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ICYMI: News Around Campus — May 2016 edition

In case you missed it, here are links to some May 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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Steel bridge team: (back row) Fahad Alhumaid, Franklyn Perez, Nathan Hughes, James Thomason, Drake Riley, Daniel Hammers, Colton Dorris, and Cory Smith; (front row) Jessica Collins, Sarah Hay, Dr. Shane Palmquist (faculty advisor), Lacey Martin, and Caitlin Brown.

WKU steel bridge team making fourth consecutive trip to national competition May 27-28

WKU civil engineering students will compete this weekend in National Student Steel Bridge Competition at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. This is the fourth consecutive year that WKU has qualified for the national event. WKU finished 25th in 2015, 34th in 2015 and 37th in 2013. In April, WKU finished third overall in the […]

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Ruby Lewis as Indigo and Jeremy Kushneir as A.J. (Photo © 2016 Richard Termine)

WKU graduate Ruby Lewis ready for opening night on Broadway in ‘PARAMOUR’

As she prepares for opening night Broadway, Ruby Lewis hasn’t forgotten the role WKU played in launching her career. “I’ve been talking about Ragtime a lot lately,” Lewis said of her appearance in the 2006 WKU musical, adding that she still sings her show-stopping “Back to Before” for auditions. “Ragtime gave me the confidence to […]

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WKU student receives Princeton in Latin America Fellowship

Emma Shoaf, a graduating senior at WKU from Lexington, has received the Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) Fellowship to work in the Dominican Republic. Shoaf, a 2016 graduate in International Affairs and Spanish, is the daughter of Frank and Cameron Shoaf. She is also a graduate of the Honors College at WKU. She will be […]

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McAdoo named Executive Director of WKU Alumni Association

Dr. Anthony McAdoo, a veteran alumni relations professional, has been named the new Executive Director of the WKU Alumni Association. Dr. McAdoo, currently Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Senior Director for the University of Oregon Alumni Association, will join WKU on June 20. “We are thrilled we were able to bring Anthony to WKU,” […]

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6 WKU students awarded Lifetime Experience Grants

The Office of Scholar Development has awarded six WKU students a total of $12,000 in Lifetime Experience Grants in the 2015-16 academic year. The awards are designed to enhance students’ competitiveness for national scholarships by supporting research, creative activities, international study, student-designed service or other scholarly activities. As a condition of their awards, recipients of […]

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WKU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program receives initial accreditation

WKU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program has received initial five-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. “Obtaining accreditation is a momentous event in the development of the DPT program,” said Dr. Neale Chumbler, dean of WKU’s College of Health and Human Services. “This accreditation underscores the rigor of the curriculum and […]

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WKU student earns Madison Fellowship honorable mention

Shelley Spalding, a 2015 WKU graduate and current graduate student from Lebanon, earned an honorable mention for her application for the James Madison Graduate Fellowship. Spalding, the daughter of Gary and Luanne Spalding, graduated with majors in History, Social Studies and Spanish. This fall she will begin working on a joint master’s degree in history […]

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WKU student to participate in Fulbright UK Summer Institute

Angel Ann Semrick, a first-year Special Education and Elementary Education major and Cherry Presidential Scholar at WKU, has been selected to participate in the Fulbright UK Summer Institute at King’s College London. Semrick, of Woodburn, is the daughter of Stephanie Lindsey and Nicholas Semrick and a student in the Honors College at WKU. The Summer […]

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WKU Week in Photos special edition: 179th Commencement

Here is a special May 2016 Commencement installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs. (Additional Commencement photos are available on the WKU Facebook page and WKU on Instagram) (More photos: Gatton Academy graduation; WKU Regional Campuses) Graduate School ceremony On May 13, WKU conferred doctoral, master’s and specialist […]

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WKU’s 179th Commencement concludes with undergraduate ceremonies

WKU recognized more than 1,800 graduates in its Class of 2016 and presented two honorary doctorates on Saturday as the 179th Commencement concluded with three undergraduate ceremonies. During morning, afternoon and evening ceremonies at Diddle Arena, WKU conferred 1,714 bachelor’s degrees, 82 associate degrees and 44 undergraduate certificates. President Gary Ransdell reminded the Class of […]

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Ogden Foundation Scholar Jessica Canada is congratulated by Dr. Jeff Katz, dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business. Canada also was recognized as a Scholar of the College during WKU's 179th Commencement on May 14. (WKU photo by Bryan Lemon)

Ogden Foundation Scholar, other top students honored

WKU recognized its top scholars during Saturday’s undergraduate ceremonies of its 179th Commencement. Jessica L. Canada of Williamsburg, who received concurrent degrees with a major in Management and Economics, was honored as the Ogden Foundation Scholar. WKU’s top academic honor is presented to one graduating baccalaureate degree senior who has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and […]

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