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WKU Regents approve tuition, property purchase

The WKU Board of Regents today (April 24) approved a 3.1 percent increase in resident undergraduate tuition for 2015-16. Resident undergraduate tuition will increase $171 per semester to $4,741. Nonresident undergraduate tuition will increase $390 per semester to $12,066. The tuition and fee schedule, which includes an approximately 3 percent increase in Student Athletic and […]

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4 WKU students recognized by Critical Language Scholarship Program

Four students at WKU have been recognized by the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship Program. Mackenzie Donoghue from Seoul, South Korea; Alex Hezik from Campbellsville; and Kelly Tursic from Union all received scholarships. Jody Dahmer of Fisherville was named an alternate. All four students are students in the Chinese Flagship Program and the Honors […]

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Long Term Care students visit Barren River Adult Day Care

Students taking Long Term Care Administration spent a rewarding and educational day at the Barren River Adult Day Care. “I really enjoyed visiting Barren River Adult Day Care. The clients seem to really enjoy their time there and the people that work there seem to really love their jobs. This is the second time I […]

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WKU recognized by Exercise is Medicine® on Campus initiative

WKU has been named a Gold Level Campus by the American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise is Medicine® on Campus initiative. Gold Level is the highest recognition available, said Jason Crandall, assistant professor of Exercise Science at WKU. “This is quite an accomplishment that required the cooperation of the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport, […]

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4 WKU students recognized by Goldwater scholarship program

For the second straight year, all four WKU students nominated for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program have been honored by the premier award for undergraduates pursuing careers in science, mathematics or engineering. Andrew Brown of Central City and Dimitri Leggas of Lexington were named Goldwater Scholars. They are the only […]

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Gatton Academy ranked among top-performing schools for 7th consecutive year

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU has been named to The Washington Post’s list of top-performing schools with elite students for the seventh consecutive year. Since 1998, educational columnist Jay Mathews has ranked Washington-area public high schools using the Challenge Index, his measure of how effectively a school prepares its students for […]

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Baylor professor Russell to present Warren-Brooks lecture

Richard Rankin Russell, professor of English at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, will deliver the annual Warren-Brooks lecture on literary criticism on Thursday (April 23). The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Robert Penn Warren Studies at WKU. Dr. Russell’s recent book, Seamus Heaney’s Regions, was selected as the 2014 winner of the Robert […]

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WKU geoscientist to represent U.S. on international karst commission

WKU Distinguished Professor of Hydrogeology Chris Groves has accepted an invitation to represent the United States in the leadership of the Karst Commission of the International Geographical Union (IGU). Dr. Groves received the invitation letter on Tuesday (April 14) from the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He joins 10 other scientists from as many […]

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Fulbright Program representative to visit WKU faculty April 21-22

The Office of International Programs and the Center for Faculty Development are partnering with the Kentucky Fulbright Association to raise faculty awareness of opportunities to teach and conduct research overseas through the Fulbright Program. The Fulbright Program is a world-renowned awarder of competitive, merit-based grants for international education exchange. Established in 1946 by U.S. Sen. […]

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Astrophysicist/educator bringing Relativity Tour to WKU on April 30

You won’t need to be a rocket scientist to attend astrophysicist/educator Dr. Jeffrey Bennett’s Relativity Tour presentation April 30 at WKU’s Downing Student Union Auditorium. Dr. Bennett will present Black Holes Don’t Suck! – An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein’s Relativity Theories and Why They Matter at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the […]

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German art researcher to present 2015 Hatcher Lecture at WKU

Dr. April Eisman, Associate Professor of Visual Art and Culture at Iowa State University, will deliver the annual Paul G. and Ernestine G. Hatcher Lecture in WKU’s Department of Modern Languages on Tuesday (April 14). The talk will take place at 4 p.m. at the Faculty House and is titled Wild Women of the 1980’s: […]

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WKU faculty member honored for paper on changes in parent-teacher communication

WKU Associate Professor of Communication Blair Thompson will receive the Top Paper in Communication Education award from the Central States Communication Association for his work on The Changing Nature of Parent-Teacher Communication: Mode Selection in the Smartphone Era. “This award is a real testament to quality scholarship,” said Jimmie Manning, CSCA Executive Director. “This year […]

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