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2015 Majors and Minors & Study Abroad Fair Sept. 16

The Academic Advising & Retention Center and Study Abroad and Global Learning Offices of Western Kentucky University will host the 2015 Majors and Minors & Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities Center. This partnership will give students the unique opportunity to […]

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Author of ‘The Girls of Atomic City’ to visit WKU Sept. 22

Denise Kiernan, author of The Girls of Atomic City: Life in a Secret City of the Manhattan Project, will visit WKU on Sept. 22 for a lecture and gallery reception. The Girls of Atomic City is the true story of young women living in a secret government city during World War II while unknowingly working […]

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WKU launches International Year of South Africa

The International Year of South Africa promises to bring more than 30 events and co-curricular programs featuring South Africa to WKU’s main and regional campuses as well as to several community venues. On Sept. 9, the Kentucky Museum and the Office of International Programs will host a reception for the grand opening of Conscience of […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Aug. 24-28, 2015

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

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ICYMI: News Around Campus

In case you missed it, here are links to some recent news items/social media posts from WKU colleges, departments and programs. (More: To keep up with “News Around Campus” check out the headlines listed on the right side of the WKU News page or subscribe to the “News Around Campus” RSS feed) WKU Good morning […]

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Confucius Institute making plans for 2015 Confucius Day

The Confucius Institute at WKU is making plans for the second annual Confucius Day that will be celebrated on Sept. 26 in conjunction with the Bowling Green International Festival. Activities leading up to the 2015 Confucius Day began Aug. 13 as WKU President Gary Ransdell and his wife, Julie, welcomed the incoming group of Chinese […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Aug. 17-21, 2015

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

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Snyder named Interim Dean of Potter College of Arts & Letters

Dr. Lawrence W. Snyder Jr. has been named Interim Dean of the Potter College of Arts & Letters at WKU. Dr. Snyder replaces Dr. David Lee, who began a two-year appointment Monday (Aug. 24) as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Larry Snyder is a talented academic leader who enjoys an excellent reputation in […]

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WKU reports $18.3 million in private gifts during 2014-2015

Yearly total second-highest in WKU history; record $9.6 million raised for scholarships; combined endowment at $143.7 million WKU announced Friday (Aug. 21) that it raised $18.3 million in private gifts during fiscal year 2014-15 — the second-highest total in the University’s history. Kathryn Costello, Special Advisor to the President, said this was an outstanding year […]

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2015 Convocation: Dr. Ransdell highlights successes, discusses challenges

President also presents annual awards at WKU’s opening session WKU President Gary Ransdell celebrated achievements of the past year, discussed challenges of the upcoming year and presented annual faculty and staff awards Friday morning (Aug. 21) at the 2015 opening convocation. Achievements include an improving ACT average for incoming freshmen (up from 21.5 four years […]

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Society for Lifelong Learning at WKU open house Aug. 30

Event will include official reading of governor’s proclamation declaring Sept. 13-19 as ‘Lifelong Learning Week’ in Kentucky The Society for Lifelong Learning (SLL) at WKU will kick off its fall term with an Open House and Annual Meeting from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Knicely Conference Center. An official reading of […]

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Confucius Institute at WKU welcomes 43 Hanban Chinese teachers

WKU President Gary Ransdell and his wife, Julie, hosted a reception recently to welcome the 2015-2016 delegation of the Confucius Institute at WKU’s 43 Hanban Chinese teachers. In attendance were school superintendents, principals, host families and WKU faculty and staff. As the program enters its fifth year, Dr. Ransdell noted that the heart and soul […]

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