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3 WKU students honored by Gilman Scholarship Program

Three WKU students have been honored by the nationally competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Demarcus Brooks of Louisville, Linda Cruz of Carrollton and Brianna Stewart of Guston were named Gilman Scholars and will receive up to $5,000 each toward their study abroad or internship program costs. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, […]

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Professor emeritus to receive prestigious literary award

Dr. Robert V. Haynes of Bowling Green, professor emeritus of history at WKU, will receive the prestigious Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award on Saturday (Feb. 28) at the 26th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration in Natchez, Mississippi. The Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award was established in 1994 by the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration […]

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‘Ideas, Innovation, Invention’ theme of 2nd IdeaFestival Bowling Green

The second annual IdeaFestival®Bowling Green promises to be an outstanding event for those who celebrate ideas. This one-day speaker series, set for March 20 at WKU’s Downing Student Union, features nine presentations split into three 90-minute sessions each with three 20-minute talks, and a keynote session that is also 90 minutes. Each session will end with […]

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International gerontologists visit WKU & Bowling Green

International gerontologists from Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland and the Netherlands visited WKU and the city of Bowling Green on Wednesday (Feb. 25) for a showcase of the city’s Christian Care Communities before attending the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education meetings in Nashville later this week. The visitors received a guided tour of Bowling Green from […]

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WKU professor selected as Sport Professional of the Year

WKU Professor William “Willie” Hey has been chosen as “Sport Professional of the Year” by Southern District SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America. The Sport Professional of the Year Award honors outstanding leaders in the professional domain of sport. Qualifications for the award include: Serves as a positive role model epitomizing the values […]

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Honors College at WKU spotlighted in national guide

The Honors College at WKU is one of five Master’s Comprehensive public university honors colleges or programs in the United States profiled in the second edition of A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs. “According to the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), there are over 1,000 honors programs and colleges in the United States,” […]

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Cold wave grips Kentucky after this week’s winter storm

Winter tightened its grip on Kentucky on Thursday (Feb. 19), as frigid polar air behind a cold front swept down across the snowpack that extends south across all of the Commonwealth. Thursday’s coldest temperature recorded across Kentucky by the Kentucky Mesonet, the Commonwealth’s official source of climatological observations, was minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit at two […]

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White Nose Syndrome identified in bats at WKU research cave

White Nose Syndrome (WNS), an often-fatal disease that is ravaging bat populations throughout eastern North America, was positively identified last week within WKU-owned Crumps Cave in northern Warren County near Smiths Grove. Dr. Rick Toomey, Director of the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning, led a team of National Park Service scientists on […]

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Roberts receives national award for impact on gifted education

Dr. Julia Link Roberts was recognized for her impact on gifted education as recipient of the 2015 Palmarium Award, presented Feb. 6 in Denver. The Institute for the Development of Gifted Education at the University of Denver presented the award during its annual conference. For more than 30 years, Roberts has been an active advocate […]

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Tour de France, War of 1812, barbecue, nursing topics of books by WKU faculty members

The Tour de France, the War of 1812, Kentucky barbecue and stories from Kentucky nurses are topics of books authored by WKU faculty members and retired faculty members. Selling the Yellow Jersey: The Tour de France in the Global Era by Dr. Eric Reed, associate professor of history, has been published by the University of […]

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WKU named one of top Fulbright student producers in nation

WKU has been named among the Top Fulbright Producing Institutions by the Chronicle of Higher Education. With six grants for 2014-15, WKU is tied for third in the nation of Master’s institutions and the only college or university in Kentucky to be recognized as a Top Producer. WKU’s six grantees are conducting research and teaching […]

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Gatton Academy director attends Cooke Foundation summit

Dr. Lynette Breedlove, Director of The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, joined school leaders and experts from across the country last week at a two-day summit located outside of the nation’s capital to identify solutions to close the excellence gap—the troubling disparity in academic performance between lower income and higher […]

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