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View from the Hill – Topper Corner

The new ice skating rink is adding to the excitement of downtown Bowling Green and WKU has a presence in the midst of it all.  Amy Bingham shows us how Topper Corner adds a unique flair in this week’s View from the Hill.      

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Crowder appointed editor of geoscience education publication

The Executive Committee of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers has appointed Dr. Margaret Crowder as Editor-in-Chief of its In the Trenches publication. The quarterly publication is designed to “provide a forum for geosciences education dialogue targeting educators in the classroom. It provides a venue for contributors to inform NAGT members about their best teaching […]

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8 WKU faculty members selected for program to Bosnia-Herzegovina

Eight WKU faculty members representing seven departments and three colleges have been selected to participate in the fourth annual Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar (ZSEIFS). Designed to infuse international content into the teaching, research and service of its participants, the ZSEIFS is a signature, comprehensive internationalization strategy made possible by the generous support of […]

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Scott Lyons appointed Dean of Graduate School at WKU

WKU Provost David Lee announced the appointment of Scott Lyons as Dean of the Graduate School. A faculty member in the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport since 2004, Dr. Lyons came to WKU after completing his doctorate in Human Performance/Exercise Physiology at the University of Alabama. A recipient of the College of Health and […]

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Crawford Hydrology Lab Manager Lee Anne Bledsoe trains a Brazilian hydrogeologist to calibrate field equipment used for tracing underground water flows.

Manager of WKU hydrology lab conducts groundwater training program in Brazil

Lee Anne Bledsoe, manager of WKU’s Crawford Hydrology Laboratory, recently returned from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where she presented a weeklong groundwater investigation workshop to a group of Brazilian hydrologists and cave explorers. The workshop detailed techniques for using fluorescent dyes to study the flow of underground water. These are important methods to understand and protect […]

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Biology student’s research recognized at conferences

A research project by WKU biology student Millicent Ronkainen of Hodgenville earned recognition at two recent conferences. Ronkainen’s poster presentation on “Identification and Characterization of an Escherichia coli Bacteriophage Mutant Capable of Growing on a Nonpermissive Host” won first place at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science and earned second place and […]

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Gatton Academy students in Dr. Rodney King's genome class.

$10,000 HHMI grant supports genomics research at WKU

Dr. Rodney King and Dr. Claire Rinehart, both professors in WKU’s Department of Biology, recently received a $10,000 award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support WKU students engaged in genomics research. This is the third year that WKU has received this award. Students in the Biology Department’s Genome Discovery and Exploration class isolate […]

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ICYMI: News Around Campus — November 2016 edition

In case you missed it, here are links to some November 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 […]

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Children’s Theatre Series closes with ‘The Imaginators’

The WKU Department of Theatre & Dance closes the academic year this weekend (Dec. 2-4) with its third and final children’s show, The Imaginators, directed by Kelly McGee, a senior from Louisville. “I picked the show because it’s such a great piece about the importance of imagination and having fun,” McGee said. Uncertain and nervous […]

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WKU’s Presidential Search Committee to meet Dec. 1-2

WKU’s Presidential Search Committee will meet Thursday and Friday (Dec. 1-2) in the Knoxville Room of the Nashville Airport Marriott, 600 Marriott Drive, Nashville, Tennessee. The committee will meet in closed session both days beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday. The agenda can be found at http://www.wku.edu/presidentialsearch/documents/psc-meeting-agenda-12-1and2-2016.pdf. Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295

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English professor Miller transitions to new stage in career after 53 years at WKU

After more than 53 years of devoted service to WKU, Professor of English Mary Ellen Miller will transition to a new stage of her career on Jan. 1. Miller began teaching at WKU in 1963; moving forward, she will teach half-time and devote more of her time to writing. Miller is the longest-serving member of […]

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3 selected for 2017 class of Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame

Members of the ninth class of the Governor Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame have been selected. The three chosen by the statewide selection committee are Opal T. Sibert, Ron Skillern and Joe Westerfield. Members of the 2017 Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame will be inducted during a ceremony scheduled for March 8 […]

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