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4 Gatton Academy seniors recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholar candidates

Four Gatton Academy seniors learned recently they are candidates for the 2017 United States Presidential Scholars. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. The 2017 candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholar from The […]

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WKU Winter Term 2017 reports record numbers

WKU faculty and staff made the most of their time in January, resulting in record numbers for Winter Term 2017. WKU Winter Term reported record high course enrollment, with 2,268 students taking classes during the three-week term between the fall and spring semesters – the most students taking courses since its inception in 2006. According […]

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Cultural Enhancement Series resumes with presentation by Sarah Parcak on Feb. 15

The 2016-2017 WKU Cultural Enhancement Series resumes on Feb. 15 with a lecture by space archaeologist Sarah Parcak at 7:30 p.m. at Van Meter Hall. Parcak, whose TED Talk earned her the 2016 TED Prize, uses satellite images to discover ancient sites that had previously disappeared. Her TED bio recalls that Parcak is in many […]

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ICYMI: News Around Campus — January 2017 edition

In case you missed it, here are links to some January 2017 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 to host panel discussion on Kentucky Civic Health Index

The WKU Center for Citizenship & Social Justice will host a panel discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of Kentucky’s civic literacy and engagement at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 1) at the WKU Faculty House. Secretary Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Commonwealth’s chief advocate for civic engagement, recently released the 2016 Kentucky Civic Health Index, a […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Jan. 23-27, 2017

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

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The Board of Regents approved naming the Honors College at WKU for Dixie and Pete Mahurin.

Regents approve naming Honors College at WKU for Dixie and Pete Mahurin

The WKU Board of Regents today (Jan. 27) honored Dixie and Pete Mahurin for their legacy of support for gifted education by naming the Honors College for them. The Mahurins, of Bowling Green, are both WKU alumni. WKU President Gary A. Ransdell said their philanthropic and leadership support to WKU spans more than four decades. […]

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Dr. Timothy C. Caboni named 10th president at WKU

The WKU Board of Regents on Friday (Jan. 27) selected Dr. Timothy C. Caboni as the University’s 10th president. Dr. Caboni will begin his duties July 1 following the retirement of President Gary A. Ransdell. “The Presidential Search Committee and the WKU Board of Regents spent countless hours over the last 11 months identifying the […]

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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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