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Gatton Academy ranked among top-performing schools for 7th consecutive year

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU has been named to The Washington Post’s list of top-performing schools with elite students for the seventh consecutive year. Since 1998, educational columnist Jay Mathews has ranked Washington-area public high schools using the Challenge Index, his measure of how effectively a school prepares its students for […]

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View from the Hill – Kirker Butler

A WKU Alum who has written on shows like Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and even ABC’s recent mini-series Galavant is back in Kentucky promoting his new book.  Amy Bingham talks to him in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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WKU Thrift Shop raises funds for local organization

What better reason to shop, than for charity? The WKU Thrift Shop was held Wednesday (April 15) as a part of National Volunteer Week activities. Donations were collected for more than a month to be used as items to sell during the event. From clothing to furniture, staff and students came together to donate a […]

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Baylor professor Russell to present Warren-Brooks lecture

Richard Rankin Russell, professor of English at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, will deliver the annual Warren-Brooks lecture on literary criticism on Thursday (April 23). The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Robert Penn Warren Studies at WKU. Dr. Russell’s recent book, Seamus Heaney’s Regions, was selected as the 2014 winner of the Robert […]

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WKU geoscientist to represent U.S. on international karst commission

WKU Distinguished Professor of Hydrogeology Chris Groves has accepted an invitation to represent the United States in the leadership of the Karst Commission of the International Geographical Union (IGU). Dr. Groves received the invitation letter on Tuesday (April 14) from the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He joins 10 other scientists from as many […]

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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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