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2015 Majors and Minors & Study Abroad Fair Sept. 16

The Academic Advising & Retention Center and Study Abroad and Global Learning Offices of Western Kentucky University will host the 2015 Majors and Minors & Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities Center. This partnership will give students the unique opportunity to […]

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Gameday information for WKU vs. Louisiana Tech on Sept. 10

Ahead of Hilltopper Football‘s Sept. 10 home opener against LA Tech at 7 p.m. (CT) at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, WKU Athletics has announced its gameday plans and logistics, as well as improved food and family fun options for the entire 2015 season. The first 3,000 fans into the stadium on Thursday (Sept. 10) will […]

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WKU’s ICSR to present marriage equality discussion on Sept. 15

WKU’s Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility will present The Road to Marriage Equality: Past Discrimination, Current Victories, & Future Challenges with Dr. Patricia Minter at 5 p.m. Sept. 15 in Downing Student Union, room 2123. On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled in a split decision of 5-4, recognizing the right of same-sex couples […]

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Homecoming game to kick off at 11 a.m.; ‘Under the Big Top’ theme for 2015

WKU’s 2015 Homecoming game against Florida Atlantic University will kick off at 11 a.m. (CT) on Nov. 7 and will be broadcast on a national television network to nearly 100 million homes as part of Conference USA’s television package. Festival of Friends, the official Homecoming Tailgating, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. […]

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WKU Glasgow recognizes donors of outdoor stage

WKU Glasgow hosted a recognition ceremony on Wednesday (Sept. 2) for a unique donation to the campus, an outdoor stage. According to Dr. Sally Ray, WKU Glasgow Regional Chancellor, several donors were involved, which led to the special ceremony. Ray began by recognizing each organization or person by name. “We want to recognize Bill Bucher […]

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Author of ‘The Girls of Atomic City’ to visit WKU Sept. 22

Denise Kiernan, author of The Girls of Atomic City: Life in a Secret City of the Manhattan Project, will visit WKU on Sept. 22 for a lecture and gallery reception. The Girls of Atomic City is the true story of young women living in a secret government city during World War II while unknowingly working […]

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School of Journalism & Broadcasting offering new computer coding class

Among several new course offerings available to WKU Journalism majors this fall is a class aimed at teaching students, with no prior programming knowledge, how to write computer code. SJB 340, Programming for Media Platforms, explores modern markup languages by utilizing Raspberry Pi computer modules, online tools and lab instruction. Cliff Shaluta, Professor of Advertising […]

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WKU launches International Year of South Africa

The International Year of South Africa promises to bring more than 30 events and co-curricular programs featuring South Africa to WKU’s main and regional campuses as well as to several community venues. On Sept. 9, the Kentucky Museum and the Office of International Programs will host a reception for the grand opening of Conscience of […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Aug. 24-28, 2015

Here’s the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.

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Hunter Hayes to present 2015 Homecoming concert at WKU

Hunter Hayes is bringing his 21 Tour to WKU’s Diddle Arena on Nov. 5 as part of 2015 Homecoming activities. The concert, featuring special guest Kelsea Ballerini, will begin at 7:30 p.m.; doors will open at 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored by WKU’s Campus Activities Board. Tickets are on sale at the WKU Ticket Office […]

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WKU ALIVE Center, Student Activities to host Project Affect Sept. 9

The WKU ALIVE Center For Community Partnerships and the Student Activities’ Leadership & Volunteerism Office will host Project Affect — an event to help students get involved on campus and in the community – from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9. With approximately 600 participants and 39 student and community organizations in last year’s […]

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Biology professor named Interim Associate Provost for Research

A University Distinguished Professor in Biology at WKU has been named Interim Associate Provost for Research and Creative Activity. Cheryl Davis will start her new position Sept. 1. Dr. Davis is in her 25th year at WKU and has compiled an outstanding record as a faculty member with strong research credentials and a well-earned reputation […]

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