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WKU research project uses snowflakes to answer ‘What is Beauty?’

What is beauty? It’s a question that philosophers, poets, playwrights and the public have debated for centuries. And it’s a question that Olivia Adkins, a WKU graduate student from Morehead, and Dr. Farley Norman, University Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences, have tried to answer in research published online today (July 25) in the journal Perception […]

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WKU Regents approve 2 new University Distinguished Professor appointments

The WKU Board of Regents today (July 22) approved two new appointments for University Distinguished Professor: Tom Richmond, professor of mathematics, and Betsy Shoenfelt, professor of psychological sciences. The University Distinguished Professorship program is designed to recognize faculty members who have served the University with distinction and have compiled an outstanding record of achievement in […]

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View from the Hill – Gatton Expansion nears completion

     The Gatton Academy is wrapping up a ten million dollar expansion and preparing to welcome its largest class to date.  Amy Bingham shows us how it’s all coming together in this week’s View from the Hill.    

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WKU faculty members to discuss book, present research at AEJMC conference

Dr. Victoria LaPoe and Dr. Ben LaPoe, faculty members in WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting, will be discussing their new book and presenting research next month at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s national conference. Indian Country: Telling a Story in a Digital Age will be published in February 2017 by […]

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WKU’s MPA Program earns reaccreditation for additional seven years

The Master of Public Administration Program in WKU’s Department of Political Science has earned reaccreditation by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) for an additional seven years through Aug. 31, 2023. The accreditation involved the preparation of a self-study report which included a complete review of the MPA program during […]

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New scholarship program, lower tuition making WKU Dual Credit more accessible

Beginning this fall, college courses at WKU will be even more accessible for high school students. WKU Dual Credit has decreased tuition rates for all high school students, from $210 for three credit hours to $156 for three credit hours, and a new scholarship initiative announced by Gov. Matt Bevin provides a tuition scholarship providing […]

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WKU’s Presidential Search Committee to meet July 20

WKU’s Presidential Search Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday (July 20) in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media & Technology Hall. The agenda for the meeting can be found at http://www.wku.edu/presidentialsearch/documents/psc-meeting-agenda-072016.pdf. Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295

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Phi Delta Theta chapter at WKU receives 2015-16 Clark Jackson Award

The Phi Delta Theta chapter at WKU was recently recognized as the winner of the 2015-16 Clark Jackson Award, a distinction given to one of the Fraternity’s 180+ chapters across North America. The Clark Jackson Award recognizes the chapter that raises the most money through the Fraternity’s Iron Phi program. Created by Phi Delta Theta […]

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WKU Regents to meet July 21-22

The WKU Board of Regents will meet for a retreat on July 21 and conduct its third quarterly meeting on July 22. The retreat will begin at 9 a.m. in the Honors College/International Center. The agenda is available at http://www.wku.edu/regents/documents/2016/bor_retreat_material_7-21-16.pdf. The quarterly meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media […]

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View from the Hill – WKU’s Learn and Earn program combines employment and scholarship opportunities

Scholarships and employment are coming together at WKU and giving students an opportunity to learn and earn at the same time.  Amy Bingham has more on the Learn and Earn program in this week’s View from the Hill.

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View from the Hill – Top Dollar Scholarship Portal

Scholarship opportunities at WKU are just a click away thanks to an on-line portal that brings together the application process and the scholarship search engine.  It’s been almost a year since Top Dollar was launched and this technology is already having an impact as Amy Bingham explains in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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Paducah selected as site for 2016 Mountain Workshops

WKU photojournalism has hosted program for 41 years As Brittany Greeson, a WKU photojournalism student who was taking a break from school and interning at the Flint Journal, arrived at the 2015 edition of the Mountain Workshops in Frankfort, she said that the feeling of failure was on her mind. The pressure to perform at […]

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