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WKU students, faculty, alumni attend 2015 GIS conference

WKU students, faculty and alumni were among more than 16,000 Geographic Information Systems professionals, educators and users from 130 countries who attended the world’s largest GIS conference July 20-24 in San Diego, California. The conference is hosted by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) for sharing and discussing the latest technologies and solutions in GIS. […]

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42 WKU students earn prestigious scholarships in 2014-15

WKU students continued to perform at a high level in the nation’s most prestigious scholarship competitions in 2014-15, according to a report presented Friday (July 24) to the Board of Regents. Of the more than 120 WKU students who applied, 42 earned recognition and earned more than $577,500 in funding, with a few students waiting […]

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‘Kentucky Maverick,’ one of last books by WKU history professor Carlton Jackson, released

One of the last books written by WKU history professor Carlton Jackson has been published by the University Press of Kentucky. Jackson, who died in February 2014, was the author of more than 30 books and was named WKU’s first University Distinguished Professor in 1996. In Kentucky Maverick: The Life and Adventures of Colonel George […]

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Researchers at Clemson, WKU assess social media activity during active shooter incidents

A study by researchers at Clemson University and WKU has revealed that closer monitoring of social media during active shooter incidents in U.S. pre-kindergarten through high schools is necessary to prevent the rapid spread of false information. This key finding has just been published in Computers in Human Behavior. Since little is known about the […]

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WKU student completes summer internship in Iceland

WKU senior Tara Sorrels, an International Business major and Honors College student from Taylorsville, completed an internship this summer at the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN) in Akureyri, Iceland, under the direction of Embla Eir Oddsdóttir. During her time in Iceland, Sorrels also conducted research for her WKU Honors thesis on scenario planning for climate […]

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Michelle Elkins named director of WKU’s Kelly Autism Program

Michelle Elkins, M.S., SLP-CCC, a 1994 graduate of WKU, has been named as director of the Kelly Autism Program (KAP) at the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU. Elkins, a speech-language pathologist with more than 20 years of experience in the field, is currently a supervisor in the Communication Disorders Clinic in the Department […]

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Ambassador Stewart Wheeler of Canada and Robert Barber of the United States (front) posed with the WKU study abroad group in Iceland and showed honorary Hilltopper pride with their red towels.

WKU group participates in Arctic Council Roundtable in Iceland

A group of students and faculty from WKU recently returned from a study abroad program in Iceland led by Dr. Bernie Strenecky, WKU Scholar in Residence, and Dr. Jason Polk and Dr. Leslie North of the Department of Geography and Geology. The course, co-taught with faculty from the University of Akureyri (UNAK), included the opportunity […]

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WKU hosting Society for Values in Higher Education meeting July 22-26

WKU will serve as host of the 91st Annual Meeting of the Society for Values in Higher Education (SVHE) July 22-26. The theme for this year’s meeting is Working Together? Collaboration and the Future of Higher Education. SVHE “is a fellowship of teachers and others who care deeply about ethical issues—such as integrity, diversity, social […]

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WKU student earns Foundation for Global Scholars award

WKU student Lillian Nellans of Des Moines, Iowa, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Foundation for Global Scholars to support study in the Peace and Conflict program at American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina this summer. Nellans, the daughter of Jennifer and Bill Nellans, is completing coursework in peace and conflict studies while interning […]

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ICYMI: News from Around Campus

In case you missed it, here are links to some recent 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) WKU Libraries Collections […]

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WKU faculty, students, alumni working on summer film project

‘Woodshed’ will feature Matt Long and Derek Wilson Several WKU faculty, students and alumni are working on a short film this summer. “Woodshed” is written and directed by Professor Travis Newton (School of Journalism & Broadcasting) and produced by Dr. Dawn Hall (School of University Studies). Dr. Ted Hovet (Department of English) is the associate […]

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3 to join WKU Hall of Distinguished Alumni during 2015 Homecoming

A distinguished national journalist, an internationally recognized pioneer in engineering and a nationally accomplished golfing instructor will join WKU’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni this fall. Thomas A. George III, Naomi J. McAfee and Nancy L. Quarcelino will be inducted during WKU’s 2015 Homecoming celebration. The 24th class of noted alumni will be inducted during a […]

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