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#PeopleofWKU: Dr. William Mkanta

Dr. William Mkanta, Interim Head for the WKU Department of Public Health, is celebrating 10 years at WKU! This week, he’s being recognized for #PeopleofWKU for his commitment to connecting culture to education. Dr. Mkanta organizes trips to Tanzania and Zanzibar each year to give students a unique learning experience. “When I travel, I get […]

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#ThrowbackWKU: Dr. Frank T. Etscorn III

We’re teaming up with WKU Alumni Association for this #ThrowbackWKU to remember one of our great alums! Dr. Frank T. Etscorn III (’71, ’73) is the first patent holder for the nicotine patch to help cigarette smokers break the smoking habit. Etscorn, a retired Dean and behavioral psychologist at New Mexico Tech, specialized in studying […]

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#PeopleofWKU: Dr. Steven Wininger

Dr. Steven Wininger has been with WKU for 16 years. He serves as the co-department head and professor of Psychology at WKU. Dr. Wininger is being recognized for #PeopleofWKU for his inventive approach to running an academic department with co-department head, Dr. Pitt Derryberry. “We both love to teach and we both love to do […]

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WKU Week in Photos: May 8-14, 2017

Here’s the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs. (More Commencement Weekend photos: WKU graduate and undergraduate ceremonies; The Gatton Academy graduation)  

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WKU Week in Photos: April 24-30, 2017

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

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WKU’s 181st Commencement set for May 12-13 at Diddle Arena

WKU will confer degrees and certificates to 2,605 spring and summer graduates during its 181st Commencement May 12-13 at Diddle Arena. Graduate: During the graduate ceremony at 5 p.m. May 12, WKU will confer 29 doctor of physical therapy, 11 doctor of education, nine doctor of nursing practice, 583 master’s and nine specialist in education […]

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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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