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WKU professor, students make mark on global healthcare

As a university with international reach, WKU has partnered with a variety of study abroad organizations to make it easier for students as well as faculty to extend their academic experiences beyond the U.S. Dr. William Mkanta, an associate professor of healthcare administration in the Department of Public Health, helps his students interact with international […]

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Gatton Academy team competing in 2017 National Science Bowl

A team from The Gatton Academy will be competing in the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl® this week (April 27-May 1) in Washington, D.C. The Gatton Academy team of seniors Karthik Boyareddygari (Bowling Green High School), Caleb Stickney (Estill County High School), Tricia Thompson (Owensboro Catholic High School), Matthew Broadbent (Heritage Christian Academy) and […]

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WKU Storm Chase students prepare for annual trip with new SpiritFunder campaign

Eight WKU students will participate this year in Dr. Josh Durkee’s Field Methods in Weather Analysis and Forecasting course, an innovative learning experience to forecast, analyze, document and study severe convective storms across the Great Plains. In its eighth year, the WKU Storm Chase course will begin May 15. Since the group spends two weeks traveling […]

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WKU Week in Photos: April 17-23, 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 CEC announces Next Generation Initiative

When a person diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum reaches age 21, mandated state and federal services end. Mary Lloyd Moore, Director of the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU, says this has been compared to falling off a cliff. Dr. Moore quoted a colleague, Denise Resnick: “As the school bus stops coming, families and […]

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WKU Forensics Team wins NFA national speech & debate titles

The WKU Forensics Team won both the National Forensic Association National Tournament championship and the National Forensic Association Lincoln-Douglas Debate Team Sweepstakes national championship, hosted this year by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire over the April 13-17 weekend. WKU was crowned team sweepstakes champion in individual events with 916 points, while Bradley University placed second […]

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Geoscience graduate student awarded prestigious GSA grant for project in Ethiopia

Shelby Bowden, a WKU Geoscience graduate student from Greenville, South Carolina, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Graduate Student Research Grant ($1,775) from the Geological Society of America (GSA) for his master’s thesis project in Ethiopia. Bowden is the first Geoscience student from WKU Department of Geography and Geology to receive the GSA grant for […]

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April 21-23 events at WKU

Several events are coming up this weekend (April 21-23) at WKU. Events include Southern Kentucky Book Fest, Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society Quilt Registry, LifeSkills Run for Autism, Kentucky Science Olympiad, WKU Spring Football Game, Cultural Enhancement Series, South Central Kentucky 4-H Horse Camp, WKU Bands concert, WKU Baseball vs. Rice, Topper Orientation Program for Fall […]

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WKU launches SpiritFunder

SpiritFunder, WKU’s very own crowdfunding platform, launched Monday (April 17). Crowdfunding is a unique tool that harnesses energy and enthusiasm and allows alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff to make a collective impact on the community. Similar platforms are being implemented at universities across the nation as a way to bring attention to small, but […]

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WKU student awarded Humanity in Action Fellowship

WKU senior Jay Todd Richey of Glasgow has been awarded a Humanity in Action Fellowship to study human rights in Warsaw, Poland, in the summer of 2017. Richey is one of 54 Humanity in Action Fellows accepted from 40 U.S. colleges and universities to participate in the Fellowship programs in Europe and Atlanta. Richey, the […]

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WKU geology team participates in 2017 international finals of Imperial Barrel Award

A team of WKU geology students participated in the 2017 finals of the prestigious Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) program. Among 192 universities around the world, WKU was one of 12 universities that advanced to the international finals held April 1 in Houston, Texas. The event, organized by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), is […]

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WKU offering Specialist Degree in Gifted Education

A new Specialist Degree in Gifted Education and Talent Development will expand upon the graduate school offerings in gifted education at WKU. The specialist degree recently approved by the Council on Postsecondary Education adds to WKU’s MAE in Gifted Education and Talent Development offered since 2015 and the gifted endorsement offered since 1983. “As a […]

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