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Press freedom subject of 2017 Gaines Family Lecture Series

Joel Simon, executive director of the international nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists, will speak at WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting at 7 p.m. April 3 in Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium. Simon will deliver the 13th annual John B. Gaines Family Lecture Series, which has hosted lectures by professional journalists at WKU since […]

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WKU geology team advances to international finals in Imperial Barrel Award contest

A team of WKU geology students won the 2017 Eastern Regional in the prestigious Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) program and is one of 12 universities that advanced to the international finals April 1 in Houston. The event, organized by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, is an annual global competition to advance the science of […]

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WKU Learn and Earn teams with Caverna for academy program

WKU Learn and Earn is pleased to announce that it is working with Caverna Independent Schools to provide more WKU scholarship opportunities for Caverna High School seniors and community members while also meeting the growing workforce needs within the region. The WKU Learn and Earn program partners with area companies and businesses to employ both […]

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2017 Faculty Awards Reception April 12

The 2017 Faculty Awards Reception will be held at 3 p.m. April 12 at the Faculty House. WKU annually recognizes outstanding contributions by faculty members in the areas of Teaching, Research/Creativity, Public Service, Student Advisement and Part-Time Teaching. The following faculty members have been selected by each of the colleges for awards this year. They […]

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WKU Glasgow co-sponsoring March 25 event with cast and crew of ‘An Uncommon Grace’

“A Conversation with the Cast and Crew of An Uncommon Grace” will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday (March 25) at the Plaza Theatre, 115 E. Main St., Glasgow. The WKU Glasgow Campus, along with Barren County Schools, Glasgow High School and the Southern Kentucky Film Commission, is co-sponsoring the event, which will feature well-known actress […]

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WKU hosting 2017 National Geographic State Bee March 31

WKU will host 100 fourth- through eighth-graders from across Kentucky for the 2017 National Geographic State Bee on March 31. The state competition will begin with preliminary rounds at 9 a.m. CT followed by the final round at 10:30 a.m. The event will be held at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center, 2355 Nashville Road. The state […]

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‘Elizabeth Bishop’s Prosaic’ by Vidyan Ravinthiran receives Warren-Brooks Award

Elizabeth Bishop’s Prosaic, by Vidyan Ravinthiran, has been selected as the 2016 winner of the Robert Penn Warren–Cleanth Brooks Award for outstanding literary scholarship and criticism, by the Robert Penn Warren Center at WKU. Through “careful attention to form and tone,” in Ravinthiran’s words, Elizabeth Bishop’s Prosaic offers a new perspective on the works of […]

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View from the Hill – WKU PR students raise awareness about mental health

Some WKU Public Relations students are using their capstone project to help change the conversation about mental health.  Amy Bingham shows us how they are getting their message out in this week’s View from the Hill.    

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Confucius Institute at WKU to host exhibit of Chinese art

The Confucius Institute at WKU will host the grand opening Wednesday (March 22) of Exposing Chinese Culture to the World through Art, an exhibit by 13 Chinese painters and calligraphers who are the first cohort of Confucius Institute Distinguished Artist. More than 60 pieces of art by renowned Chinese artists such as Wang Meifang, Gao […]

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Grant opens opportunity for middle, high school students to study Arabic during VAMPY

Ten students will be able to study Arabic tuition-free this summer thanks to a grant from the Qatar Foundation International. The grant will fund tuition and travel expenses for 10 students to enroll in Arabic during the Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY) June 25 to July 15 at WKU. VAMPY is […]

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WKU’s 47th Annual Student Research Conference March 25

About 400 students will make presentations at WKU’s 47th Annual Student Research Conference on March 25 at Downing Student Union. The WKU Student Research Conference will showcase scholarly activities of 401 graduate and undergraduate students of diverse disciplines from 43 schools, departments, programs and institutes in all colleges at WKU across the main and regional […]

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WKU Board of Regents to hold committee meetings March 24

The WKU Board of Regents will hold committee meetings on March 24, beginning at 9:30 a.m. CDT. The meetings will be in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media and Technology Hall. The agenda can be found at http://www.wku.edu/regents/documents/2017/bor-committees-agenda-03-24-17.pdf.  Agenda materials will be available at the meeting. Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295

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