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Director of Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network to visit WKU

Embla Eir Oddsdóttir, Director of the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN), will be visiting WKU the week of Feb. 15 and engaging in a variety of activities to further strengthen collaborations between WKU and the IACN. In March 2015, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed to promote collaborative research, joint classes, student exchanges and faculty […]

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WKU Regents to hold special called meeting on Feb. 12

The WKU Board of Regents will hold a Special Called Meeting on Friday (Feb. 12) at 1:30 p.m. (CT) in the Cornelius A. Martin Regents Room at Mass Media and Technology Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the presidential search process. The agenda is available at Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295

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WKU Student Research Conference accepting submissions through Feb. 19

The 46th Annual WKU Student Research Conference is accepting student abstract submissions to present mentored research and creative works. Feb. 19 is the deadline for students to submit 200-word abstracts describing their scholarly activities. Students may submit work that falls into the following categories: oral papers, posters, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, performances and video. The conference […]

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WKU Dance Program to present 2016 Dance Project Feb. 12-14

The WKU Dance Program kicks off its spring activities Friday-Sunday (Feb. 12-14) with The Dance Project. WKU professors and students will present original pieces with unique stories and styles and will be joined by guest alumni choreographers Allison Evans and Jessica Williams. The performances take place in Gordon Wilson Hall’s Lab Theatre where the audience […]

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Members of the WKU forensics team swept the Second Annual Urbana-Champaign/Springfield “Illini Stars Swing” tournament.

WKU forensics team sweeps tournaments in Illinois

WKU’s forensics team traveled to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, and Murray to take part in four tournaments the weekend of Feb. 6-7, winning 24 individual event championships along the way. WKU swept both of the Illinois tournaments, defeating 14 other schools, which included Bradley University, Ball State University and Illinois State University. WKU sophomore Durwan Green placed […]

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23 WKU students to present research at 2016 Posters-at-the-Capitol

Twenty-three WKU students, including four from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, will present their research at the 2016 Posters-at-the-Capitol event Feb. 25 in Frankfort. In its 15th year, Posters-at-the-Capitol helps to increase understanding of the important role undergraduate research plays in the education of students among those responsible for higher education […]

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Hardin Planetarium to present ‘Starry Tales for a Winter Night’ Feb. 16-March 24

Starry Tales for a Winter Night, a highly interactive planetarium experience designed to help you find your way around winter’s night skies, will be presented Feb. 16-March 24 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. About the show: During the 60-minute show, participants […]

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Online-only Winter 2016 edition of WKU SPIRIT available

The WKU Alumni Association has released an online-only Winter 2016 edition of WKU SPIRIT magazine. According to Marc Archambault, WKU’s Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, this online-only edition will supplement the organization’s three regular print publications, which are sent each spring, summer and fall. “We are excited about this online-only edition, as it […]

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WKU was crowned champion in both individual events team sweepstakes and overall team sweepstakes.

WKU Forensics Team wins at tournaments in Ohio, Missouri

WKU’s Forensics Team traveled to Athens, Ohio, and St. Louis, Missouri, to take part in two tournaments the weekend of Jan. 30-31. The tournament in St. Louis was hosted by Webster University. There, WKU was crowned champion in both individual events team sweepstakes and overall team sweepstakes. Additionally, all students advanced to at least one […]

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Office of Scholar Development hosting ‘Day of Workshops’ on Feb. 17

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is sponsoring a “Day of Workshops” on Feb. 17 to raise campus awareness of nationally competitive scholarships and other opportunities for research, creative work and professional development. Held in the Honors College and International Center (HCIC), Room 2021, “Day of Workshops” provides an opportunity for students to quickly […]

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2 Gatton Academy students named Emperor Science Award winners

Two Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky students have been named winners of the inaugural Emperor Science Award. The Emperor Science Award program is an initiative designed to encourage high school students to explore careers in science, specifically cancer research and care, through a mentoring opportunity. The program is made possible by founding […]

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WKU President Gary A. Ransdell to retire in 2017

At the WKU Board of Regents first quarterly meeting on Friday (Jan. 29), President Gary A. Ransdell announced his intention to retire in 2017.  His last day serving as President will be June 30, 2017, and following a brief sabbatical, he will officially retire from WKU Dec. 31, 2017. “After considerable thought, Julie and I […]

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