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WKU Board of Regents approves $396.5 million budget for 2015-16

Plan includes expanded scholarship capacity, health insurance support WKU’s Board of Regents today (June 26) approved a $396.5 million budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16 that includes a $2 million state appropriation for the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, which will allow the Academy to grow to 200 students by Fall 2017. The […]

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WKU students conducting chemical research in South Korea

WKU students John Biechele Speziale and John Logan Reynolds are conducting chemical research for 10 weeks this summer at Changwon National University in South Korea. Speziale and Reynolds are working in the laboratory of Professor Yong-Ill Lee with a group that includes students from South Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia. The WKU chemistry majors’ summer research […]

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Archambault named Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations

Marc Archambault, a veteran higher education administrator and advancement officer, has been named WKU’s Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations and President of the WKU Foundation. Archambault, currently Vice President of Development and Alumni at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, and CEO of the UVU Foundation, will join WKU on Aug. 17. “We […]

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Spring 2015 Dean’s/President’s List

The Spring 2015 Dean’s and President’s List is available online. Students making the Dean’s List have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 on a 4.0 scale. Students on the President’s List have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0. To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that […]

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Two May 2015 WKU graduates will begin MD/PhD programs this fall

Among 28 former WKU students who will begin medical school this fall, May 2015 graduates Hannah Pennington and Brandon Farmer will begin extremely competitive MD/PhD programs. Pennington, a Biology and Chemistry double major and Mathematics minor from Union, was accepted at multiple MD/PhD programs, but elected the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University […]

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UnderBGKY collaborative project recognized as ‘Model Practice’

WKU’s Department Geography and Geology, City of Bowling Green have partnered on karst groundwater awareness campaign since 2011 The UnderBGKY Karst Groundwater Awareness Campaign, made possible through a partnership between the City of Bowling Green’s Department of Public Works and faculty and staff in WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, was recently selected as a […]

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ICYMI: News from around campus

In case you missed it, here are links to some other recent news items 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) Division of Extended Learning […]

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Brewery equipment arrives at WKU Center for Research & Development

The largest brewing system to be located at a university, and the first in Kentucky, has been delivered to the Center for Research and Development at WKU. Alltech Inc. of Lexington is leasing space in the Center to start a craft beer brewing operation using the 15-barrel micro brewing production system and will pay the […]

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Partnership established to study, protect cave & karst area in Central America

WKU signs cooperative agreement with conservation organization in Belize Faculty from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology and Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD) of Belize formally signed a cooperative research, training and partnership agreement last month that is the culmination of several years of working together to identify mutual goals and seek resources. FCD […]

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Gatton Academy students begin internships, summer programs

The summer months bring a change of pace for students and recent graduates of The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky. Students are beginning summer projects that span from their Kentucky backyards to internships across the nation and travels around the world. The school’s annual summer internship program kicked off in […]

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‘Folklorist in the Park’ working to preserve heritage of region

Kentucky Folklife Program at WKU partnering with Mammoth Cave National Park on summer project to document traditional arts and culture The Kentucky Folklife Program at WKU is partnering with Mammoth Cave National Park for a special 2015 summer-long, National Endowment for the Arts-sponsored project, titled Folklorist in the Park. The Kentucky Folklife Program has hired […]

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New master’s degree makes WKU state’s leader in gifted education

A new master’s degree in gifted education will solidify WKU as the region’s leader in gifted education and programming. With the MAE in Gifted Education and Talent Development, WKU now offers more coursework in gifted education than any other university in Kentucky. The 24 graduate hours expand upon the gifted endorsement offered at WKU every […]

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