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WKU student from Franklin crowned 2015 Coming Home King

McGavinn Brown of Franklin was crowned 2015 Coming Home King on Saturday (Feb. 28) at WKU. Brown, the son of the late Mark Brown and Kelly Brown, is a History and Political Science major and was sponsored by Chi Omega. Brown was crowned at halftime of WKU’s men’s basketball game against FIU. First runner-up was […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Feb. 22-28, 2015

Here is the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.  

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North Carolina law professor to present 2015 Harrison lecture

Professor Alfred L. Brophy, the Judge John J. Parker Distinguished Professor of Law at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law, will present the 2015 Harrison Distinguished Lecture on March 24 at WKU. Brophy’s lecture on University, Court, and Slave: Proslavery Thought in Southern Colleges and the Coming of the Civil War will begin […]

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WKU forensics team competes in tournaments in Illinois & Ohio

The WKU forensics team traveled to Peoria and Normal, Illinois, and Bowling Green, Ohio, to compete in four tournaments the weekend of Feb. 27-28. In Illinois the team placed first in team sweepstakes, ahead of 10 other schools, including Bradley University, Illinois State University and Ball State University. This finishes the open invitation tournaments for […]

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Community College Transfer Scholarship deadline April 1

Community college students wanting to transfer to WKU may be eligible for up to $4,000 in scholarship assistance. The application deadline for the Community College Transfer Scholarship is April 1 for fall admission. The admissions application serves as the scholarship application. Renewable scholarships range from $1,500 to $4,000, depending on GPA. Transfer students from Kentucky […]

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Graduate students, faculty attend Sports Career Workshop

A group of five graduate students and two faculty members from WKU’s School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport (KRS) attended the Sports Career Workshop Feb. 20-21 at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. The seminar, which is produced by Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW), provides a chance for young professionals to learn about a variety of careers […]

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Author, photographer to present WKU’s 11th annual Gaines lecture

New York Times bestselling author Beth Macy and nationally recognized photographer Jared Soares will speak at WKU on Wednesday (March 4) for the School of Journalism & Broadcasting’s 11th annual John B. Gaines Family Lecture Series. The talk, titled Outsiders and Underdogs: Telling the Untold Stories of Globalization’s Aftermath, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the […]

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View from the Hill – Society for Lifelong Learners

Western Kentucky University is hitting the ground running with a brand new learning opportunity for adult learners.  Amy Bingham explains the Society for Lifelong Learning in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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3 WKU students honored by Gilman Scholarship Program

Three WKU students have been honored by the nationally competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Demarcus Brooks of Louisville, Linda Cruz of Carrollton and Brianna Stewart of Guston were named Gilman Scholars and will receive up to $5,000 each toward their study abroad or internship program costs. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, […]

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Professor emeritus to receive prestigious literary award

Dr. Robert V. Haynes of Bowling Green, professor emeritus of history at WKU, will receive the prestigious Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award on Saturday (Feb. 28) at the 26th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration in Natchez, Mississippi. The Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award was established in 1994 by the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration […]

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‘Ideas, Innovation, Invention’ theme of 2nd IdeaFestival Bowling Green

The second annual IdeaFestival®Bowling Green promises to be an outstanding event for those who celebrate ideas. This one-day speaker series, set for March 20 at WKU’s Downing Student Union, features nine presentations split into three 90-minute sessions each with three 20-minute talks, and a keynote session that is also 90 minutes. Each session will end with […]

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42nd annual WKU History Contest March 20

The 42nd annual WKU History Contest will be March 20 in E. A. Diddle Arena. The contest, sponsored by WKU’s History Department, is for high school and junior high school students and will consist of objective and essay exams. Students may enter in one of four areas: junior high American history from colonial exploration through […]

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