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WKU geology team advances to international finals in Imperial Barrel Award contest

A team of WKU geology students won the 2017 Eastern Regional in the prestigious Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) program and is one of 12 universities that advanced to the international finals April 1 in Houston. The event, organized by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, is an annual global competition to advance the science of […]

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2017 Faculty Awards Reception April 12

The 2017 Faculty Awards Reception will be held at 3 p.m. April 12 at the Faculty House. WKU annually recognizes outstanding contributions by faculty members in the areas of Teaching, Research/Creativity, Public Service, Student Advisement and Part-Time Teaching. The following faculty members have been selected by each of the colleges for awards this year. They […]

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WKU’s 47th Annual Student Research Conference March 25

About 400 students will make presentations at WKU’s 47th Annual Student Research Conference on March 25 at Downing Student Union. The WKU Student Research Conference will showcase scholarly activities of 401 graduate and undergraduate students of diverse disciplines from 43 schools, departments, programs and institutes in all colleges at WKU across the main and regional […]

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WKU Board of Regents to hold committee meetings March 24

The WKU Board of Regents will hold committee meetings on March 24, beginning at 9:30 a.m. CDT. The meetings will be in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media and Technology Hall. The agenda can be found at http://www.wku.edu/regents/documents/2017/bor-committees-agenda-03-24-17.pdf.  Agenda materials will be available at the meeting. Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295

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Fourth annual IdeaFestival Bowling Green March 15 at WKU

The fourth annual IdeaFestival Bowling Green will be held in the Downing Student Union at WKU on March 15 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CST. Sponsored by The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU, this year’s festival expects over 600 regional high school and middle school students for morning speaker sessions and afternoon hands-on […]

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WKU meteorology students, White Squirrel Weather staff survey tornado damage

On March 1, a powerful storm system swept across the region, which produced 11 tornado, 590 high wind and 108 severe hail reports. Among the 11 reported tornadoes, one touched down just 10 miles southeast of WKU at 7:24 a.m. and produced a swath of property and tree damage along the 12000 block of Cemetery […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Feb. 27-March 4, 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 student selected as Jane Jacobs Fellow

Jennifer Ottersbach, a WKU graduating senior from Crestwood, will work with the Center for the Living City as the Jane Jacobs Fellow to develop civically-engaged young women who lead local and global action. Ottersbach will engage the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) to […]

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ICYMI: News Around Campus — February 2017 edition

In case you missed it, here are links to some February 2017 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 […]

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6 WKU students awarded Gilman International Scholarships for summer 2017

Six WKU students will study abroad this summer on Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships.  Bryan Anders of Bowling Green, Magen Estep of Bowling Green, Rachel Fisher of Russellville, Courtney Hurst of Louisville, Melissa Reeves of Louisville and Chanel Watkins of Louisville were awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 to take their studies overseas. Anders, a […]

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February 2017 likely to be Kentucky’s warmest on record, climatologist says

Following consecutive cold and snowy winters, the warm and dry winter of 2016-17 will rank as one of the warmest on record in Kentucky, according to state climatologist Stuart Foster. “February is likely to go down as the warmest on record, breaking a record set in 1932,” said Dr. Foster, director of the Kentucky Climate […]

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WKU tied for 2nd in 2016-17 list of top Fulbright producers

With 8 student grantees, WKU again among top master’s institutions WKU is tied for second in the list of top Fulbright-producing master’s degree-granting institutions. WKU had eight Fulbright grantees in 2016-17, making it the only public master’s institution in the top three. WKU tied with Loyola Marymount University while Villanova University ranks first with 11 […]

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