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WKU weather update for March 5-7, 2015

Here’s a WKU winter weather alert for Thursday-Saturday (March 5-7): Thursday and Friday classes (March 5-6) at all WKU campuses are canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices are closed Thursday (March 5), with essential personnel reporting. WKU Housing update: WKU residence halls will remain open until noon Saturday (March 7). Students who cannot safely leave campus for spring […]

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Muhlenberg County educator inducted into Teacher Hall of Fame

Mary K. Armstrong, a longtime Muhlenberg County educator, was inducted Tuesday (March 3) into the Gov. Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame. “The whole thing has been great. It’s too glamorous for me because I’m just a country girl. I didn’t expect all this,” Armstrong, 95, said after an induction ceremony at the […]

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WKU joins Competency-Based Education Network

As a member of Kentucky Commonwealth College, WKU, along with the University of Louisville, will join other institutions throughout the nation to participate in the Competency-Based Education Network, or C-BEN. C-BEN is a national consortium of colleges and universities that work together to address shared challenges to designing, developing and scaling competency-based degree programs. It’s […]

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WKU student from Franklin crowned 2015 Coming Home King

McGavinn Brown of Franklin was crowned 2015 Coming Home King on Saturday (Feb. 28) at WKU. Brown, the son of the late Mark Brown and Kelly Brown, is a History and Political Science major and was sponsored by Chi Omega. Brown was crowned at halftime of WKU’s men’s basketball game against FIU. First runner-up was […]

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WKU forensics team competes in tournaments in Illinois & Ohio

The WKU forensics team traveled to Peoria and Normal, Illinois, and Bowling Green, Ohio, to compete in four tournaments the weekend of Feb. 27-28. In Illinois the team placed first in team sweepstakes, ahead of 10 other schools, including Bradley University, Illinois State University and Ball State University. This finishes the open invitation tournaments for […]

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Community College Transfer Scholarship deadline April 1

Community college students wanting to transfer to WKU may be eligible for up to $4,000 in scholarship assistance. The application deadline for the Community College Transfer Scholarship is April 1 for fall admission. The admissions application serves as the scholarship application. Renewable scholarships range from $1,500 to $4,000, depending on GPA. Transfer students from Kentucky […]

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3 WKU students honored by Gilman Scholarship Program

Three WKU students have been honored by the nationally competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Demarcus Brooks of Louisville, Linda Cruz of Carrollton and Brianna Stewart of Guston were named Gilman Scholars and will receive up to $5,000 each toward their study abroad or internship program costs. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, […]

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Professor emeritus to receive prestigious literary award

Dr. Robert V. Haynes of Bowling Green, professor emeritus of history at WKU, will receive the prestigious Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award on Saturday (Feb. 28) at the 26th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration in Natchez, Mississippi. The Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award was established in 1994 by the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration […]

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‘Ideas, Innovation, Invention’ theme of 2nd IdeaFestival Bowling Green

The second annual IdeaFestival®Bowling Green promises to be an outstanding event for those who celebrate ideas. This one-day speaker series, set for March 20 at WKU’s Downing Student Union, features nine presentations split into three 90-minute sessions each with three 20-minute talks, and a keynote session that is also 90 minutes. Each session will end with […]

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WKU professor selected as Sport Professional of the Year

WKU Professor William “Willie” Hey has been chosen as “Sport Professional of the Year” by Southern District SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America. The Sport Professional of the Year Award honors outstanding leaders in the professional domain of sport. Qualifications for the award include: Serves as a positive role model epitomizing the values […]

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WKU students finish 1st, 2nd in Hearst multimedia news contest

2 broadcasting students honored in BEA 2015 Festival of Media Arts WKU photojournalism students finished first and second in the second multimedia competition of the 2014-15 Hearst Journalism Awards Program and two WKU broadcasting students were honored in the Broadcast Education Association’s 2015 Festival of Media Arts. Katie Meek, a senior from Elizabethtown, won the […]

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Honors College at WKU spotlighted in national guide

The Honors College at WKU is one of five Master’s Comprehensive public university honors colleges or programs in the United States profiled in the second edition of A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs. “According to the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), there are over 1,000 honors programs and colleges in the United States,” […]

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