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View from the Hill – Sarah Fox, Ogden Foundation Scholar

WKU’s International Reach is what appealed most to a Russellville native when she was choosing a college. Now four years, three countries and countless honors later, she is set to graduate. Amy Bingham has more on her journey in this week’s View from the Hill.

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IRH wellness outreach takes health education to worksite

During the 2014-2015 academic year, students from WKU’s College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) and staff at the Institute for Rural Health (IRH) provided more than 600 services at the J.M. Smucker Corporation in Scottsville as part of the IRH’s worksite wellness outreach. IRH staff, along with 28 baccalaureate nursing students, provided health screenings […]

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ICD-10 workshop a success; additional sessions scheduled

Ninety-two physicians, coders, practice managers, and faculty learned more about the revisions to the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems on April 29 at the Knicely Conference Center. The workshop provided an overview of ICD-10, which is scheduled to start on Oct. 1. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, in conjunction with local […]

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16 WKU students to participate in Indianapolis Sport Facility Symposium

WKU’s School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport (KRS) has partnered with the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach’s (DELO) Study Away office to offer a summer seminar May 17-22 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Led by KRS faculty Dr. Brad Stinnett, Dr. Evie Oregon and Dr. Fred Gibson, 16 students will be afforded an unparalleled behind-the-scenes look […]

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36 inducted into WKU chapter of Phi Eta Sigma honor society

The WKU chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society inducted 36 at its Spring 2015 Induction Ceremony May 7 at the Downing Student Union. The oldest and largest freshman honor society, Phi Eta Sigma encourages and rewards academic excellence among freshmen in institutions of higher learning. To be eligible for membership, full-time freshmen must […]

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2 Warren County teachers return from WKU program in England

Jessica Roberts, fifth grade teacher at North Warren Elementary, and Harmony Hendrick, fourth grade teacher at Natcher Elementary, recently returned from Harlaxton, England, where they visited and worked in seven schools as part of the Hands Across the Sea program developed by WKU and Warren County Public Schools. The program is a direct result of […]

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WKU Student United Way presents $1,000 grant to Salvation Army

The WKU Student United Way recently presented The Salvation Army with a $1,000 grant on May 5 in the Student Activities Office. At the beginning of the school year, the 2014-2015 WKU Student United Way set a goal for the school year to provide a community grant to a United Way of Southern Kentucky affiliated […]

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Communication Sciences and Disorders Department hosts hearing screenings

During May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month, the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at WKU is spotlighting the importance of early detection and treatment for communication disorders in adults. On May 7, graduate students, faculty and staff hosted campus-wide hearing screenings at the Communication Disorders Clinic. Nearly 100 faculty, students and staff, including Big […]

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Team from St. Xavier wins 2015 High School Programming Contest

The Department of Computer Science at WKU held the annual High School Programming Contest on April 24. Five teams from St. Xavier High School and Apollo High School participated. Each team consisted of up to three students. The St. Xavier team of Drew Ballard and Noah Popham finished first; each student received a $1,000 scholarships. […]

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2 music students to be recognized as WKU’s top graduates

Two academic chart-toppers from the Department of Music will be honored this weekend with WKU’s highest graduation awards. Alyna Bloecher, a master’s student from Bowling Green, will receive the John D. Minton Award for outstanding graduate student on Friday night (May 15), while Sarah Fox, a music and history major and Honors College student from […]

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WKU group visits Ozarks to study geomorphology, karst environments, water resources

A group of 15 students in three WKU Geography and Geology courses headed to the Ozarks last month to participate in an interdisciplinary fieldtrip focused on geomorphology, karst environments and water resources. The group visited various landscapes that included the St. Francois Mountains and Salem Plateau areas of southeastern Missouri and the northern Arkansas karst […]

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WKU hosting blood drive May 27

WKU will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27 at the Raymond B. Preston Health & Activities Center. This event is open to the community; appointments can be scheduled at http://www.redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code: WKU. Participants will receive free T-shirts while supplies last. The event is sponsored by Student […]

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