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WKU Student Research Conference accepting submissions through Feb. 19

The 46th Annual WKU Student Research Conference is accepting student abstract submissions to present mentored research and creative works. Feb. 19 is the deadline for students to submit 200-word abstracts describing their scholarly activities. Students may submit work that falls into the following categories: oral papers, posters, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, performances and video. The conference […]

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‘Exploration’ theme of 2016 Physics Olympics Feb. 20 at WKU

The WKU Department of Physics & Astronomy is celebrating the spirit and challenges of Exploration by inviting high schools to send teams of four to compete in the 2016 Western Kentucky Physics Olympics on Feb. 20. The half-day competition consists of a pentathlon of challenging problem-solving activities that reward teamwork, communication and creativity. This year’s […]

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Martha Graham Dance Company performed Feb. 3 as part of the Cultural Enhancement Series.

WKU Week in Photos: Feb. 1-5, 2016

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

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Kappa Delta to host 2016 Shamrock Shootout Feb. 13-14

The Delta Gamma chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority will host its 14th annual fundraising event Shamrock Shootout on Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 13-14) at WKU’s Preston Health and Activities Center. Shamrock Shootout is a five-on-five basketball tournament that includes 54 men’s teams and nine women’s teams. The philanthropy event will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday […]

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Members of the WKU forensics team swept the Second Annual Urbana-Champaign/Springfield “Illini Stars Swing” tournament.

WKU forensics team sweeps tournaments in Illinois

WKU’s forensics team traveled to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, and Murray to take part in four tournaments the weekend of Feb. 6-7, winning 24 individual event championships along the way. WKU swept both of the Illinois tournaments, defeating 14 other schools, which included Bradley University, Ball State University and Illinois State University. WKU sophomore Durwan Green placed […]

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23 WKU students to present research at 2016 Posters-at-the-Capitol

Twenty-three WKU students, including four from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, will present their research at the 2016 Posters-at-the-Capitol event Feb. 25 in Frankfort. In its 15th year, Posters-at-the-Capitol helps to increase understanding of the important role undergraduate research plays in the education of students among those responsible for higher education […]

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WKU students play key role in College Youth in Government conference

The WKU chapter of YMCA College Youth in Government dominated another year at the organization’s national conference Jan. 14-18, sending nearly two dozen students to participate in the model national government simulation. Attended by students from universities across the nation, the conference was held in Washington, D.C., for the first time. After last year, when […]

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Two WKU faculty members to be honored at Taylor Chapel AME Church

Two WKU faculty members will be honored Sunday (Feb. 7) at an African American History Month event at Taylor Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Dr. Saundra Starks, professor of Social Work, and Dr. John Hardin, professor of History, are among five being honored at 10 a.m. during the African American History Celebratory Event. Dr. Starks, […]

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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 to host Women Veterans Conference on April 30

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton will be the keynote speaker for the Western Kentucky Regional Women Veterans Conference on April 30 at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center. Hampton, a Bowling Green resident, served in the U.S. Air Force for seven years. She is a combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War who rose to the rank […]

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WKU was crowned champion in both individual events team sweepstakes and overall team sweepstakes.

WKU Forensics Team wins at tournaments in Ohio, Missouri

WKU’s Forensics Team traveled to Athens, Ohio, and St. Louis, Missouri, to take part in two tournaments the weekend of Jan. 30-31. The tournament in St. Louis was hosted by Webster University. There, WKU was crowned champion in both individual events team sweepstakes and overall team sweepstakes. Additionally, all students advanced to at least one […]

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