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Paducah selected as site for 2016 Mountain Workshops

WKU photojournalism has hosted program for 41 years As Brittany Greeson, a WKU photojournalism student who was taking a break from school and interning at the Flint Journal, arrived at the 2015 edition of the Mountain Workshops in Frankfort, she said that the feeling of failure was on her mind. The pressure to perform at […]

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View from the Hill – WKU Honors Student takes Domestic Violence Platform to Miss KY competition

       A WKU student who competed for the title of Miss Kentucky earlier this month had a  strong message about a serious subject as her platform.  The issue is domestic violence.  Amy Bingham explains why the contestant is so passionate about it in this week’s View from the Hill.      

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The Temple of Hera at Selinunte, Sicily.

Department head completes 10th around-the-world tour

Dr. David Keeling, Distinguished University Professor of Geography and head of WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, returned recently from his 10th circumnavigation of the planet, completing a three-week around-the-world tour of the South Pacific, Asia, Africa and Europe, covering about 32,000 miles, representing WKU and the American Geographical Society as part of a geographic […]

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Bike4Alz group riding into Bowling Green on July 6; community street fest July 7

The 2016 Bike4Alz team will be riding into Bowling Green on Wednesday afternoon (July 6) and will be participating in a community street fest on Thursday evening (July 7). The WKU fraternity members will be traveling from Hopkinsville to Bowling Green as part of their cross country bike ride to raise awareness and money for […]

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Chili's will celebrate its grand opening at 10 a.m. July 11.

Chili’s near WKU campus to celebrate grand opening July 11

Chili’s® Grill & Bar has fired up the grill and opened its doors near WKU in Bowling Green. Chili’s will celebrate its grand opening at 10 a.m. Monday (July 11). Operated by Aramark Higher Education, this is the first Chili’s location in Bowling Green and has opened to much excitement. Chili’s Grill & Bar is located between […]

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ICYMI: News Around Campus — June 2016 edition

In case you missed it, here are links to some June 2016 news items/social media posts from WKU colleges, departments and programs. (More: To keep up with “News Around Campus” check out the headlines listed on the right side of the WKU News page or subscribe to the “News Around Campus” RSS feed; to connect […]

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WKU group attends annual international GIS conference

For the past 15 years in a row, a student from WKU’s GIS program has been selected for a GIS assistantship to participate in the annual Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) International Geographic Information Systems (GIS) User Conference at San Diego, California. This year’s recipient is GIScience student Ryan Uthoff of Lebanon, Tennessee. He’s participating […]

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WKU staff member awarded NACAS diversity scholarship

Marshall Gray, director of postal, printing and vending services at WKU, has been awarded the 2016 Mereese Ladson Diversity Scholarship from the NACAS Education Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit corporation that promotes the auxiliary services profession through NACAS (National Association of College Auxiliary Services). Gray is pursuing his goal of expanding his knowledge in […]

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WKU hosting information sessions July 19 & July 21

Events scheduled in Bowling Green, WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, WKU Glasgow and WKU Owensboro People in the community who want to advance their career can learn how WKU can help them get started at free information sessions in Bowling Green, WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, WKU Glasgow, and WKU Owensboro. Attendees will have the option to participate in […]

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High school students participate in Confucius Institute program in China

Since 2011, the Confucius Institute at WKU has given high school students the opportunity to go to China. In previous years, the CI at WKU partnered with Hanban/Confucius Institute’s China High School Summer Bridge Program and sent more than 75 students to China. Last year’s program was the final one organized and sponsored by Hanban/Confucius […]

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WKU Learn and Earn teams with SOKY Jobs on program

WKU Learn and Earn is working with SOKY Jobs in efforts to increase program awareness, expand business partnerships and meet the growing workforce needs within the region. The WKU Learn and Earn program partners with area companies and businesses to employ both traditional and non-traditional college students, thus helping meet their company production goals. In […]

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WKU Regents hear 10-year housing master plan

WKU’s Student Life Foundation is embarking on 10-year plan to provide housing that is more in line with the style students prefer. Brian Kuster, WKU’s Vice President for Student Affairs and Executive Director of the Student Life Foundation, told WKU’s Regents that the plan was developed after an extensive survey of students’ preferences. “We are […]

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