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A dedication ceremony was held for the Confucius Classroom at WKU Owensboro.

Confucius Institute, WKU Owensboro host group from Xiyuan Hospital of China

The Confucius Institute at WKU, in partnership with WKU Owensboro, hosted representatives of Xiyuan Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences from Nov. 29-Dec. 2 for a series of meetings and visits in Bowling Green and Owensboro. On Wednesday morning (Nov. 30), the delegation met with WKU President Gary A. Ransdell, who signed a […]

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Crowder appointed editor of geoscience education publication

The Executive Committee of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers has appointed Dr. Margaret Crowder as Editor-in-Chief of its In the Trenches publication. The quarterly publication is designed to “provide a forum for geosciences education dialogue targeting educators in the classroom. It provides a venue for contributors to inform NAGT members about their best teaching […]

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Scott Lyons appointed Dean of Graduate School at WKU

WKU Provost David Lee announced the appointment of Scott Lyons as Dean of the Graduate School. A faculty member in the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport since 2004, Dr. Lyons came to WKU after completing his doctorate in Human Performance/Exercise Physiology at the University of Alabama. A recipient of the College of Health and […]

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Biology student’s research recognized at conferences

A research project by WKU biology student Millicent Ronkainen of Hodgenville earned recognition at two recent conferences. Ronkainen’s poster presentation on “Identification and Characterization of an Escherichia coli Bacteriophage Mutant Capable of Growing on a Nonpermissive Host” won first place at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science and earned second place and […]

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Gatton Academy students in Dr. Rodney King's genome class.

$10,000 HHMI grant supports genomics research at WKU

Dr. Rodney King and Dr. Claire Rinehart, both professors in WKU’s Department of Biology, recently received a $10,000 award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support WKU students engaged in genomics research. This is the third year that WKU has received this award. Students in the Biology Department’s Genome Discovery and Exploration class isolate […]

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ICYMI: News Around Campus — November 2016 edition

In case you missed it, here are links to some November 2016 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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Children’s Theatre Series closes with ‘The Imaginators’

The WKU Department of Theatre & Dance closes the academic year this weekend (Dec. 2-4) with its third and final children’s show, The Imaginators, directed by Kelly McGee, a senior from Louisville. “I picked the show because it’s such a great piece about the importance of imagination and having fun,” McGee said. Uncertain and nervous […]

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English professor Miller transitions to new stage in career after 53 years at WKU

After more than 53 years of devoted service to WKU, Professor of English Mary Ellen Miller will transition to a new stage of her career on Jan. 1. Miller began teaching at WKU in 1963; moving forward, she will teach half-time and devote more of her time to writing. Miller is the longest-serving member of […]

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WKU to confer degrees to 1,372 during Fall 2016 Commencement ceremonies on Dec. 10

WKU will confer degrees to 1,372 graduates during its Fall 2016 Commencement on Dec. 10 at Diddle Arena. In morning and afternoon ceremonies of its 180th Commencement, WKU will award 75 associate, 925 bachelor’s, 307 master’s, 13 doctoral and three specialist degrees and 19 undergraduate certificates and 30 graduate certificates. The 9:30 a.m. ceremony will […]

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WKU hosting Gridiron Bowl, C-USA title game, other events Dec. 2-4

WKU will be hosting the 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl, the Conference USA championship game and several other events Dec. 2-4. (More: Weekend event parking/traffic information; WKU Gridiron Bowl page; game day plans for C-USA championship) Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Friday, Dec 2: Class 1A championship game (Beechwood vs. Hazard) at 7 p.m. […]

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Dr. Richard Gelderman, professor in WKU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, received the first Excellence in Science Education and Outreach Award.

WKU students, faculty honored at Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting

WKU students and faculty members were recognized at the Kentucky Academy of Science 2016 Annual Meeting Nov. 4-5 at University of Louisville. More than 700 scientists and students attended the annual meeting, and hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students participated in the research competitions. Six WKU students won first-place awards, while nine others received second- […]

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WKU Forensics Team wins at tournaments in Tennessee

Members of the WKU Forensics Team traveled to Jefferson City, Tennessee, to compete in two tournaments the weekend of Nov. 19-20. The team won the overall sweepstakes championship for the two tournaments combined, ahead of several other schools including the University of Alabama, James Madison University and Belmont University. Out of 22 possible individual championships […]

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