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Two WKU faculty members to be honored at Taylor Chapel AME Church

Two WKU faculty members will be honored Sunday (Feb. 7) at an African American History Month event at Taylor Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Dr. Saundra Starks, professor of Social Work, and Dr. John Hardin, professor of History, are among five being honored at 10 a.m. during the African American History Celebratory Event. Dr. Starks, […]

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View from the Hill – WKU President Gary Ransdell talks about the timing of his retirement and plans for his remaining time on the hill

When Gary Ransdell announced his retirement last week it caught everyone by surprise.  But it’s something he had been planning for quite some time.   Amy Bingham sits down with the university’s ninth president to talk about his decision,  as well as the remainder of his time at WKU in this week’s View from the […]

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Hardin Planetarium to present ‘Starry Tales for a Winter Night’ Feb. 16-March 24

Starry Tales for a Winter Night, a highly interactive planetarium experience designed to help you find your way around winter’s night skies, will be presented Feb. 16-March 24 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: During the 60-minute show, participants […]

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Online-only Winter 2016 edition of WKU SPIRIT available

The WKU Alumni Association has released an online-only Winter 2016 edition of WKU SPIRIT magazine. According to Marc Archambault, WKU’s Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, this online-only edition will supplement the organization’s three regular print publications, which are sent each spring, summer and fall. “We are excited about this online-only edition, as it […]

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Moffatt, Swietek join WKU Public Broadcasting

Emil Moffatt and Molly Swietek, familiar faces at WKU, are now in leadership roles at WKU Public Broadcasting. Moffatt, local host of All Things Considered in 2013-14, has returned to WKU Public Radio as station manager. His new duties also include overseeing operations for WKU’s student station, WWHR 91.7. Moffatt’s news experience includes a year […]

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WKU to host Women Veterans Conference on April 30

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton will be the keynote speaker for the Western Kentucky Regional Women Veterans Conference on April 30 at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center. Hampton, a Bowling Green resident, served in the U.S. Air Force for seven years. She is a combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War who rose to the rank […]

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WKU was crowned champion in both individual events team sweepstakes and overall team sweepstakes.

WKU Forensics Team wins at tournaments in Ohio, Missouri

WKU’s Forensics Team traveled to Athens, Ohio, and St. Louis, Missouri, to take part in two tournaments the weekend of Jan. 30-31. The tournament in St. Louis was hosted by Webster University. There, WKU was crowned champion in both individual events team sweepstakes and overall team sweepstakes. Additionally, all students advanced to at least one […]

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Office of Scholar Development hosting ‘Day of Workshops’ on Feb. 17

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” on Feb. 17 to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development. Held in the Honors College and International Center (HCIC), Room 2021, “Day of Workshops” provides an opportunity for students to quickly […]

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2 Gatton Academy students named Emperor Science Award winners

Two Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky students have been named winners of the inaugural Emperor Science Award. The Emperor Science Award program is an initiative designed to encourage high school students to explore careers in science, specifically cancer research and care, through a mentoring opportunity. The program is made possible by founding […]

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WKU’s TopSCHOLAR® passes 2 million download mark

WKU’s online repository, known as TopSCHOLAR®, passed the two million download mark on Jan. 20, 2016. The database houses the research and creative activity of WKU’s scholarly community of faculty, staff and students. As an open access repository, anyone can access and download the materials for free from anywhere in the world. “This is such […]

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WKU President Gary A. Ransdell to retire in 2017

At the WKU Board of Regents first quarterly meeting on Friday (Jan. 29), President Gary A. Ransdell announced his intention to retire in 2017.  His last day serving as President will be June 30, 2017, and following a brief sabbatical, he will officially retire from WKU Dec. 31, 2017. “After considerable thought, Julie and I […]

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From left: Dr. Martha M. Day, Dr. Lisa C. Duffin and student Courtney Inabnitt visited the Kennedy Space Center during a trip to the Clute Institute International Education Conference.

WKU research project recognized at international education conference

WKU student Courtney Inabnitt and Associate Professors Dr. Lisa C. Duffin and Dr. Martha M. Day presented their research at the Clute Institute International Education Conference Jan. 3-7 in Orlando, Florida. The presentation is part of Inabnitt’s undergraduate honors thesis project. Inabnitt, a senior from Nancy, will graduate from WKU this spring with degrees in […]

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