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Kappa Delta to host 2016 Shamrock Shootout Feb. 13-14

The Delta Gamma chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority will host its 14th annual fundraising event Shamrock Shootout on Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 13-14) at WKU’s Preston Health and Activities Center. Shamrock Shootout is a five-on-five basketball tournament that includes 54 men’s teams and nine women’s teams. The philanthropy event will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday […]

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WKU Winter Weather Advisory for Feb. 9, 2016

Here’s a WKU Winter Weather Advisory for Tuesday (Feb. 9): WKU Owensboro will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 9). Other WKU campuses will open on regular schedule. Crews are treating the campuses, but use discretion and watch for slick spots on roads, parking lots and sidewalks. For the latest updates, visit www.wku.edu, www.wku.edu/news or follow WKU News […]

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Members of the WKU forensics team swept the Second Annual Urbana-Champaign/Springfield “Illini Stars Swing” tournament.

WKU forensics team sweeps tournaments in Illinois

WKU’s forensics team traveled to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, and Murray to take part in four tournaments the weekend of Feb. 6-7, winning 24 individual event championships along the way. WKU swept both of the Illinois tournaments, defeating 14 other schools, which included Bradley University, Ball State University and Illinois State University. WKU sophomore Durwan Green placed […]

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23 WKU students to present research at 2016 Posters-at-the-Capitol

Twenty-three WKU students, including four from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, will present their research at the 2016 Posters-at-the-Capitol event Feb. 25 in Frankfort. In its 15th year, Posters-at-the-Capitol helps to increase understanding of the important role undergraduate research plays in the education of students among those responsible for higher education […]

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WKU students play key role in College Youth in Government conference

The WKU chapter of YMCA College Youth in Government dominated another year at the organization’s national conference Jan. 14-18, sending nearly two dozen students to participate in the model national government simulation. Attended by students from universities across the nation, the conference was held in Washington, D.C., for the first time. After last year, when […]

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Two WKU faculty members to be honored at Taylor Chapel AME Church

Two WKU faculty members will be honored Sunday (Feb. 7) at an African American History Month event at Taylor Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Dr. Saundra Starks, professor of Social Work, and Dr. John Hardin, professor of History, are among five being honored at 10 a.m. during the African American History Celebratory Event. Dr. Starks, […]

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View from the Hill – WKU President Gary Ransdell talks about the timing of his retirement and plans for his remaining time on the hill

When Gary Ransdell announced his retirement last week it caught everyone by surprise.  But it’s something he had been planning for quite some time.   Amy Bingham sits down with the university’s ninth president to talk about his decision,  as well as the remainder of his time at WKU in this week’s View from the […]

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Moffatt, Swietek join WKU Public Broadcasting

Emil Moffatt and Molly Swietek, familiar faces at WKU, are now in leadership roles at WKU Public Broadcasting. Moffatt, local host of All Things Considered in 2013-14, has returned to WKU Public Radio as station manager. His new duties also include overseeing operations for WKU’s student station, WWHR 91.7. Moffatt’s news experience includes a year […]

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WKU to host Women Veterans Conference on April 30

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton will be the keynote speaker for the Western Kentucky Regional Women Veterans Conference on April 30 at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center. Hampton, a Bowling Green resident, served in the U.S. Air Force for seven years. She is a combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War who rose to the rank […]

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WKU was crowned champion in both individual events team sweepstakes and overall team sweepstakes.

WKU Forensics Team wins at tournaments in Ohio, Missouri

WKU’s Forensics Team traveled to Athens, Ohio, and St. Louis, Missouri, to take part in two tournaments the weekend of Jan. 30-31. The tournament in St. Louis was hosted by Webster University. There, WKU was crowned champion in both individual events team sweepstakes and overall team sweepstakes. Additionally, all students advanced to at least one […]

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Office of Scholar Development hosting ‘Day of Workshops’ on Feb. 17

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” on Feb. 17 to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development. Held in the Honors College and International Center (HCIC), Room 2021, “Day of Workshops” provides an opportunity for students to quickly […]

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2 Gatton Academy students named Emperor Science Award winners

Two Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky students have been named winners of the inaugural Emperor Science Award. The Emperor Science Award program is an initiative designed to encourage high school students to explore careers in science, specifically cancer research and care, through a mentoring opportunity. The program is made possible by founding […]

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