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4 Gatton Academy students named semifinalists in 2016 Siemens Competition

Four Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky students have been recognized as national semifinalists in the 2016 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology. Amber Carroll, a second-year student from Russellville (Logan County High School), Reese Danzer, a second-year student from Walton (Walton-Verona High School), Sherafghan Khan, a second-year student from Hopkinsville (University […]

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The famous Moai statues of Easter Island in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Professor completes 11th around-the-world tour

Dr. David Keeling, Distinguished University Professor of Geography and head of WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, returned recently from his 11th circumnavigation of the planet, completing a three-week around-the-world tour of Latin America, Australia, Asia and Africa, covering about 32,000 miles and representing WKU and the American Geographical Society as part of a geographic […]

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Talisman wins 18th national Pacemaker Award

The Talisman collected its 18th national Pacemaker Award on Saturday (Oct. 22) at the National College Media Convention in Washington, D.C. But this Pacemaker marked a significant move for the Talisman: The highest honor in collegiate journalism went to the new, a pop-culture website that is a companion to the new Talisman magazine, which […]

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The Homecoming Parade was held Oct. 21.

WKU Week in Photos: Oct. 17-22, 2016

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

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More Forensics Team members qualify for national tourneys

The WKU Forensics Team traveled to Whitewater, Wisconsin, to take part in two tournaments known as the Mid-American Forensic League Numbers 3 and 4, the weekend of Oct. 22-23. WKU’s team of eight qualified several students for the April national tournaments. Next weekend the team will attend a tournament in Huntington, West Virginia, on the […]

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Mallory Vaughn reacts after being named 2016 Homecoming queen on Oct. 22. She was escorted by Jack Roller. (WKU photo by Bryan Lemon)

Mallory Vaughn crowned WKU’s 2016 Homecoming queen

Mallory Vaughn of Bowling Green was crowned WKU’s 2016 Homecoming queen on Saturday night (Oct. 22). Vaughn, the daughter of Dean and Vanessa Vaughn, is Biochemistry major and was sponsored by Chi Omega and Sigma Phi Epsilon. First runner-up was Lindsay Ratliff of Frankfort, the daughter of Sharla Six, Charles Edwards and Eric Ratliff. She […]

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WKU Board of Regents to hold meetings on Oct. 27 & Oct. 28

The WKU Board of Regents will hold meetings on Oct. 27 and 28. Regents will participate in a training session presented by Carol A. Cartwight, senior consultant with the Association of Governing Boards, on Oct. 27. That special-called meeting will begin at noon in the Guillaume Executive Board Room in the Augenstein Alumni Center. The […]

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Carol Martin "Bill" Gatton delivered remarks at a celebration of The Gatton Academy's expansion. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

The Gatton Academy completes expansion with celebration

Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton honored as WKU’s Philanthropist of Year After a 15-month hiatus from Florence Schneider Hall, The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has returned to its former home following the expansion and renovation of the building. While the 160 students currently attending The Gatton Academy and both the […]

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Lesser long-nosed bats are endangered species that pollinate agave and southwestern columnar cacti. (Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services)

Public invited to help scientists study bat behavior

Arizona BatWatch project created by education coordinator of Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning Bats play an important role in the ecosystem. Yet, scientists know relatively little about their behaviors in the wild. Arizona BatWatch is a new, National Science Foundation-funded, citizen science project designed to help scientists study bat behaviors around a […]

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WKU Meteorology launches White Squirrel Weather

There are new eyes in the sky over WKU and it’s called White Squirrel Weather. Since its inception in 2007, the B.S. Meteorology Program within the Department of Geography and Geology has grown from three majors to a current enrollment of 67. Dr. Josh Durkee, Associate Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science Research, joined the […]

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WKU Bands, Chorale to present Veterans Day Concert Nov. 10

The WKU Symphonic Band, Jazz Band and Chorale will present a Veterans Day Concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center in downtown Bowling Green. Admission is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and can be picked up at the SKyPAC Ticket Office, WKU Ticket Office, […]

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Members of the WKU Forensics Team competed in six tournaments Oct. 15-16.

WKU Forensics Team competes in Indiana, Alabama & Missouri

The WKU Forensics Team traveled to Muncie, Indiana; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and Warrensburg, Missouri, to take part in six tournaments the weekend of Oct. 15-16. The tournaments in Muncie were co-hosted by Ball State University and Illinois State University. The team placed first in team sweepstakes at both tournaments, and won the Bensen and Hedges Traveling […]

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