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View from the Hill – WKU Fulbright Recognition

WKU’s academic profile continues to rise after the university is named among the top Fulbright producing institutions by the Chronicle of Higher Education.  Amy Bingham has more on the distinction in this week’s View from the Hill.

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German art researcher to present 2015 Hatcher Lecture at WKU

Dr. April Eisman, Associate Professor of Visual Art and Culture at Iowa State University, will deliver the annual Paul G. and Ernestine G. Hatcher Lecture in WKU’s Department of Modern Languages on Tuesday (April 14). The talk will take place at 4 p.m. at the Faculty House and is titled Wild Women of the 1980’s: […]

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WKU faculty member honored for paper on changes in parent-teacher communication

WKU Associate Professor of Communication Blair Thompson will receive the Top Paper in Communication Education award from the Central States Communication Association for his work on The Changing Nature of Parent-Teacher Communication: Mode Selection in the Smartphone Era. “This award is a real testament to quality scholarship,” said Jimmie Manning, CSCA Executive Director. “This year […]

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WKU to host Pathways to Sustainability Festival April 17-18

WKU will host a Pathways to Sustainability Festival on April 17-18 to mark Earth Day 2015, which is officially celebrated on April 22. The festival will be free to the public and will include the following events: Presentations and a roundtable discussion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 17 at the Downing Student Union, […]

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Student, alumnus, Gatton Academy earn Tech Day in Kentucky awards

A Gatton Academy senior, alumnus and the school itself have earned awards at the 8th annual Tech Day in Kentucky. Senior Vir Patel earned the Secondary Student Technology Award, alumnus William Roach-Barrette earned the Post-Secondary Student Technology Award, and The Gatton Academy earned the Secondary Educational Institution Technology Award along with the LaRue County Public […]

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Workshop on April 29 will outline changes in medical coding

Physicians, coders and practice managers can learn about revisions to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems during a free class 1-3 p.m. April 29 in Bowling Green. WKU’s Institute for Rural Health, the WKU College of Health & Human Services, South Central Area Health Education Center, Kentucky Office of Rural Health, […]

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WKU recognized as state’s first university-level Green Ribbon Schools nominee

WKU has been recognized as Kentucky’s first university-level nominee for the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award. “When the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education invited proposals for the Green Ribbon Schools award, we were thrilled,” WKU Sustainability Coordinator Christian Ryan said. “Colleges and universities are recognized for sustainability efforts in a few different […]

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Nominations being accepted for 2016 class of Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame

Nominations are being accepted through July 15 for the 2016 class of inductees into the Gov. Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame. The nomination form is available online at http://www.wku.edu/kythf/nominations.php The Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame was established in 2000 through a generous gift from former Gov. Louie B. Nunn. With his gift, […]

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WKU Forensics Team wins 9th AFA national championship

The WKU Forensics Team won its ninth American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament championship, hosted this year by Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. WKU sent 26 competitors with a total of 66 entries to the April 3-6 national tournament. Of the 66 total entries, 36 advanced to quarterfinal rounds, 24 advanced to […]

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WKU Week in Photos: March 30-April 3, 2015

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

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WKU students attend ASCD annual national conference

Students from WKU’s chapter of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development attended the 70th ASCD Annual National Conference March 20-23 in Houston, Texas. Attendees included ASCD chapter officers Philip Russell of Valparaiso, Indiana, President; Rachel Givens of McHenry, Vice President; and Shannon Carter of Monticello, Secretary, along with chapter advisor, Dr. Rebecca Stobaugh. ASCD […]

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150 authors, illustrators expected at 2015 SOKY Book Fest

More than 150 authors and illustrators — including New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon, well known for her Outlander series — are expected to be in attendance for the Southern Kentucky Book Fest weekend of April 17-18 at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center. “We are very pleased with the number and quality of authors and […]

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