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4 WKU staff members among 2017 Trailblazer honorees

For 20 years, Bowling Green’s Trailblazers Committee has recognized community leaders during Black History Month. This year, four of the six honorees are members of the WKU community. The six local African American citizens will be recognized on Sunday (Feb. 26) for their leadership qualities in Management, Civic Engagement, Community Service, Law, Entrepreneurship and Higher […]

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SOKY Book Fest partners select finalists for 2017 Kentucky Literary Award

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest partnership announces the three finalists for the 2017 Kentucky Literary Award. This year’s award will go to a work of nonfiction by a Kentucky author or with a significant Kentucky theme that was published in 2015 or 2016. The three finalists are: Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance My Father, the […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ language creator to present 2017 Hatcher Lecture on April 13

David J. Peterson, the full-time conlanger (language creator) for HBO’s Game of Thrones, will visit WKU on April 13 as the 2016-2017 Paul G. and Ernestine G. Hatcher Lecturer. Peterson’s lecture, Living Language: Conlang and the Power of Language, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Downing Student Union Auditorium. Admission is free and open to […]

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WKU tied for 2nd in 2016-17 list of top Fulbright producers

With 8 student grantees, WKU again among top master’s institutions WKU is tied for second in the list of top Fulbright-producing master’s degree-granting institutions. WKU had eight Fulbright grantees in 2016-17, making it the only public master’s institution in the top three. WKU tied with Loyola Marymount University while Villanova University ranks first with 11 […]

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Global UGRAD-Pakistan student joins Hilltopper family

WKU once again qualifies as a host institution welcoming Rida Fatima as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program. This year is WKU’s second year hosting a student from the Global UGRAD-Pakistan program. The semester-long program matches students across Pakistan with universities best fitting the needs and interest of participants. As […]

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The WKU Forensics Team won the state championship Feb. 18 in Owensboro.

WKU Forensics Team wins 2017 state championship

The WKU Forensics Team won the 2017 Kentucky state forensics tournament on Saturday (Feb. 18) at Owensboro Community and Technical College. WKU won the overall state championship, sweeping all three of the team sweepstakes championships along the way: individual events, NPDA debate and IPDA debate. The team also collected 11 individual state championships. The University […]

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Posters-at-the-Capitol was held Feb. 25 in Frankfort.

38 WKU students to present research March 2 at 2017 Posters-at-the-Capitol

Thirty-eight WKU students, including 11 from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, will present their research at the 2017 Posters-at-the-Capitol event March 2 in Frankfort. In its 16th year, Posters-at-the-Capitol is a showcase of more than 100 scholarly, research and creative projects led by undergraduate students from the state-funded universities in the […]

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Lost River Sessions Live was presented Feb. 16 at the Capitol Arts Center.

WKU Week in Photos: Feb. 13-17, 2017

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

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WKU students help create new style of movie making; film nominated for Project of Year

While most students were at home relaxing over the holiday break, more than 15 WKU students, alumni and faculty worked on a proof of concept film called “The Reign,” written by WKU film professor Luke Pennington. The film has been nominated in IndieWire’s Project of the Year Contest. If the film wins, it will receive […]

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The new logo for the Kentucky Mesonet at WKU will be added soon to the statewide network's website.

WEVV-TV to begin using data from Kentucky Mesonet at WKU

The Kentucky Mesonet at WKU has signed an agreement with WEVV-TV (CBS/Fox 44) in Evansville, Indiana, to provide weather and climate data for viewers in that area. “The Mesonet data will help inform people in the WEVV viewing area of conditions on the south side of the Ohio River,” said Dr. Stuart Foster, state climatologist […]

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Theatre production of ‘Dog Sees God’ explores teen issues

Ah, sweet ol’ Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang; ageless and wise beyond their years. Well, not so much anymore. Now they’re all grown up, and the real world is nothing like the funny pages. Sister Sally’s gone Goth, Linus is a feckless stoner, promiscuous party-girls Peppermint Patty and Marcy are budding young alcoholics. Lucy, […]

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25 WKU students candidates for 2017 Coming Home King

Twenty-five WKU students are vying for the 2017 Coming Home King. The king will be crowned March 2 during halftime of WKU’s men’s basketball game versus North Texas. Tipoff is 7 p.m. at Diddle Arena. Candidates will participate in numerous activities including a service outing at the Bowling Green Humane Society on Feb. 28, an […]

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