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WKU launches International Year of South Africa

The International Year of South Africa promises to bring more than 30 events and co-curricular programs featuring South Africa to WKU’s main and regional campuses as well as to several community venues. On Sept. 9, the Kentucky Museum and the Office of International Programs will host a reception for the grand opening of Conscience of […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Aug. 24-28, 2015

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

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Hunter Hayes to present 2015 Homecoming concert at WKU

Hunter Hayes is bringing his 21 Tour to WKU’s Diddle Arena on Nov. 5 as part of 2015 Homecoming activities. The concert, featuring special guest Kelsea Ballerini, will begin at 7:30 p.m.; doors will open at 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored by WKU’s Campus Activities Board. Tickets are on sale at the WKU Ticket Office […]

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WKU ALIVE Center, Student Activities to host Project Affect Sept. 9

The WKU ALIVE Center For Community Partnerships and the Student Activities’ Leadership & Volunteerism Office will host Project Affect — an event to help students get involved on campus and in the community – from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9. With approximately 600 participants and 39 student and community organizations in last year’s […]

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Biology professor named Interim Associate Provost for Research

A University Distinguished Professor in Biology at WKU has been named Interim Associate Provost for Research and Creative Activity. Cheryl Davis will start her new position Sept. 1. Dr. Davis is in her 25th year at WKU and has compiled an outstanding record as a faculty member with strong research credentials and a well-earned reputation […]

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WKU announces expanded scholarship program

More students will receive scholarship awards from WKU under a new program announced by the University Aug. 26. Under the model, students entering in Fall 2016 will automatically qualify for scholarship awards ranging from $1,500-$8,000 per year depending on grade-point average and ACT scores. The minimum qualifications for an automatic award are a 3.3 GPA […]

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Scholarship honors memory of one of Allen County’s founders

Dr. Delroy Hire’s roots run deep through Allen County, Kentucky, as one of his ancestors, Samuel W. Garrison, was one of the area’s first settlers. To celebrate that heritage, Dr. Hire has funded the Patriot Samuel W. Garrison Memorial Scholarship for Allen County students, housed in the College Heights Foundation at WKU. Dr. Hire was […]

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WKU Glasgow to dedicate Military Student Services Center Sept. 2

WKU will dedicate its new WKU Glasgow Military Student Services Center at 10 a.m. Sept. 2. The dedication will include remarks from Tonya Archey, United States Navy veteran and director of WKU’s Military Student Services Center; and Dr. Evelyn Ellis, Regional Chancellor at WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox. The event will be held in room 131 of […]

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Snyder named Interim Dean of Potter College of Arts & Letters

Dr. Lawrence W. Snyder Jr. has been named Interim Dean of the Potter College of Arts & Letters at WKU. Dr. Snyder replaces Dr. David Lee, who began a two-year appointment Monday (Aug. 24) as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Larry Snyder is a talented academic leader who enjoys an excellent reputation in […]

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WKU reports $18.3 million in private gifts during 2014-2015

Yearly total second-highest in WKU history; record $9.6 million raised for scholarships; combined endowment at $143.7 million WKU announced Friday (Aug. 21) that it raised $18.3 million in private gifts during fiscal year 2014-15 — the second-highest total in the University’s history. Kathryn Costello, Special Advisor to the President, said this was an outstanding year […]

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2015 Convocation: Dr. Ransdell highlights successes, discusses challenges

President also presents annual awards at WKU’s opening session WKU President Gary Ransdell celebrated achievements of the past year, discussed challenges of the upcoming year and presented annual faculty and staff awards Friday morning (Aug. 21) at the 2015 opening convocation. Achievements include an improving ACT average for incoming freshmen (up from 21.5 four years […]

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WKU to celebrate new MFA in Creative Writing on Aug. 27

WKU will celebrate its new Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing with a special ceremony on Aug. 27. The English Department will welcome the program’s first six students during the ceremony at 4 p.m. in Cherry Hall, room 125. Hailing from Arizona, California, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Texas, the students are fully funded with […]

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