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View from the Hill – WKU Online programs ranked among best in nation

For the third year in a row, WKU’s online degree programs were ranked in the top five in the country by U.S. News and World Report.  There are plenty of reasons why as Amy Bingham tells us in this week’s View from the Hill.    

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WKU students honored in Hearst photojournalism, multimedia competitions

Students from WKU’s School of Journalism and Broadcasting won the first multimedia and photojournalism competitions of the 2016-2017 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Alyssa Noel Pointer, a May photojournalism graduate from Fayetteville, Georgia, finished first in the Multimedia I/Narrative Storytelling – Features Competition. She will receive a $2,600 scholarship for her winning multimedia piece titled “Tough […]

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WKU Board of Regents announces preferred presidential candidate

Dr. Timothy Caboni to visit for meetings, campus forums Jan. 25-26 The WKU Board of Regents has selected Dr. Timothy Caboni, vice chancellor for public affairs at the University of Kansas, as the preferred candidate to be the 10th president of WKU. Dr. Caboni will visit WKU and hold a series of meetings and campus […]

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WKU professor John Hardin received the Humanitarian Award on Jan. 16.

WKU history professor Hardin receives Humanitarian Award

John Hardin, professor of History at WKU, has been honored with the Humanitarian Award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee. The award, presented Monday (Jan. 16) during the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Celebration, recognizes an individual who has worked tirelessly and selflessly to promote radial equality, champion diversity and preserved culturally relevant […]

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WKU Forensics Team places 2nd at tournaments in Illinois

Members of the WKU Forensics Team traveled to Peoria, Illinois, to compete in two tournaments co-hosted by Bradley University and the University of Texas at Austin the weekend of Jan. 14-15. WKU placed second in team sweepstakes at both tournaments, ahead of 41 other schools. The competition included George Mason University, Illinois State University, Kansas […]

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WKU new home for ‘Soundings,’ journal affiliated with SVHE

WKU has been selected as the new home for the editorial operation of century-old journal affiliated with the Society for Values in Higher Education. Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal is affiliated with the SVHE, a fellowship of teachers and others who care deeply about ethical issues—such as integrity, diversity, social justice, and civic responsibility—that face higher […]

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WKU GIS group attends URISA Cumberland Chapter meeting

WKU students, faculty and alumni attended a Kentucky and Tennessee statewide geographic information systems (GIS) meeting this week (Jan. 8-9) to share ideas and discuss challenges and practices of GIS. The fourth annual meeting of the Cumberland Chapter of URISA was held at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. URISA, the Urban and Regional […]

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View from the Hill – Registrar named to National Board

Registrar Tiffany Robinson has been at WKU less than three years and has been named to a position on a national board. She will serve as Vice President of Access and Equity for American Association for Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and is one of two people who will be receiving the group’s Emerging Leader […]

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U.S. News & World Report ranks WKU online programs among best in nation

In its annual ranking of the best online degree programs, U.S. News & World Report has named WKU among the top schools nationwide in five areas for 2017. “It’s an honor for WKU online degrees to be recognized in these rankings. We’re committed to making quality education as accessible as possible to our students. This national recognition highlights […]

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In an image captured from China's television station CCTV, WKU Professor Chris Groves is congratulated by China's President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang (right) at China's National Science and Technology Award Ceremony on Monday in Beijing.

WKU professor receives China’s top science award

A WKU professor has received China’s top award for foreign scientists for his two decades of research on water resources in the karst systems of southwest China. University Distinguished Professor of Hydrogeology Chris Groves was one of six recipients of China’s 2016 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award, the top honor for foreign scientists working […]

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WKU Passport Services Office honored by State Department

WKU’s Passport Services Office is being recognized by the U.S. Department of State for providing outstanding service. The office is receiving the Special Recognition Award in Passport Services’ first Acceptance Facility Awards. Marshall Gray, director of Postal, Printing & Vending Services, said he was excited about the award, especially since WKU’s Passport Services has only […]

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View from the Hill – Long time English professor transitions to part time

        She has taught at WKU for more than five decades and served under six university presidents.  But English professor Mary Ellen Miller has decided to scale back her duties in the classroom.   Amy Bingham talks with her about her long career in this week’s View from the Hill.

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