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WKU geology student Deborah Flynn conducted undergraduate research this summer on the Ethiopian Plateau, Ethiopia.

WKU geology major conducts research in Ethiopia

WKU geology major Deborah Flynn, a senior from Bowling Green, traveled to Ethiopia this summer to collect data for an ongoing research project. Flynn’s summer project was funded by a WKU Office of Scholar Development Lifetime Experience (LTE) grant and an Office of Sponsored Programs FUSE grant, and by an ACS-PRF grant awarded to Dr. […]

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Diversity & Community Studies partners with Kentucky YMCA

Social entrepreneurship program ‘excellent opportunity’ for students WKU’s Department of Diversity & Community Studies has partnered with the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association to allow WKU students to expand their global perspective and understanding of social entrepreneurship through the Institute for Social Responsibility & Economic Citizenship (ISREC). The ISREC is a 10-month academic and experiential journey […]

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Participants in the 2016 WKU Storm Chase class traveled 7,002 miles across 12 states and documented at least 12 tornado touchdowns.

Storm Chase class among ‘real world’ experiences offered by WKU Meteorology Program

For students in WKU’s Meteorology Program, the forecast calls for a 100 percent chance of professional learning experiences through innovative student engagement activities. “The common theme is thinking outside of the traditional classroom in ways that put the ‘real world’ in the hands of students prior to graduation,” said Dr. Josh Durkee, associate professor in […]

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WKU launching International Year of South Korea

The International Year of South Korea will bring nearly 30 events featuring South Korea to WKU campuses and several community venues. On Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the International Year of South Korea will be featured at Centennial Mall with Chuseok: Korean Thanksgiving. Geared toward students but open to all, this event […]

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Members of WKU's Class of 2020 participated in M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan Aug. 14-18.

WKU Week in Photos: Aug. 14-19, 2016

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

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Dr. Gary A. Ransdell delivered his final convocation address as WKU's president on Aug. 19 at Van Meter Hall. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

2016 convocation: President reflects on past 19 years, looks ahead at final 10 months

In his final convocation address as WKU’s president, Dr. Gary A. Ransdell reflected on the past 19 years and asked WKU faculty and staff to “join me for the last chapter.” “We will get a lot done over the next 10 months,” Dr. Ransdell told WKU faculty and staff at Friday’s opening convocation. Dr. Ransdell […]

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Jeff "Smitty" Smith (center) received the Spirit of Western Award. Participating in the presentation (from left) were: Provost David Lee, President Gary Ransdell, Regents Chair Freddie Higdon and Marc Archambault, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

2016 convocation: Faculty, staff awards presented

The annual faculty and staff awards were presented Friday morning at WKU’s 2016 opening convocation. Spirit of Western Award Jeff “Smitty” Smith, Van Meter Hall’s technical director/AV coordinator for Campus and Community Events, received the 15th Spirit of Western Award, which recognizes an individual who represents WKU in a distinguished manner and dedicates his or […]

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WKU achieves record success in national scholarships

Of all-time high 136 students and recent graduates who applied, 70 earned recognition and received more than $465,000 in 2015-16 WKU students and recent graduates achieved record success in multiple national scholarship competitions in the 2015-16 academic year. Of the all-time high 136 students and alumni who applied, 70 earned recognition, winning more than $465,000 […]

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Forty-eight Gatton Academy students participated in a three-week study abroad program in the United Kingdom during the summer of 2016. (Photo by Tori Hampton)

48 Gatton Academy students return from 3-week study abroad program in England

Forty-eight Gatton Academy students have returned home following a 23-day study abroad program to London and Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. Accompanying the students on the trip were Professor Walker Rutledge, WKU Department of English, and Derick B. Strode, Tori Hampton, Chloe Muller and Alex Sorrels of The Gatton Academy. The Gatton Academy has offered this […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Class of 2020 arrives on campus

Members of WKU’s Class of 2020 arrived on campus Aug. 13-14 for M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan events and other activities as they prepare for the fall 2016 semester. Here’s a special installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.

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WKU geologist leads team mapping Gulf of Mexico seabed

A research team led by Dr. Royhan Gani, Associate Professor of Geology in WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, has been working on mapping seabed topography and understanding depositional history of the Gulf of Mexico using high resolution 3D seismic data. The research finding has been included in a recent BBC Natural History documentary titled […]

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5 WKU students recognized by Gilman Scholarship Program

Four WKU students were awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support their participation in fall semester study abroad programs. One student was selected as an alternate. Kalyn Edwards of Bowling Green, Kaitlyn Hurt of Mousie, Brandi Lemay of Bowling Green and Kristen Robertson of Belton were awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 to study […]

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