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WKU Public Health student awarded Fulbright fellowship

WKU Department of Public Health student Laura Allen, a senior from Edgewood, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship for the 2017-2018 school year. Allen, a Healthcare Administration major in the College of Health and Human Services, will be completing an independent research project, Considering the Environment of Nursing Homes for the Betterment of Residential Care, […]

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WKU Week in Photos: March 20-25, 2017

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 wins Hearst program’s photojournalism competition

WKU’s School of Journalism and Broadcasting has won the Hearst Journalism Award Program’s Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition for the 23rd time in the past 28 years. WKU student Srijita Chattopadhyay won the Photojournalism Picture Story/Series Competition in the 2016-2017 Hearst Journalism Awards Program and qualified for the semifinal round of judging in April.  Lydia Schweickart  finished […]

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Vic Richey to present 2017 Hays Watkins Lecture on March 31

Vic Richey, Chairman, CEO and President of ESCO Technologies, Inc., a St. Louis-based technology company with subsidiaries operating throughout the United States and around the world, is coming to WKU on March 31 as the Gordon Ford College of Business’ 2017 Hays Watkins Visiting CEO. Richey, who received his undergraduate degree from WKU, will present […]

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Biology graduate publishes research on perception of elephant impact on ecosystem

WKU biology graduate Adam Edge of Shepherdsville is the lead author of a paper titled “Examining Human Perception of Elephants and Large Trees for Insights into Conservation of an African Savanna Ecosystem” that has been published in the journal Human Dimensions of Wildlife. Edge, who was a student in the Honors College at WKU and […]

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WKU to celebrate 2nd annual Fulbright Week April 3-7

WKU will celebrate the second annual Fulbright Week April 3-7 with events for prospective students and faculty. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program seeking to increase mutual understanding between Americans and the people of other countries. Established in 1946 by U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright and sponsored by the U.S. […]

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Press freedom subject of 2017 Gaines Family Lecture Series

Joel Simon, executive director of the international nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists, will speak at WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting at 7 p.m. April 3 in Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium. Simon will deliver the 13th annual John B. Gaines Family Lecture Series, which has hosted lectures by professional journalists at WKU since […]

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WKU geology team advances to international finals in Imperial Barrel Award contest

A team of WKU geology students won the 2017 Eastern Regional in the prestigious Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) program and is one of 12 universities that advanced to the international finals April 1 in Houston. The event, organized by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, is an annual global competition to advance the science of […]

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2017 Faculty Awards Reception April 12

The 2017 Faculty Awards Reception will be held at 3 p.m. April 12 at the Faculty House. WKU annually recognizes outstanding contributions by faculty members in the areas of Teaching, Research/Creativity, Public Service, Student Advisement and Part-Time Teaching. The following faculty members have been selected by each of the colleges for awards this year. They […]

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‘Elizabeth Bishop’s Prosaic’ by Vidyan Ravinthiran receives Warren-Brooks Award

Elizabeth Bishop’s Prosaic, by Vidyan Ravinthiran, has been selected as the 2016 winner of the Robert Penn Warren–Cleanth Brooks Award for outstanding literary scholarship and criticism, by the Robert Penn Warren Center at WKU. Through “careful attention to form and tone,” in Ravinthiran’s words, Elizabeth Bishop’s Prosaic offers a new perspective on the works of […]

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Confucius Institute at WKU to host exhibit of Chinese art

The Confucius Institute at WKU will host the grand opening Wednesday (March 22) of Exposing Chinese Culture to the World through Art, an exhibit by 13 Chinese painters and calligraphers who are the first cohort of Confucius Institute Distinguished Artist. More than 60 pieces of art by renowned Chinese artists such as Wang Meifang, Gao […]

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Grant opens opportunity for middle, high school students to study Arabic during VAMPY

Ten students will be able to study Arabic tuition-free this summer thanks to a grant from the Qatar Foundation International. The grant will fund tuition and travel expenses for 10 students to enroll in Arabic during the Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY) June 25 to July 15 at WKU. VAMPY is […]

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