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WKU Public Health student awarded Fulbright fellowship

WKU Department of Public Health student Laura Allen, a senior from Edgewood, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship for the 2017-2018 school year. Allen, a Healthcare Administration major in the College of Health and Human Services, will be completing an independent research project, Considering the Environment of Nursing Homes for the Betterment of Residential Care, […]

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WKU Forensics Team wins debate at Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament

Seven members of the WKU Forensics Team traveled to Boise, Idaho to compete in the 50th Biennial Pi Kappa Delta Convention and National Tournament the weekend of March 21-25. The team also closed out the final round of Lincoln-Douglas debate, and all students advanced to an elimination round in at least one event. Hosted bi-annually, […]

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WKU Week in Photos: March 20-25, 2017

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

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More than 160 authors, illustrators to attend 2017 SOKY Book Fest April 21-22

More than 160 authors and illustrators are expected to be in attendance for the Southern Kentucky Book Fest weekend of April 21-22, including New York Times bestselling authors Ann Patchett, Tim Crothers, David Grann and R.L. Stine, well-known for his Goosebumps series. Held at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green, SOKY Book Fest weekend […]

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High school journalists honored at awards ceremony

More than 80 high school journalists and advisers from 10 high schools across Kentucky attended the 37th annual Mark of Excellence newspaper, broadcasting and online awards ceremony at WKU on March 24. The competition is co-sponsored by WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting and the WKU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The best […]

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WKU wins Hearst program’s photojournalism competition

WKU’s School of Journalism and Broadcasting has won the Hearst Journalism Award Program’s Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition for the 23rd time in the past 28 years. WKU student Srijita Chattopadhyay won the Photojournalism Picture Story/Series Competition in the 2016-2017 Hearst Journalism Awards Program and qualified for the semifinal round of judging in April.  Lydia Schweickart  finished […]

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Vic Richey to present 2017 Hays Watkins Lecture on March 31

Vic Richey, Chairman, CEO and President of ESCO Technologies, Inc., a St. Louis-based technology company with subsidiaries operating throughout the United States and around the world, is coming to WKU on March 31 as the Gordon Ford College of Business’ 2017 Hays Watkins Visiting CEO. Richey, who received his undergraduate degree from WKU, will present […]

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Gabbi Doolin Memorial Scholarship Fund established

The memory of Gabbi Doolin—a second-grade student at the Allen County Primary Center when her life was taken on November 14, 2015—will live on forever through the establishment of the Gabbi Doolin Memorial Scholarship Fund. The announcement of the fund — administered through the College Heights Foundation at WKU — was made Thursday (March 23) […]

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View from the Hill – Student Research Conference Preview

Hundreds of WKU students engaged in research get a chance to show off their findings at the 47th annual Student Research  Conference on Saturday (March 25). Amy Bingham has a preview of some of the unique topics in this week’s View from the Hill.     

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Biology graduate publishes research on perception of elephant impact on ecosystem

WKU biology graduate Adam Edge of Shepherdsville is the lead author of a paper titled “Examining Human Perception of Elephants and Large Trees for Insights into Conservation of an African Savanna Ecosystem” that has been published in the journal Human Dimensions of Wildlife. Edge, who was a student in the Honors College at WKU and […]

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WKU to celebrate 2nd annual Fulbright Week April 3-7

WKU will celebrate the second annual Fulbright Week April 3-7 with events for prospective students and faculty. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program seeking to increase mutual understanding between Americans and the people of other countries. Established in 1946 by U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright and sponsored by the U.S. […]

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WKU PBS engineer selected for national project

Jordan Basham, Special Projects Engineer for WKU PBS, is among 25 digital professionals from PBS member stations to become Digital Immersion Partners. The Digital Immersion Project, developed by PBS Digital & Marketing with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is a unique opportunity that mixes in-depth training, hands-on workshops and collaborative mentorship to improve […]

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