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A Welcome Reception for Confucius Institute teachers was held Aug. 23 at the President's Home. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

Confucius Institute welcomes new staff and teachers, plans upcoming events

In preparation for the 2016-17 academic year, the Confucius Institute at WKU hired two new staff members, welcomed new teachers and made plans for Confucius Day activities. On June 1, the CI at WKU hired Chunmei Guan as Associate Director of Teacher Development. She will be responsible for developing 43 teachers throughout Kentucky. On July […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Aug. 21-28, 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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‘Burley’ author to present lecture Sept. 7 at WKU Glasgow

Ann Ferrell, WKU associate professor of Folk Studies, will be speaking in Glasgow at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 7 in the WKU Glasgow Regional Library. Ferrell will be discussing highlights from her award-winning book Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century, including her interest in the topic and continued importance of tobacco to many farmers today. […]

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‘Lost River Sessions’ starting live concert series

Lost River Sessions, the award-winning WKU Public Broadcasting television and radio series, is bringing live Folk, Bluegrass and Americana music to the stage with a new concert series – Lost River Sessions LIVE! Monthly performances will be held at the Capitol Arts Center in downtown Bowling Green and will feature a variety of the region’s […]

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WKU geology student Deborah Flynn conducted undergraduate research this summer on the Ethiopian Plateau, Ethiopia.

WKU geology major conducts research in Ethiopia

WKU geology major Deborah Flynn, a senior from Bowling Green, traveled to Ethiopia this summer to collect data for an ongoing research project. Flynn’s summer project was funded by a WKU Office of Scholar Development Lifetime Experience (LTE) grant and an Office of Sponsored Programs FUSE grant, and by an ACS-PRF grant awarded to Dr. […]

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WKU PBS documentary on Mammoth Cave will be distributed nationally

WKU PBS is proud to announce that the 30-minute documentary Mammoth Cave: A Place Called Home will be nationally distributed by the National Educational Telecommunications Association in September.  This will allow the story of the establishment of Mammoth Cave National Park to be shared with the rest of the country as the National Park Service […]

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WKU Learn and Earn announces new business partnerships

WKU Learn and Earn announces the addition of four new Business Partners in Warren County. These businesses will be partnering with WKU Learn and Earn program to employ both traditional and non-traditional college students, thus helping meet their company production goals. In return, those students work part-time for wages and receive college scholarships from their […]

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The WKU Forensics Team will begin its 2016-17 season on Sept. 16.

WKU Forensics Team ready for 2016-17 speech & debate season

The 40 members of the WKU Forensics Team are preparing for the 2016-17 season. The nationally recognized speech and debate team welcomes 12 new members this fall and includes students from across the United States and from numerous academic programs at WKU. The team will begin its season on Sept. 16 when it hosts the […]

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Diversity & Community Studies partners with Kentucky YMCA

Social entrepreneurship program ‘excellent opportunity’ for students WKU’s Department of Diversity & Community Studies has partnered with the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association to allow WKU students to expand their global perspective and understanding of social entrepreneurship through the Institute for Social Responsibility & Economic Citizenship (ISREC). The ISREC is a 10-month academic and experiential journey […]

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Second group of students begins MFA in Creative Writing

A second cohort of students has joined WKU’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. The new MFA students are William Brown of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Zane DeZeeuw of Montrose, Colorado; Leslie Fox of Smiths Grove; Esther French of Bowling Green; David Haydon of Springfield; Cameron Moreno of Corpus Christi, Texas; and Elizabeth Upshur of […]

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Participants in the 2016 WKU Storm Chase class traveled 7,002 miles across 12 states and documented at least 12 tornado touchdowns.

Storm Chase class among ‘real world’ experiences offered by WKU Meteorology Program

For students in WKU’s Meteorology Program, the forecast calls for a 100 percent chance of professional learning experiences through innovative student engagement activities. “The common theme is thinking outside of the traditional classroom in ways that put the ‘real world’ in the hands of students prior to graduation,” said Dr. Josh Durkee, associate professor in […]

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WKU launching International Year of South Korea

The International Year of South Korea will bring nearly 30 events featuring South Korea to WKU campuses and several community venues. On Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the International Year of South Korea will be featured at Centennial Mall with Chuseok: Korean Thanksgiving. Geared toward students but open to all, this event […]

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