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Board of Regents to meet April 24

The WKU Board of Regents will conduct its second quarterly meeting on April 24. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. CDT in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media and Technology Hall. Agenda materials are available at http://www.wku.edu/regents/. Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295

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Fulbright Program representative to visit WKU faculty April 21-22

The Office of International Programs and the Center for Faculty Development are partnering with the Kentucky Fulbright Association to raise faculty awareness of opportunities to teach and conduct research overseas through the Fulbright Program. The Fulbright Program is a world-renowned awarder of competitive, merit-based grants for international education exchange. Established in 1946 by U.S. Sen. […]

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VUB staff member recognized for her work with veterans

Krystol Stinson, Outreach Coordinator for Veterans Upward Bound at WKU, was recognized April 14 as a Daily Point of Light award winner as part of National Volunteer Week. Stinson, who lives in Scottsville, was honored for her work with the veterans community in southcentral Kentucky. She is a WKU graduate and retired from the U.S. […]

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Astrophysicist/educator bringing Relativity Tour to WKU on April 30

You won’t need to be a rocket scientist to attend astrophysicist/educator Dr. Jeffrey Bennett’s Relativity Tour presentation April 30 at WKU’s Downing Student Union Auditorium. Dr. Bennett will present Black Holes Don’t Suck! – An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein’s Relativity Theories and Why They Matter at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the […]

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WKU’s top business students inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma

The WKU chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society in business inducted 56 students, faculty and business professionals during its annual ceremony on April 15. These inductees join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 business professionals who have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. Students ranking in the […]

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WKU VP for Public Affairs named 30th recipient of ATHENA Award

Robbin Morrison Taylor, WKU’s vice president for Public Affairs, was named the 30th recipient of the ATHENA Award, given by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce and Martin Dodge Jeep Chrysler RAM. The award was presented Thursday (April 16) at the Chamber office. “This year’s group of nominees was very strong for an award […]

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Confucius Institute at WKU plans 7 summer programs in 2015

After successfully completing five programs last summer, the Confucius Institute at WKU will support seven Chinese language and cultural summer programs in 2015. The CI at WKU is continuing to create programs that are focused on providing more learning opportunities for students. This year’s first program took place April 2-12 as 32 individuals (22 junior […]

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SOKY Book Fest selected as a KTIA Spring Top 10 Festival for 2015

The Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) has selected the 17th Annual Southern Kentucky Book Festival as one of its 2015 Spring Top 10 Festivals & Events. This is the third straight year that the festival has been given this recognition. A panel of impartial judges selects the KTIA Top 10 Festivals & Events for each […]

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IMREC staff members recognized at NIRSA annual conference

Several staff members in WKU’s Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports were recognized during the 66th NIRSA Annual Conference and Recreational Sports Exposition March 30-April 2. Dr. Todd Misener, Assistant Director of Health and Fitness, received the NIRSA Annual Service Award for his leadership as Chair of the Research and Assessment Committee. He also will serve as […]

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WKU Distance Learning announces 2 new staff members

WKU Distance Learning has named two employees to new positions. Tanya Vincent has been named the WKU Distance Learning Coordinator, and Patrick Flanigan has been named the new Distance Learning Specialist. Vincent began working in distance learning in 2010, where she served as a specialist, processing student registration requests, tuition waivers and off-site exams. “Tanya […]

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WKU suspends swimming and diving program for 5 years

Effective immediately, WKU has suspended its intercollegiate swimming and diving program for five years, the University announced today (April 14). The 50-plus team members and coaches were informed of the decision this morning by WKU President Gary Ransdell and Director of Athletics Todd Stewart. “This is a very difficult and unfortunate decision on many levels,” […]

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‘Bob, A Life in Five Acts’ to be presented April 20-21 at WKU

It’s time for a road trip across years and miles. Bob, A Life in Five Acts, by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, will be presented at 8 p.m. April 20 and 21 in The Lab Theatre in WKU’s Gordon Wilson Hall. In this play, the audience will be taken on a whirlwind tour of Bob’s unique life. […]

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