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Diversity & Community Studies partners with Kentucky YMCA

Social entrepreneurship program ‘excellent opportunity’ for students WKU’s Department of Diversity & Community Studies has partnered with the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association to allow WKU students to expand their global perspective and understanding of social entrepreneurship through the Institute for Social Responsibility & Economic Citizenship (ISREC). The ISREC is a 10-month academic and experiential journey […]

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Second group of students begins MFA in Creative Writing

A second cohort of students has joined WKU’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. The new MFA students are William Brown of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Zane DeZeeuw of Montrose, Colorado; Leslie Fox of Smiths Grove; Esther French of Bowling Green; David Haydon of Springfield; Cameron Moreno of Edinburg, Texas; and Elizabeth Upshur of Nashville, […]

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Participants in the 2016 WKU Storm Chase class traveled 7,002 miles across 12 states and documented at least 12 tornado touchdowns.

Storm Chase class among ‘real world’ experiences offered by WKU Meteorology Program

For students in WKU’s Meteorology Program, the forecast calls for a 100 percent chance of professional learning experiences through innovative student engagement activities. “The common theme is thinking outside of the traditional classroom in ways that put the ‘real world’ in the hands of students prior to graduation,” said Dr. Josh Durkee, associate professor in […]

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SOKY Reads! to feature popular middle grades book

Book Fest partners select ‘Serafina and the Black Cloak’ for fall 2016 community reading program; author Robert Beatty to visit Oct. 20 From August to October, The Southern Kentucky (SOKY) Book Fest partners will host the annual SOKY Reads! program, a community-wide reading project in Bowling Green and the surrounding region. While in previous years, […]

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Med Center Health, WKU expand affiliation with new sports medicine complex on campus

Building upon decades of partnership in academic programs to train clinicians to meet the growing demand for additional healthcare professionals, Med Center Health and WKU on Friday (Aug. 19) announced that the hospital will begin construction of the Med Center Health Sports Medicine Complex on WKU’s campus. The new facility will provide space for WKU’s […]

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Dr. Gary A. Ransdell delivered his final convocation address as WKU's president on Aug. 19 at Van Meter Hall. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

2016 convocation: President reflects on past 19 years, looks ahead at final 10 months

In his final convocation address as WKU’s president, Dr. Gary A. Ransdell reflected on the past 19 years and asked WKU faculty and staff to “join me for the last chapter.” “We will get a lot done over the next 10 months,” Dr. Ransdell told WKU faculty and staff at Friday’s opening convocation. Dr. Ransdell […]

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Jeff "Smitty" Smith (center) received the Spirit of Western Award. Participating in the presentation (from left) were: Provost David Lee, President Gary Ransdell, Regents Chair Freddie Higdon and Marc Archambault, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

2016 convocation: Faculty, staff awards presented

The annual faculty and staff awards were presented Friday morning at WKU’s 2016 opening convocation. Spirit of Western Award Jeff “Smitty” Smith, Van Meter Hall’s technical director/AV coordinator for Campus and Community Events, received the 15th Spirit of Western Award, which recognizes an individual who represents WKU in a distinguished manner and dedicates his or […]

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View from the Hill – State Farm Courtyard Dedication

     A new courtyard is open next to the Augenstein Alumni Center, just in time for the start of the fall semester.  It’s all thanks to State Farm Insurance agency as Amy Bingham explains in this week’s View from the Hill.     

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WKU achieves record success in national scholarships

Of all-time high 136 students and recent graduates who applied, 70 earned recognition and received more than $465,000 in 2015-16 WKU students and recent graduates achieved record success in multiple national scholarship competitions in the 2015-16 academic year. Of the all-time high 136 students and alumni who applied, 70 earned recognition, winning more than $465,000 […]

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WKU Board of Regents to meet in special session on Aug. 19

The WKU Board of Regents will have a special called meeting on Friday (Aug. 19) at 10 a.m. The meeting will be in the Potter College Room on the second floor of Van Meter Hall and will follow President Gary A. Ransdell’s annual convocation address. The agenda for the meeting can be found at http://www.wku.edu/regents/documents/2016/bor-special-called-meeting-agenda-08-19-16.pdf. […]

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WKU Educational Opportunity Centers awarded grant to assist low-income students

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday (Aug. 17) that WKU has received a $236,900 competitive grant that will allow WKU to continue providing college admission and financial aid counseling to low-income students in several Kentucky counties. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Educational Opportunity Centers TRIO grant program. […]

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Forty-eight Gatton Academy students participated in a three-week study abroad program in the United Kingdom during the summer of 2016. (Photo by Tori Hampton)

48 Gatton Academy students return from 3-week study abroad program in England

Forty-eight Gatton Academy students have returned home following a 23-day study abroad program to London and Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. Accompanying the students on the trip were Professor Walker Rutledge, WKU Department of English, and Derick B. Strode, Tori Hampton, Chloe Muller and Alex Sorrels of The Gatton Academy. The Gatton Academy has offered this […]

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