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School of Journalism & Broadcasting offering new computer coding class

Among several new course offerings available to WKU Journalism majors this fall is a class aimed at teaching students, with no prior programming knowledge, how to write computer code. SJB 340, Programming for Media Platforms, explores modern markup languages by utilizing Raspberry Pi computer modules, online tools and lab instruction. Cliff Shaluta, Professor of Advertising […]

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WKU launches International Year of South Africa

The International Year of South Africa promises to bring more than 30 events and co-curricular programs featuring South Africa to WKU’s main and regional campuses as well as to several community venues. On Sept. 9, the Kentucky Museum and the Office of International Programs will host a reception for the grand opening of Conscience of […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Aug. 24-28, 2015

Here’s the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.

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Hunter Hayes to present 2015 Homecoming concert at WKU

Hunter Hayes is bringing his 21 Tour to WKU’s Diddle Arena on Nov. 5 as part of 2015 Homecoming activities. The concert, featuring special guest Kelsea Ballerini, will begin at 7:30 p.m.; doors will open at 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored by WKU’s Campus Activities Board. Tickets are on sale at the WKU Ticket Office […]

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WKU ALIVE Center, Student Activities to host Project Affect Sept. 9

The WKU ALIVE Center For Community Partnerships and the Student Activities’ Leadership & Volunteerism Office will host Project Affect — an event to help students get involved on campus and in the community – from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9. With approximately 600 participants and 39 student and community organizations in last year’s […]

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View from the Hill – Triplets at WKU

      It’s all in the family for a set of triplets who began classes Monday at Western Kentucky University.  Amy Bingham talks to them about their built-in support system in this week’s View from the Hill.   

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Biology professor named Interim Associate Provost for Research

A University Distinguished Professor in Biology at WKU has been named Interim Associate Provost for Research and Creative Activity. Cheryl Davis will start her new position Sept. 1. Dr. Davis is in her 25th year at WKU and has compiled an outstanding record as a faculty member with strong research credentials and a well-earned reputation […]

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WKU offices team up with Light of Chance for Hullabaloo Obstacle Course Challenge

Light of Chance, Inc. will host the Hullabaloo Family Obstacle Course Challenge at 9 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 29) at Bowling Green’s Kereiakes Park, 1220 Fairview Ave. This year, Light of Chance is joining forces with WKU Facilities Management and Planning, Design and Construction along with the Office of Sustainability. “WKU Facilities Management and Planning, Design […]

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ICYMI: News Around Campus

In case you missed it, here are links to some recent 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) WKU Good morning […]

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WKU announces expanded scholarship program

More students will receive scholarship awards from WKU under a new program announced by the University Aug. 26. Under the model, students entering in Fall 2016 will automatically qualify for scholarship awards ranging from $1,500-$8,000 per year depending on grade-point average and ACT scores. The minimum qualifications for an automatic award are a 3.3 GPA […]

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Kentucky Women Writers Conference to be livestreamed at WKU

The Kentucky Women Writers Conference — an annual conference held in Lexington attracting hundreds of writers from across the United States — is set for Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 and will be livestreamed at Cravens Library, Room 212, on WKU’s campus. Workshops and sessions are typically offered throughout the weekend at costs of up […]

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Confucius Institute making plans for 2015 Confucius Day

The Confucius Institute at WKU is making plans for the second annual Confucius Day that will be celebrated on Sept. 26 in conjunction with the Bowling Green International Festival. Activities leading up to the 2015 Confucius Day began Aug. 13 as WKU President Gary Ransdell and his wife, Julie, welcomed the incoming group of Chinese […]

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