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Roberts recognized by alma mater for work in gifted education

Dr. Julia Link Roberts was recognized for her contributions to the field of gifted education with an award given by her alma mater, the University of Missouri, March 13 in Columbia, Mo. The Honorary Alumni award given annually by the MU College of Education was presented to Dr. Roberts for her work as director of […]

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WKU staff members thanked for furthering international reach

More than 45 staff members representing nearly 30 units and departments were thanked for furthering WKU’s international reach at the annual Staff Thank You Luncheon. The March 19 luncheon, organized by the Offices of Study Abroad & Global Learning and International Programs, was an opportunity to acknowledge the critical role many staff members across campus […]

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WKU to implement Quality Enhancement Plan

Beginning this fall, WKU will place a greater emphasis on teaching students to find, analyze and communicate information to better prepare them for the workplace. WKU is sending graduates into an increasingly demanding work environment in which employers expect them to know how to think through and solve problems, work successfully and creatively in teams, […]

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2015 Faculty Awards Reception April 23

The 2015 Faculty Awards Reception will be held at 3 p.m. April 23 at the Faculty House. WKU annually recognizes outstanding contributions by faculty members in the areas of Teaching, Research/Creativity, Public Service and Student Advisement. The following faculty members have been selected by each of the colleges for recognition this year. They are also […]

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WKU Public Health students attend long term care conference

Seven WKU students and one faculty member from the Department of Public Health’s Health Care Administration (HCA) and Long Term Care Administration (LTCA) Certificate Program recently traveled to Rising Sun, Indiana, to attend the American College of Health Care Administrators’ (ACHCA) regional District 3 Meeting. Despite last minute transportation challenges and forecasts of winter storms […]

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WKU extends international reach with partnership in Iceland

In simultaneous ceremonies just over 60 miles from the Arctic Circle in Iceland and in Bowling Green, WKU, the University of Akureyri (UNAK) and the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN) signed an academic and research agreement Monday (March 23) that solidifies the North Atlantic Climate Change Collaboration (NAC3) project. The innovative agreement signed by the […]

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WKU to announce Iceland partnership on March 23

WKU is extending its international reach to the Arctic and will announce its latest partnership with a live news conference from Iceland on Monday (March 23). WKU President Gary Ransdell and other WKU faculty will sign an agreement with the University of Akureyri (UNAK) and the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN) during a live teleconference […]

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WKU to celebrate student research during REACH Week

WKU will celebrate student research and creativity March 23-28 during REACH (Research Experiences and Creative Heights) Week. The week’s events include a kickoff reception, showcases of scholarly activity by colleges and other campus programs, lectures and the 45th annual Student Research Conference. (The complete schedule of 2015 REACH Week activities is online at http://www.wku.edu/studentresearch/reachweek.php) REACH […]

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3 WKU students participate in Model Arab League conference

During their 2015 Spring Break, three WKU students immersed themselves not in the sunshine of a Caribbean beach, but in some of the most sensitive diplomatic challenges in the Middle East. Senior Christopher McKenna, a Political Science and International Affairs major from Crestwood; sophomore Tyberius Knipp, an International Affairs major and Arabic minor from Olive […]

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WKU to host 2015 Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium on March 28

WKU Study Away will host the Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium on March 28 at the Knicely Conference Center on WKU’s South Campus. Students and faculty from Kentucky postsecondary institutions who have engaged in academic activity outside their campus will present informative sessions regarding their experiences studying abroad or away. “The Symposium will provide insight from others who have […]

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5 WKU students accepted into Chinese Flagship Capstone Year

A record five students at WKU have been accepted into the Chinese Flagship Overseas Capstone Year Program. The WKU Chinese Flagship Program, one of 12 Chinese Flagship programs in the country, maintains a 100 percent student acceptance rate to the Overseas Capstone Year Program. The students selected for the Fall 2015 cohort are: Joanna Chang […]

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Baylor professor’s book on Irish poet wins Warren-Brooks Award

Seamus Heaney’s Regions, by Richard Rankin Russell, has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Robert Penn Warren–Cleanth Brooks Award for outstanding literary scholarship and criticism. Among the 21 works submitted by publishers, the committee chose Russell’s study of the Irish poet Seamus Heaney for its depth of scholarship, its perceptive analysis of works […]

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