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16 selected for 2017-18 Cherry Presidential Scholarship

WKU has selected 16 students as recipients of the 2017-18 Cherry Presidential Scholarship, the school’s most prestigious academic award. The scholarship is valued at $16,000 annually and worth $64,000 during a four-year period. The students were among 45 applicants who visited WKU on Feb. 10 for activities that included an interview. In addition to demonstrating […]

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Forensics Team wins debate tournament at Illinois State

The WKU Forensics Team closed out the semifinal round of debate, capturing the top four spots to win the debate tournament in Normal, Illinois, the weekend of Feb. 25-26. WKU acted as co-host to the tournament and was therefore ineligible for the team sweepstakes awards. This finishes the open invitation tournaments for the school year […]

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Summer Early Entry prepares students for first year at WKU

College courses like English and math have minimum ACT requirement before students can enroll in them. When students’ ACT scores fall below the minimum, students can complete developmental courses to qualify them for enrollment in their required English and math courses. Summer Early Entry (SEE) allows students to complete developmental courses during the summer so […]

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Black Violin performed on Feb. 21 as part of the Cultural Enhancement Series.

WKU Week in Photos: Feb. 20-24, 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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‘Game of Thrones’ language creator to present 2017 Hatcher Lecture on April 13

David J. Peterson, the full-time conlanger (language creator) for HBO’s Game of Thrones, will visit WKU on April 13 as the 2016-2017 Paul G. and Ernestine G. Hatcher Lecturer. Peterson’s lecture, Living Language: Conlang and the Power of Language, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Downing Student Union Auditorium. Admission is free and open to […]

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Attorney General to visit WKU Feb. 22 for event to promote #VoiceofJustice video contest

Beshear, Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs announce contest to raise awareness on college campuses Attorney General Andy Beshear will visit WKU on Wednesday morning (Feb. 22) to encourage the campus community to participate in the #VoiceofJustice video contest. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. CST at WKU’s Downing Student Union. On Tuesday afternoon […]

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President Gary A. Ransdell’s response to University Senate resolutions

The following was sent today to Dr. Kate Hudepohl, chair of the WKU University Senate, in response to the University Senate resolutions related to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and sanctuary campus designation. February 21, 2017 MEMORANDUM TO:                  Dr. Kate Hudepohl, Chair University Senate FROM:           Gary A. Ransdell SUBJECT:      University Senate Resolution on […]

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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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Global UGRAD-Pakistan student joins Hilltopper family

WKU once again qualifies as a host institution welcoming Rida Fatima as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program. This year is WKU’s second year hosting a student from the Global UGRAD-Pakistan program. The semester-long program matches students across Pakistan with universities best fitting the needs and interest of participants. As […]

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The WKU Forensics Team won the state championship Feb. 18 in Owensboro.

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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Posters-at-the-Capitol was held Feb. 25 in Frankfort.

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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Lost River Sessions Live was presented Feb. 16 at the Capitol Arts Center.

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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