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WKU Board of Regents announces preferred presidential candidate

Dr. Timothy Caboni to visit for meetings, campus forums Jan. 25-26 The WKU Board of Regents has selected Dr. Timothy Caboni, vice chancellor for public affairs at the University of Kansas, as the preferred candidate to be the 10th president of WKU. Dr. Caboni will visit WKU and hold a series of meetings and campus […]

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McFarland serving on APA Task Force on Human Rights

Sam McFarland has taught human rights for more than 20 years and has a longer history as a human rights activist. Now the WKU Psychology Professor Emeritus is part of a task force that could help one of the largest professional psychological organizations in the U.S. better understand and support human rights. Dr. McFarland is […]

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‘The Skeleton Revealed’ showcases WKU biology faculty member’s expertise

WKU biology faculty member Steve Huskey isn’t afraid of the skeletons in his closet. In fact, he’s showing off nearly 200 of them in a new book, The Skeleton Revealed. “The book is a compilation of my years of work rebuilding animal skeletons,” said Dr. Huskey, an associate professor of biology. In addition to photographs […]

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WKU new home for ‘Soundings,’ journal affiliated with SVHE

WKU has been selected as the new home for the editorial operation of century-old journal affiliated with the Society for Values in Higher Education. Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal is affiliated with the SVHE, a fellowship of teachers and others who care deeply about ethical issues—such as integrity, diversity, social justice, and civic responsibility—that face higher […]

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WKU GIS group attends URISA Cumberland Chapter meeting

WKU students, faculty and alumni attended a Kentucky and Tennessee statewide geographic information systems (GIS) meeting this week (Jan. 8-9) to share ideas and discuss challenges and practices of GIS. The fourth annual meeting of the Cumberland Chapter of URISA was held at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. URISA, the Urban and Regional […]

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U.S. News & World Report ranks WKU online programs among best in nation

In its annual ranking of the best online degree programs, U.S. News & World Report has named WKU among the top schools nationwide in five areas for 2017. “It’s an honor for WKU online degrees to be recognized in these rankings. We’re committed to making quality education as accessible as possible to our students. This national recognition highlights […]

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In an image captured from China's television station CCTV, WKU Professor Chris Groves is congratulated by China's President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang (right) at China's National Science and Technology Award Ceremony on Monday in Beijing.

WKU professor receives China’s top science award

A WKU professor has received China’s top award for foreign scientists for his two decades of research on water resources in the karst systems of southwest China. University Distinguished Professor of Hydrogeology Chris Groves was one of six recipients of China’s 2016 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award, the top honor for foreign scientists working […]

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Crawford Hydrology Lab research presented at U.N. water conference in Africa

Crawford Hydrology Lab Director Chris Groves and WKU graduate student Autumn Turner returned from Dakar, Senegal, last week where they attended the International Conference on African Large River Basin Hydrology. The conference was organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) through its FRIEND (Flow Regimes for International Experimental and Network Data) […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Dec. 5-9, 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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WKU Week in Photos: Fall 2016 Commencement Edition

Here’s a special 180th Commencement edition of WKU Week in Photos by Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs. (Read more about the Fall 2016 ceremonies.) College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Ogden College of Science and Engineering, Potter College of Arts & Letters College of Health and Human Services, Gordon Ford College of Business, University College […]

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WKU confers degrees to 1,372 during 180th Commencement

WKU conferred degrees and certificates to more than 1,370 graduates Saturday at its 180th Commencement. During morning and afternoon ceremonies at Diddle Arena, WKU awarded 75 associate, 925 bachelor’s, 307 master’s, 13 doctoral and three specialist degrees and 19 undergraduate certificates and 30 graduate certificates for a total of 1,372. WKU President Gary A. Ransdell […]

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3 WKU students receive undergraduate library research awards

WKU undergraduate students Elizabeth Hurm, Susannah Roy and Mahdi Alawami were honored in their University Experience classes for winning undergraduate research awards. WKU Libraries and WKU University Experience faculty offer the awards in an effort to recognize the important role of good undergraduate research in college academic success. “Information literacy and library skills are essential […]

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