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WKU Regents appoint presidential search committee

WKU’s Board of Regents began the process of the search for a new WKU president by appointing a presidential search committee on Friday (Feb. 12). The committee will be chaired by Regent Dr. Phillip W. Bale of Glasgow. Also appointed to the committee were Dr. Barbara Burch of Bowling Green, faculty regent; Cynthia Harris of […]

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Mountain Workshops exhibit of stories from Frankfort open through March 18

The School of Journalism and Broadcasting’s photojournalism program announces the opening of Frankfort | The Land Between at the Mass Media and Technology Hall Gallery. The exhibition of 37 prints and 22 video stories, collected form the more than 40,000 images and hundreds of hours of video, is the result of WKU Photojournalism’s annual Mountain Workshops. […]

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WKU Dance Program to present 2016 Dance Project Feb. 12-14

The WKU Dance Program kicks off its spring activities Friday-Sunday (Feb. 12-14) with The Dance Project. WKU professors and students will present original pieces with unique stories and styles and will be joined by guest alumni choreographers Allison Evans and Jessica Williams. The performances take place in Gordon Wilson Hall’s Lab Theatre where the audience […]

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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 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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ICYMI: News Around Campus — January 2016 edition

In case you missed it during WKU’s winter break or the January snowstorm, here are links to some recent 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 […]

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Caleb B. Johnson, (left) a GSKyTeach graduate and a chemistry teacher at Southern High School in Louisville, and Dr. Martha M. Day, Associate Professor of Science Education and Executive Director of GSKyTeach, presented their research poster titled “From STEM to STEAM: Thermodynamics and the art of Japanese Swordsmithing” at the 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PAC CHEM™) in Honolulu, Hawaii.

WKU GSKyTeach research presented at international chemistry conference

Research from WKU’s GSKyTeach program was presented recently at the 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PAC CHEM™) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Caleb B. Johnson, a GSKyTeach graduate of the Master of Arts in Teaching program and a chemistry teacher at Southern High School in Louisville, and Dr. Martha M. Day, Associate Professor of […]

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Study Abroad and Global Learning hosted a graduation reception on Dec. 9.

WKU Week in Photos: Dec. 7-12, 2015

Here’s the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs. (More: For Commencement photos, check out the WKU Week in Photos 178th Commencement special edition)

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WKU Week in Photos: 178th Commencement edition

Here’s a special 178th Commencement installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs. (More: Commencement 2015 in Review video)

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The Class of 2015 waved red towels at the conclusion of WKU's 178th Commencement on Dec. 12. (WKU photo by Bryan Lemon)

WKU confers degrees, recognizes top students at 178th Commencement

WKU conferred degrees to more than 1,400 graduates and recognized its top students during its Fall 2015 Commencement on Saturday (Dec. 12) at Diddle Arena. In morning and afternoon ceremonies of its 178th Commencement, WKU conferred degrees and certificates to 1,425 graduates — 65 associate, 981 bachelor’s, 339 master’s, 14 doctoral and 27 certificates. The […]

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Ogden Scholar uses passion for language to create global experience

Jessica Brumley considers herself a small-town person, but in the past four years she has used her passion for language and the written word to create a global education experience at WKU. “I have always loved English and literature but was never sure I could make a career out of it until I realized teaching […]

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