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WKU Regents Finance and Budget Committee to meet May 29

The Finance and Budget Committee of the WKU Board of Regents will meet May 29 to consider the 2015-16 operating budget and tuition and fee schedule. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media and Technology Hall. Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295

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View from the Hill – WKU Business Graduate

  A WKU graduate  is closing in on her dream of opening her own business after winning a string of competitions.  Amy Bingham has the story in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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Landmark paper on bacteriophage genetic diversity includes 39 WKU students

Thirty-seven WKU undergraduate students, two WKU graduate students and two professors in the WKU Biology Department were part of an effort to sequence and analyze the genomes of bacteria-infecting viruses (bacteriophages) as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Alliance (SEA). The hundreds of genomes that were sequenced formed the foundation of a […]

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Kentucky Mesonet adding station near Woodbury in Butler County

Local partnerships key for expansion of statewide project, director says The Kentucky Mesonet will be installing a station in Butler County thanks to a partnership with several local organizations. “We view Butler County as a model for expansion of the Kentucky Mesonet moving forward,” said Dr. Stuart Foster, state climatologist and director of the Kentucky […]

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Summer 2015 camps/activities

Here’s a list of some upcoming summer 2015 camps/programs/activities at WKU. For additional details, visit the camp websites or check out the listing of summer activities for youth in the area compiled by the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships at http://www.wku.edu/alive/summerfun/index.php. Arts Kentucky Museum Summer Day Camps: Art Paper Palooza with Lynne Ferguson, June […]

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WKU Habitat for Humanity group volunteering May 18-23 in Nebraska

WKU’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter is sending a volunteer group to Omaha, Nebraska, this week (May 18-23) to assist with building homes. The WKU group will be assisting the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Omaha with various projects as part of Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge Program. Participants are Bryan Reaka of Bowling Green, faculty […]

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WKU wins Hearst multimedia title for 4th consecutive year

WKU students win all four competitions; 2 qualify for national finals With first-place finishes in all four events, WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting has won the Hearst Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition for the fourth consecutive year. WKU won the multimedia team reporting competition, the final multimedia contest of the 2014-15 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. WKU […]

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177th Commencement concludes with 3 undergraduate ceremonies

WKU’s 177th Commencement wrapped up Saturday (May 16) with three undergraduate ceremonies at Diddle Arena. During morning, afternoon and evening ceremonies, WKU conferred 1,825 baccalaureate degrees, 111 associate degrees and 68 undergraduate certificates. At Friday night’s graduate ceremony, WKU conferred 538 master’s, 12 doctor of education, 11 doctor of nursing practice and six specialist in […]

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Ogden Foundation Scholar using music to help people

Sarah Fox receives top graduation honor; 42 other students recognized Sarah Fox came to WKU to take advantage of the opportunity for international reach. In the past four years, she has been to England, Cuba and Austria. Next week, she will accompany the WKU Chorale on a trip to Spain. This fall, she will begin […]

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61 students graduate in Gatton Academy Class of 2015

On Saturday (May 16), 61 students representing 37 counties from across Kentucky were recognized during The Gatton Academy’s eighth graduation ceremony in Van Meter Hall. Gatton Academy Executive Director Dr. Julia Roberts expressed that the graduation ceremony was a celebration for the entire Commonwealth. “The Gatton Academy provides an exceptional two-year experience for some of […]

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Graduate ceremony begins WKU’s 177th Commencement

WKU’s 177th Commencement began Friday night (May 15) with the graduate ceremony as the University conferred more than 600 master’s, doctoral and specialist degrees and graduate certificates. “Leave here ready to lead,” WKU President Gary Ransdell told the spring and summer graduates. “I can assure you that leadership matters. Trust your instincts. Laugh and embrace […]

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2 WKU GIS students awarded assistantships for international conference

Each year for the past 13 years, a student from WKU’s GIS program has been selected for a GIS assistantship to participate in the annual Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) International Geographic Information Systems (GIS) User Conference at San Diego, California. This month marks the 14th year in a row that ESRI has selected students […]

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