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WKU Habitat chapter completes matching grant

WKU’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter has completed the State Farm Matching Grant this semester. The Campus Chapter raised $2,000, which was matched by State Farm. In total, $4,000 will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity Bowling Green/Warren County affiliate. The Campus Chapter’s fund-raising activities included a cookout and bake sale along with multiple […]

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ICYMI: News Around Campus — April 2016 edition

In case you missed it, here are links to some April 2016 news items/social media posts from WKU colleges, departments and programs. (More: To keep up with “News Around Campus” check out the headlines listed on the right side of the WKU News page or subscribe to the “News Around Campus” RSS feed; to connect […]

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WKU Film Festival lineup features screenings, special guests, student projects

The Western Kentucky Film Festival celebrates its 22nd anniversary with a lineup of the best student work from the year and a host of special guests, including horror icon Mick Garris and nationally known independent filmmakers Diane Bellino, Ryan Sage and Jonathan Rattner. The festival kicks off Thursday (April 28) in Mass Media Technology Hall […]

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NPR President & CEO to address Chamber Coffee Hour April 29

Jarl Mohn, the President and CEO of NPR, will be the featured speaker at the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Coffee Hour on Friday morning (April 29) at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center. The program is being presented by WKU Public Radio, an NPR member station since 1980. The event begins at 7 a.m. Register […]

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Parking and traffic advisory for April 23 events on campus

Here’s an advisory from WKU Parking and Transportation: The following events will increase traffic congestion and parking demand on WKU’s campus Saturday (April 23). Use caution if you will be on campus and allow extra time to reach your destination. Topper Orientation Program (TOP) in Downing Student Union all day. Parking in PS2. Kentucky Science […]

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WKU SBDC partners with Google to offer 3 free workshops for businesses

The Small Business Development Center at WKU is partnering with Google to offer three free workshops titled “Let’s Put Your Business on the Map.” The workshops are part of the SBDC Small Business Development Week statewide events. They will assist attendees in learning how to get found online, attract new customers and grow their businesses […]

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Donations expected to reach 20,000 for CANstruct® event

WKU ALIVE Center food drive part of Greek Week Philanthropy Day 20,000. That is just under the number of people that can fit in Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, and it is also the number of canned food items expected Saturday (April 23) for the sixth annual CANstruct® for a Cause event at WKU. This year’s […]

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WKU preparing for 2016-17 International Year of South Korea

WKU’s Office of International Programs (OIP), in collaboration with faculty, staff and units across campus, is preparing for the 2016-17 International Year of South Korea. South Korea will replace South Africa as WKU’s country of focus during the coming academic year. The 2016-17 International Year of South Korea marks the third yearlong country celebration for […]

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WKU to present ‘Evening of Dance’ April 29-May 2

Evening of Dance is the culmination of a year of intense study, training and rehearsal.  This year WKU Dance faculty Amanda Clark, Clifton Brown, Meghen McKinley and Kylene Stephens will be joined by guest choreographers to present a spectacular show filled with tap, jazz, modern dance and contemporary ballet. Hannah Scott will be performing in […]

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WKU Board of Regents to meet April 22

The WKU Board of Regents will meet April 22. The Finance and Budget and Executive committees will meet beginning at 8 a.m. The agenda for those meetings can be found at The second quarterly meeting of the full board will follow at 9:30 a.m. Agenda and materials can be found at All meetings […]

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WKU TRIO programs to host area high school seniors on April 20

High school seniors in Educational Talent Search have been invited to WKU’s campus for an event on Wednesday (April 20). ETS serves students in Allen County, Butler County, Bowling Green, Caverna, Cumberland County, Edmonson County, Hart County, Logan County, Metcalfe County, Monroe County and Warren County schools. At the event, TRIO seniors will have the […]

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700 to compete in Kentucky Science Olympiad on April 23

About 700 students from across Kentucky will compete in the Kentucky Science Olympiad at WKU on April 23. Students on 24 middle school teams and 24 high school teams will compete in 23 events including anatomy, dynamic planet, food science, meteorology, helicopters, astronomy, chemistry, computer science, biology, geology, physics and more. The top team in […]

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