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Schedule Change for John B. Gaines Family Lecture Series on March 4

Due to the threat of evening winter weather conditions, the John B. Gaines Family Lecture featuring author Beth Macy and photojournalist Jared Soares will now begin at 3 p.m. Central Time on March 4, a change from the published 7:30 p.m. start time. A separate book signing by Macy and picture presentation by Soares will […]

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WKU joins Competency-Based Education Network

As a member of Kentucky Commonwealth College, WKU, along with the University of Louisville, will join other institutions throughout the nation to participate in the Competency-Based Education Network, or C-BEN. C-BEN is a national consortium of colleges and universities that work together to address shared challenges to designing, developing and scaling competency-based degree programs. It’s […]

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WKU student from Franklin crowned 2015 Coming Home King

McGavinn Brown of Franklin was crowned 2015 Coming Home King on Saturday (Feb. 28) at WKU. Brown, the son of the late Mark Brown and Kelly Brown, is a History and Political Science major and was sponsored by Chi Omega. Brown was crowned at halftime of WKU’s men’s basketball game against FIU. First runner-up was […]

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North Carolina law professor to present 2015 Harrison lecture

Professor Alfred L. Brophy, the Judge John J. Parker Distinguished Professor of Law at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law, will present the 2015 Harrison Distinguished Lecture on March 24 at WKU. Brophy’s lecture on University, Court, and Slave: Proslavery Thought in Southern Colleges and the Coming of the Civil War will begin […]

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WKU forensics team competes in tournaments in Illinois & Ohio

The WKU forensics team traveled to Peoria and Normal, Illinois, and Bowling Green, Ohio, to compete in four tournaments the weekend of Feb. 27-28. In Illinois the team placed first in team sweepstakes, ahead of 10 other schools, including Bradley University, Illinois State University and Ball State University. This finishes the open invitation tournaments for […]

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Community College Transfer Scholarship deadline April 1

Community college students wanting to transfer to WKU may be eligible for up to $4,000 in scholarship assistance. The application deadline for the Community College Transfer Scholarship is April 1 for fall admission. The admissions application serves as the scholarship application. Renewable scholarships range from $1,500 to $4,000, depending on GPA. Transfer students from Kentucky […]

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Graduate students, faculty attend Sports Career Workshop

A group of five graduate students and two faculty members from WKU’s School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport (KRS) attended the Sports Career Workshop Feb. 20-21 at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. The seminar, which is produced by Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW), provides a chance for young professionals to learn about a variety of careers […]

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Author, photographer to present WKU’s 11th annual Gaines lecture

New York Times bestselling author Beth Macy and nationally recognized photographer Jared Soares will speak at WKU on Wednesday (March 4) for the School of Journalism & Broadcasting’s 11th annual John B. Gaines Family Lecture Series. The talk, titled Outsiders and Underdogs: Telling the Untold Stories of Globalization’s Aftermath, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the […]

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View from the Hill – Society for Lifelong Learners

Western Kentucky University is hitting the ground running with a brand new learning opportunity for adult learners.  Amy Bingham explains the Society for Lifelong Learning in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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Professor emeritus to receive prestigious literary award

Dr. Robert V. Haynes of Bowling Green, professor emeritus of history at WKU, will receive the prestigious Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award on Saturday (Feb. 28) at the 26th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration in Natchez, Mississippi. The Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award was established in 1994 by the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration […]

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42nd annual WKU History Contest March 20

The 42nd annual WKU History Contest will be March 20 in E. A. Diddle Arena. The contest, sponsored by WKU’s History Department, is for high school and junior high school students and will consist of objective and essay exams. Students may enter in one of four areas: junior high American history from colonial exploration through […]

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Veteran’s Resource Fair March 4 at Glasgow’s National Guard Armory

WKU’s Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) will host a Veteran’s Resource Fair on Wednesday (March 4) in Glasgow. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 410 Cavalry Drive in Glasgow. “This is the first resource fair designed to focus on meeting the needs of our military service […]

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