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2 WKU students honored at business plan competition

Two WKU students earned first-place awards at the Idea State U Regional Competition, a statewide business plan competition designed to encourage innovation among college students, in Owensboro on March 27. The students won $1,000 each to assist in launching their business ventures and earn the opportunity take their business ideas to the state competition in […]

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2 WKU faculty members selected for Fulbright awards

WKU faculty members Saundra Curry Ardrey and Kam C. (Johnny) Chan have been selected for Fulbright U.S. Scholar grants. Dr. Ardrey, head of WKU’s Department of Political Science, will spend a year at the University of Limpopo in South Africa, while Dr. Chan, Leon Page Chair of Finance and University Distinguished Professor, will spend the […]

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WKU, Aramark agree on 20-year contract for dining, catering services

Improved dining options, catering choices and new and renovated facilities are hallmarks of a 20-year contract with Aramark for dining and catering services at WKU. The contract, which begins July 1, builds on a 20-year relationship in which Aramark has provided services at WKU, according to Brian Kuster, Vice President for Student Affairs at WKU. […]

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WKU Public Health student awarded Fulbright fellowship

WKU Department of Public Health student Laura Allen, a senior from Edgewood, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship for the 2017-2018 school year. Allen, a Healthcare Administration major in the College of Health and Human Services, will be completing an independent research project, Considering the Environment of Nursing Homes for the Betterment of Residential Care, […]

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WKU Forensics Team wins debate at Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament

Seven members of the WKU Forensics Team traveled to Boise, Idaho to compete in the 50th Biennial Pi Kappa Delta Convention and National Tournament the weekend of March 21-25. The team also closed out the final round of Lincoln-Douglas debate, and all students advanced to an elimination round in at least one event. Hosted bi-annually, […]

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More than 160 authors, illustrators to attend 2017 SOKY Book Fest April 21-22

More than 160 authors and illustrators are expected to be in attendance for the Southern Kentucky Book Fest weekend of April 21-22, including New York Times bestselling authors Ann Patchett, Tim Crothers, David Grann and R.L. Stine, well-known for his Goosebumps series. Held at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green, SOKY Book Fest weekend […]

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High school journalists honored at awards ceremony

More than 80 high school journalists and advisers from 10 high schools across Kentucky attended the 37th annual Mark of Excellence newspaper, broadcasting and online awards ceremony at WKU on March 24. The competition is co-sponsored by WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting and the WKU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The best […]

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WKU wins Hearst program’s photojournalism competition

WKU’s School of Journalism and Broadcasting has won the Hearst Journalism Award Program’s Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition for the 23rd time in the past 28 years. WKU student Srijita Chattopadhyay won the Photojournalism Picture Story/Series Competition in the 2016-2017 Hearst Journalism Awards Program and qualified for the semifinal round of judging in April.  Lydia Schweickart  finished […]

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Gabbi Doolin Memorial Scholarship Fund established

The memory of Gabbi Doolin—a second-grade student at the Allen County Primary Center when her life was taken on November 14, 2015—will live on forever through the establishment of the Gabbi Doolin Memorial Scholarship Fund. The announcement of the fund — administered through the College Heights Foundation at WKU — was made Thursday (March 23) […]

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View from the Hill – Student Research Conference Preview

Hundreds of WKU students engaged in research get a chance to show off their findings at the 47th annual Student Research  Conference on Saturday (March 25). Amy Bingham has a preview of some of the unique topics in this week’s View from the Hill.     

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Biology graduate publishes research on perception of elephant impact on ecosystem

WKU biology graduate Adam Edge of Shepherdsville is the lead author of a paper titled “Examining Human Perception of Elephants and Large Trees for Insights into Conservation of an African Savanna Ecosystem” that has been published in the journal Human Dimensions of Wildlife. Edge, who was a student in the Honors College at WKU and […]

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WKU PBS engineer selected for national project

Jordan Basham, Special Projects Engineer for WKU PBS, is among 25 digital professionals from PBS member stations to become Digital Immersion Partners. The Digital Immersion Project, developed by PBS Digital & Marketing with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is a unique opportunity that mixes in-depth training, hands-on workshops and collaborative mentorship to improve […]

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