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WKU Regents appoint presidential search committee

WKU’s Board of Regents began the process of the search for a new WKU president by appointing a presidential search committee on Friday (Feb. 12). The committee will be chaired by Regent Dr. Phillip W. Bale of Glasgow. Also appointed to the committee were Dr. Barbara Burch of Bowling Green, faculty regent; Cynthia Harris of […]

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‘Burley,’ award-winning book by WKU faculty member, available in paperback

Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century, an award-winning book by WKU faculty member Ann K. Ferrell, is now available in paperback from University Press of Kentucky. The 2004 “buyout” ending the federal tobacco price support program has been the most visible event in recent years to cause enormous changes to the farming community. Tobacco […]

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Director of Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network to visit WKU

Embla Eir Oddsdóttir, Director of the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN), will be visiting WKU the week of Feb. 15 and engaging in a variety of activities to further strengthen collaborations between WKU and the IACN. In March 2015, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed to promote collaborative research, joint classes, student exchanges and faculty […]

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WKU Student Research Conference accepting submissions through Feb. 19

The 46th Annual WKU Student Research Conference is accepting student abstract submissions to present mentored research and creative works. Feb. 19 is the deadline for students to submit 200-word abstracts describing their scholarly activities. Students may submit work that falls into the following categories: oral papers, posters, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, performances and video. The conference […]

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Martha Graham Dance Company performed Feb. 3 as part of the Cultural Enhancement Series.

WKU Week in Photos: Feb. 1-5, 2016

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

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23 WKU students to present research at 2016 Posters-at-the-Capitol

Twenty-three WKU students, including four from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, will present their research at the 2016 Posters-at-the-Capitol event Feb. 25 in Frankfort. In its 15th year, Posters-at-the-Capitol helps to increase understanding of the important role undergraduate research plays in the education of students among those responsible for higher education […]

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Online-only Winter 2016 edition of WKU SPIRIT available

The WKU Alumni Association has released an online-only Winter 2016 edition of WKU SPIRIT magazine. According to Marc Archambault, WKU’s Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, this online-only edition will supplement the organization’s three regular print publications, which are sent each spring, summer and fall. “We are excited about this online-only edition, as it […]

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Office of Scholar Development hosting ‘Day of Workshops’ on Feb. 17

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” on Feb. 17 to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development. Held in the Honors College and International Center (HCIC), Room 2021, “Day of Workshops” provides an opportunity for students to quickly […]

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2 Gatton Academy students named Emperor Science Award winners

Two Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky students have been named winners of the inaugural Emperor Science Award. The Emperor Science Award program is an initiative designed to encourage high school students to explore careers in science, specifically cancer research and care, through a mentoring opportunity. The program is made possible by founding […]

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WKU’s TopSCHOLAR® passes 2 million download mark

WKU’s online repository, known as TopSCHOLAR®, passed the two million download mark on Jan. 20, 2016. The database houses the research and creative activity of WKU’s scholarly community of faculty, staff and students. As an open access repository, anyone can access and download the materials for free from anywhere in the world. “This is such […]

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WKU President Gary A. Ransdell to retire in 2017

At the WKU Board of Regents first quarterly meeting on Friday (Jan. 29), President Gary A. Ransdell announced his intention to retire in 2017.  His last day serving as President will be June 30, 2017, and following a brief sabbatical, he will officially retire from WKU Dec. 31, 2017. “After considerable thought, Julie and I […]

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From left: Dr. Martha M. Day, Dr. Lisa C. Duffin and student Courtney Inabnitt visited the Kennedy Space Center during a trip to the Clute Institute International Education Conference.

WKU research project recognized at international education conference

WKU student Courtney Inabnitt and Associate Professors Dr. Lisa C. Duffin and Dr. Martha M. Day presented their research at the Clute Institute International Education Conference Jan. 3-7 in Orlando, Florida. The presentation is part of Inabnitt’s undergraduate honors thesis project. Inabnitt, a senior from Nancy, will graduate from WKU this spring with degrees in […]

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