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WKU graduates, Public Affairs win PRSA Nashville Parthenon Awards

Five 2014 public relations graduates from WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting and WKU’s Division of Public Affairs both won awards for excellence in public relations campaigns and projects at the 29th annual PRSA Nashville Parthenon Awards announced Thursday (April 23). Graduates Jennifer Anderson of Frankfort, Katie DePriest of Nashville, Kristen Foltz of Hebron, Jordan […]

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College Heights Herald, Talisman win national awards

WKU’s College Heights Herald news and advertising operation and the Talisman yearbook were honored in recent competitions. The combined news content of the College Heights Herald newspaper, the WKUHerald.com website and the WKUHerald mobile apps earned Gold Medalist designation from Columbia Scholastic Press Association for print-and-digital hybrid publications. In judging for the Gold Medalist award, […]

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WKU Week in Photos: April 13-17, 2015

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

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VUB staff member recognized for her work with veterans

Krystol Stinson, Outreach Coordinator for Veterans Upward Bound at WKU, was recognized April 14 as a Daily Point of Light award winner as part of National Volunteer Week. Stinson, who lives in Scottsville, was honored for her work with the veterans community in southcentral Kentucky. She is a WKU graduate and retired from the U.S. […]

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WKU adds CHAOS weather observation, forecast facility

The Hill has seen its fair share of extreme weather and climate events over the years, including floods, crippling ice storms, paralyzing snows, damaging hail and wind, heat and cold spells, and tornadoes. Now with the addition of the College Heights Atmospheric Observatory for Students (CHAOS), WKU has fresh eyes to monitor these hazardous conditions […]

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TV writer/producer returning to WKU for presentation on April 14

“You’re funny, can you write?” was the question that kick started Kirker Butler’s career in comedy. The WKU Department of Theatre & Dance will welcome the Emmy-nominated writer and WKU alumnus back to campus on April 14 for a presentation and book signing at 7 p.m. at the Augenstein Alumni Center. Butler will be discussing […]

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WKU wins Hearst photojournalism title for 22nd time in 26 years

With two top-three finishers in the final photojournalism contest of the 2014-15 Hearst Journalism Awards Program, WKU has won the Hearst Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition for the 22nd time in the past 26 years. Austin Anthony, a 2014 graduate from Herndon, Virginia, placed second in the Photo Picture Story/Series Competition and received a $2,000 award. Brittany […]

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WKU Week in Photos: March 14-21, 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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WKU honored with fifth Tree Campus USA® designation

WKU was honored with 2014 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. “WKU is honored to again be recognized as a Tree Campus USA®,” Josh Twardowski, Manager of Operations and Campus Services. “At WKU, we strive to continually and positively promote environmental stewardship and create […]

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Muhlenberg County educator inducted into Teacher Hall of Fame

Mary K. Armstrong, a longtime Muhlenberg County educator, was inducted Tuesday (March 3) into the Gov. Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame. “The whole thing has been great. It’s too glamorous for me because I’m just a country girl. I didn’t expect all this,” Armstrong, 95, said after an induction ceremony at the […]

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#HeartsOnTheHill for Valentine’s

As part of Valentine’s Week at WKU, we’ve been asking Hilltoppers to share their love stories with #HeartsOnTheHill. Here are some we’ve compiled from your posts on Instagram and Twitter. Happy Valentine’s! Celebrate Valentine's Week with WKU! Meet your sweetheart on the hill? Share your love stories with #HeartsOnTheHill. pic.twitter.com/6E08LhSIxD — WKU (@wku) February 9, […]

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WKU assistant registrar honored for research on staff morale

Rheanna Plemons, Assistant Registrar at WKU, has been honored for her study on factors affecting staff morale. Dr. Plemons received the 2015 Margaret Ruthven Perry Distinguished SACRAO Journalism Award from the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. The award was for her study “Staff Perceptions of Work-Environment Factors Affecting Morale in Southeastern Registrar’s […]

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