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‘Burley,’ award-winning book by WKU faculty member, available in paperback

Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century, an award-winning book by WKU faculty member Ann K. Ferrell, is now available in paperback from University Press of Kentucky. The 2004 “buyout” ending the federal tobacco price support program has been the most visible event in recent years to cause enormous changes to the farming community. Tobacco […]

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SOKY Book Fest partners select finalists for 2016 Kentucky Literary Award

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest partnership announces the three finalists for the 2016 Kentucky Literary Award. This year’s award will go to a work of fiction by a Kentucky author or with a significant Kentucky theme that was published in 2014 or 2015. The three finalists are: The Marble Orchard, Alex Taylor Cementville, Paulette Livers […]

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Director of Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network to visit WKU

Embla Eir Oddsdóttir, Director of the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN), will be visiting WKU the week of Feb. 15 and engaging in a variety of activities to further strengthen collaborations between WKU and the IACN. In March 2015, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed to promote collaborative research, joint classes, student exchanges and faculty […]

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WKU Regents to hold special called meeting on Feb. 12

The WKU Board of Regents will hold a Special Called Meeting on Friday (Feb. 12) at 1:30 p.m. (CT) in the Cornelius A. Martin Regents Room at Mass Media and Technology Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the presidential search process. The agenda is available at http://www.wku.edu/regents/documents/2016/bor-special-called-meeting-2-12-16-presidential-search.pdf. Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295

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WKU Student Research Conference accepting submissions through Feb. 19

The 46th Annual WKU Student Research Conference is accepting student abstract submissions to present mentored research and creative works. Feb. 19 is the deadline for students to submit 200-word abstracts describing their scholarly activities. Students may submit work that falls into the following categories: oral papers, posters, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, performances and video. The conference […]

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‘Exploration’ theme of 2016 Physics Olympics Feb. 20 at WKU

The WKU Department of Physics & Astronomy is celebrating the spirit and challenges of Exploration by inviting high schools to send teams of four to compete in the 2016 Western Kentucky Physics Olympics on Feb. 20. The half-day competition consists of a pentathlon of challenging problem-solving activities that reward teamwork, communication and creativity. This year’s […]

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Kappa Delta to host 2016 Shamrock Shootout Feb. 13-14

The Delta Gamma chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority will host its 14th annual fundraising event Shamrock Shootout on Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 13-14) at WKU’s Preston Health and Activities Center. Shamrock Shootout is a five-on-five basketball tournament that includes 54 men’s teams and nine women’s teams. The philanthropy event will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday […]

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WKU Winter Weather Advisory for Feb. 9, 2016

Here’s a WKU Winter Weather Advisory for Tuesday (Feb. 9): WKU Owensboro will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 9). Other WKU campuses will open on regular schedule. Crews are treating the campuses, but use discretion and watch for slick spots on roads, parking lots and sidewalks. For the latest updates, visit www.wku.edu, www.wku.edu/news or follow WKU News […]

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Members of the WKU forensics team swept the Second Annual Urbana-Champaign/Springfield “Illini Stars Swing” tournament.

WKU forensics team sweeps tournaments in Illinois

WKU’s forensics team traveled to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, and Murray to take part in four tournaments the weekend of Feb. 6-7, winning 24 individual event championships along the way. WKU swept both of the Illinois tournaments, defeating 14 other schools, which included Bradley University, Ball State University and Illinois State University. WKU sophomore Durwan Green placed […]

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23 WKU students to present research at 2016 Posters-at-the-Capitol

Twenty-three WKU students, including four from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, will present their research at the 2016 Posters-at-the-Capitol event Feb. 25 in Frankfort. In its 15th year, Posters-at-the-Capitol helps to increase understanding of the important role undergraduate research plays in the education of students among those responsible for higher education […]

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WKU students play key role in College Youth in Government conference

The WKU chapter of YMCA College Youth in Government dominated another year at the organization’s national conference Jan. 14-18, sending nearly two dozen students to participate in the model national government simulation. Attended by students from universities across the nation, the conference was held in Washington, D.C., for the first time. After last year, when […]

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Two WKU faculty members to be honored at Taylor Chapel AME Church

Two WKU faculty members will be honored Sunday (Feb. 7) at an African American History Month event at Taylor Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Dr. Saundra Starks, professor of Social Work, and Dr. John Hardin, professor of History, are among five being honored at 10 a.m. during the African American History Celebratory Event. Dr. Starks, […]

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