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Sam Bush in concert Sept. 12 at WKU’s Van Meter Hall

The 2015-2016 Cultural Enhancement Series and the Kentucky Folklife Program at WKU will present a concert by Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush on Sept. 12 at WKU’s Van Meter Hall. Bush, co-founder of New Grass Revival, is known as the King of Newgrass and has been honored by the Americana Music Association and the […]

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Veterans Upward Bound tutor wins national scholarship

“The few. The proud.” That’s the motto of the United States Marine Corps. Joe Hunter, a former Marine, was among the few and the proud to recently win a Hammer Family Memorial Scholarship for $5,000. The competition was limited to veterans of the U.S. armed forces who are studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Hunter, […]

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WKU students, faculty, alumni attend 2015 GIS conference

WKU students, faculty and alumni were among more than 16,000 Geographic Information Systems professionals, educators and users from 130 countries who attended the world’s largest GIS conference July 20-24 in San Diego, California. The conference is hosted by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) for sharing and discussing the latest technologies and solutions in GIS. […]

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Regents approve property sale

The WKU Board of Regents today (July 24) approved the sale of 0.64 acres to Five Star Properties LLC for $600,000. The property is located between Kentucky and Adams streets adjoining vacant property that once housed Vinos and Hilltop Shops, which Five Star has under contract. The company plans to develop a pharmacy. The proceeds […]

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42 WKU students earn prestigious scholarships in 2014-15

WKU students continued to perform at a high level in the nation’s most prestigious scholarship competitions in 2014-15, according to a report presented Friday (July 24) to the Board of Regents. Of the more than 120 WKU students who applied, 42 earned recognition and earned more than $577,500 in funding, with a few students waiting […]

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WKU, ESLi celebrate partnership, sign new five-year agreement

WKU and English as a Second Language International celebrated 15 years of partnership with the signing of a new five-year agreement on Tuesday (July 21). ESLi provides English language training to international students at WKU and maintains a corporate office on campus. ESLi President and Owner Gary Bartholomew said the impact of ESLi’s partnerships is […]

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WKU student completes summer internship in Iceland

WKU senior Tara Sorrels, an International Business major and Honors College student from Taylorsville, completed an internship this summer at the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN) in Akureyri, Iceland, under the direction of Embla Eir Oddsdóttir. During her time in Iceland, Sorrels also conducted research for her WKU Honors thesis on scenario planning for climate […]

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WKU, ESLi to sign new agreement

WKU and English as a Second Language International will celebrate 15 years of partnership with the signing of a new agreement on Tuesday (July 21). WKU and ESLi will sign the memorandum of understanding at 5 p.m. in the Craig Administrative Center. ESLi provides English language training to international students at WKU and maintains a […]

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2015 Big Red’s Blitz day of service scheduled for Aug. 20

Plans are underway for the 2015 Big Red’s Blitz day of service at WKU to take place Aug. 20. Student volunteers have started registering to participate, and the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships welcomes nonprofits to organize a project for the day. For the 11th year, the WKU ALIVE CCP and WKU Housing and […]

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Michelle Elkins named director of WKU’s Kelly Autism Program

Michelle Elkins, M.S., SLP-CCC, a 1994 graduate of WKU, has been named as director of the Kelly Autism Program (KAP) at the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU. Elkins, a speech-language pathologist with more than 20 years of experience in the field, is currently a supervisor in the Communication Disorders Clinic in the Department […]

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Ambassador Stewart Wheeler of Canada and Robert Barber of the United States (front) posed with the WKU study abroad group in Iceland and showed honorary Hilltopper pride with their red towels.

WKU group participates in Arctic Council Roundtable in Iceland

A group of students and faculty from WKU recently returned from a study abroad program in Iceland led by Dr. Bernie Strenecky, WKU Scholar in Residence, and Dr. Jason Polk and Dr. Leslie North of the Department of Geography and Geology. The course, co-taught with faculty from the University of Akureyri (UNAK), included the opportunity […]

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WKU student earns Foundation for Global Scholars award

WKU student Lillian Nellans of Des Moines, Iowa, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Foundation for Global Scholars to support study in the Peace and Conflict program at American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina this summer. Nellans, the daughter of Jennifer and Bill Nellans, is completing coursework in peace and conflict studies while interning […]

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