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WKU Week in Photos: March 23-27, 2015

Here is the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.

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WKU faculty member, student recognized at KSHA convention

A faculty member and a student in WKU’s Communication Sciences and Disorders Department were honored at a state convention recently. Instructor Janice Smith and graduate assistant Elizabeth Ebelhar were recognized at the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention in February. Smith received the Johanna B. Hancock Award for demonstrated outstanding dedication and service to the KSHA as […]

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WKU Forensics Team wins 25th straight state championship

The WKU Forensics Team won the 2015 Kentucky state forensics tournament on Saturday, keeping alive a quarter-century streak that began in 1991. This year’s tournament, hosted by the University of Kentucky on the campus of nearby Transylvania University, featured teams from all across the Commonwealth participating in speech and debate events. WKU was triple-crowned the […]

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6th-grader from Meyzeek Middle School wins 2015 geography bee

Pranav Kanmadikar, a sixth-grader from Meyzeek Middle School in Louisville, won the 2015 Kentucky state championship in the annual National Geographic Bee on March 27 at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center. Kanmadikar competed in the final round with nine other competitors from across the state. Kanmadikar received $100 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to […]

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BRADD executive director receives chapter’s public service award

The Metro Louisville Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration has recognized Rodney Kirtley, Executive Director for the Barren River Area Development District, as the chapter’s Distinguished Public Service Practitioner. Each year an outstanding public servant whose remarkable work is making life better for all Americans is recognized by local ASPA chapters across the […]

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Roberts recognized by alma mater for work in gifted education

Dr. Julia Link Roberts was recognized for her contributions to the field of gifted education with an award given by her alma mater, the University of Missouri, March 13 in Columbia, Mo. The Honorary Alumni award given annually by the MU College of Education was presented to Dr. Roberts for her work as director of […]

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View from the Hill – Transfer Center

The number of transfer students coming to Western Kentucky University is growing  every day.   A new Transfer Center on campus helps ease the transition as Amy Bingham reports in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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WKU staff members thanked for furthering international reach

More than 45 staff members representing nearly 30 units and departments were thanked for furthering WKU’s international reach at the annual Staff Thank You Luncheon. The March 19 luncheon, organized by the Offices of Study Abroad & Global Learning and International Programs, was an opportunity to acknowledge the critical role many staff members across campus […]

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WKU to host ‘Kentucky Strings’ bluegrass festival on April 16

WKU’s Cultural Enhancement Series and the Kentucky Folklife Program will present Kentucky Strings: Bluegrass Music & Beyond on April 16 at Downing Student Union South Lawn. The outdoor concert series will kickoff at 12:30 p.m. and feature various bluegrass bands performing throughout the day. The event is free for the campus and community. Bring your […]

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WKU to implement Quality Enhancement Plan

Beginning this fall, WKU will place a greater emphasis on teaching students to find, analyze and communicate information to better prepare them for the workplace. WKU is sending graduates into an increasingly demanding work environment in which employers expect them to know how to think through and solve problems, work successfully and creatively in teams, […]

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6 ROTC cadets participate in 2015 Bataan Memorial Death March

Six WKU Army ROTC cadets participated in the 26th annual Bataan Memorial Death March on March 22 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging march through the high desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range, conducted in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine […]

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ACLU of Kentucky presenting exhibit, other events at WKU

ACLU of Kentucky: Moving Justice Forward for 60 Years, an exhibit marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, will be presented March 29-May 1 at WKU’s Mass Media and Technology Hall Gallery. The exhibit explores the ACLU of Kentucky’s history through the stories of members, clients, and […]

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