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WKU professor recognized at his alma mater in China

Professor Haiwang Yuan of WKU Libraries was recognized last month at his alma mater Nankai University in Tianjin, China, for his contributions to the academic development of the College of Foreign Languages (CFL). On Oct. 22, the College of Foreign Language held a Book Donation and Guest Professorship Ceremony for Yuan with Dean of the […]

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CCSA awards Storyteller Scholarships to 7 students

The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA), a nonprofit consortium that develops, plans and coordinates study abroad programs in predominantly English-speaking countries, has awarded Storyteller Scholarships to seven college students throughout the United States. The Storyteller Scholarship is designed to encourage students enrolled in CCSA programs to tell their own stories while they participate in […]

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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; to connect with […]

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WKU professor elected to Kentucky Historical Society board

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) recently installed new officers and members of its Governing Board. WKU History Professor John A. Hardin of Bowling Green was installed as a new member. His term will expire in November 2019. Dr. Hardin has been a member of the Kentucky Oral History Commission since July 1995 and served as […]

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3 WKU students awarded Phi Kappa Phi study abroad grants

Three WKU students recently were awarded study abroad grants worth $1,000 each from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The students are part of a select group of 25 students nationwide to receive the award. WKU students receiving a Phi […]

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WKU Arabic instructor speaks at education summit in Qatar

Arabic is the fastest growing language taught in the United States, at both university and high school levels. WKU continues to be on the cutting edge of this growth in Kentucky. Since starting the only Arabic major program in the state, WKU is taking its message across the ocean. From Nov. 2-5, Lhousseine Guerwane, Instructor […]

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WKU launching competency-based program in Advanced Manufacturing

Distance learning model offers flexibility for adult learners Adult learners in the region have an even more flexible option to expand their education in the advanced manufacturing area through a new model at WKU. The new model is a modularized competency-based distance learning approach, which measures learning rather than the amount of time students spend […]

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WKU English faculty member wins national award

Christopher Ervin receives 2015 NCPTW Maxwell Leadership Award Christopher Ervin, Director of Composition and assistant professor of English at WKU, has won the 2015 Ron Maxwell Award for Distinguished Leadership in Promoting the Collaborative Learning Practices of Peer Tutors in Writing. The award was presented Nov. 6 at the 32nd annual National Conference on Peer […]

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WKU to celebrate National Distance Learning Week

Webinars, statewide conference among Nov. 9-13 events Nov. 9-13 is National Distance Learning Week, and WKU will observe the week by hosting a statewide conference and a variety of webinars. Distance Learning at WKU will offer free 30-minute webinars throughout the week on subjects including online article presentations, green screen presentations and testing in an […]

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WKU SKyTeach program receives $400,000 grant

Professors in WKU’s SKyTeach program recently received a $400,000 Mathematics Science Partnership research grant from the Kentucky Department of Education. The grant will fund Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education research with middle and high school math and science teachers in WKU’s service area. This collaborative research project involves faculty and master teachers in […]

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WKU to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week

The WKU Small Business Accelerator and the Bowling Green Office of the Kentucky Innovation Network are supporting Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Nov. 16-22. Global Entrepreneurship Week was designed to inspire people everywhere to explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. To celebrate GEW, WKU will host four events as a platform to connect current and […]

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WKU student’s asbestos essay finalist for scholarship

Kennedy McAlpin became interested in cancer after her great-grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer. Since he worked in the naval shipyards during World War II, her family suspected it was mesothelioma caused by asbestos, although it was never specifically diagnosed. McAlpin, a WKU junior from Somerset, now wants to help eradicate the disease through education, […]

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