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‘Duncan the Story Dragon’ wins 10th Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award

WKU Libraries has selected Duncan the Story Dragon, written and illustrated by Amanda Driscoll, as the winner of the 10th Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award. The national award was created to honor the memory of former WKU librarian Evelyn Thurman, who made significant contributions to children’s librarianship and literacy during her 25 years of […]

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Samsung senior vice president to visit WKU Sept. 28-29

Dr. Dochul Choi, Samsung’s senior vice president for Technology, and a team of Samsung representatives will visit WKU’s Department of Engineering and its Energy Systems Lab as well as WKU’s Center for Research and Development on Sept. 29. Also as a part of WKU’s International Year of South Korea, Dr. Choi will be making the […]

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WKU hosts international landscape conference

Cultural Geographer Dr. Peggy Gripshover, associate professor in WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, led a walking tour of downtown Bowling Green as part of the International Society for Landscape, Place, and Material Culture’s (ISLPMC) annual conference, held Sept. 14-17 at WKU. The conference was organized by Dr. Katie Algeo, WKU geography professor, who also […]

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WKU Forensics Team opens 2016-17 season as tournament host

The WKU Forensics Team kicked off its competitive season by hosting the Fall Forensic Tournament on WKU’s campus the weekend of Sept. 16-18. Combining four tournaments in one weekend, the event offered competition in debate and individual events over three days, hosting 22 schools from California to Pennsylvania, including the University of Alabama, University of […]

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Give Red, Give Life in WKU vs. MTSU blood drive Oct. 10-12

Members of the WKU campus and surrounding community are invited to participate in the Give Red, Give Life WKU vs. MTSU blood drive benefiting the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 10-12 at WKU’s Preston Health and Activities Center. The blood drive is a competitive way in which supporters can help […]

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"Standing the Test of Time: Kentucky’s White Oak Basket Tradition" opened Sept. 16 at the Kentucky Museum.

WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 12-16, 2016

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

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20th annual Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing Oct. 23 to feature author Silas House

Author Silas House will be the featured presenter as WKU celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing. The Oct. 23 event features a reading by House, followed by a reception and book signing. It will begin at 2 p.m. (CT) in the Kentucky Room of the Kentucky Museum and Library […]

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2016-17 theatre season opens with ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

The WKU Department of Theatre & Dance 2016-17 Mainstage season will present a year of entertainment ranging from classic to contemporary. The season begins this month with the romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, directed by Dr. David Young. Shakespeare’s most popular comedy has it all: bumbling cops, conniving bad guys, young […]

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Record number of Gatton Academy seniors named National Merit semifinalists

18 recognized in 2016 scholarship program Eighteen seniors from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky have been recognized as semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program, marking the most students recognized in one school year in the school’s history. Since The Gatton Academy’s inception in 2007, 97 students have been named […]

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Author Anne Lamott to open 2016-2017 Cultural Enhancement Series on Sept. 27

The 2016-2017 WKU Cultural Enhancement Series will open with a presentation by author Anne Lamott at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Van Meter Hall. Lamott is a best-selling novelist with works such as Hard Laughter, Blue Shoe, All New People, and many other titles gracing bookshelves around the world. She has also produced several notable […]

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WKU Global Brigades Chapter supports international reach

Students at WKU are showing their support of the university’s goal of international reach through Global Brigades, a new organization focused on the advancement of Latin American and African countries. WKU started its first Global Brigades Chapter in the early spring of 2016, and six months later the group has already participated in its Brigade. […]

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South Korean Film Festival begins Sept. 19 at WKU

WKU’s Office of International Programs, Gender and Women’s Studies Program and the Department of English will present a South Korean Film Festival as part of the International Year of South Korea. The film festival, which begins Sept. 19, will feature smaller art house films and big budget blockbusters and will showcase the Hallyu Wave, a […]

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