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WKU to implement Quality Enhancement Plan

Beginning this fall, WKU will place a greater emphasis on teaching students to find, analyze and communicate information to better prepare them for the workplace. WKU is sending graduates into an increasingly demanding work environment in which employers expect them to know how to think through and solve problems, work successfully and creatively in teams, […]

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2015 Faculty Awards Reception April 23

The 2015 Faculty Awards Reception will be held at 3 p.m. April 23 at the Faculty House. WKU annually recognizes outstanding contributions by faculty members in the areas of Teaching, Research/Creativity, Public Service and Student Advisement. The following faculty members have been selected by each of the colleges for recognition this year. They are also […]

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WKU extends international reach with partnership in Iceland

In simultaneous ceremonies just over 60 miles from the Arctic Circle in Iceland and in Bowling Green, WKU, the University of Akureyri (UNAK) and the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN) signed an academic and research agreement Monday (March 23) that solidifies the North Atlantic Climate Change Collaboration (NAC3) project. The innovative agreement signed by the […]

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WKU to announce Iceland partnership on March 23

WKU is extending its international reach to the Arctic and will announce its latest partnership with a live news conference from Iceland on Monday (March 23). WKU President Gary Ransdell and other WKU faculty will sign an agreement with the University of Akureyri (UNAK) and the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN) during a live teleconference […]

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WKU to celebrate student research during REACH Week

WKU will celebrate student research and creativity March 23-28 during REACH (Research Experiences and Creative Heights) Week. The week’s events include a kickoff reception, showcases of scholarly activity by colleges and other campus programs, lectures and the 45th annual Student Research Conference. (The complete schedule of 2015 REACH Week activities is online at http://www.wku.edu/studentresearch/reachweek.php) REACH […]

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Geoscience graduate student wins national research scholarship

The Karst Waters Institute has selected WKU Geoscience graduate student Connor Salley of Oliver Springs, Tennessee, as the 2015 recipient of the Institute’s William L. Wilson Scholarship in Karst Science. Salley won the national award for his research proposal “Advancing Methods to Measure the Atmospheric Sink from Carbonate Rock Weathering.” The award, given to one […]

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5 WKU students accepted into Chinese Flagship Capstone Year

A record five students at WKU have been accepted into the Chinese Flagship Overseas Capstone Year Program. The WKU Chinese Flagship Program, one of 12 Chinese Flagship programs in the country, maintains a 100 percent student acceptance rate to the Overseas Capstone Year Program. The students selected for the Fall 2015 cohort are: Joanna Chang […]

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Gatton Academy selects 60 students for Class of 2017

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 60 students for its Class of 2017. “The competitiveness of The Gatton Academy’s admission process has continued to increase over the years,” said Dr. Lynette Breedlove, Director of The Gatton Academy. “This year was no exception, as the Class of 2017 is a […]

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WKU department head continues transportation research in Peru

During WKU’s 2015 Spring Break week, University Distinguished Professor of Geography Dr. David Keeling traveled to Peru to extend ongoing research on the transportation systems of Latin America. In recent years, Dr. Keeling has published a number of book chapters and articles on the growing accessibility and mobility challenges faced by Latin American countries. Peru […]

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2015 ‘Buck$ for Bright Ideas’ program accepting applications

Area residents with ideas that could lead to a new business could win assistance to help move their idea forward. The Bowling Green, Elizabethtown and Owensboro offices of the Kentucky Innovation Network are accepting applications for the 2015 “Buck$ for Bright Ideas” competition through April 24. “Buck$ for Bright Ideas” is a publicly funded program […]

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WKU to host scholars from Mexico in ‘Proyecta 100,000′

WKU has been selected to participate in the Mexican government’s “Proyecta 100,000” program. As part of the “National Training Program for Students and Teachers SEP-SRE Proyecta 100,000,” WKU will host seven Mexican scholars from June 1 to June 26 for a four-week intensive language and cultural immersion program, according to Dr. Alison Youngblood, assistant professor […]

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WKU biology faculty member receives grant for project

Dr. Nancy Rice, associate professor of biology at WKU, has received a special research grant from the Kentucky Academy of Science for a project that focuses on managing high blood pressure for residents in rural Kenya. Dr. Rice received a grant of $4,866 for the project “Epigenetic regulation of renin angiotensin system (RAS) genes linked […]

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