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Veterans Upward Bound graduate wins national scholarship

Joe Hunter of Bowling Green recently won a $1,000 scholarship from the National Association of Veterans Upward Bound. Hunter, a 2013 graduate of the WKU Veterans Upward Bound program, was one of only six students in the country to win one of these awards. There are 50 VUB programs in the United States. He is […]

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WKU group meets president of Tanzania during summer program

WKU students and faculty participating in the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) Tanzania Program had an opportunity to meet with the President of Tanzania, His Excellency Dr. Jakaya Kikwete, during the program’s 2014 summer session. In the meeting on June 22, President Kikwete held a brief discussion with the group about its activities and […]

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Confucius Institute at WKU completes successful summer

The Confucius Institute at WKU successfully completed five summer programs in China as the programming took a more focused approach in 2014. First, the CI at WKU partnered with Gordon Ford College of Business and the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program for a two-week trip to China focused on “Corporate Leadership.” The trip was organized by […]

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DELO names program manager for Career & Workforce Development

The WKU Division of Extended Learning & Outreach (DELO) has named Leslie Ellzey Witty as program manager of Career & Workforce Development (CWD). As program manager, Witty will develop and manage career training and workforce development opportunities for both individuals and business/industry partners in the region and online. Through CWD, Witty will also evaluate training […]

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View from the Hill – Short Film – PCAL

A film project at WKU this summer shows what can happen when students, alumni and faculty team up.  Amy Bingham has more on the collaboration in this week’s View from the Hill.

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WKU Owensboro receives Volunteer Service Award

WKU Owensboro has received the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award for its work with Junior Achievement of West Kentucky. The award, issued by the White House and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, recognizes volunteer service for groups that meet or exceed 200 hours to a single organization in a one-year period. During […]

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WKU preparing for fall 2014 semester; classes begin Aug. 25

Classes for the fall 2014 semester at WKU begin Aug. 25. Here are some key events and reminders: Class of 2018 arrives Aug. 16-17 for M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan First-year students will begin arriving Aug. 16-17 for M.A.S.T.E.R. (Making Academic and Social Transitions Educationally Rewarding) Plan activities. (Check out the list of move-in times for residence halls.) […]

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WKU introduces new deadline, process for Cherry Presidential Scholarship

WKU’s online admissions application for Fall 2015 has incorporated a new deadline and process in applying for the Cherry Presidential Scholarship. The new admission application deadline is Nov. 15, 2014, for the Cherry Presidential Scholarship ONLY.  The deadline for all other scholarships will continue to be Jan. 15, 2015. The Cherry Presidential Scholarship covers in-state […]

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WKU, Ivy Tech Community College sign joint admissions agreement

Ivy Tech Community College and WKU signed a joint admissions agreement today (Aug. 5) that will offer Ivy Tech–Southwest students a seamless pathway to a four-year degree. This is WKU’s ninth joint admissions agreement. It is the first WKU agreement in Indiana, and only the second agreement outside of Kentucky (the other being Volunteer State […]

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4 win Regional Emmy Award for ‘The Symphony: Chorale Finale’

Four WKU employees were recognized with Regional Emmy Awards for their work on The Symphony: Chorale Finale, recorded in WKU’s Van Meter Auditorium and aired on WKU PBS. The award in the Special Events Coverage category was presented Saturday by the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Columbus, […]

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Ivy Tech Community College, WKU to make announcement Aug. 5

Ivy Tech Community College Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel will join WKU President Dr. Gary Ransdell and WKU Owensboro Regional Chancellor Dr. Gene Tice on Tuesday (Aug. 5) to make an important announcement about admissions and tuition. The announcement will be made at 11 a.m. (CST) in the Ivy Tech Community College Koch Gallery, located at 3501 […]

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Distance Learning Testing Centers earn national recognition

The National College Testing Association (NCTA) recently awarded Test Center Certification to the WKU Distance Learning (DL) Testing Centers. This distinction has been granted to only a few centers in the U.S. and Canada. The certification will be in place for five years and can be renewed by demonstrating continued compliance to national standards. Director […]

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