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Higdon, Dennison, Harris to lead WKU Board of Regents

Frederick A. Higdon of Lebanon was today (June 26) elected chair of the Western Kentucky University Board of Regents. Dr. Melissa B. Dennison of Glasgow was elected vice chair and Cynthia Harris of Louisville was elected secretary. Higdon is a Commissioner with Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control. He is also partner in Spragens & Higdon, PSC […]

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WKU PBS earns record 7 Ohio Valley Emmy Award nominations

WKU PBS, WKU’s Public Television Service, has been nominated for seven awards in six different categories for the 51st Annual Ohio Valley Emmy Awards. Recipients will be announced during a July 25 ceremony at Keeneland in Lexington. WKU’s public broadcasting service has been nominated in each of the past 12 years, receiving the award 17 […]

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Archambault named Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations

Marc Archambault, a veteran higher education administrator and advancement officer, has been named WKU’s Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations and President of the WKU Foundation. Archambault, currently Vice President of Development and Alumni at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, and CEO of the UVU Foundation, will join WKU on Aug. 17. “We […]

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Two May 2015 WKU graduates will begin MD/PhD programs this fall

Among 28 former WKU students who will begin medical school this fall, May 2015 graduates Hannah Pennington and Brandon Farmer will begin extremely competitive MD/PhD programs. Pennington, a Biology and Chemistry double major and Mathematics minor from Union, was accepted at multiple MD/PhD programs, but elected the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University […]

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WKU graduate Althaus featured in ‘Orange is the New Black’

Emily Althaus, a 2009 WKU graduate from Louisville, is featured in the role of Maureen Kukudio in the new season of Orange is the New Black. TV binge watchers were waiting with anticipation last weekend for the premiere of the third season of the Netflix original series. Orange is the New Black, based on the […]

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WKU offering tuition discount for Kentucky’s P-12 teachers

In a move aimed at facilitating the deployment of highly-credentialed teachers into Kentucky’s P-12 school systems, WKU will offer Kentucky educators a reduced tuition rate for courses that lead to advanced certification or rank change associated with their employment in P-12 educational settings. “Children and youth are our future and key to the economic well-being […]

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WKU alum Jeremy Benton earning good reviews in ‘Cagney!’

WKU Theatre & Dance alumnus Jeremy Benton is racking up good reviews in the York Theatre Company’s Off Broadway production of Cagney! Benton portrays Bob Hope in the new musical that celebrates James Cagney’s origins as a song and dance man. Benton, a master tapper, is right at home in the musical that overflows with […]

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WKU graduate wins 2015 Hearst National Multimedia Championship; WKU 2nd overall

WKU’s Adam Wolffbrandt, a May photojournalism graduate from Lexington, won the 2015 Hearst National Multimedia Championship, and WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting finished second overall in the 2014-15 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Wolffbrandt, who also was a finalist in the 2013-14, is the first WKU student to win the Hearst multimedia championship. He received […]

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‘Folklorist in the Park’ working to preserve heritage of region

Kentucky Folklife Program at WKU partnering with Mammoth Cave National Park on summer project to document traditional arts and culture The Kentucky Folklife Program at WKU is partnering with Mammoth Cave National Park for a special 2015 summer-long, National Endowment for the Arts-sponsored project, titled Folklorist in the Park. The Kentucky Folklife Program has hired […]

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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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