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WKU Libraries professor’s book ‘Tibetan Folktales’ receives storytelling award

WKU Libraries Professor Haiwang Yuan’s book Tibetan Folktales was recently recognized by Five Libraries Unlimited, an affiliate of ABC-CLIO, as a top pick for their Storytelling World Awards.  Tibetan Folktales, written by Yuan, Awang Kunga and Bo Li, received an Honorable Mention in the Special Storytelling Resources category. For more than 20 years, the Storytelling […]

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WKU's 179th Commencement will be conducted May 13-14 at Diddle Arena.

WKU to confer degrees to 2,564 during 179th Commencement

WKU will confer degrees to the inaugural graduates of its Doctor of Physical Therapy program, present two honorary doctorates and recognize top undergraduate and graduate students during its 179th Commencement on May 13-14. WKU will confer degrees and certificates to 2,564 spring and summer graduates during four ceremonies at Diddle Arena. The first 30 recipients […]

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WKU Habitat chapter completes matching grant

WKU’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter has completed the State Farm Matching Grant this semester. The Campus Chapter raised $2,000, which was matched by State Farm. In total, $4,000 will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity Bowling Green/Warren County affiliate. The Campus Chapter’s fund-raising activities included a cookout and bake sale along with multiple […]

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View from the Hill – Alltech partnership brings brewery to WKU

A new beer is brewing at WKU and it will provide a unique educational opportunity for students.  It’s the result of a public/private partnership with Alltech as Amy Bingham explains in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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ICYMI: News Around Campus — April 2016 edition

In case you missed it, here are links to some April 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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Author Paul Griner receives 2016 Kentucky Literary Award

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest partnership announced Paul Griner as the winner of this year’s Kentucky Literary Award for his book Hurry Please, I Want to Know, published by Sarabande Books (Louisville). First awarded in 2003 and reintroduced in 2012 after a brief hiatus, the Kentucky Literary Award is a celebration of Kentucky Literature. Eligible […]

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WKU announces plan to implement budget reduction

WKU today announced its budget reduction plan for Fiscal Year 2017. In a message to the campus, President Gary A. Ransdell outlined the plan to reduce WKU’s budget by $6,039,200 to address the Fall 2016 enrollment revenue decline, increases in fixed costs, most notably the 48 percent increase in the KERS employer contribution, and a […]

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WKU Film Festival lineup features screenings, special guests, student projects

The Western Kentucky Film Festival celebrates its 22nd anniversary with a lineup of the best student work from the year and a host of special guests, including horror icon Mick Garris and nationally known independent filmmakers Diane Bellino, Ryan Sage and Jonathan Rattner. The festival kicks off Thursday (April 28) in Mass Media Technology Hall […]

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NPR President & CEO to address Chamber Coffee Hour April 29

Jarl Mohn, the President and CEO of NPR, will be the featured speaker at the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Coffee Hour on Friday morning (April 29) at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center. The program is being presented by WKU Public Radio, an NPR member station since 1980. The event begins at 7 a.m. Register […]

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2 WKU faculty members receive Fulbright Program awards

Two faculty members in WKU’s College of Education and Behavioral Sciences have received grants from the Fulbright Program. Dr. Kristin Wilson, associate professor in the Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Research, has received a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to South Africa. Dr. Kay Gandy, professor in the School of Teacher Education, has received […]

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted April 25 to officially open the Alltech brewery located at WKU's Center for Research and Development. (WKU photo by Bryan Lemon)

Alltech, WKU establish operating brewery to support innovative program

Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. is partnering with WKU to bring the largest production-level brewing system to a university campus in the United States. The fully operational brewery will help support new undergraduate and graduate certificates in Brewing and Distilling Arts and Sciences, set to begin this summer. The brewery consists of a brewhouse, […]

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Members of WKU community touched by earthquake in Ecuador

WKU is touched by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16. The country has not experienced a disaster of this magnitude in over seven decades. This earthquake has already taken more than 500 lives and injured thousands, with thousands more unaccounted for. According to reliefweb, approximately 2,000 buildings and 280 schools have […]

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