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WKU’s Bell releasing 7th novel

WKU English professor David Bell’s seventh novel will be released with New American Library, an imprint of Penguin Random House USA, on July 7. Bell will launch his book tour for “Somebody I Used To Know” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Bob Kirby Branch of Warren County Public Library in Bowling Green, Ky. The […]

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10 WKU students receive Lifetime Experience Grants

The Office of Scholar Development (OSD) has awarded 10 Western Kentucky University students a total of $17,900 in Lifetime Experience Grants in the 2014-15 academic year. The Lifetime Experience (LTE) Grant program was initially funded by a grant from the WKU Sisterhood. The awards are designed to enhance students’ competitiveness for national scholarships by supporting […]

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Higdon, Dennison, Harris to lead WKU Board of Regents

Frederick A. Higdon of Lebanon was today (June 26) elected chair of the Western Kentucky University Board of Regents. Dr. Melissa B. Dennison of Glasgow was elected vice chair and Cynthia Harris of Louisville was elected secretary. Higdon is a Commissioner with Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control. He is also partner in Spragens & Higdon, PSC […]

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WKU Board of Regents approves $396.5 million budget for 2015-16

Plan includes expanded scholarship capacity, health insurance support WKU’s Board of Regents today (June 26) approved a $396.5 million budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16 that includes a $2 million state appropriation for the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, which will allow the Academy to grow to 200 students by Fall 2017. The […]

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View from the Hill – Masters in Gifted Education

For 33 years, Western Kentucky University has been a pioneer in gifted education.  A new opportunity is now available to teachers of gifted and talented students,  as Amy Bingham explains in this week’s View from the Hill.    

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WKU students conducting chemical research in South Korea

WKU students John Biechele Speziale and John Logan Reynolds are conducting chemical research for 10 weeks this summer at Changwon National University in South Korea. Speziale and Reynolds are working in the laboratory of Professor Yong-Ill Lee with a group that includes students from South Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia. The WKU chemistry majors’ summer research […]

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WKU finishes 17th overall in 2015 National Concrete Canoe Competition

WKU civil engineering students finished 17th overall in the 2015 American Society of Civil Engineers’ National Concrete Canoe Competition, held June 20-22 at Clemson University. WKU’s Western Reserve finished 14th in oral presentation, 14th in final product and 19th in design paper. In canoe races, WKU placed ninth in women’s sprint, 14th in women’s slalom, […]

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Planetarium to present ‘New Horizons at Pluto’ July 2-Aug. 23

New Horizons at Pluto will be presented July 2-Aug. 23 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. About the show: The New Horizons spacecraft is on approach for a dramatic flight past the icy dwarf planet and its moons in July 2015. The […]

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WKU PBS earns record 7 Ohio Valley Emmy Award nominations

WKU PBS, WKU’s Public Television Service, has been nominated for seven awards in six different categories for the 51st Annual Ohio Valley Emmy Awards. Recipients will be announced during a July 25 ceremony at Keeneland in Lexington. WKU’s public broadcasting service has been nominated in each of the past 12 years, receiving the award 17 […]

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Archambault named Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations

Marc Archambault, a veteran higher education administrator and advancement officer, has been named WKU’s Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations and President of the WKU Foundation. Archambault, currently Vice President of Development and Alumni at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, and CEO of the UVU Foundation, will join WKU on Aug. 17. “We […]

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26 students attend WKU Agriculture’s 2015 ASSET Conference

WKU’s Department of Agriculture hosted 26 students at the ASSET (Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows) Conference June 14-18. The five-day conference is designed for students who have completed their junior year of high school and are interested in attending college and studying agriculture. The conference focused on activities that consist of leadership, communication and […]

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WKU Regents to discuss budget, hold committee meetings June 26

The WKU Board of Regents will conduct a special budget approval meeting at 9 a.m. June 26 in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media and Technology Hall. Board committees will meet following the budget meeting. Meeting materials are available at Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295

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