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Steel bridge team: (back row) Fahad Alhumaid, Franklyn Perez, Nathan Hughes, James Thomason, Drake Riley, Daniel Hammers, Colton Dorris, and Cory Smith; (front row) Jessica Collins, Sarah Hay, Dr. Shane Palmquist (faculty advisor), Lacey Martin, and Caitlin Brown.

WKU steel bridge team making fourth consecutive trip to national competition May 27-28

WKU civil engineering students will compete this weekend in National Student Steel Bridge Competition at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. This is the fourth consecutive year that WKU has qualified for the national event. WKU finished 25th in 2015, 34th in 2015 and 37th in 2013. In April, WKU finished third overall in the […]

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WKU group attends planning association conference

Last week WKU faculty, students and alumni attended the Kentucky Chapter of the American Planning Association conference at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green. Each year urban and regional planners gather to discuss the latest advances in planning for land use associated with transportation, community development, economic progress and population growth. At this year’s […]

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Ruby Lewis as Indigo and Jeremy Kushneir as A.J. (Photo © 2016 Richard Termine)

WKU graduate Ruby Lewis ready for opening night on Broadway in ‘PARAMOUR’

As she prepares for opening night Broadway, Ruby Lewis hasn’t forgotten the role WKU played in launching her career. “I’ve been talking about Ragtime a lot lately,” Lewis said of her appearance in the 2006 WKU musical, adding that she still sings her show-stopping “Back to Before” for auditions. “Ragtime gave me the confidence to […]

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McAdoo named Executive Director of WKU Alumni Association

Dr. Anthony McAdoo, a veteran alumni relations professional, has been named the new Executive Director of the WKU Alumni Association. Dr. McAdoo, currently Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Senior Director for the University of Oregon Alumni Association, will join WKU on June 20. “We are thrilled we were able to bring Anthony to WKU,” […]

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6 WKU students awarded Lifetime Experience Grants

The Office of Scholar Development has awarded six WKU students a total of $12,000 in Lifetime Experience Grants in the 2015-16 academic year. The awards are designed to enhance students’ competitiveness for national scholarships by supporting research, creative activities, international study, student-designed service or other scholarly activities. As a condition of their awards, recipients of […]

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View from the Hill – Kappa Delta Sorority provides huge financial boost to the Family Enrichment Center

WKU’s Greek Community has played a big role in the success of the Family Enrichment Center, a regional hub for child abuse prevention services.  Amy Bingham explains how in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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WKU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program receives initial accreditation

WKU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program has received initial five-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. “Obtaining accreditation is a momentous event in the development of the DPT program,” said Dr. Neale Chumbler, dean of WKU’s College of Health and Human Services. “This accreditation underscores the rigor of the curriculum and […]

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Small Business Accelerator client releases world’s first mobile terminology app

Code Switch Media, a client of the Kentucky Innovation Network and a tenant of the WKU Small Business Accelerator, has released the world’s first truly mobile terminology management app, INTRAKIT™. The app is a tool for professional interpreters and translators. This sophisticated tool (not for amateur language learners) is designed to help reduce time researching […]

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WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox conducted its commencement ceremony on May 16.

WKU Week in Photos special edition: Commencement events at regional campuses

Here is a special installment of WKU Week in Photos for May 2016 Commencement events at WKU Regional Campuses; photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs. WKU Glasgow WKU Glasgow held its Graduand ceremony on May 5. (WKU photos by Clinton Lewis) WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox held its commencement ceremony […]

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WKU Week in Photos special edition: 179th Commencement

Here is a special May 2016 Commencement installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs. (Additional Commencement photos are available on the WKU Facebook page and WKU on Instagram) (More photos: Gatton Academy graduation; WKU Regional Campuses) Graduate School ceremony On May 13, WKU conferred doctoral, master’s and specialist […]

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WKU’s 179th Commencement concludes with undergraduate ceremonies

WKU recognized more than 1,800 graduates in its Class of 2016 and presented two honorary doctorates on Saturday as the 179th Commencement concluded with three undergraduate ceremonies. During morning, afternoon and evening ceremonies at Diddle Arena, WKU conferred 1,714 bachelor’s degrees, 82 associate degrees and 44 undergraduate certificates. President Gary Ransdell reminded the Class of […]

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Ogden Foundation Scholar Jessica Canada is congratulated by Dr. Jeff Katz, dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business. Canada also was recognized as a Scholar of the College during WKU's 179th Commencement on May 14. (WKU photo by Bryan Lemon)

Ogden Foundation Scholar, other top students honored

WKU recognized its top scholars during Saturday’s undergraduate ceremonies of its 179th Commencement. Jessica L. Canada of Williamsburg, who received concurrent degrees with a major in Management and Economics, was honored as the Ogden Foundation Scholar. WKU’s top academic honor is presented to one graduating baccalaureate degree senior who has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and […]

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