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Landmark paper on bacteriophage genetic diversity includes 39 WKU students

Thirty-seven WKU undergraduate students, two WKU graduate students and two professors in the WKU Biology Department were part of an effort to sequence and analyze the genomes of bacteria-infecting viruses (bacteriophages) as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Alliance (SEA). The hundreds of genomes that were sequenced formed the foundation of a […]

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Kentucky Mesonet adding station near Woodbury in Butler County

Local partnerships key for expansion of statewide project, director says The Kentucky Mesonet will be installing a station in Butler County thanks to a partnership with several local organizations. “We view Butler County as a model for expansion of the Kentucky Mesonet moving forward,” said Dr. Stuart Foster, state climatologist and director of the Kentucky […]

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WKU Week in Photos special edition: 177th Commencement

Here is a special May 2015 Commencement installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs. Graduate School ceremony On May 15, WKU conferred doctoral, master’s and specialist degrees and graduate certificates. (WKU photos by Bryan Lemon) Undergraduate ceremony: Gordon Ford College of Business and College of Health and Human […]

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177th Commencement concludes with 3 undergraduate ceremonies

WKU’s 177th Commencement wrapped up Saturday (May 16) with three undergraduate ceremonies at Diddle Arena. During morning, afternoon and evening ceremonies, WKU conferred 1,825 baccalaureate degrees, 111 associate degrees and 68 undergraduate certificates. At Friday night’s graduate ceremony, WKU conferred 538 master’s, 12 doctor of education, 11 doctor of nursing practice and six specialist in […]

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61 students graduate in Gatton Academy Class of 2015

On Saturday (May 16), 61 students representing 37 counties from across Kentucky were recognized during The Gatton Academy’s eighth graduation ceremony in Van Meter Hall. Gatton Academy Executive Director Dr. Julia Roberts expressed that the graduation ceremony was a celebration for the entire Commonwealth. “The Gatton Academy provides an exceptional two-year experience for some of […]

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Graduate ceremony begins WKU’s 177th Commencement

WKU’s 177th Commencement began Friday night (May 15) with the graduate ceremony as the University conferred more than 600 master’s, doctoral and specialist degrees and graduate certificates. “Leave here ready to lead,” WKU President Gary Ransdell told the spring and summer graduates. “I can assure you that leadership matters. Trust your instincts. Laugh and embrace […]

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2 WKU GIS students awarded assistantships for international conference

Each year for the past 13 years, 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 month marks the 14th year in a row that ESRI has selected students […]

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IRH wellness outreach takes health education to worksite

During the 2014-2015 academic year, students from WKU’s College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) and staff at the Institute for Rural Health (IRH) provided more than 600 services at the J.M. Smucker Corporation in Scottsville as part of the IRH’s worksite wellness outreach. IRH staff, along with 28 baccalaureate nursing students, provided health screenings […]

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2 music students to be recognized as WKU’s top graduates

Two academic chart-toppers from the Department of Music will be honored this weekend with WKU’s highest graduation awards. Alyna Bloecher, a master’s student from Bowling Green, will receive the John D. Minton Award for outstanding graduate student on Friday night (May 15), while Sarah Fox, a music and history major and Honors College student from […]

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WKU group visits Ozarks to study geomorphology, karst environments, water resources

A group of 15 students in three WKU Geography and Geology courses headed to the Ozarks last month to participate in an interdisciplinary fieldtrip focused on geomorphology, karst environments and water resources. The group visited various landscapes that included the St. Francois Mountains and Salem Plateau areas of southeastern Missouri and the northern Arkansas karst […]

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WKU Week in Photos: May 3-8, 2015

Here is the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.

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WKU student selected for US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute

Andrew Henderson, a WKU student from Olive Hill, will spend six weeks this summer studying in the US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute in Wales. Henderson, a first-year student, is the son of Greg and Vickey Henderson. He has a double major in communication studies and diversity and community studies and is a student in the Honors […]

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