Archive | January 28, 2013

WKU professor glad to see Warren in Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame

A WKU English professor is glad to see Robert Penn Warren in the inaugural class of the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame. Warren, a Guthrie native, was one of six named to the hall during an induction ceremony last week. Others were Harriette Arnow, William Wells Brown, Harry Caudill, Elizabeth Madox Roberts and James Still. […]

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2 Gatton Academy seniors recognized as National Achievement finalists

Charvinia Neblett of Russellville and Henry Uradu of Russell, both seniors at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, have been recognized as finalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program, an honor which potentially opens the door to college scholarship opportunities. The National Achievement Scholarship Program is an academic competition established in 1964 […]

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WKU students encouraged to volunteer for annual K-Count survey of homeless

Every year, Kentucky Housing Corporation conducts a K-Count to monitor the homeless situation in Kentucky. The survey is used to assess necessary funding for resources and support for homeless persons in the Barren River communities, as well as monitor overall progress under Kentucky’s Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness and provide valuable information for managing and […]

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Forensics team members compete in tournaments in Illinois, Missouri

WKU forensics team members traveled to DeKalb, Ill., and Saint Louis, Mo., to take part in three tournaments the weekend of Jan. 26-27. WKU’s team of nine placed second in team sweepstakes at both of the two tournaments hosted on the campus of Northern Illinois University. Other competing schools included the University of Notre Dame, […]

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Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain to present lectures at WKU

Dr. Carol M. Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, will present two lectures at WKU on Thursday and Friday. Dr. Swain will present “Black, Conservative, and Unashamed: My Life as a Public Intellectual” at 4 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 31) at WKU’s Faculty House. Dr. Swain shares her political evolution and explores […]

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WKU students take advantage of Study Away courses during Winter Term

For many WKU students, Winter Break means more than just a pause from college life and classes. The time off can also be an opportunity to travel, learn more about their world and earn additional college credit through Study Away courses. This January 34 WKU students took advantage of Study Away opportunities during Winter Term, […]

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WKU graduate co-authors book on ‘Spreadable Media’

The days of turning on the evening news or opening the morning paper to catch up on local, national or world events are long gone. Now when news breaks, we turn to online media or social networks to “like,” “share” or “tweet” the latest news. The fundamental changes in the contemporary media environment are examined […]

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