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6 WKU students awarded Gilman International Scholarships for summer 2017

Six WKU students will study abroad this summer on Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships.  Bryan Anders of Bowling Green, Magen Estep of Bowling Green, Rachel Fisher of Russellville, Courtney Hurst of Louisville, Melissa Reeves of Louisville and Chanel Watkins of Louisville were awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 to take their studies overseas. Anders, a […]

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February 2017 likely to be Kentucky’s warmest on record, climatologist says

Following consecutive cold and snowy winters, the warm and dry winter of 2016-17 will rank as one of the warmest on record in Kentucky, according to state climatologist Stuart Foster. “February is likely to go down as the warmest on record, breaking a record set in 1932,” said Dr. Foster, director of the Kentucky Climate […]

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WKU tied for 2nd in 2016-17 list of top Fulbright producers

With 8 student grantees, WKU again among top master’s institutions WKU is tied for second in the list of top Fulbright-producing master’s degree-granting institutions. WKU had eight Fulbright grantees in 2016-17, making it the only public master’s institution in the top three. WKU tied with Loyola Marymount University while Villanova University ranks first with 11 […]

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WKU Forensics Team wins 2017 state championship

The WKU Forensics Team won the 2017 Kentucky state forensics tournament on Saturday (Feb. 18) at Owensboro Community and Technical College. WKU won the overall state championship, sweeping all three of the team sweepstakes championships along the way: individual events, NPDA debate and IPDA debate. The team also collected 11 individual state championships. The University […]

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38 WKU students to present research March 2 at 2017 Posters-at-the-Capitol

Thirty-eight WKU students, including 11 from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, will present their research at the 2017 Posters-at-the-Capitol event March 2 in Frankfort. In its 16th year, Posters-at-the-Capitol is a showcase of more than 100 scholarly, research and creative projects led by undergraduate students from the state-funded universities in the […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Feb. 13-17, 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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‘Physics of Shadows’ theme of Feb. 25 Physics Olympics at WKU

Physics of Shadows is the theme of the 2017 Western Kentucky Physics Olympics on Feb. 25. WKU’s Department of Physics & Astronomy is inviting high schools to send teams of four to compete in the half-day competition that consists of a pentathlon of challenging problem-solving activities that reward teamwork, communication and creativity. This year’s event […]

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WEVV-TV to begin using data from Kentucky Mesonet at WKU

The Kentucky Mesonet at WKU has signed an agreement with WEVV-TV (CBS/Fox 44) in Evansville, Indiana, to provide weather and climate data for viewers in that area. “The Mesonet data will help inform people in the WEVV viewing area of conditions on the south side of the Ohio River,” said Dr. Stuart Foster, state climatologist […]

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16 Gatton Academy seniors named National Merit Finalists

Sixteen Gatton Academy seniors learned this week they were selected as National Merit Finalists. Since The Gatton Academy’s inception in 2007, 97 students have been named National Merit Semifinalists. Fifty-eight Gatton Academy seniors took the PSAT® as juniors last year, meaning 27.6 percent of the students made the National Merit Finalist level. The 2016-2017 National […]

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Scholar Development hosting ‘Fellowships in :15’ on Feb. 14

The Office of Scholar Development (OSD) is hosting “Fellowships in :15” on Tuesday (Feb. 14) to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities to fund study abroad, research, creative work and professional development. Held in the Honors College and International Center (HCIC) Multi-purpose Room (1011), “Fellowships in :15” provides an opportunity for […]

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Grant supports WKU research on human-elephant conflict in agricultural region of Kenya

Dr. Bruce A. Schulte, head of WKU’s Department of Biology, and his research collaborators have been awarded a grant from the International Elephant Foundation (IEF) for a study of human-elephant conflict (HEC) in an agricultural region of Kenya. The research for “HEC Abatement: Deterrents, ecological correlates, and climate smart agriculture practices” will be conducted in […]

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Ransdell to become president and CEO of Semester at Sea

This morning (Feb. 8) the Institute for Shipboard Education, parent organization to the Semester At Sea program, announced that Dr. Gary A. Ransdell will become president and CEO of Semester at Sea on Jan. 1, 2018 (see announcement below).  Dr. Ransdell issued the following statement: “While Julie and I are 100 percent focused on all […]

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