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WKU Forensics Team wins NFA national speech & debate titles

The WKU Forensics Team won both the National Forensic Association National Tournament championship and the National Forensic Association Lincoln-Douglas Debate Team Sweepstakes national championship, hosted this year by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire over the April 13-17 weekend. WKU was crowned team sweepstakes champion in individual events with 916 points, while Bradley University placed second […]

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Geoscience graduate student awarded prestigious GSA grant for project in Ethiopia

Shelby Bowden, a WKU Geoscience graduate student from Greenville, South Carolina, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Graduate Student Research Grant ($1,775) from the Geological Society of America (GSA) for his master’s thesis project in Ethiopia. Bowden is the first Geoscience student from WKU Department of Geography and Geology to receive the GSA grant for […]

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April 21-23 events at WKU

Several events are coming up this weekend (April 21-23) at WKU. Events include Southern Kentucky Book Fest, Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society Quilt Registry, LifeSkills Run for Autism, Kentucky Science Olympiad, WKU Spring Football Game, Cultural Enhancement Series, South Central Kentucky 4-H Horse Camp, WKU Bands concert, WKU Baseball vs. Rice, Topper Orientation Program for Fall […]

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WKU launches SpiritFunder

SpiritFunder, WKU’s very own crowdfunding platform, launched Monday (April 17). Crowdfunding is a unique tool that harnesses energy and enthusiasm and allows alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff to make a collective impact on the community. Similar platforms are being implemented at universities across the nation as a way to bring attention to small, but […]

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WKU student awarded Humanity in Action Fellowship

WKU senior Jay Todd Richey of Glasgow has been awarded a Humanity in Action Fellowship to study human rights in Warsaw, Poland, in the summer of 2017. Richey is one of 54 Humanity in Action Fellows accepted from 40 U.S. colleges and universities to participate in the Fellowship programs in Europe and Atlanta. Richey, the […]

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WKU geology team participates in 2017 international finals of Imperial Barrel Award

A team of WKU geology students participated in the 2017 finals of the prestigious Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) program. Among 192 universities around the world, WKU was one of 12 universities that advanced to the international finals held April 1 in Houston, Texas. The event, organized by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), is […]

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WKU offering Specialist Degree in Gifted Education

A new Specialist Degree in Gifted Education and Talent Development will expand upon the graduate school offerings in gifted education at WKU. The specialist degree recently approved by the Council on Postsecondary Education adds to WKU’s MAE in Gifted Education and Talent Development offered since 2015 and the gifted endorsement offered since 1983. “As a […]

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WKU Week in Photos: April 3-7, 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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2 WKU students honored by Goldwater Program

Two WKU students have been honored by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, the premier award for undergraduates pursuing careers in science, mathematics or engineering. Andrew Davis of Williamstown, who is studying mathematics and physics at WKU and is a 2016 graduate of The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and […]

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9 students recognized by Critical Language Scholarship Program

Nine WKU students have been recognized by the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program. All are students in the Dixie and Pete Mahurin Honors College at WKU. Four students will receive full funding to participate in eight-week summer intensive language programs abroad while five others were named alternates. The CLS recipients are Andi […]

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WKU joins Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

WKU is one of 22 new graduate schools of education to be accepted into the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate as members of the consortium. The institutions join more than 80 current schools of education in the important work of redesigning professional practice preparation in education for the improvement of Pre K-20 education and […]

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WKU students recognized in business plan competitions

WKU students representing the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in WKU’s Gordon Ford College of Business have earned recognition in state and national business plan competitions. Tech Gnar, an undergraduate student team consisting of Owensboro natives Blake Knott, Taylor Wathen and Zachary Wathen, took home the top prize of $10,000 in the Alltech Innovation Competition on […]

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