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Steel bridge team: (back row) Fahad Alhumaid, Franklyn Perez, Nathan Hughes, James Thomason, Drake Riley, Daniel Hammers, Colton Dorris, and Cory Smith; (front row) Jessica Collins, Sarah Hay, Dr. Shane Palmquist (faculty advisor), Lacey Martin, and Caitlin Brown.

WKU steel bridge team making fourth consecutive trip to national competition May 27-28

WKU civil engineering students will compete this weekend in National Student Steel Bridge Competition at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. This is the fourth consecutive year that WKU has qualified for the national event. WKU finished 25th in 2015, 34th in 2015 and 37th in 2013. In April, WKU finished third overall in the […]

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Ruby Lewis as Indigo and Jeremy Kushneir as A.J. (Photo © 2016 Richard Termine)

WKU graduate Ruby Lewis ready for opening night on Broadway in ‘PARAMOUR’

As she prepares for opening night Broadway, Ruby Lewis hasn’t forgotten the role WKU played in launching her career. “I’ve been talking about Ragtime a lot lately,” Lewis said of her appearance in the 2006 WKU musical, adding that she still sings her show-stopping “Back to Before” for auditions. “Ragtime gave me the confidence to […]

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WKU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program recognizing inaugural graduates

The inaugural 30 graduates of WKU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy have developed a special bond over the past three years and are ready for their next step as the program reaches a long-anticipated milestone. “I’m going to miss my classmates. We’ve become really close,” said Emily Hubbuch of Nashville, Tennessee. “To be off and on […]

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Members of WKU's Fiji fraternity will begin the 2016 Bike4Alz ride this month in Seattle. (WKU photo by Bryan Lemon)

WKU students to ride cross country in Bike4Alz project

For the fourth time since 2010, a group of WKU fraternity members will be making a cross country bike ride to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer’s research. The 2016 Bike4Alz team of 12 riders and two support drivers will be traveling about 3,600 miles from Seattle, Washington, to Virginia Beach, Virginia. After a farewell […]

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Hardin Planetarium to present Pluto show May 12-June 30

Pluto: Gateway to the Third Zone of the Solar System will be presented May 12-June 30 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. About the show: On July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft accomplished a high speed flyby of Pluto and its […]

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WKU selects Cuba for 2018-19 International Year Of… program

Following a faculty proposal process, Cuba has been selected as the country of focus for the 2018-19 International Year Of… (IYO) program at WKU. The IYO, an annual initiative administered by the Office of International Programs in collaboration with academic colleges, departments, campus offices and local organizations, is intended to provide campus constituents and members […]

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Project Breaking Ground to host open house on May 12

Project Breaking Ground will host an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday (May 12) at the three-quarter acre community garden that flanks the Barren County Detention Center at 201 Samson St. in Glasgow. Dr. Nicole Breazeale, a WKU Assistant Professor of Sociology and coordinator of the project, is pleased with the project’s […]

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WKU's 179th Commencement will be conducted May 13-14 at Diddle Arena.

WKU to confer degrees to 2,564 during 179th Commencement

WKU will confer degrees to the inaugural graduates of its Doctor of Physical Therapy program, present two honorary doctorates and recognize top undergraduate and graduate students during its 179th Commencement on May 13-14. WKU will confer degrees and certificates to 2,564 spring and summer graduates during four ceremonies at Diddle Arena. (More: Commencement parking information.) […]

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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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