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4 WKU staff members among 2017 Trailblazer honorees

For 20 years, Bowling Green’s Trailblazers Committee has recognized community leaders during Black History Month. This year, four of the six honorees are members of the WKU community. The six local African American citizens will be recognized on Sunday (Feb. 26) for their leadership qualities in Management, Civic Engagement, Community Service, Law, Entrepreneurship and Higher […]

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SOKY Book Fest partners select finalists for 2017 Kentucky Literary Award

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest partnership announces the three finalists for the 2017 Kentucky Literary Award. This year’s award will go to a work of nonfiction by a Kentucky author or with a significant Kentucky theme that was published in 2015 or 2016. The three finalists are: Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance My Father, the […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ language creator to present 2017 Hatcher Lecture on April 13

David J. Peterson, the full-time conlanger (language creator) for HBO’s Game of Thrones, will visit WKU on April 13 as the 2016-2017 Paul G. and Ernestine G. Hatcher Lecturer. Peterson’s lecture, Living Language: Conlang and the Power of Language, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Downing Student Union Auditorium. Admission is free and open to […]

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Attorney General to visit WKU Feb. 22 for event to promote #VoiceofJustice video contest

Beshear, Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs announce contest to raise awareness on college campuses Attorney General Andy Beshear will visit WKU on Wednesday morning (Feb. 22) to encourage the campus community to participate in the #VoiceofJustice video contest. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. CST at WKU’s Downing Student Union. On Tuesday afternoon […]

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WKU Engineering to conduct 17th annual LEGO Robotics Competition Feb. 25

WKU Engineering faculty and staff, with support from the Tau Beta Pi student Engineering Honors Society, will conduct the 17th annual Kentucky Bluegrass LEGO Robotics Competition on Saturday (Feb. 25) at Henry Moss Middle School, 2565 Russsellville Road, Bowling Green. For the 2017 competition, elementary and middle school teams must build autonomous robots from LEGO […]

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WKU tied for 2nd in 2016-17 list of top Fulbright producers

With 8 student grantees, WKU again among top master’s institutions WKU is tied for second in the list of top Fulbright-producing master’s degree-granting institutions. WKU had eight Fulbright grantees in 2016-17, making it the only public master’s institution in the top three. WKU tied with Loyola Marymount University while Villanova University ranks first with 11 […]

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Global UGRAD-Pakistan student joins Hilltopper family

WKU once again qualifies as a host institution welcoming Rida Fatima as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program. This year is WKU’s second year hosting a student from the Global UGRAD-Pakistan program. The semester-long program matches students across Pakistan with universities best fitting the needs and interest of participants. As […]

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The WKU Forensics Team won the state championship Feb. 18 in Owensboro.

WKU Forensics Team wins 2017 state championship

The WKU Forensics Team won the 2017 Kentucky state forensics tournament on Saturday (Feb. 18) at Owensboro Community and Technical College. WKU won the overall state championship, sweeping all three of the team sweepstakes championships along the way: individual events, NPDA debate and IPDA debate. The team also collected 11 individual state championships. The University […]

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Posters-at-the-Capitol was held Feb. 25 in Frankfort.

38 WKU students to present research March 2 at 2017 Posters-at-the-Capitol

Thirty-eight WKU students, including 11 from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, will present their research at the 2017 Posters-at-the-Capitol event March 2 in Frankfort. In its 16th year, Posters-at-the-Capitol is a showcase of more than 100 scholarly, research and creative projects led by undergraduate students from the state-funded universities in the […]

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Lost River Sessions Live was presented Feb. 16 at the Capitol Arts Center.

WKU Week in Photos: Feb. 13-17, 2017

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

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WKU students help create new style of movie making; film nominated for Project of Year

While most students were at home relaxing over the holiday break, more than 15 WKU students, alumni and faculty worked on a proof of concept film called “The Reign,” written by WKU film professor Luke Pennington. The film has been nominated in IndieWire’s Project of the Year Contest. If the film wins, it will receive […]

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‘Physics of Shadows’ theme of Feb. 25 Physics Olympics at WKU

Physics of Shadows is the theme of the 2017 Western Kentucky Physics Olympics on Feb. 25. WKU’s Department of Physics & Astronomy is inviting high schools to send teams of four to compete in the half-day competition that consists of a pentathlon of challenging problem-solving activities that reward teamwork, communication and creativity. This year’s event […]

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