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WKU Habitat chapter completes matching grant

WKU’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter has completed the State Farm Matching Grant this semester. The Campus Chapter raised $2,000, which was matched by State Farm. In total, $4,000 will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity Bowling Green/Warren County affiliate. The Campus Chapter’s fund-raising activities included a cookout and bake sale along with multiple […]

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ICYMI: News Around Campus — April 2016 edition

In case you missed it, here are links to some April 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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WKU Film Festival lineup features screenings, special guests, student projects

The Western Kentucky Film Festival celebrates its 22nd anniversary with a lineup of the best student work from the year and a host of special guests, including horror icon Mick Garris and nationally known independent filmmakers Diane Bellino, Ryan Sage and Jonathan Rattner. The festival kicks off Thursday (April 28) in Mass Media Technology Hall […]

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted April 25 to officially open the Alltech brewery located at WKU's Center for Research and Development. (WKU photo by Bryan Lemon)

Alltech, WKU establish operating brewery to support innovative program

Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. is partnering with WKU to bring the largest production-level brewing system to a university campus in the United States. The fully operational brewery will help support new undergraduate and graduate certificates in Brewing and Distilling Arts and Sciences, set to begin this summer. The brewery consists of a brewhouse, […]

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Members of WKU community touched by earthquake in Ecuador

WKU is touched by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16. The country has not experienced a disaster of this magnitude in over seven decades. This earthquake has already taken more than 500 lives and injured thousands, with thousands more unaccounted for. According to reliefweb, approximately 2,000 buildings and 280 schools have […]

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WKU's 10th annual Earth Day Festival was held April 22.

WKU Week in Photos: April 16-23, 2016

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

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Regents select firm to assist with presidential search

The WKU Board of Regents on Friday (April 22) chose the firm of Isaacson, Miller to assist in the search for a new president. Isaacson, Miller, with offices in Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., will help develop a qualified, diverse pool of applicants; recruit candidates; conduct reference checks and assist with screening candidates. WKU […]

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Parking and traffic advisory for April 23 events on campus

Here’s an advisory from WKU Parking and Transportation: The following events will increase traffic congestion and parking demand on WKU’s campus Saturday (April 23). Use caution if you will be on campus and allow extra time to reach your destination. Topper Orientation Program (TOP) in Downing Student Union all day. Parking in PS2. Kentucky Science […]

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Donations expected to reach 20,000 for CANstruct® event

WKU ALIVE Center food drive part of Greek Week Philanthropy Day 20,000. That is just under the number of people that can fit in Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, and it is also the number of canned food items expected Saturday (April 23) for the sixth annual CANstruct® for a Cause event at WKU. This year’s […]

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Robert Penn Warren Essay Contest winners announced

The Center for Robert Penn Warren Studies at WKU has announced the winners of the 2015-16 Robert Penn Warren High School Essay Contest. Madeline Stephenson, who attends Cumberland County High School in Burkesville, received first prize for her essay, “The Systems of Life.” Matthew Doyle, of Caverna High School in Horse Cave, received second place, […]

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WKU preparing for 2016-17 International Year of South Korea

WKU’s Office of International Programs (OIP), in collaboration with faculty, staff and units across campus, is preparing for the 2016-17 International Year of South Korea. South Korea will replace South Africa as WKU’s country of focus during the coming academic year. The 2016-17 International Year of South Korea marks the third yearlong country celebration for […]

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WKU to present ‘Evening of Dance’ April 29-May 2

Evening of Dance is the culmination of a year of intense study, training and rehearsal.  This year WKU Dance faculty Amanda Clark, Clifton Brown, Meghen McKinley and Kylene Stephens will be joined by guest choreographers to present a spectacular show filled with tap, jazz, modern dance and contemporary ballet. Hannah Scott will be performing in […]

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