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2015 Big Red’s Blitz day of service scheduled for Aug. 20

Plans are underway for the 2015 Big Red’s Blitz day of service at WKU to take place Aug. 20. Student volunteers have started registering to participate, and the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships welcomes nonprofits to organize a project for the day. For the 11th year, the WKU ALIVE CCP and WKU Housing and […]

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WKU Regents to conduct retreat July 23, quarterly meeting July 24

The WKU Board of Regents will conduct its annual retreat July 23 and quarterly meeting July 24. The retreat will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media and Technology Hall. The agenda is available at http://www.wku.edu/regents/documents/2015/07_23_15_bor_retreat_agenda.pdf. The third quarterly meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Martin Regents Room. The […]

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Michelle Elkins named director of WKU’s Kelly Autism Program

Michelle Elkins, M.S., SLP-CCC, a 1994 graduate of WKU, has been named as director of the Kelly Autism Program (KAP) at the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU. Elkins, a speech-language pathologist with more than 20 years of experience in the field, is currently a supervisor in the Communication Disorders Clinic in the Department […]

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WKU hosting Society for Values in Higher Education meeting July 22-26

WKU will serve as host of the 91st Annual Meeting of the Society for Values in Higher Education (SVHE) July 22-26. The theme for this year’s meeting is Working Together? Collaboration and the Future of Higher Education. SVHE “is a fellowship of teachers and others who care deeply about ethical issues—such as integrity, diversity, social […]

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ICYMI: News from Around Campus

In case you missed it, here are links to some recent 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) WKU Libraries Collections […]

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View from the Hill – Remembering Srebrenica

This Saturday the Bosnian community here in Bowling Green will come together to mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide that claimed more than eight thousand lives and forced them to flee their homeland. This walk to remember has been a long time coming as Amy Bingham reports in this week’s View from the Hill. […]

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Minter gift supports Lavender Recognition Ceremony at WKU

A gift from a longtime faculty member and her husband has created an endowment to support an annual Lavender Recognition Ceremony at WKU. Dr. Patricia Minter and Michael Minter established the Lavender Graduation Endowment to provide funding for an annual ceremony to honor graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally students and to acknowledge their […]

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WKU faculty, students, alumni working on summer film project

‘Woodshed’ will feature Matt Long and Derek Wilson Several WKU faculty, students and alumni are working on a short film this summer. “Woodshed” is written and directed by Professor Travis Newton (School of Journalism & Broadcasting) and produced by Dr. Dawn Hall (School of University Studies). Dr. Ted Hovet (Department of English) is the associate […]

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WKU Spring 2015 Graduates List

The WKU Spring 2015 Graduates List is available online. The list includes names and hometowns as listed by the students and the degree received. Bowling Green/Warren County students Other Kentucky students; U.S. students; international students Within each category, students are listed in ZIP Code order. To view the lists, visit http://www.wku.edu/mediarelations/gradlist.php Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) […]

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WKU faculty members receive NIH grant to study anti-cancer drugs

Dr. Michael Smith, associate professor of Biology at WKU, and Dr. Kevin Williams, professor of Chemistry at WKU, have been awarded an Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to discover new anti-cancer platinum compounds with reduced side effects. Current platinum-based chemotherapy drugs, such as cisplatin, are highly ototoxic […]

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Eye-tracking company features WKU graduate student’s project

Oglesby conducting water literacy research in Africa Tobii Technology, an eye-tracking company headquartered in Sweden, recently selected graduate thesis research undertaken by Jonathan Oglesby, under the direction of Dr. Leslie North in WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, as a feature story to showcase on its website. Ogelsby’s project centers on the use of eye-tracking […]

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View from the Hill – Storm Chasing Trip

Forty-four thousand miles.  That’s how far WKU’s Storm Chasers have travelled since 2010 when meteorology students began tracking storms across the Great Plains every spring.   Amy Bingham has more on this hands-on opportunity in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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