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WKU recycling old keys for classroom projects

After years of traditional recycling of keys, the Access Control staff at WKU has found a new and innovative way to reuse the keys for student development. Earlier this semester, the Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences melted 300 pounds of keys for students to use in class. Beginning in the fall, students taking manufacturing, […]

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Cultural Enhancement Series announces 2017-18 lineup

The 2017-2018 Cultural Enhancement Series Committee has announced its season lineup for the academic year beginning this fall. Roxane Gay                 Sept. 19, 2017 Robert Reich                Oct. 18, 2017 Yamato Drummers        Feb. 2, 2018 Paul Alan Cox               Feb. 12, 2018 Daniel Levitin                 March 5, 2018 All of the Cultural Enhancement Series events will take place at […]

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WKU Storm Chase students prepare for annual trip with new SpiritFunder campaign

Eight WKU students will participate this year in Dr. Josh Durkee’s Field Methods in Weather Analysis and Forecasting course, an innovative learning experience to forecast, analyze, document and study severe convective storms across the Great Plains. In its eighth year, the WKU Storm Chase course will begin May 15. Since the group spends two weeks traveling […]

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WKU student entrepreneurs honored at Idea State U

WKU seniors Muamer Razic of Bowling Green and Kendra Mitchell of Princeton were among the award winners April 22 in Lexington during the annual Idea State U, a business plan competition designed to identify and support the next generation of Kentucky innovators and entrepreneurs. Razic, an organizational leadership major with minors in sales and entrepreneurship, […]

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WKU Week in Photos: April 17-23, 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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WKU to present ‘Evening of Dance’ April 28-May 1

The WKU Dance Company will present Evening of Dance this weekend (April 28-May 1) at the Russell Miller Theatre in the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center. Evening of Dance is the culmination of a year of intense study, training and rehearsal for the WKU Dance Company. This year WKU Dance faculty members Amanda Clark, Meghen […]

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WKU civil engineering students honored at regional event

WKU civil engineering students competed in the Ohio Valley Student Conference April 5-9 at The Ohio State University. More than 400 civil engineering students 13 colleges and universities from Ohio, Kentucky and western Pennsylvania competed. WKU steel bridge and concrete canoe teams finished third overall in the regional competitions. WKU students also finished first in […]

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Statement from WKU President Gary A. Ransdell on recent Student Government Association resolution

Statement from WKU President Gary A. Ransdell on the recent Student Government Association resolution: “Student success is an important ongoing discussion at Western Kentucky University, and the recruitment, persistence and success of underrepresented minority students is a daily focus across this institution. “We appreciate the Student Government Association’s interest in these issues, but it’s important […]

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WKU Week in Photos: April 10-14, 2017

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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WKU Forensics Team wins NFA national speech & debate titles

The WKU Forensics Team won both the National Forensic Association National Tournament championship and the National Forensic Association Lincoln-Douglas Debate Team Sweepstakes national championship, hosted this year by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire over the April 13-17 weekend. WKU was crowned team sweepstakes champion in individual events with 916 points, while Bradley University placed second […]

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Geoscience graduate student awarded prestigious GSA grant for project in Ethiopia

Shelby Bowden, a WKU Geoscience graduate student from Greenville, South Carolina, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Graduate Student Research Grant ($1,775) from the Geological Society of America (GSA) for his master’s thesis project in Ethiopia. Bowden is the first Geoscience student from WKU Department of Geography and Geology to receive the GSA grant for […]

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April 21-23 events at WKU

Several events are coming up this weekend (April 21-23) at WKU. Events include Southern Kentucky Book Fest, Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society Quilt Registry, LifeSkills Run for Autism, Kentucky Science Olympiad, WKU Spring Football Game, Cultural Enhancement Series, South Central Kentucky 4-H Horse Camp, WKU Bands concert, WKU Baseball vs. Rice, Topper Orientation Program for Fall […]

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