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Professor emeritus to receive prestigious literary award

Dr. Robert V. Haynes of Bowling Green, professor emeritus of history at WKU, will receive the prestigious Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award on Saturday (Feb. 28) at the 26th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration in Natchez, Mississippi. The Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award was established in 1994 by the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration […]

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42nd annual WKU History Contest March 20

The 42nd annual WKU History Contest will be March 20 in E. A. Diddle Arena. The contest, sponsored by WKU’s History Department, is for high school and junior high school students and will consist of objective and essay exams. Students may enter in one of four areas: junior high American history from colonial exploration through […]

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Veteran’s Resource Fair March 4 at Glasgow’s National Guard Armory

WKU’s Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) will host a Veteran’s Resource Fair on Wednesday (March 4) in Glasgow. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 410 Cavalry Drive in Glasgow. “This is the first resource fair designed to focus on meeting the needs of our military service […]

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20th Annual Regional Bridge Building Championships March 14

The 20th Annual Regional Bridge Building Championships will be held March 14 at the WKU Center for Research & Development’s Commons Area. The object of this contest is to see who can design, construct and test the most efficient bridge within certain given specifications. Model bridges are built with basswood and are intended to be […]

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International gerontologists visit WKU & Bowling Green

International gerontologists from Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland and the Netherlands visited WKU and the city of Bowling Green on Wednesday (Feb. 25) for a showcase of the city’s Christian Care Communities before attending the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education meetings in Nashville later this week. The visitors received a guided tour of Bowling Green from […]

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Weather alert for Feb. 26, 2015: WKU Glasgow on delayed schedule

Here’s a WKU winter weather alert for Thursday (Feb. 26): WKU Glasgow will operate on a delayed schedule Thursday (Feb. 26). The first classes will start at 10 a.m. Please use caution when traveling.  For the latest updates, visit www.wku.edu, www.wku.edu/news or follow WKU News on Twitter @wkunews or Facebook at www.facebook.com/WKUNews More: Winter weather communication plan  

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‘Rock the Audition’ author to visit WKU for masterclass on March 3

Actress, teacher and author Sheri Sanders will be helping WKU Theatre & Dance students and others learn how to “Rock the Audition” during a masterclass Tuesday (March 3). The masterclass will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The masterclass is free and open to […]

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WKU professor selected as Sport Professional of the Year

WKU Professor William “Willie” Hey has been chosen as “Sport Professional of the Year” by Southern District SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America. The Sport Professional of the Year Award honors outstanding leaders in the professional domain of sport. Qualifications for the award include: Serves as a positive role model epitomizing the values […]

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WKU students finish 1st, 2nd in Hearst multimedia news contest

2 broadcasting students honored in BEA 2015 Festival of Media Arts WKU photojournalism students finished first and second in the second multimedia competition of the 2014-15 Hearst Journalism Awards Program and two WKU broadcasting students were honored in the Broadcast Education Association’s 2015 Festival of Media Arts. Katie Meek, a senior from Elizabethtown, won the […]

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Honors College at WKU spotlighted in national guide

The Honors College at WKU is one of five Master’s Comprehensive public university honors colleges or programs in the United States profiled in the second edition of A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs. “According to the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), there are over 1,000 honors programs and colleges in the United States,” […]

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WKU offering first 4-year degree in floodplain management in U.S.

Some of the nation’s top floodplain managers will meet next week at WKU, home of the United States’ first four-year degree in floodplain management. Members of the Certification Board of Regents for the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Certified Floodplain Manager program will be in Bowling Green on March 2-4 for their spring meeting. […]

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WKU weather update for Feb. 23, 2015

Here’s a WKU winter weather update for Monday (Feb. 23): All WKU campuses will be open and running on schedule Monday (Feb. 23). Please use caution when traveling. While most sidewalks and parking lots have been cleared, there still may be slick spots and areas of black ice. Be safe and allow extra time.  For the latest […]

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