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21st annual PRISM Concert rescheduled for March 3

Just as a prism refracts light into a variety of shades and colors, the 21st annual PRISM Concert will display the many hues of the WKU Music Department. The concert, which was postponed by weather in January, has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 3 at Van Meter Hall. Featuring a dazzling light show, the […]

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Hardin Planetarium, Kentucky Museum hosting 2016 spring break camps April 4-8

WKU’s Hardin Planetarium and Kentucky Museum will host spring break camps April 4-8. Science Curiosity Investigation Camp: Leaving Footprints in Our Solar System is the theme for the 2016 spring break camp at the Hardin Planetarium for students in grades 3-6. Participants will engage in fun, interactive investigations to stimulate curiosity, and encourage cooperative discovery […]

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WKU Admissions hosting student recruitment events on campus, in Louisville & St. Louis

WKU’s Office of Admissions will be hosting the following student recruitment events in Bowling Green, Louisville and St. Louis: Head for the Hill: Monday (Feb. 15) at WKU’s main campus in Bowling Green. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. at Diddle Arena with the opening assembly at 9 a.m. The open house event for prospective students […]

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‘Burley,’ award-winning book by WKU faculty member, available in paperback

Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century, an award-winning book by WKU faculty member Ann K. Ferrell, is now available in paperback from University Press of Kentucky. The 2004 “buyout” ending the federal tobacco price support program has been the most visible event in recent years to cause enormous changes to the farming community. Tobacco […]

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SOKY Book Fest partners select finalists for 2016 Kentucky Literary Award

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest partnership announces the three finalists for the 2016 Kentucky Literary Award. This year’s award will go to a work of fiction by a Kentucky author or with a significant Kentucky theme that was published in 2014 or 2015. The three finalists are: The Marble Orchard, Alex Taylor Cementville, Paulette Livers […]

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Director of Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network to visit WKU

Embla Eir Oddsdóttir, Director of the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN), will be visiting WKU the week of Feb. 15 and engaging in a variety of activities to further strengthen collaborations between WKU and the IACN. In March 2015, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed to promote collaborative research, joint classes, student exchanges and faculty […]

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WKU Regents to hold special called meeting on Feb. 12

The WKU Board of Regents will hold a Special Called Meeting on Friday (Feb. 12) at 1:30 p.m. (CT) in the Cornelius A. Martin Regents Room at Mass Media and Technology Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the presidential search process. The agenda is available at Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295

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WKU Student Research Conference accepting submissions through Feb. 19

The 46th Annual WKU Student Research Conference is accepting student abstract submissions to present mentored research and creative works. Feb. 19 is the deadline for students to submit 200-word abstracts describing their scholarly activities. Students may submit work that falls into the following categories: oral papers, posters, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, performances and video. The conference […]

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‘Exploration’ theme of 2016 Physics Olympics Feb. 20 at WKU

The WKU Department of Physics & Astronomy is celebrating the spirit and challenges of Exploration by inviting high schools to send teams of four to compete in the 2016 Western Kentucky Physics Olympics on Feb. 20. The half-day competition consists of a pentathlon of challenging problem-solving activities that reward teamwork, communication and creativity. This year’s […]

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Martha Graham Dance Company performed Feb. 3 as part of the Cultural Enhancement Series.

WKU Week in Photos: Feb. 1-5, 2016

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

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Kappa Delta to host 2016 Shamrock Shootout Feb. 13-14

The Delta Gamma chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority will host its 14th annual fundraising event Shamrock Shootout on Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 13-14) at WKU’s Preston Health and Activities Center. Shamrock Shootout is a five-on-five basketball tournament that includes 54 men’s teams and nine women’s teams. The philanthropy event will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday […]

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WKU Winter Weather Advisory for Feb. 9, 2016

Here’s a WKU Winter Weather Advisory for Tuesday (Feb. 9): WKU Owensboro will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 9). Other WKU campuses will open on regular schedule. Crews are treating the campuses, but use discretion and watch for slick spots on roads, parking lots and sidewalks. For the latest updates, visit, or follow WKU News […]

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