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2015 Majors and Minors & Study Abroad Fair Sept. 16

The Academic Advising & Retention Center and Study Abroad and Global Learning Offices of Western Kentucky University will host the 2015 Majors and Minors & Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities Center. This partnership will give students the unique opportunity to […]

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Gameday information for WKU vs. Louisiana Tech on Sept. 10

Ahead of Hilltopper Football‘s Sept. 10 home opener against LA Tech at 7 p.m. (CT) at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, WKU Athletics has announced its gameday plans and logistics, as well as improved food and family fun options for the entire 2015 season. The first 3,000 fans into the stadium on Thursday (Sept. 10) will […]

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WKU’s ICSR to present marriage equality discussion on Sept. 15

WKU’s Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility will present The Road to Marriage Equality: Past Discrimination, Current Victories, & Future Challenges with Dr. Patricia Minter at 5 p.m. Sept. 15 in Downing Student Union, room 2123. On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled in a split decision of 5-4, recognizing the right of same-sex couples […]

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View from the Hill – Scholarship Expansion

More students than ever will benefit from WKU’s expanded scholarship program.  Amy Bingham has more on the new model in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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Homecoming game to kick off at 11 a.m.; ‘Under the Big Top’ theme for 2015

WKU’s 2015 Homecoming game against Florida Atlantic University will kick off at 11 a.m. (CT) on Nov. 7 and will be broadcast on a national television network to nearly 100 million homes as part of Conference USA’s television package. Festival of Friends, the official Homecoming Tailgating, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. […]

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WKU Glasgow recognizes donors of outdoor stage

WKU Glasgow hosted a recognition ceremony on Wednesday (Sept. 2) for a unique donation to the campus, an outdoor stage. According to Dr. Sally Ray, WKU Glasgow Regional Chancellor, several donors were involved, which led to the special ceremony. Ray began by recognizing each organization or person by name. “We want to recognize Bill Bucher […]

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Author of ‘The Girls of Atomic City’ to visit WKU Sept. 22

Denise Kiernan, author of The Girls of Atomic City: Life in a Secret City of the Manhattan Project, will visit WKU on Sept. 22 for a lecture and gallery reception. The Girls of Atomic City is the true story of young women living in a secret government city during World War II while unknowingly working […]

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School of Journalism & Broadcasting offering new computer coding class

Among several new course offerings available to WKU Journalism majors this fall is a class aimed at teaching students, with no prior programming knowledge, how to write computer code. SJB 340, Programming for Media Platforms, explores modern markup languages by utilizing Raspberry Pi computer modules, online tools and lab instruction. Cliff Shaluta, Professor of Advertising […]

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View from the Hill – Triplets at WKU

      It’s all in the family for a set of triplets who began classes Monday at Western Kentucky University.  Amy Bingham talks to them about their built-in support system in this week’s View from the Hill.   

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Biology professor named Interim Associate Provost for Research

A University Distinguished Professor in Biology at WKU has been named Interim Associate Provost for Research and Creative Activity. Cheryl Davis will start her new position Sept. 1. Dr. Davis is in her 25th year at WKU and has compiled an outstanding record as a faculty member with strong research credentials and a well-earned reputation […]

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WKU offices team up with Light of Chance for Hullabaloo Obstacle Course Challenge

Light of Chance, Inc. will host the Hullabaloo Family Obstacle Course Challenge at 9 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 29) at Bowling Green’s Kereiakes Park, 1220 Fairview Ave. This year, Light of Chance is joining forces with WKU Facilities Management and Planning, Design and Construction along with the Office of Sustainability. “WKU Facilities Management and Planning, Design […]

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ICYMI: News Around Campus

In case you missed it, here are links to some recent news items/social media posts from WKU colleges, departments and programs. (More: To keep up with “News Around Campus” check out the headlines listed on the right side of the WKU News page or subscribe to the “News Around Campus” RSS feed) WKU Good morning […]

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