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Tea expert to speak at Kentucky Live! program Sept. 8

Bruce Richardson, co-owner of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas and one of the world’s leading tea experts, will be the opening speaker for this fall’s Kentucky Live! series at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1680 Campbell Lane. His topic will be The Tea Things of Jane Austen. A native of Kentucky, Richardson […]

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Gameday information for WKU Football vs. Rice on Sept. 1

Ahead of Thursday night’s WKU Football season opener against Rice at 7 (CT) at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, WKU Athletics has announced its gameday plans and logistics, as well as improved food and family fun options for the entire 2016 season. The first 2,500 fans into the stadium on Thursday (Sept. 1) will receive a […]

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A Welcome Reception for Confucius Institute teachers was held Aug. 23 at the President's Home. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

Confucius Institute welcomes new staff and teachers, plans upcoming events

In preparation for the 2016-17 academic year, the Confucius Institute at WKU hired two new staff members, welcomed new teachers and made plans for Confucius Day activities. On June 1, the CI at WKU hired Chunmei Guan as Associate Director of Teacher Development. She will be responsible for developing 43 teachers throughout Kentucky. On July […]

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‘Burley’ author to present lecture Sept. 7 at WKU Glasgow

Ann Ferrell, WKU associate professor of Folk Studies, will be speaking in Glasgow at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 7 in the WKU Glasgow Regional Library. Ferrell will be discussing highlights from her award-winning book Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century, including her interest in the topic and continued importance of tobacco to many farmers today. […]

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‘Lost River Sessions’ starting live concert series

Lost River Sessions, the award-winning WKU Public Broadcasting television and radio series, is bringing live Folk, Bluegrass and Americana music to the stage with a new concert series – Lost River Sessions LIVE! Monthly performances will be held at the Capitol Arts Center in downtown Bowling Green and will feature a variety of the region’s […]

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The 2016 Science Curiosity Investigation Camp will be held Oct. 3-7 at WKU's Hardin Planetarium.

Register now for Hardin Planetarium’s fall break camp

Registration is under way for a fall break camp at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium. The 2016 Science Curiosity Investigation (SCI) Camp will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 3-7 for students in grades 3-6. The fee is $120 and includes all project materials and daily mid-morning snacks. Registration is limited to 20 students. Participants […]

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WKU PBS documentary on Mammoth Cave will be distributed nationally

WKU PBS is proud to announce that the 30-minute documentary Mammoth Cave: A Place Called Home will be nationally distributed by the National Educational Telecommunications Association in September.  This will allow the story of the establishment of Mammoth Cave National Park to be shared with the rest of the country as the National Park Service […]

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The WKU Forensics Team will begin its 2016-17 season on Sept. 16.

WKU Forensics Team ready for 2016-17 speech & debate season

The 40 members of the WKU Forensics Team are preparing for the 2016-17 season. The nationally recognized speech and debate team welcomes 12 new members this fall and includes students from across the United States and from numerous academic programs at WKU. The team will begin its season on Sept. 16 when it hosts the […]

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Diversity & Community Studies partners with Kentucky YMCA

Social entrepreneurship program ‘excellent opportunity’ for students WKU’s Department of Diversity & Community Studies has partnered with the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association to allow WKU students to expand their global perspective and understanding of social entrepreneurship through the Institute for Social Responsibility & Economic Citizenship (ISREC). The ISREC is a 10-month academic and experiential journey […]

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WKU launching International Year of South Korea

The International Year of South Korea will bring nearly 30 events featuring South Korea to WKU campuses and several community venues. On Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the International Year of South Korea will be featured at Centennial Mall with Chuseok: Korean Thanksgiving. Geared toward students but open to all, this event […]

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SOKY Reads! to feature popular middle grades book

Book Fest partners select ‘Serafina and the Black Cloak’ for fall 2016 community reading program; author Robert Beatty to visit Oct. 20 From August to October, The Southern Kentucky (SOKY) Book Fest partners will host the annual SOKY Reads! program, a community-wide reading project in Bowling Green and the surrounding region. While in previous years, […]

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‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go! A Ransdell Story’ theme for Homecoming 2016 at WKU

Alumni and friends will celebrate “Oh, the Places You’ll Go! A Ransdell Story” for WKU’s Homecoming 2016. “Homecoming will be bittersweet as it is President and Mrs. Ransdell’s final Homecoming as President and First Lady of WKU,” said Ginny Hensley, director of Alumni Programming.  “The committee chose a theme that would celebrate their tenure at […]

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