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TV writer/producer returning to WKU for presentation on April 14

“You’re funny, can you write?” was the question that kick started Kirker Butler’s career in comedy. The WKU Department of Theatre & Dance will welcome the Emmy-nominated writer and WKU alumnus back to campus on April 14 for a presentation and book signing at 7 p.m. at the Augenstein Alumni Center. Butler will be discussing […]

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WKU group discusses project’s goals with Iceland’s president, other officials

Following the signing of a formal cooperative agreement on March 23 in Akureyri, Iceland, between WKU, the University of Akureyri (UNAK), and the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN), the delegation participated in several joint meetings with Icelandic officials during the remainder of their visit. These meetings included an invited visit with the President of Iceland, […]

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WKU civil engineers win 2015 Ohio Valley regional conference

First-place concrete canoe, steel bridge teams qualify for national events WKU civil engineering students finished first overall in the 2015 Ohio Valley Student Conference March 25-28 at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. WKU’s concrete canoe and steel bridge teams won their competitions and qualified for national events this summer. […]

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ICSR seeking entries for ‘Imagining Otherwise’ student video contest

WKU’s Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility (ICSR) announces Imagining Otherwise, a WKU student video contest aimed at providing innovative and creative visions of a more just world. Video submissions are due by midnight April 20. An awards ceremony will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 28 at Downing Student Union. About […]

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Fulbright teaching assistants to discuss U.S. experiences April 7

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants in WKU’s Department of Modern Languages, Ahmed Awadallah (Arabic) and Nikita Prokhorov (Russian), will give a presentation on April 7 about their experiences teaching in the United States this year. This is a great opportunity for WKU students to learn more about the opportunity to spend a year in another […]

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Neeley named program manager for WKU Dual Credit

WKU’s Division of Extended Learning & Outreach (DELO) has named Dewayne Neeley as program manager of Dual Credit. Neeley joined DELO in November 2005 as Dual Credit program specialist. Since then, WKU Dual Credit has seen an increase in enrollment from 604 to over 2,300 annually. According to Neeley, the main increase in enrollments is […]

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Intergenerational Leadership Conference set for April 10

The WKU LEAD Coalition is sponsoring an Intergenerational Leadership Communication Conference on April 10 at the Knicely Conference Center. The guest speaker is Dr. Carley Dodd, former dean of the Graduate School, acting dean of Nursing, and professor of Communication at Abilene Christian University. He is author or co-author of 12 books (including The Gospel […]

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WKU wins Hearst photojournalism title for 22nd time in 26 years

With two top-three finishers in the final photojournalism contest of the 2014-15 Hearst Journalism Awards Program, WKU has won the Hearst Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition for the 22nd time in the past 26 years. Austin Anthony, a 2014 graduate from Herndon, Virginia, placed second in the Photo Picture Story/Series Competition and received a $2,000 award. Brittany […]

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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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