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8 WKU faculty members selected for program to Bosnia-Herzegovina

Eight WKU faculty members representing seven departments and three colleges have been selected to participate in the fourth annual Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar (ZSEIFS). Designed to infuse international content into the teaching, research and service of its participants, the ZSEIFS is a signature, comprehensive internationalization strategy made possible by the generous support of […]

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Scott Lyons appointed Dean of Graduate School at WKU

WKU Provost David Lee announced the appointment of Scott Lyons as Dean of the Graduate School. A faculty member in the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport since 2004, Dr. Lyons came to WKU after completing his doctorate in Human Performance/Exercise Physiology at the University of Alabama. A recipient of the College of Health and […]

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Crawford Hydrology Lab Manager Lee Anne Bledsoe trains a Brazilian hydrogeologist to calibrate field equipment used for tracing underground water flows.

Manager of WKU hydrology lab conducts groundwater training program in Brazil

Lee Anne Bledsoe, manager of WKU’s Crawford Hydrology Laboratory, recently returned from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where she presented a weeklong groundwater investigation workshop to a group of Brazilian hydrologists and cave explorers. The workshop detailed techniques for using fluorescent dyes to study the flow of underground water. These are important methods to understand and protect […]

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WKU hosting Gridiron Bowl, C-USA title game, other events Dec. 2-4

WKU will be hosting the 2016 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl, the Conference USA championship game and several other events Dec. 2-4. (More: Weekend event parking/traffic information; WKU Gridiron Bowl page; game day plans for C-USA championship) Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Friday, Dec 2: Class 1A championship game (Beechwood vs. Hazard) at 7 p.m. […]

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Dr. Richard Gelderman, professor in WKU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, received the first Excellence in Science Education and Outreach Award.

WKU students, faculty honored at Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting

WKU students and faculty members were recognized at the Kentucky Academy of Science 2016 Annual Meeting Nov. 4-5 at University of Louisville. More than 700 scientists and students attended the annual meeting, and hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students participated in the research competitions. Six WKU students won first-place awards, while nine others received second- […]

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WKU Forensics Team wins at tournaments in Tennessee

Members of the WKU Forensics Team traveled to Jefferson City, Tennessee, to compete in two tournaments the weekend of Nov. 19-20. The team won the overall sweepstakes championship for the two tournaments combined, ahead of several other schools including the University of Alabama, James Madison University and Belmont University. Out of 22 possible individual championships […]

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International Education Week events included Globe Trot on Nov. 16.

WKU Week in Photos: Nov. 14-18, 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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Chris Groves and other scientists joined Chinese and UNESCO officials at the opening ceremony of the IRCK Governing Board meeting in Guilin, China, on Nov. 14.

Groves reappointed to United Nations scientific board

University Distinguished Professor of Hydrogeology Chris Groves is in Guilin, China, this week where he has been appointed to a second six-year term on the Governing Board of the International Research Center on Karst (IRCK) Under the Auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). “It was great to get the news […]

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WKU nationally ranked in Open Doors study abroad report for 5th consecutive year

For the fifth year in a row, WKU is nationally ranked in the Institute for International Education’s (IIE) U.S. study abroad rankings, released in the November 2016 Open Doors Report. For the second consecutive year, WKU placed in the top 20 in the nation among master’s institutions for its total number of study abroad students. […]

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Hardin Planetarium to present winter show Dec. 1-29

Celebrations for a Long Winter’s Night will be presented Dec. 1-29 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and suitable for all ages. The planetarium will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. About the show: The long cold winter nights of […]

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WKU observed Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

WKU Week in Photos: Nov. 7-12, 2016

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

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Members of the WKU Forensics Team competed Nov. 12-13 at McKendree University.

WKU Forensics Team members qualify for national tourneys

The weekend of Nov. 12-13 WKU’s Forensics Team traveled to Lebanon, Illinois, to take part in two tournaments hosted by McKendree University, qualifying several members for the April national tournaments. Next weekend, the team will travel to Jefferson City, Tennessee, for two tournaments co-hosted by Carson-Newman University and Belmont University. Results from the McKendree University […]

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