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WKU graduates, Public Affairs win PRSA Nashville Parthenon Awards

Five 2014 public relations graduates from WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting and WKU’s Division of Public Affairs both won awards for excellence in public relations campaigns and projects at the 29th annual PRSA Nashville Parthenon Awards announced Thursday (April 23). Graduates Jennifer Anderson of Frankfort, Katie DePriest of Nashville, Kristen Foltz of Hebron, Jordan […]

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WKU Regents approve tuition, property purchase

The WKU Board of Regents today (April 24) approved a 3.1 percent increase in resident undergraduate tuition for 2015-16. Resident undergraduate tuition will increase $171 per semester to $4,741. Nonresident undergraduate tuition will increase $390 per semester to $12,066. The tuition and fee schedule, which includes an approximately 3 percent increase in Student Athletic and […]

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WKU student awarded study abroad grant from Phi Kappa Phi

WKU student Maura Broderson of Versailles recently was awarded a $1,000 study abroad grant from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Broderson, a sophomore advertising major, is one of 25 students nationwide to receive the award. Broderson will use the […]

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4 WKU students recognized by Critical Language Scholarship Program

Four students at WKU have been recognized by the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship Program. Mackenzie Donoghue from Seoul, South Korea; Alex Hezik from Campbellsville; and Kelly Tursic from Union all received scholarships. Jody Dahmer of Fisherville was named an alternate. All four students are students in the Chinese Flagship Program and the Honors […]

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WKU recognized by Exercise is Medicine® on Campus initiative

WKU has been named a Gold Level Campus by the American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise is Medicine® on Campus initiative. Gold Level is the highest recognition available, said Jason Crandall, assistant professor of Exercise Science at WKU. “This is quite an accomplishment that required the cooperation of the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport, […]

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St. John named Conductor of The Symphony, Director of Orchestral Activities

The WKU Department of Music and Potter College of Arts & Letters announce that Dr. Brian St. John has accepted the position of Conductor of The Symphony and Director of Orchestral Activities at WKU beginning in the fall of 2015. In addition, Dr. St. John will hold the Baker Professorship of Music, one of three […]

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‘Mud Creek Medicine’ author wins 2015 Kentucky Literary Award

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest partnership announced Kiran Bhatraju as the winner of this year’s Kentucky Literary Award for his book Mud Creek Medicine: The Life of Eula Hall and the Fight for Appalachia. First awarded in 2003 and reintroduced in 2012 after a brief hiatus, the Kentucky Literary Award is given to an author […]

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WKU among 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

WKU one of nine honored with first Postsecondary Sustainability Award Big Red’s efforts to go green earned national recognition Wednesday (April 22) as WKU is among the 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. WKU is one of nine colleges and universities honored on Earth Day with the first Postsecondary Sustainability […]

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4 WKU students recognized by Goldwater scholarship program

For the second straight year, all four WKU students nominated for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program have been honored by the premier award for undergraduates pursuing careers in science, mathematics or engineering. Andrew Brown of Central City and Dimitri Leggas of Lexington were named Goldwater Scholars. They are the only […]

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College Heights Herald, Talisman win national awards

WKU’s College Heights Herald news and advertising operation and the Talisman yearbook were honored in recent competitions. The combined news content of the College Heights Herald newspaper, the WKUHerald.com website and the WKUHerald mobile apps earned Gold Medalist designation from Columbia Scholastic Press Association for print-and-digital hybrid publications. In judging for the Gold Medalist award, […]

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WKU forensics team wins NFA national speech & debate title

The WKU forensics team won both the National Forensic Association National Tournament championship and the National Forensic Association Lincoln-Douglas Debate National championship, hosted this year by Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, over the April 16-20 weekend. WKU sent 47 competitors with a total of 185 entries to the national tournament. Of the total entries, 82 […]

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WKU Dance Company to present ‘Evening of Dance’ May 1-4

Evening of Dance has it all this year from the sultry sounds of jazz to the feathery lightness of ballet. The WKU Dance Company has worked all year under the direction of the dance faculty to put together an evening that will impress and astound. Evening of Dance will be presented May 1-4 in the […]

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