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WKU research project uses snowflakes to answer ‘What is Beauty?’

What is beauty? It’s a question that philosophers, poets, playwrights and the public have debated for centuries. And it’s a question that Olivia Adkins, a WKU graduate student from Morehead, and Dr. Farley Norman, University Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences, have tried to answer in research published online today (July 25) in the journal Perception […]

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WKU Regents approve 2 new University Distinguished Professor appointments

The WKU Board of Regents today (July 22) approved two new appointments for University Distinguished Professor: Tom Richmond, professor of mathematics, and Betsy Shoenfelt, professor of psychological sciences. The University Distinguished Professorship program is designed to recognize faculty members who have served the University with distinction and have compiled an outstanding record of achievement in […]

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WKU faculty members to discuss book, present research at AEJMC conference

Dr. Victoria LaPoe and Dr. Ben LaPoe, faculty members in WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting, will be discussing their new book and presenting research next month at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s national conference. Indian Country: Telling a Story in a Digital Age will be published in February 2017 by […]

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WKU Regents to meet July 21-22

The WKU Board of Regents will meet for a retreat on July 21 and conduct its third quarterly meeting on July 22. The retreat will begin at 9 a.m. in the Honors College/International Center. The agenda is available at The quarterly meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media […]

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WKU Spring 2016 Graduates List

The WKU Spring 2016 Graduates List is available online. The list includes names and hometowns as listed by the students and the degree received. Bowling Green/Warren County students Other Kentucky students; U.S. students; international students Within each category, students are listed in ZIP Code order. To view the lists, visit Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) […]

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The Temple of Hera at Selinunte, Sicily.

Department head completes 10th around-the-world tour

Dr. David Keeling, Distinguished University Professor of Geography and head of WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, returned recently from his 10th circumnavigation of the planet, completing a three-week around-the-world tour of the South Pacific, Asia, Africa and Europe, covering about 32,000 miles, representing WKU and the American Geographical Society as part of a geographic […]

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ICYMI: News Around Campus — June 2016 edition

In case you missed it, here are links to some June 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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WKU group attends annual international GIS conference

For the past 15 years in a row, a student from WKU’s GIS program has been selected for a GIS assistantship to participate in the annual Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) International Geographic Information Systems (GIS) User Conference at San Diego, California. This year’s recipient is GIScience student Ryan Uthoff of Lebanon, Tennessee. He’s participating […]

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Spring 2016 Dean’s/President’s List

The Spring 2016 Dean’s and President’s List is available online. Students making the Dean’s List have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 on a 4.0 scale. Students on the President’s List have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0. To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that […]

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Gatton Academy team 2nd in state Envirothon Competition

For the second year in a row, The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science earned second place in the Kentucky State Envirothon Competition, scoring the highest overall on both the Wildlife and Aquatics exams. Forty-two teams from across the Commonwealth participated in the esteemed competition. Members of The Gatton Academy’s team include: Laney Brager (’16) […]

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Scenes from the 2016 Concrete Canoe National Competition.

Concrete canoe team finishes 4th in national competition

WKU civil engineering students finished fourth overall last weekend in the 2016 Concrete Canoe National Competition. The finish equaled the concrete canoe team’s best ever in the national competition. WKU also finished fourth in 2002 and 2007. WKU’s Bar-B-Qrete finished third in oral presentation, third in design paper, fifth in final product and ninth in […]

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Older women more satisfied than men with their hospital care, WKU research says

Older female patients are more satisfied with their hospitalization than their male counterparts, according to new research from WKU. Patient satisfaction is considered a key source in evaluating health care quality. However, Neale R. Chumbler, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, Professor in the Department of Public Health at WKU and the […]

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