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International gerontologists visit WKU & Bowling Green

International gerontologists from Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland and the Netherlands visited WKU and the city of Bowling Green on Wednesday (Feb. 25) for a showcase of the city’s Christian Care Communities before attending the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education meetings in Nashville later this week. The visitors received a guided tour of Bowling Green from […]

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Weather alert for Feb. 26, 2015: WKU Glasgow on delayed schedule

Here’s a WKU winter weather alert for Thursday (Feb. 26): WKU Glasgow will operate on a delayed schedule Thursday (Feb. 26). The first classes will start at 10 a.m. Please use caution when traveling.  For the latest updates, visit www.wku.edu, www.wku.edu/news or follow WKU News on Twitter @wkunews or Facebook at www.facebook.com/WKUNews More: Winter weather communication plan  

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‘Rock the Audition’ author to visit WKU for masterclass on March 3

Actress, teacher and author Sheri Sanders will be helping WKU Theatre & Dance students and others learn how to “Rock the Audition” during a masterclass Tuesday (March 3). The masterclass will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The masterclass is free and open to […]

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WKU professor selected as Sport Professional of the Year

WKU Professor William “Willie” Hey has been chosen as “Sport Professional of the Year” by Southern District SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America. The Sport Professional of the Year Award honors outstanding leaders in the professional domain of sport. Qualifications for the award include: Serves as a positive role model epitomizing the values […]

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WKU students finish 1st, 2nd in Hearst multimedia news contest

2 broadcasting students honored in BEA 2015 Festival of Media Arts WKU photojournalism students finished first and second in the second multimedia competition of the 2014-15 Hearst Journalism Awards Program and two WKU broadcasting students were honored in the Broadcast Education Association’s 2015 Festival of Media Arts. Katie Meek, a senior from Elizabethtown, won the […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Feb. 9-21, 2015

Because of #WKUSnowWeek2015, we have compiled images from the past two weeks for the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.  

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Honors College at WKU spotlighted in national guide

The Honors College at WKU is one of five Master’s Comprehensive public university honors colleges or programs in the United States profiled in the second edition of A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs. “According to the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), there are over 1,000 honors programs and colleges in the United States,” […]

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WKU offering first 4-year degree in floodplain management in U.S.

Some of the nation’s top floodplain managers will meet next week at WKU, home of the United States’ first four-year degree in floodplain management. Members of the Certification Board of Regents for the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Certified Floodplain Manager program will be in Bowling Green on March 2-4 for their spring meeting. […]

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WKU weather update for Feb. 23, 2015

Here’s a WKU winter weather update for Monday (Feb. 23): All WKU campuses will be open and running on schedule Monday (Feb. 23). Please use caution when traveling. While most sidewalks and parking lots have been cleared, there still may be slick spots and areas of black ice. Be safe and allow extra time.  For the latest […]

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WKU weather update for Feb. 21-22, 2015

Here’s a WKU winter weather update for events/activities for Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 21-22): Classes at WKU Bowling Green campuses are canceled for Saturday (Feb. 21). (No classes or events are scheduled Saturday (Feb. 21) at WKU Glasgow.) WKU Owensboro will be closed Saturday (Feb. 21). WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox Saturday schedule: Due to the closure of ECTC on […]

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26 selected for 2015-16 Cherry Presidential Scholarship

WKU has selected 26 students as recipients of the 2015-16 Cherry Presidential Scholarship, the school’s most prestigious academic award. The scholarship is valued at more than $16,800 annually and worth more than $67,000 during a four-year period. The students were among 68 applicants who visited WKU on Feb. 6 for activities that included an impromptu […]

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Cold wave grips Kentucky after this week’s winter storm

Winter tightened its grip on Kentucky on Thursday (Feb. 19), as frigid polar air behind a cold front swept down across the snowpack that extends south across all of the Commonwealth. Thursday’s coldest temperature recorded across Kentucky by the Kentucky Mesonet, the Commonwealth’s official source of climatological observations, was minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit at two […]

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