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High school students participate in Confucius Institute program in China

Since 2011, the Confucius Institute at WKU has given high school students the opportunity to go to China. In previous years, the CI at WKU partnered with Hanban/Confucius Institute’s China High School Summer Bridge Program and sent more than 75 students to China. Last year’s program was the final one organized and sponsored by Hanban/Confucius […]

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WKU Learn and Earn teams with SOKY Jobs on program

WKU Learn and Earn is working with SOKY Jobs in efforts to increase program awareness, expand business partnerships and meet the growing workforce needs within the region. The WKU Learn and Earn program partners with area companies and businesses to employ both traditional and non-traditional college students, thus helping meet their company production goals. In […]

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WKU Regents hear 10-year housing master plan

WKU’s Student Life Foundation is embarking on 10-year plan to provide housing that is more in line with the style students prefer. Brian Kuster, WKU’s Vice President for Student Affairs and Executive Director of the Student Life Foundation, told WKU’s Regents that the plan was developed after an extensive survey of students’ preferences. “We are […]

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WKU Regents pass $402 million budget

WKU’s Board of Regents today (June 24) passed a $402 million budget for 2016-17. WKU President Gary A. Ransdell said the budget presented “significant revenue challenges,” but the University was able to meet several goals, including a 3 percent salary increase over 12 months and minimal impact on campus employment. “Throughout the budget process, we […]

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View from the Hill – WKU Police release powerful new active shooter training video

Run, Hide and Fight.  Three words that could save your life in an active shooter situation.  WKU has released a powerful new video demonstrating this technique.  Amy Bingham has a preview of it in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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WKU Admissions hosting Picnics in the Park

The Admissions Office at Western Kentucky University is hosting several “Picnics in the Park” during June and July for incoming freshmen. They are celebrations for WKU2020 that will be held all over Kentucky and Tennessee. The Class of 2020 and their parents are invited to spend an afternoon or evening with other Hilltopper families. Like […]

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WKU professor’s 8th novel to be released Tuesday

WKU English professor and local author David Bell’s eighth novel, his first set in Kentucky, will be released with New American Library, an imprint of Penguin Random House USA, on June 21.   Bell will launch his book tour for “Since She Went Away” on Tuesday at the Barr Memorial Library on the base of […]

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WKU Regents to hold budget, committee meetings on June 24

The WKU Board of Regents will conduct a special budget approval meeting on June 24, followed by meetings of the Academic Affairs and Executive committees. The budget meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media and Technology Hall. The committee meetings, and a report from Presidential Search Committee Chair Dr. […]

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View from the Hill – WKU’s White Squirrel Phenomenon

     For years WKU has gone nuts for white squirrels.  So much so that merchandise and even a mascot have resulted from the obsession.  Amy Bingham has more on the furry phenomenon in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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‘Chinese Cultural Experience’ mobile unit still on the move

Since the official unveiling of the Confucius Institute at WKU’s mobile unit in September 2013, the “Chinese Cultural Experience” has visited more than 200 sites in Kentucky and is still on the move. The unit is a 40-foot by 13-foot by 10-foot mobile home that has been converted to be a Chinese museum on wheels. […]

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Spring 2016 Dean’s/President’s List

The Spring 2016 Dean’s and President’s List is available online. Students making the Dean’s List have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 on a 4.0 scale. Students on the President’s List have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0. To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that […]

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VUB staff member elected to Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame

Krystol Stinson of Scottsville has been elected to the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame. She will be inducted into the Hall’s Class of 2016 on Sept. 17 in Frankfort. Stinson works for WKU’s Veterans Upward Bound project as the outreach coordinator. She graduated magna cum laude from WKU in 2013 with bachelor of arts degree […]

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