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WKU to confer degrees to more than 2,600 in 177th Commencement

Graduate ceremony May 15; 3 undergraduate ceremonies May 16; regional campus events May 7 and May 18; Gatton Academy graduation May 16 WKU will confer degrees and certificates to 2,620 spring and summer graduates in graduate and undergraduate ceremonies of its 177th Commencement May 15-16 at Diddle Arena. During the graduate ceremony at 5 p.m. […]

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2 WKU students receive Boren Scholarships to study abroad

Two WKU students have been awarded David L. Boren Scholarships that will fund a year studying abroad. Tyler Prochazka of Newton, Kansas, will study in China, and Zachary Redmond of Owensboro will study in Jordan. This is the first time two WKU students have received scholarships in the same year. Prochazka, a fourth-year student with […]

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Project L.I.F.E. impacting students at Academy at Eleventh Street

Students will discuss 10-week pilot program in presentations May 5 Grades Going Sky High read the headline of a student in Project L.I.F.E. (Leadership Independence Freedom Empowerment), a WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships program with the Academy at Eleventh Street. Graduate Assistant Keira Martin of Louisville initiated Project L.I.F.E. as part of her work […]

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WKU student appointed to Best Buddies leadership role

Katherine Devine, a WKU senior from Bowling Green, was recently appointed Best Buddies Leadership Conference Committee chair. Devine is a student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with […]

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New digital portal expands global visibility for Kentucky research

WKU and the University of Kentucky are pleased to announce the launch of Kentucky Research Commons, a new digital portal that presents and provides access to the breadth and depth of research being conducted in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The portal features a real-time readership map that visualizes when and where content is being downloaded. […]

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SKy Science Festival culminates May 2 with Expo Day events

The exploration of science involves choices, so it is fitting that people attending Kentucky’s first science festival will need to choose between multiple interesting possibilities. SKy Science Festival is a series of special science-centric events culminating in Expo Day on Saturday (May 2) in Circus Square Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expo Day […]

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WKU, Caribbean climate group sign cooperative agreement in Belize

WKU and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) formally signed a cooperative agreement Monday (April 27) in Belmopan, Belize, that brings to fruition many years of collaboration. The institutions have been working toward the broader goals of addressing climate change in the Caribbean region and also the impacts in Kentucky and elsewhere in the […]

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WKU students, staff win regional AP broadcasting awards

Several WKU students and staff members were honored Saturday in regional Associated Press broadcasting competition. WKU broadcasting students won first place and best of show awards in four radio and seven television categories while WKU Public Radio received three first place awards and nine certificates of excellence. In the student radio category, Haddy Badjie of […]

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WKU Film Festival May 4-8 features special guests, student work

The Western Kentucky Film Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary with a lineup of the best student work from the year and a host of special guests, including Hollywood director Lexi Alexander and nationally known independent filmmakers and Kentucky natives Thomas Southerland and Brandon Colvin. The festival runs May 4-8 in the Mass Media Technology Hall […]

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WKU Regents approve tuition, property purchase

The WKU Board of Regents today (April 24) approved a 3.1 percent increase in resident undergraduate tuition for 2015-16. Resident undergraduate tuition will increase $171 per semester to $4,741. Nonresident undergraduate tuition will increase $390 per semester to $12,066. The tuition and fee schedule, which includes an approximately 3 percent increase in Student Athletic and […]

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4 WKU students recognized by Critical Language Scholarship Program

Four students at WKU have been recognized by the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship Program. Mackenzie Donoghue from Seoul, South Korea; Alex Hezik from Campbellsville; and Kelly Tursic from Union all received scholarships. Jody Dahmer of Fisherville was named an alternate. All four students are students in the Chinese Flagship Program and the Honors […]

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St. John named Conductor of The Symphony, Director of Orchestral Activities

The WKU Department of Music and Potter College of Arts & Letters announce that Dr. Brian St. John has accepted the position of Conductor of The Symphony and Director of Orchestral Activities at WKU beginning in the fall of 2015. In addition, Dr. St. John will hold the Baker Professorship of Music, one of three […]

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