WKU’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter has completed the State Farm Matching Grant this semester. The Campus Chapter raised $2,000, which was matched by State Farm. In total, $4,000 will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity Bowling Green/Warren County affiliate. The Campus Chapter’s fund-raising activities included a cookout and bake sale along with multiple […]
A new beer is brewing at WKU and it will provide a unique educational opportunity for students. It’s the result of a public/private partnership with Alltech as Amy Bingham explains in this week’s View from the Hill.
In case you missed it, here are links to some April 2016 news items/social media posts from WKU colleges, departments and programs. (More: To keep up with “News Around Campus” check out the headlines listed on the right side of the WKU News page or subscribe to the “News Around Campus” RSS feed; to connect […]
The Southern Kentucky Book Fest partnership announced Paul Griner as the winner of this year’s Kentucky Literary Award for his book Hurry Please, I Want to Know, published by Sarabande Books (Louisville). First awarded in 2003 and reintroduced in 2012 after a brief hiatus, the Kentucky Literary Award is a celebration of Kentucky Literature. Eligible […]
WKU today announced its budget reduction plan for Fiscal Year 2017. In a message to the campus, President Gary A. Ransdell outlined the plan to reduce WKU’s budget by $6,039,200 to address the Fall 2016 enrollment revenue decline, increases in fixed costs, most notably the 48 percent increase in the KERS employer contribution, and a […]
The Western Kentucky Film Festival celebrates its 22nd anniversary with a lineup of the best student work from the year and a host of special guests, including horror icon Mick Garris and nationally known independent filmmakers Diane Bellino, Ryan Sage and Jonathan Rattner. The festival kicks off Thursday (April 28) in Mass Media Technology Hall […]
Jarl Mohn, the President and CEO of NPR, will be the featured speaker at the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Coffee Hour on Friday morning (April 29) at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center. The program is being presented by WKU Public Radio, an NPR member station since 1980. The event begins at 7 a.m. Register […]
Two faculty members in WKU’s College of Education and Behavioral Sciences have received grants from the Fulbright Program. Dr. Kristin Wilson, associate professor in the Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Research, has received a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to South Africa. Dr. Kay Gandy, professor in the School of Teacher Education, has received […]
Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. is partnering with WKU to bring the largest production-level brewing system to a university campus in the United States. The fully operational brewery will help support new undergraduate and graduate certificates in Brewing and Distilling Arts and Sciences, set to begin this summer. The brewery consists of a brewhouse, […]
WKU is touched by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16. The country has not experienced a disaster of this magnitude in over seven decades. This earthquake has already taken more than 500 lives and injured thousands, with thousands more unaccounted for. According to reliefweb, approximately 2,000 buildings and 280 schools have […]
Here’s the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis, Bryan Lemon and Bob Skipper of WKU Public Affairs.
The WKU Board of Regents on Friday (April 22) chose the firm of Isaacson, Miller to assist in the search for a new president. Isaacson, Miller, with offices in Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., will help develop a qualified, diverse pool of applicants; recruit candidates; conduct reference checks and assist with screening candidates. WKU […]