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ICYMI: News Around Campus — July 2016 edition

In case you missed it, here are links to some July 2016 news items/social media posts from WKU colleges, departments and programs. (More: To keep up with “News Around Campus” check out the headlines listed on the right side of the WKU News page or subscribe to the “News Around Campus” RSS feed; to connect […]

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View from the Hill – WKU Strings Class in Tanzania

    It’s been a life changing summer for some music professors who took their talent all the way to Africa.   Amy Bingham has more on the adventure in this week’s View from the Hill.     

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Kentucky Museum hosting Quilt Share Day on Aug. 13

The Kentucky Museum at WKU is hosting a Quilt Share Day from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 13 for quilters or anyone who admires the craft. The public is invited to bring a quilt or two to share and to visit the 30-piece quilt exhibition Backward & Forward: 20th Century Quilts on display. According to […]

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In new book, retired WKU professor examines literature and photography in the South

Dr. Joseph R. Millichap, professor emeritus of English at WKU, celebrates and interprets the complementary artistic expressions of photography and literature in the South in his latest book, The Language of Vision: Photography and Southern Literature in the 1930s and After. Millichap, a former head of WKU’s Department of English who retired from full-time teaching […]

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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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