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WKU CHAOS facility receives data visualization grant

Hazardous weather and climate events are a relatively common occurrence each season at WKU. The seasonality of these otherwise extreme atmospheric conditions provides students and faculty in the B.S. Meteorology Program ample opportunities to apply meteorological and climatological theories to forecast and analyze these local and regional events. This type of student-engaged, applied learning is […]

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Cooperative Center for Study Abroad selects board chair

The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA) has selected Dr. Royal Berglee as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Berglee is an Associate Professor of Geography in the Department of International and Interdisciplinary Studies at Morehead State University. CCSA is a consortium of American colleges and universities that offers study abroad programs and […]

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Presidents of WKU, BCTC sign joint admissions agreement

Presidents Dr. Augusta Julian of Bluegrass Community and Technical College and Dr. Gary Ransdell of WKU signed a joint admissions agreement Tuesday (May 5) that will pave the way for BCTC students to have an easier path to a bachelor’s degree at WKU. Students can be admitted to both BCTC and WKU at the same […]

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WKU, BCTC to establish joint admissions program

WKU President Gary Ransdell and Dr. Augusta A. Julian, president of Bluegrass Community and Technical College, will sign a joint admissions agreement Tuesday (May 5) in Lexington that will make it easier for students to take classes at both institutions, with access to all student services and student organizations. The signing ceremony will begin at […]

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WKU Libraries receives award for public relations campaign

WKU Libraries received the “Award for Excellence” in the Library Public Relations Materials category at the awards banquet for the Academic Library Advancement and Development Network (ALADN) conference held in San Diego on April 21. The ALADN conference brings deans, advancement officers, and library professionals together to discuss current issues and share insights into the […]

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Gatton Academy to celebrate expansion at May 6 ceremony

Gov. Steve Beshear will attend a special announcement Wednesday (May 6) at WKU celebrating the expansion of The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. on The Gatton Academy Lawn at Florence Schneider Hall on WKU’s campus. Gov. Beshear and WKU President Gary Ransdell will […]

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Teams from Russell schools win 2015 Kentucky Science Olympiad

Teams from Russell Independent Schools were the overall winners April 25 in the state finals of the 2015 Kentucky Science Olympiad on the WKU campus. Russell High School’s Maroon Team won the high school (C) division while Russell Middle School’s Maroon Team won the middle school (B) division. The first-place winners were decided by individual […]

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2 graduate students honored

Two graduate assistants in WKU’s Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports who are students in the School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport have earned the following honors: Ruben Duffie of Cincinnati, Ohio, received the Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Scholarship to attend the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Conference Aug. 1-4 in Baltimore, Maryland. Duffie will be […]

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32 WKU students selected as Spirit Masters for 2015-16

Thirty-two WKU students have been selected as Spirit Masters for the 2015-16 year. Spirit Masters are the official ambassadors of WKU, work with the administration, alumni and community to provide a warm reception for guests and welcome every opportunity to promote WKU and exemplify the University’s motto, “The Spirit Makes the Master.” Spirit Masters for […]

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South Central AHEC funds health career clubs, adds SRHA chapter

This spring, the South Central Area Health Education Center (SC AHEC) at WKU funded after-school health career exploration clubs at Clinton County Middle School and Clinton County High School. The clubs, named the White Coats Club for Future Medical Professionals, focused on health career promotion and exploration. Middle school students focused on dissection labs, completing […]

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WKU to confer degrees to more than 2,600 in 177th Commencement

Graduate ceremony May 15; 3 undergraduate ceremonies May 16; regional campus events May 7 and May 18; Gatton Academy graduation May 16 WKU will confer degrees and certificates to 2,620 spring and summer graduates in graduate and undergraduate ceremonies of its 177th Commencement May 15-16 at Diddle Arena. During the graduate ceremony at 5 p.m. […]

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2 WKU students receive Boren Scholarships to study abroad

Two WKU students have been awarded David L. Boren Scholarships that will fund a year studying abroad. Tyler Prochazka of Newton, Kansas, will study in China, and Zachary Redmond of Owensboro will study in Jordan. This is the first time two WKU students have received scholarships in the same year. Prochazka, a fourth-year student with […]

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