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Edmonton man named Veterans Upward Bound Alumnus of Year

Henry Damron of Edmonton has been selected as the 2015 Veterans Upward Bound Alumnus of the Year. Damron received the award at VUB’s annual awards banquet last week at the Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green. Damron completed the VUB program in 2003 and graduated from WKU with a double major in Religious Studies and […]

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WKU Week in Photos special edition: 177th Commencement

Here is a special May 2015 Commencement installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs. Graduate School ceremony On May 15, WKU conferred doctoral, master’s and specialist degrees and graduate certificates. (WKU photos by Bryan Lemon) Undergraduate ceremony: Gordon Ford College of Business and College of Health and Human […]

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177th Commencement concludes with 3 undergraduate ceremonies

WKU’s 177th Commencement wrapped up Saturday (May 16) with three undergraduate ceremonies at Diddle Arena. During morning, afternoon and evening ceremonies, WKU conferred 1,825 baccalaureate degrees, 111 associate degrees and 68 undergraduate certificates. At Friday night’s graduate ceremony, WKU conferred 538 master’s, 12 doctor of education, 11 doctor of nursing practice and six specialist in […]

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Ogden Foundation Scholar using music to help people

Sarah Fox receives top graduation honor; 42 other students recognized Sarah Fox came to WKU to take advantage of the opportunity for international reach. In the past four years, she has been to England, Cuba and Austria. Next week, she will accompany the WKU Chorale on a trip to Spain. This fall, she will begin […]

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Graduate ceremony begins WKU’s 177th Commencement

WKU’s 177th Commencement began Friday night (May 15) with the graduate ceremony as the University conferred more than 600 master’s, doctoral and specialist degrees and graduate certificates. “Leave here ready to lead,” WKU President Gary Ransdell told the spring and summer graduates. “I can assure you that leadership matters. Trust your instincts. Laugh and embrace […]

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2 music students to be recognized as WKU’s top graduates

Two academic chart-toppers from the Department of Music will be honored this weekend with WKU’s highest graduation awards. Alyna Bloecher, a master’s student from Bowling Green, will receive the John D. Minton Award for outstanding graduate student on Friday night (May 15), while Sarah Fox, a music and history major and Honors College student from […]

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WKU Week in Photos: May 3-8, 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 to confer degrees to more than 2,600 in 177th Commencement

Graduate ceremony May 15; 3 undergraduate ceremonies May 16; regional campus events May 7 and May 18; Gatton Academy graduation May 16 WKU will confer degrees and certificates to 2,620 spring and summer graduates in graduate and undergraduate ceremonies of its 177th Commencement May 15-16 at Diddle Arena. During the graduate ceremony at 5 p.m. […]

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WKU Film Festival May 4-8 features special guests, student work

The Western Kentucky Film Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary with a lineup of the best student work from the year and a host of special guests, including Hollywood director Lexi Alexander and nationally known independent filmmakers and Kentucky natives Thomas Southerland and Brandon Colvin. The festival runs May 4-8 in the Mass Media Technology Hall […]

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WKU graduate student awarded counseling fellowship from NBCC

The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected WKU student Brandy Heavrin of Leitchfield for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program-Addictions Counselors (MFP-AC). As an NBCC MFP-AC Fellow, Heavrin will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her addictions counseling service to underserved minority transition-age youth […]

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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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