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WKU students, faculty, alumni attend 2015 GIS conference

WKU students, faculty and alumni were among more than 16,000 Geographic Information Systems professionals, educators and users from 130 countries who attended the world’s largest GIS conference July 20-24 in San Diego, California. The conference is hosted by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) for sharing and discussing the latest technologies and solutions in GIS. […]

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42 WKU students earn prestigious scholarships in 2014-15

WKU students continued to perform at a high level in the nation’s most prestigious scholarship competitions in 2014-15, according to a report presented Friday (July 24) to the Board of Regents. Of the more than 120 WKU students who applied, 42 earned recognition and earned more than $577,500 in funding, with a few students waiting […]

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WKU, ESLi celebrate partnership, sign new five-year agreement

WKU and English as a Second Language International celebrated 15 years of partnership with the signing of a new five-year agreement on Tuesday (July 21). ESLi provides English language training to international students at WKU and maintains a corporate office on campus. ESLi President and Owner Gary Bartholomew said the impact of ESLi’s partnerships is […]

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WKU student completes summer internship in Iceland

WKU senior Tara Sorrels, an International Business major and Honors College student from Taylorsville, completed an internship this summer at the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN) in Akureyri, Iceland, under the direction of Embla Eir Oddsdóttir. During her time in Iceland, Sorrels also conducted research for her WKU Honors thesis on scenario planning for climate […]

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WKU, ESLi to sign new agreement

WKU and English as a Second Language International will celebrate 15 years of partnership with the signing of a new agreement on Tuesday (July 21). WKU and ESLi will sign the memorandum of understanding at 5 p.m. in the Craig Administrative Center. ESLi provides English language training to international students at WKU and maintains a […]

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Ambassador Stewart Wheeler of Canada and Robert Barber of the United States (front) posed with the WKU study abroad group in Iceland and showed honorary Hilltopper pride with their red towels.

WKU group participates in Arctic Council Roundtable in Iceland

A group of students and faculty from WKU recently returned from a study abroad program in Iceland led by Dr. Bernie Strenecky, WKU Scholar in Residence, and Dr. Jason Polk and Dr. Leslie North of the Department of Geography and Geology. The course, co-taught with faculty from the University of Akureyri (UNAK), included the opportunity […]

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WKU hosting Society for Values in Higher Education meeting July 22-26

WKU will serve as host of the 91st Annual Meeting of the Society for Values in Higher Education (SVHE) July 22-26. The theme for this year’s meeting is Working Together? Collaboration and the Future of Higher Education. SVHE “is a fellowship of teachers and others who care deeply about ethical issues—such as integrity, diversity, social […]

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WKU student earns Foundation for Global Scholars award

WKU student Lillian Nellans of Des Moines, Iowa, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Foundation for Global Scholars to support study in the Peace and Conflict program at American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina this summer. Nellans, the daughter of Jennifer and Bill Nellans, is completing coursework in peace and conflict studies while interning […]

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ICYMI: News from 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 Libraries Collections […]

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WKU Spring 2015 Graduates List

The WKU Spring 2015 Graduates List is available online. The list includes names and hometowns as listed by the students and the degree received. Bowling Green/Warren County students Other Kentucky students; U.S. students; international students Within each category, students are listed in ZIP Code order. To view the lists, visit http://www.wku.edu/mediarelations/gradlist.php Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) […]

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3 to join WKU Hall of Distinguished Alumni during 2015 Homecoming

A distinguished national journalist, an internationally recognized pioneer in engineering and a nationally accomplished golfing instructor will join WKU’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni this fall. Thomas A. George III, Naomi J. McAfee and Nancy L. Quarcelino will be inducted during WKU’s 2015 Homecoming celebration. The 24th class of noted alumni will be inducted during a […]

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Eye-tracking company features WKU graduate student’s project

Oglesby conducting water literacy research in Africa Tobii Technology, an eye-tracking company headquartered in Sweden, recently selected graduate thesis research undertaken by Jonathan Oglesby, under the direction of Dr. Leslie North in WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, as a feature story to showcase on its website. Ogelsby’s project centers on the use of eye-tracking […]

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