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A dedication ceremony was held for the Confucius Classroom at WKU Owensboro.

Confucius Institute, WKU Owensboro host group from Xiyuan Hospital of China

The Confucius Institute at WKU, in partnership with WKU Owensboro, hosted representatives of Xiyuan Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences from Nov. 29-Dec. 2 for a series of meetings and visits in Bowling Green and Owensboro. On Wednesday morning (Nov. 30), the delegation met with WKU President Gary A. Ransdell, who signed a […]

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8 WKU faculty members selected for program to Bosnia-Herzegovina

Eight WKU faculty members representing seven departments and three colleges have been selected to participate in the fourth annual Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar (ZSEIFS). Designed to infuse international content into the teaching, research and service of its participants, the ZSEIFS is a signature, comprehensive internationalization strategy made possible by the generous support of […]

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Scott Lyons appointed Dean of Graduate School at WKU

WKU Provost David Lee announced the appointment of Scott Lyons as Dean of the Graduate School. A faculty member in the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport since 2004, Dr. Lyons came to WKU after completing his doctorate in Human Performance/Exercise Physiology at the University of Alabama. A recipient of the College of Health and […]

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Crawford Hydrology Lab Manager Lee Anne Bledsoe trains a Brazilian hydrogeologist to calibrate field equipment used for tracing underground water flows.

Manager of WKU hydrology lab conducts groundwater training program in Brazil

Lee Anne Bledsoe, manager of WKU’s Crawford Hydrology Laboratory, recently returned from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where she presented a weeklong groundwater investigation workshop to a group of Brazilian hydrologists and cave explorers. The workshop detailed techniques for using fluorescent dyes to study the flow of underground water. These are important methods to understand and protect […]

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ICYMI: News Around Campus — November 2016 edition

In case you missed it, here are links to some November 2016 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; to connect […]

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English professor Miller transitions to new stage in career after 53 years at WKU

After more than 53 years of devoted service to WKU, Professor of English Mary Ellen Miller will transition to a new stage of her career on Jan. 1. Miller began teaching at WKU in 1963; moving forward, she will teach half-time and devote more of her time to writing. Miller is the longest-serving member of […]

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WKU to confer degrees to 1,372 during Fall 2016 Commencement ceremonies on Dec. 10

WKU will confer degrees to 1,372 graduates during its Fall 2016 Commencement on Dec. 10 at Diddle Arena. In morning and afternoon ceremonies of its 180th Commencement, WKU will award 75 associate, 925 bachelor’s, 307 master’s, 13 doctoral and three specialist degrees and 19 undergraduate certificates and 30 graduate certificates. The 9:30 a.m. ceremony will […]

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Dr. Richard Gelderman, professor in WKU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, received the first Excellence in Science Education and Outreach Award.

WKU students, faculty honored at Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting

WKU students and faculty members were recognized at the Kentucky Academy of Science 2016 Annual Meeting Nov. 4-5 at University of Louisville. More than 700 scientists and students attended the annual meeting, and hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students participated in the research competitions. Six WKU students won first-place awards, while nine others received second- […]

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International Education Week events included Globe Trot on Nov. 16.

WKU Week in Photos: Nov. 14-18, 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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Chris Groves and other scientists joined Chinese and UNESCO officials at the opening ceremony of the IRCK Governing Board meeting in Guilin, China, on Nov. 14.

Groves reappointed to United Nations scientific board

University Distinguished Professor of Hydrogeology Chris Groves is in Guilin, China, this week where he has been appointed to a second six-year term on the Governing Board of the International Research Center on Karst (IRCK) Under the Auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). “It was great to get the news […]

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Confucius Institute at WKU fall semester updates

The Confucius Institute at WKU (CI at WKU) shared the following fall 2016 activities: Tree Decoration Contest The CI at WKU organized a 2016 Tree Decoration Contest that was open to any individual (faculty, staff, student), WKU organization, department or club. The following organizations participated in the inaugural event: National Dance Education Organization (WKU Student […]

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WKU nationally ranked in Open Doors study abroad report for 5th consecutive year

For the fifth year in a row, WKU is nationally ranked in the Institute for International Education’s (IIE) U.S. study abroad rankings, released in the November 2016 Open Doors Report. For the second consecutive year, WKU placed in the top 20 in the nation among master’s institutions for its total number of study abroad students. […]

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