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Lone Star Rodeo Feb. 10-12 at WKU’s Ag Expo Center

The Lone Star Rodeo Company will make its 2017 visit to WKU’s L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center for four shows at 8 p.m. Feb 10; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 11; and 2 p.m. Feb. 12. Tickets are $19 for reserved seats and $15 for general admission. Tickets may be purchased by phone at […]

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WKU students honored in Hearst photojournalism, multimedia competitions

Students from WKU’s School of Journalism and Broadcasting won the first multimedia and photojournalism competitions of the 2016-2017 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Alyssa Noel Pointer, a May photojournalism graduate from Fayetteville, Georgia, finished first in the Multimedia I/Narrative Storytelling – Features Competition. She will receive a $2,600 scholarship for her winning multimedia piece titled “Tough […]

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WKU Board of Regents announces preferred presidential candidate

Dr. Timothy Caboni to visit for meetings, campus forums Jan. 25-26 The WKU Board of Regents has selected Dr. Timothy Caboni, vice chancellor for public affairs at the University of Kansas, as the preferred candidate to be the 10th president of WKU. Dr. Caboni will visit WKU and hold a series of meetings and campus […]

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WKU professor John Hardin received the Humanitarian Award on Jan. 16.

WKU history professor Hardin receives Humanitarian Award

John Hardin, professor of History at WKU, has been honored with the Humanitarian Award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee. The award, presented Monday (Jan. 16) during the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Celebration, recognizes an individual who has worked tirelessly and selflessly to promote radial equality, champion diversity and preserved culturally relevant […]

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WKU has launched an eSports team.

WKU eSports team will host live viewing of Feb. 4 match

The WKU eSports team will host a live viewing of its Week 4 match in the University League of Legends (ULoL) regular season on Feb. 4. The match will be a best-of-three against Murray State University and will be held at Nite Class in the Downing Student Union. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. with […]

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‘The Skeleton Revealed’ showcases WKU biology faculty member’s expertise

WKU biology faculty member Steve Huskey isn’t afraid of the skeletons in his closet. In fact, he’s showing off nearly 200 of them in a new book, The Skeleton Revealed. “The book is a compilation of my years of work rebuilding animal skeletons,” said Dr. Huskey, an associate professor of biology. In addition to photographs […]

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Department of Music’s 22nd annual PRISM Concert Jan. 27

The WKU Department of Music will present its 22nd annual PRISM Concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at Van Meter Hall. Featuring a dazzling light show, the fast-paced, musical extravaganza features the best ensembles the Department of Music has to offer. Ensembles include the WKU Wind Ensemble, the Jazz Band, WKU Chorale, Steel Drum Band, […]

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U.S. News & World Report ranks WKU online programs among best in nation

In its annual ranking of the best online degree programs, U.S. News & World Report has named WKU among the top schools nationwide in five areas for 2017. “It’s an honor for WKU online degrees to be recognized in these rankings. We’re committed to making quality education as accessible as possible to our students. This national recognition highlights […]

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In an image captured from China's television station CCTV, WKU Professor Chris Groves is congratulated by China's President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang (right) at China's National Science and Technology Award Ceremony on Monday in Beijing.

WKU professor receives China’s top science award

A WKU professor has received China’s top award for foreign scientists for his two decades of research on water resources in the karst systems of southwest China. University Distinguished Professor of Hydrogeology Chris Groves was one of six recipients of China’s 2016 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award, the top honor for foreign scientists working […]

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WKU Passport Services Office honored by State Department

WKU’s Passport Services Office is being recognized by the U.S. Department of State for providing outstanding service. The office is receiving the Special Recognition Award in Passport Services’ first Acceptance Facility Awards. Marshall Gray, director of Postal, Printing & Vending Services, said he was excited about the award, especially since WKU’s Passport Services has only […]

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20 WKU employees selected for 2017 Staff Leadership Institute

The WKU Staff Council’s Staff Leadership Institute (SLI) Committee has selected the SLI Class of 2017. Through a competitive process, the committee selected 20 WKU staff members to participate in the eight-month program, which develops leadership skills for a cohort of WKU staff who has demonstrated advancement potential. The SLI Class of 2017 participants are […]

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WKU Police Officer receives Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award

WKU Police Officer Dustin Lee was recently honored with the Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award. Lee made 11 of the department’s 54 arrests for driving under the influence from Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016. “WKU Police Department would like to congratulate officer Dustin Lee for being recognized by the governor’s office,” Interim Chief […]

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