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Higdon, Dennison, Harris to lead WKU Board of Regents

Frederick A. Higdon of Lebanon was today (June 26) elected chair of the Western Kentucky University Board of Regents. Dr. Melissa B. Dennison of Glasgow was elected vice chair and Cynthia Harris of Louisville was elected secretary. Higdon is a Commissioner with Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control. He is also partner in Spragens & Higdon, PSC […]

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WKU Board of Regents approves $396.5 million budget for 2015-16

Plan includes expanded scholarship capacity, health insurance support WKU’s Board of Regents today (June 26) approved a $396.5 million budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16 that includes a $2 million state appropriation for the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, which will allow the Academy to grow to 200 students by Fall 2017. The […]

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View from the Hill – Masters in Gifted Education

For 33 years, Western Kentucky University has been a pioneer in gifted education.  A new opportunity is now available to teachers of gifted and talented students,  as Amy Bingham explains in this week’s View from the Hill.    

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WKU students conducting chemical research in South Korea

WKU students John Biechele Speziale and John Logan Reynolds are conducting chemical research for 10 weeks this summer at Changwon National University in South Korea. Speziale and Reynolds are working in the laboratory of Professor Yong-Ill Lee with a group that includes students from South Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia. The WKU chemistry majors’ summer research […]

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WKU finishes 17th overall in 2015 National Concrete Canoe Competition

WKU civil engineering students finished 17th overall in the 2015 American Society of Civil Engineers’ National Concrete Canoe Competition, held June 20-22 at Clemson University. WKU’s Western Reserve finished 14th in oral presentation, 14th in final product and 19th in design paper. In canoe races, WKU placed ninth in women’s sprint, 14th in women’s slalom, […]

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WKU PBS earns record 7 Ohio Valley Emmy Award nominations

WKU PBS, WKU’s Public Television Service, has been nominated for seven awards in six different categories for the 51st Annual Ohio Valley Emmy Awards. Recipients will be announced during a July 25 ceremony at Keeneland in Lexington. WKU’s public broadcasting service has been nominated in each of the past 12 years, receiving the award 17 […]

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Archambault named Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations

Marc Archambault, a veteran higher education administrator and advancement officer, has been named WKU’s Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations and President of the WKU Foundation. Archambault, currently Vice President of Development and Alumni at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, and CEO of the UVU Foundation, will join WKU on Aug. 17. “We […]

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26 students attend WKU Agriculture’s 2015 ASSET Conference

WKU’s Department of Agriculture hosted 26 students at the ASSET (Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows) Conference June 14-18. The five-day conference is designed for students who have completed their junior year of high school and are interested in attending college and studying agriculture. The conference focused on activities that consist of leadership, communication and […]

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WKU Regents to discuss budget, hold committee meetings June 26

The WKU Board of Regents will conduct a special budget approval meeting at 9 a.m. June 26 in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media and Technology Hall. Board committees will meet following the budget meeting. Meeting materials are available at http://www.wku.edu/regents/. Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295

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Spring 2015 Dean’s/President’s List

The Spring 2015 Dean’s and President’s List is available online. Students making the Dean’s List have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 on a 4.0 scale. Students on the President’s List have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0. To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that […]

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View from the Hill – Paul Just inducted into CoSIDA Hall of Fame

A man who has been a fixture in WKU athletics for nearly 50 years is being honored for his career in sports information.  This week Paul Just was inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame.  Amy Bingham talks to him in this week’s View from the Hill.    

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Two May 2015 WKU graduates will begin MD/PhD programs this fall

Among 28 former WKU students who will begin medical school this fall, May 2015 graduates Hannah Pennington and Brandon Farmer will begin extremely competitive MD/PhD programs. Pennington, a Biology and Chemistry double major and Mathematics minor from Union, was accepted at multiple MD/PhD programs, but elected the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University […]

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