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WKU GIS group attends URISA Cumberland Chapter meeting

WKU students, faculty and alumni attended a Kentucky and Tennessee statewide geographic information systems (GIS) meeting this week (Jan. 8-9) to share ideas and discuss challenges and practices of GIS. The fourth annual meeting of the Cumberland Chapter of URISA was held at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. URISA, the Urban and Regional […]

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Department of Music’s 22nd annual PRISM Concert Jan. 27

The WKU Department of Music will present its 22nd annual PRISM Concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at Van Meter Hall. Featuring a dazzling light show, the fast-paced, musical extravaganza features the best ensembles the Department of Music has to offer. Ensembles include the WKU Wind Ensemble, the Jazz Band, WKU Chorale, Steel Drum Band, […]

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View from the Hill – Registrar named to National Board

Registrar Tiffany Robinson has been at WKU less than three years and has been named to a position on a national board. She will serve as Vice President of Access and Equity for American Association for Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and is one of two people who will be receiving the group’s Emerging Leader […]

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U.S. News & World Report ranks WKU online programs among best in nation

In its annual ranking of the best online degree programs, U.S. News & World Report has named WKU among the top schools nationwide in five areas for 2017. “It’s an honor for WKU online degrees to be recognized in these rankings. We’re committed to making quality education as accessible as possible to our students. This national recognition highlights […]

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In an image captured from China's television station CCTV, WKU Professor Chris Groves is congratulated by China's President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang (right) at China's National Science and Technology Award Ceremony on Monday in Beijing.

WKU professor receives China’s top science award

A WKU professor has received China’s top award for foreign scientists for his two decades of research on water resources in the karst systems of southwest China. University Distinguished Professor of Hydrogeology Chris Groves was one of six recipients of China’s 2016 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award, the top honor for foreign scientists working […]

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WKU Passport Services Office honored by State Department

WKU’s Passport Services Office is being recognized by the U.S. Department of State for providing outstanding service. The office is receiving the Special Recognition Award in Passport Services’ first Acceptance Facility Awards. Marshall Gray, director of Postal, Printing & Vending Services, said he was excited about the award, especially since WKU’s Passport Services has only […]

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View from the Hill – Long time English professor transitions to part time

        She has taught at WKU for more than five decades and served under six university presidents.  But English professor Mary Ellen Miller has decided to scale back her duties in the classroom.   Amy Bingham talks with her about her long career in this week’s View from the Hill.

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20 WKU employees selected for 2017 Staff Leadership Institute

The WKU Staff Council’s Staff Leadership Institute (SLI) Committee has selected the SLI Class of 2017. Through a competitive process, the committee selected 20 WKU staff members to participate in the eight-month program, which develops leadership skills for a cohort of WKU staff who has demonstrated advancement potential. The SLI Class of 2017 participants are […]

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WKU Police Officer receives Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award

WKU Police Officer Dustin Lee was recently honored with the Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award. Lee made 11 of the department’s 54 arrests for driving under the influence from Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016. “WKU Police Department would like to congratulate officer Dustin Lee for being recognized by the governor’s office,” Interim Chief […]

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WKU Winter Weather Advisory: Jan. 6, 2017

Here’s a WKU Winter Weather Advisory for Friday (Jan. 6): All WKU campuses — Bowling Green, Glasgow, Owensboro, Hardin County (Elizabethtown, EC3 and Fort Knox) — will open at 10 a.m. local time Friday (Jan. 6) to allow conditions to improve. Consider your local conditions and use caution if traveling. The Preston Health and Activities […]

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WKU Winter Weather Advisory: Jan. 5, 2017

Here’s a WKU Winter Weather Advisory for Thursday (Jan. 5): WKU Owensboro is closed Thursday (Jan. 5) because of winter weather. WKU Elizabethtown is closing at 2 p.m. (ET) Thursday (Jan. 5) at Elizabethtown and Fort Knox locations. All other WKU campuses are open on schedule at this time. Use caution if traveling. For the […]

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2017 winter weather communications plan

Here’s a reminder about WKU’s winter weather communications plan that provides a number of ways you can find out if classes are delayed, canceled or if a campus is closed. Schedule changes will be announced through emergency text message, campuswide emails, on the WKU website and social media, and through a recorded phone message. Students, […]

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