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Small Business Accelerator, Kentucky Innovation Network launch ‘Focus on Innovation’

The WKU Small Business Accelerator collaborated with the Central Region Office of the Kentucky Innovation Network to host its first Focus on Innovation small group discussion on Tuesday (Dec. 6) at the WKU Center for Research and Development. Managers from Operations, Human Resource and Environmental Health and Safety teams from local manufacturing facilities gathered for […]

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NSF awards grant for biology professor’s research project

The National Science Foundation has awarded WKU Biology Professor Shivendra Sahi a grant to fund his research project titled, “Functional characterization of gold responsive genes and development of plant based system for efficient synthesis of gold nano-particles.” The award (#1616677) began on Sept. 1, 2016, and will end on Aug. 31, 2019. The grant is […]

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WKU students (from left) Mollie Todd, Savannah Gillam, Jordan Miller and Alexandria Knipp will compete at the International Universities Arabic Debating Championship in April in Qatar. Arabic instructor Lhousseine Guerwane (back row) is helping the students prepare for the event. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

Students from WKU Arabic Program to represent U.S. in international debate event

Four students from the WKU Arabic Program will represent the United States at an international debate competition next spring in Qatar. Savannah Gillam of Bowling Green, Alexandria Knipp of Olive Hill, Jordan Miller of Villa Hills and Mollie Todd of Flemingsburg will compete at the International Universities Arabic Debating Championship. The annual event, which begins […]

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2 WKU students awarded Gilman Scholarships

Two WKU students will study abroad next spring on Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. Dominique Wood of Nashville, Tennessee, and Deven Richardson of Bowling Green were awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 to take their studies overseas. Wood, a third-year Chinese major, is the daughter of Angela Tomes and Thomas Wood. She will be studying […]

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WKU Glasgow's Graduand Ceremony was held Dec. 1.

WKU Week in Photos: Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2016

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

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Crowder appointed editor of geoscience education publication

The Executive Committee of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers has appointed Dr. Margaret Crowder as Editor-in-Chief of its In the Trenches publication. The quarterly publication is designed to “provide a forum for geosciences education dialogue targeting educators in the classroom. It provides a venue for contributors to inform NAGT members about their best teaching […]

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8 WKU faculty members selected for program to Bosnia-Herzegovina

Eight WKU faculty members representing seven departments and three colleges have been selected to participate in the fourth annual Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar (ZSEIFS). Designed to infuse international content into the teaching, research and service of its participants, the ZSEIFS is a signature, comprehensive internationalization strategy made possible by the generous support of […]

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Scott Lyons appointed Dean of Graduate School at WKU

WKU Provost David Lee announced the appointment of Scott Lyons as Dean of the Graduate School. A faculty member in the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport since 2004, Dr. Lyons came to WKU after completing his doctorate in Human Performance/Exercise Physiology at the University of Alabama. A recipient of the College of Health and […]

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Crawford Hydrology Lab Manager Lee Anne Bledsoe trains a Brazilian hydrogeologist to calibrate field equipment used for tracing underground water flows.

Manager of WKU hydrology lab conducts groundwater training program in Brazil

Lee Anne Bledsoe, manager of WKU’s Crawford Hydrology Laboratory, recently returned from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where she presented a weeklong groundwater investigation workshop to a group of Brazilian hydrologists and cave explorers. The workshop detailed techniques for using fluorescent dyes to study the flow of underground water. These are important methods to understand and protect […]

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Biology student’s research recognized at conferences

A research project by WKU biology student Millicent Ronkainen of Hodgenville earned recognition at two recent conferences. Ronkainen’s poster presentation on “Identification and Characterization of an Escherichia coli Bacteriophage Mutant Capable of Growing on a Nonpermissive Host” won first place at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science and earned second place and […]

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Gatton Academy students in Dr. Rodney King's genome class.

$10,000 HHMI grant supports genomics research at WKU

Dr. Rodney King and Dr. Claire Rinehart, both professors in WKU’s Department of Biology, recently received a $10,000 award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support WKU students engaged in genomics research. This is the third year that WKU has received this award. Students in the Biology Department’s Genome Discovery and Exploration class isolate […]

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ICYMI: News Around Campus — November 2016 edition

In case you missed it, here are links to some November 2016 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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