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WKU Steel Bridge team finishes in top 25 in 2015 national competition

WKU civil engineering students competed in the 2015 National Student Steel Bridge Competition May 22-23 at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Approximately 3,000 civil engineering students from across the nation and world built more than 215 steel bridges and competed in regional competitions in hopes of qualifying for the national competition. The WKU Steel […]

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57 students participate in WKU’s 2015 LeaderShape Institute

WKU’s Student Activities Office recently hosted its ninth campus-based WKU LeaderShape Institute, an intensive, energizing, six-day experience to help students better their leadership skills. A group of 57 students spent May 16-22 at the All Saints Center in Leitchfield to participate in lectures, activities and exercises focused on their personal values and visions they have […]

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Bowling Green veteran receives VUB Student of the Year award

Bowling Green resident Karyn O’Neal is this year’s winner of the Veterans Upward Bound Student of the Year award. The announcement was made last week at VUB’s annual awards banquet at the Knicely Conference Center on WKU’s South Campus. O’Neal attends Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College as a nursing major. Since the summer of […]

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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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Summer 2015 camps/activities

Here’s a list of some upcoming summer 2015 camps/programs/activities at WKU. For additional details, visit the camp websites or check out the listing of summer activities for youth in the area compiled by the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships at Arts Kentucky Museum Summer Day Camps: Art Paper Palooza with Lynne Ferguson, June […]

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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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WKU Habitat for Humanity group volunteering May 18-23 in Nebraska

WKU’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter is sending a volunteer group to Omaha, Nebraska, this week (May 18-23) to assist with building homes. The WKU group will be assisting the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Omaha with various projects as part of Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge Program. Participants are Bryan Reaka of Bowling Green, faculty […]

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WKU wins Hearst multimedia title for 4th consecutive year

WKU students win all four competitions; 2 qualify for national finals With first-place finishes in all four events, WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting has won the Hearst Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition for the fourth consecutive year. WKU won the multimedia team reporting competition, the final multimedia contest of the 2014-15 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. WKU […]

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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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Ogden Foundation Scholar using music to help people

Sarah Fox receives top graduation honor; 42 other students recognized Sarah Fox came to WKU to take advantage of the opportunity for international reach. In the past four years, she has been to England, Cuba and Austria. Next week, she will accompany the WKU Chorale on a trip to Spain. This fall, she will begin […]

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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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