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WKU's 180th Commencement

WKU Week in Photos: Fall 2016 Commencement Edition

Here’s a special 180th Commencement edition of WKU Week in Photos by Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs. College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Ogden College of Science and Engineering, Potter College of Arts & Letters College of Health and Human Services, Gordon Ford College of Business, University College    

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WKU confers degrees to 1,372 during 180th Commencement

WKU conferred degrees and certificates to more than 1,370 graduates Saturday at its 180th Commencement. During morning and afternoon ceremonies at Diddle Arena, WKU awarded 75 associate, 925 bachelor’s, 307 master’s, 13 doctoral and three specialist degrees and 19 undergraduate certificates and 30 graduate certificates for a total of 1,372. WKU President Gary A. Ransdell […]

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3 WKU students receive undergraduate library research awards

WKU undergraduate students Elizabeth Hurm, Susannah Roy and Mahdi Alawami were honored in their University Experience classes for winning undergraduate research awards. WKU Libraries and WKU University Experience faculty offer the awards in an effort to recognize the important role of good undergraduate research in college academic success. “Information literacy and library skills are essential […]

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Dominique Wood

WKU student awarded Freeman-ASIA scholarship

WKU student Dominique Wood of Nashville, Tennessee, will study abroad next spring through support from the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia scholarship program. Wood, a third-year Chinese major and the daughter of Angela Tomes and Thomas Wood, was awarded a scholarship of up to $3,000 to advance her Chinese language studies abroad. She will […]

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Ogden Foundation Scholar – Austin Hatfield

 Western Kentucky University will host its 180th commencement this weekend where close to 14-hundred degrees will be conferred.  Amy Bingham talks to the top graduate in this week’s View from the Hill.    

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3 WKU students awarded Foreign Service Internships

Three WKU students will begin working in the U.S. Department of State next summer. Margaret Sullivan of Louisville, Noah Stevens of Elizabethtown and Erick Murrer of Nancy were awarded prestigious U.S. Foreign Service Internships, funded by the U.S. Department of State. Only 34 Foreign Service Internships were awarded nationwide this year. WKU had the most […]

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Small Business Accelerator, Kentucky Innovation Network launch ‘Focus on Innovation’

The WKU Small Business Accelerator collaborated with the Central Region Office of the Kentucky Innovation Network to host its first Focus on Innovation small group discussion on Tuesday (Dec. 6) at the WKU Center for Research and Development. Managers from Operations, Human Resource and Environmental Health and Safety teams from local manufacturing facilities gathered for […]

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WKU's Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter will be sending a volunteer group to Alabama during spring break March 7-11.

WKU Habitat chapter sending group to North Carolina for winter break trip Dec. 11-17

WKU’s Habitat for Humanity campus chapter will be sending a volunteer group to North Carolina for a winter break trip Dec. 11-17. The WKU group will travel to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to assist the local Habitat for Humanity Affiliate with various projects as part of Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge. Collegiate Challenge is an alternative break trip […]

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Honors College, WBKO recognize 2016-2017 Scholar of the Week recipients

The Honors College at WKU and WBKO-TV hosted a reception on Dec. 6 to honor the 2016-2017 Scholar of the Week recipients. The Scholar of the Week program recognizes young scholars in southcentral Kentucky and the WBKO viewing area for their academic and extracurricular activities. The Honors College at WKU has been partnering with WBKO […]

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NSF awards grant for biology professor’s research project

The National Science Foundation has awarded WKU Biology Professor Shivendra Sahi a grant to fund his research project titled, “Functional characterization of gold responsive genes and development of plant based system for efficient synthesis of gold nano-particles.” The award (#1616677) began on Sept. 1, 2016, and will end on Aug. 31, 2019. The grant is […]

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WKU students (from left) Mollie Todd, Savannah Gillam, Jordan Miller and Alexandria Knipp will compete at the International Universities Arabic Debating Championship in April in Qatar. Arabic instructor Lhousseine Guerwane (back row) is helping the students prepare for the event. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

Students from WKU Arabic Program to represent U.S. in international debate event

Four students from the WKU Arabic Program will represent the United States at an international debate competition next spring in Qatar. Savannah Gillam of Bowling Green, Alexandria Knipp of Olive Hill, Jordan Miller of Villa Hills and Mollie Todd of Flemingsburg will compete at the International Universities Arabic Debating Championship. The annual event, which begins […]

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Committees of WKU Board of Regents will meet Dec. 9

The committees of the WKU Board of Regents will meet Friday (Dec. 9) beginning at 8 a.m. The meeting will be in the Guillaume Executive Board Room of the Augenstein Alumni Center. The agendas are available at http://www.wku.edu/regents/documents/2016/bor-committees-agenda-12-09-16.pdf. Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295

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