panhellenic Association earns NPC’s Achievement Award

WKU Panhellenic Association, a cooperative association comprised of all sororities on campus belonging to the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), is among 21 campuses receiving the College Panhellenic Achievement Award and one of 32 universities to receive a prestigious recognition from NPC. The purpose of College Panhellenics is to develop and maintain sorority life and interfraternity […]

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View from the Hill – Chancellor, WKU Elizabethtown, Ft. Knox

WKU’s Elizabethtown/Fort Knox campus is beginning the semester with a new leader.   Amy Bingham talks to the new regional chancellor in this week’s View from the Hill.    

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WKU faculty member attends Phi Kappa Phi national convention

Dr. Gina Sobrero Evans, assistant professor and Exercise Physiology Lab Director in WKU’s School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport, represented the university’s chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines — at the 43rd Biennial Convention Aug. 7-9 in St. […]

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WKU’s Hardin Planetarium hosting fall break camp Oct. 6-10

Wacky Engineering is the theme for the 2014 Science Curiosity Investigation fall break camp at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium. The camp for students in grades 3-6 will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 6-10. Registration is $120 and is limited to 20 campers. Rube Goldberg became famous for creating overly complicated machines that combined […]

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WKU AMS program, Glasgow High School to celebrate partnership

WKU’s Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences is partnering with Glasgow High School’s Academy of Engineering to provide new opportunities for students. Glasgow High School participates in Project Lead the Way, the nation’s leading provider of K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. Glasgow High School and WKU will celebrate the partnership at 4 […]

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Office of Scholar Development hosting ‘Day of Workshops’ Sept. 9

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” on Tuesday (Sept. 9) to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development. Held in Helm 100, within the Chinese Learning Center, “Day of Workshops” provides an opportunity for students to quickly learn […]

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Kentucky Live! begins Sept. 11 with Purple Toad Winery owner

Allen Dossey, owner of The Purple Toad Winery and a WKU alum, will be the featured speaker for the kickoff of the 12th season of Kentucky Live! speaker series organized by WKU Libraries. The program, free and open to the public, is scheduled 7 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 11) at Barnes & Noble on Campbell Lane. […]

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