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Honors College, WBKO recognize 2016-2017 Scholar of the Week recipients

The Honors College at WKU and WBKO-TV hosted a reception on Dec. 6 to honor the 2016-2017 Scholar of the Week recipients. The Scholar of the Week program recognizes young scholars in southcentral Kentucky and the WBKO viewing area for their academic and extracurricular activities. The Honors College at WKU has been partnering with WBKO […]

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NSF awards grant for biology professor’s research project

The National Science Foundation has awarded WKU Biology Professor Shivendra Sahi a grant to fund his research project titled, “Functional characterization of gold responsive genes and development of plant based system for efficient synthesis of gold nano-particles.” The award (#1616677) began on Sept. 1, 2016, and will end on Aug. 31, 2019. The grant is […]

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WKU students (from left) Mollie Todd, Savannah Gillam, Jordan Miller and Alexandria Knipp will compete at the International Universities Arabic Debating Championship in April in Qatar. Arabic instructor Lhousseine Guerwane (back row) is helping the students prepare for the event. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

Students from WKU Arabic Program to represent U.S. in international debate event

Four students from the WKU Arabic Program will represent the United States at an international debate competition next spring in Qatar. Savannah Gillam of Bowling Green, Alexandria Knipp of Olive Hill, Jordan Miller of Villa Hills and Mollie Todd of Flemingsburg will compete at the International Universities Arabic Debating Championship. The annual event, which begins […]

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WKU Forensics Team members won team sweepstakes at Ohio State University's "Holiday Frolic."

WKU Forensics Team finishes semester with win at Ohio State

Eight WKU Forensics Team members traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to take part in a tournament hosted by the Ohio State University Dec. 2-3. WKU won the team sweepstakes, defeating such schools as Ball State University, Florida State University and the University of Akron. In all, the crew of eight took away seven of the tournament’s […]

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2 WKU students awarded Gilman Scholarships

Two WKU students will study abroad next spring on Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. Dominique Wood of Nashville, Tennessee, and Deven Richardson of Bowling Green were awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 to take their studies overseas. Wood, a third-year Chinese major, is the daughter of Angela Tomes and Thomas Wood. She will be studying […]

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WKU has launched an eSports team.

WKU establishes varsity eSports program

WKU has launched its first eSports team making the public university second in the nation to offer a varsity eSports program. The newly developed sport uses video games to test several skills such as hand-eye coordination, decision making and response to stress. Players compete through video game competitions for a cash reward. For WKU students […]

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WKU Glasgow's Graduand Ceremony was held Dec. 1.

WKU Week in Photos: Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2016

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 vs. Memphis in the Boca Raton Bowl on Dec. 20.

C-USA champion WKU accepts invitation to Boca Raton Bowl

Fresh off defending their conference title, the two-time Conference USA Champion WKU Hilltoppers (10-3) will head south to Florida and accept the invitation from the Boca Raton Bowl, set for Dec. 20, where they will face American Athletic Conference member Memphis (8-4). The bowl game, played in FAU Stadium, is set for a 6 p.m. […]

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A dedication ceremony was held for the Confucius Classroom at WKU Owensboro.

Confucius Institute, WKU Owensboro host group from Xiyuan Hospital of China

The Confucius Institute at WKU, in partnership with WKU Owensboro, hosted representatives of Xiyuan Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences from Nov. 29-Dec. 2 for a series of meetings and visits in Bowling Green and Owensboro. On Wednesday morning (Nov. 30), the delegation met with WKU President Gary A. Ransdell, who signed a […]

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Crowder appointed editor of geoscience education publication

The Executive Committee of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers has appointed Dr. Margaret Crowder as Editor-in-Chief of its In the Trenches publication. The quarterly publication is designed to “provide a forum for geosciences education dialogue targeting educators in the classroom. It provides a venue for contributors to inform NAGT members about their best teaching […]

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8 WKU faculty members selected for program to Bosnia-Herzegovina

Eight WKU faculty members representing seven departments and three colleges have been selected to participate in the fourth annual Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar (ZSEIFS). Designed to infuse international content into the teaching, research and service of its participants, the ZSEIFS is a signature, comprehensive internationalization strategy made possible by the generous support of […]

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Scott Lyons appointed Dean of Graduate School at WKU

WKU Provost David Lee announced the appointment of Scott Lyons as Dean of the Graduate School. A faculty member in the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport since 2004, Dr. Lyons came to WKU after completing his doctorate in Human Performance/Exercise Physiology at the University of Alabama. A recipient of the College of Health and […]

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