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WKU’s revamped benefits plan receives national recognition

WKU’s revamped health benefits program has earned national recognition for Kari Aikins, assistant director of Human Resources. Aikins was named to Business Insurance’s 2015 Benefits Management Honor Roll. Business Insurance, the authoritative news and information source for executives concerned about risk and the impact on their business, profiled Aikins in its June 22 issue. “It […]

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Sam Bush in concert Sept. 12 at WKU’s Van Meter Hall

The 2015-2016 Cultural Enhancement Series and the Kentucky Folklife Program at WKU will present a concert by Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush on Sept. 12 at WKU’s Van Meter Hall. Bush, co-founder of New Grass Revival, is known as the King of Newgrass and has been honored by the Americana Music Association and the […]

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WKU PBS wins Emmy award for ‘Lost River Sessions’

It was a first for WKU PBS on Saturday (July 25) as James Pearson won an Emmy award for audio work on the popular “Lost River Sessions” television program. It was the first time in 23 years that WKU’s public television service had received an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy in that category, capping off a […]

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Veterans Upward Bound tutor wins national scholarship

“The few. The proud.” That’s the motto of the United States Marine Corps. Joe Hunter, a former Marine, was among the few and the proud to recently win a Hammer Family Memorial Scholarship for $5,000. The competition was limited to veterans of the U.S. armed forces who are studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Hunter, […]

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WKU PBS Pool Party Aug. 2

Get ready for the end of summer WKU PBS Pool Party being held at the Russell Sims Aquatic Park on Sunday (Aug. 2) from 1 to 5 p.m. Everyone’s favorite aardvark, Arthur, will be there for the “Sunny Day Celebration” festivities. The first 300 kids age 10 and under will receive a goody bag, plus […]

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Regents approve property sale

The WKU Board of Regents today (July 24) approved the sale of 0.64 acres to Five Star Properties LLC for $600,000. The property is located between Kentucky and Adams streets adjoining vacant property that once housed Vinos and Hilltop Shops, which Five Star has under contract. The company plans to develop a pharmacy. The proceeds […]

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42 WKU students earn prestigious scholarships in 2014-15

WKU students continued to perform at a high level in the nation’s most prestigious scholarship competitions in 2014-15, according to a report presented Friday (July 24) to the Board of Regents. Of the more than 120 WKU students who applied, 42 earned recognition and earned more than $577,500 in funding, with a few students waiting […]

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WKU, ESLi celebrate partnership, sign new five-year agreement

WKU and English as a Second Language International celebrated 15 years of partnership with the signing of a new five-year agreement on Tuesday (July 21). ESLi provides English language training to international students at WKU and maintains a corporate office on campus. ESLi President and Owner Gary Bartholomew said the impact of ESLi’s partnerships is […]

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WKU student completes summer internship in Iceland

WKU senior Tara Sorrels, an International Business major and Honors College student from Taylorsville, completed an internship this summer at the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN) in Akureyri, Iceland, under the direction of Embla Eir Oddsdóttir. During her time in Iceland, Sorrels also conducted research for her WKU Honors thesis on scenario planning for climate […]

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2015 Big Red’s Blitz day of service scheduled for Aug. 20

Plans are underway for the 2015 Big Red’s Blitz day of service at WKU to take place Aug. 20. Student volunteers have started registering to participate, and the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships welcomes nonprofits to organize a project for the day. For the 11th year, the WKU ALIVE CCP and WKU Housing and […]

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WKU Regents to conduct retreat July 23, quarterly meeting July 24

The WKU Board of Regents will conduct its annual retreat July 23 and quarterly meeting July 24. The retreat will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media and Technology Hall. The agenda is available at The third quarterly meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Martin Regents Room. The […]

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Michelle Elkins named director of WKU’s Kelly Autism Program

Michelle Elkins, M.S., SLP-CCC, a 1994 graduate of WKU, has been named as director of the Kelly Autism Program (KAP) at the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU. Elkins, a speech-language pathologist with more than 20 years of experience in the field, is currently a supervisor in the Communication Disorders Clinic in the Department […]

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