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ICYMI: News Around Campus — May 2016 edition

In case you missed it, here are links to some May 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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WKU group attends planning association conference

Last week WKU faculty, students and alumni attended the Kentucky Chapter of the American Planning Association conference at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green. Each year urban and regional planners gather to discuss the latest advances in planning for land use associated with transportation, community development, economic progress and population growth. At this year’s […]

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Ruby Lewis as Indigo and Jeremy Kushneir as A.J. (Photo © 2016 Richard Termine)

WKU graduate Ruby Lewis ready for opening night on Broadway in ‘PARAMOUR’

As she prepares for opening night Broadway, Ruby Lewis hasn’t forgotten the role WKU played in launching her career. “I’ve been talking about Ragtime a lot lately,” Lewis said of her appearance in the 2006 WKU musical, adding that she still sings her show-stopping “Back to Before” for auditions. “Ragtime gave me the confidence to […]

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WKU student receives Princeton in Latin America Fellowship

Emma Shoaf, a graduating senior at WKU from Lexington, has received the Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) Fellowship to work in the Dominican Republic. Shoaf, a 2016 graduate in International Affairs and Spanish, is the daughter of Frank and Cameron Shoaf. She is also a graduate of the Honors College at WKU. She will be […]

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McAdoo named Executive Director of WKU Alumni Association

Dr. Anthony McAdoo, a veteran alumni relations professional, has been named the new Executive Director of the WKU Alumni Association. Dr. McAdoo, currently Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Senior Director for the University of Oregon Alumni Association, will join WKU on June 20. “We are thrilled we were able to bring Anthony to WKU,” […]

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WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox conducted its commencement ceremony on May 16.

WKU Week in Photos special edition: Commencement events at regional campuses

Here is a special installment of WKU Week in Photos for May 2016 Commencement events at WKU Regional Campuses; photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs. WKU Glasgow WKU Glasgow held its Graduand ceremony on May 5. (WKU photos by Clinton Lewis) WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox held its commencement ceremony […]

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WKU Week in Photos special edition: 179th Commencement

Here is a special May 2016 Commencement installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs. (Additional Commencement photos are available on the WKU Facebook page and WKU on Instagram) (More photos: Gatton Academy graduation; WKU Regional Campuses) Graduate School ceremony On May 13, WKU conferred doctoral, master’s and specialist […]

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WKU’s 179th Commencement concludes with undergraduate ceremonies

WKU recognized more than 1,800 graduates in its Class of 2016 and presented two honorary doctorates on Saturday as the 179th Commencement concluded with three undergraduate ceremonies. During morning, afternoon and evening ceremonies at Diddle Arena, WKU conferred 1,714 bachelor’s degrees, 82 associate degrees and 44 undergraduate certificates. President Gary Ransdell reminded the Class of […]

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Graduate ceremony begins WKU’s 179th Commencement

WKU’s 179th Commencement began Friday night (May 13) with the Graduate School ceremony that included the presentation of the John D. Minton Award for outstanding graduate student and the recognition of graduates from three doctoral programs, including the inaugural class of the Doctor of Physical Therapy. The 724 spring and summer graduates included recipients of […]

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Doctoral degree recipients recognized at graduate ceremony

WKU recognized the spring and summer 2016 recipients of its doctoral degree programs in Physical Therapy, Educational Leadership and Nursing Practice on Friday night (May 13) at the graduate ceremony of its 179th Commencement. Educational Leadership Doctoral Program graduates Graduates of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program are (name, hometown, dissertation title): Sharlene Sameon Garces Baragona […]

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Record 13 WKU students honored by Fulbright Program

Thirteen WKU students have been honored by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the most in WKU’s history. Eight graduating seniors and recent alumni received grants: Brittany Broder of St. Charles, Missouri; Jessica Brumley of Lawrenceburg; Elizabeth Gribbins of Louisville; Jarred Johnson of Somerset; Bailey Mack of Louisville; Tyler Prochazka of Newton, Kansas; Megan Skaggs of […]

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Campus Activities Board presented CAB-oom on April 28.

WKU Week in Photos: April 25-29, 2016

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

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