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2014 awards: College of Health and Human Services

WKU’s College of Health and Human Services honored its outstanding students during an annual awards ceremony. The following students were recognized on April 5 at the Knicely Conference Center: Allied Health Sharon D. Bunnell of Munfordville, Health Information Management Outstanding Scholar Anita Gail Wells of Glasgow, Health Information Management Leadership Award Stephanie Gaiko of Bowling […]

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Board of Regents to meet April 18

The second quarterly meeting of WKU’s Board of Regents will begin at 9 a.m. April 18 at the Cornelius A. Martin Regents Room in Mass Media and Technology Hall. Agenda materials are available at http://www.wku.edu/regents/ Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295.

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View from the Hill – Autism Awareness

By now you’ve probably heard the numbers.  The CDC says one in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder, up 30 percent from two years ago. In this week’s View from the Hill, Amy Bingham shows us how the programs offered inside WKU’s  Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex remain engaged in the front lines of […]

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Pakistani Student Association celebrates Pakistan Day

The culture, history and cuisine of Pakistan were highlighted March 22 during Pakistan Day, organized by the newly formed Pakistani Student Association at WKU. Shahbaz Munawar, president of PSA, welcomed the audience of more than 100 at WKU’s Faculty House and introduced the executive body of PSA. “We wanted to bring our Pakistani, American and […]

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CANstruct for a Cause April 12 will benefit local food pantries

On Saturday (April 12), 16 WKU student groups will help provide food to those living in poverty and learn more about how to address hunger-related issues when they participate in CANstruct for a Cause from noon to 3 p.m. at the Kentucky Library and Museum. The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships coordinates CANstruct for […]

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Speech-Language-Hearing group approves WKU as Continuing Education Provider

The Continuing Education Board (CEB) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has approved WKU as an ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider. ASHA Approved CE Providers are the only organizations approved to offer continuing education courses for audiologists and speech-language pathologists for ASHA Continuing Education Units (CEUs). “We are pleased to welcome WKU as our […]

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Traffic advisory: Intersection closures canceled for April 13

Attention WKU community, here’s a traffic update from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 office about the roundabout project near the WKU campus: The scheduled periodic closures for the intersection of U.S. 31W, University Boulevard and Loving Way for Sunday (April 13) have been canceled. BGMU closed the intersection on April 6 because of utility […]

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WKU students, faculty attend national healthcare conference

Six students and three faculty members from WKU’s Health Administration program recently attended the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress on Healthcare Leadership meeting in Chicago. The annual meeting brings professionals together to network, learn from peers, and to learn how to enhance their career. The March 24-27 event attracted professionals from the United […]

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‘Far Away Places’ series to feature presentation on Russian history

WKU Libraries’ Far Away Places speaker series will feature a presentation on The Great War (World War I) in the Soviet Imagination by Russian historian Karen Petrone, Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Kentucky, at 7 p.m. April 17 at Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane. A graduate of Harvard […]

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Veterans Upward Bound at WKU accepting new students

Veterans Upward Bound at WKU is accepting new students for the summer 2014 semester. This program includes refresher classes, financial aid advising, gas stipends, scholarships and more. The free program is open to all U.S. military veterans, national guardsmen and reservists. Call (270) 745-5008 to learn more. Contact: Rick Wright, (270) 745-5008.

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WKU composting food waste from Fresh Food Company

Turning food waste into fertilizer is one of the ways WKU is demonstrating sustainability. The renovation of Fresh Food Company in the Downing Student Union provided a unique opportunity to implement food composting from the dining hall. In collaboration between Dining Services; Department of Facilities Management; Planning, Design and Construction; the Office of Sustainability; and […]

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Authors Harris, Raschka headline 2014 SOKY Book Fest events

New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris will headline the Southern Kentucky (SOKY) Book Fest on April 26 at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center. With more than 30 years of writing experience, Harris is best known for her Sookie Stackhouse series. The series was so well-received, it was the inspiration for the HBO series“True Blood.” Harris […]

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