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2015 Convocation: Dr. Ransdell highlights successes, discusses challenges

President also presents annual awards at WKU’s opening session WKU President Gary Ransdell celebrated achievements of the past year, discussed challenges of the upcoming year and presented annual faculty and staff awards Friday morning (Aug. 21) at the 2015 opening convocation. Achievements include an improving ACT average for incoming freshmen (up from 21.5 four years […]

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WKU to celebrate new MFA in Creative Writing on Aug. 27

WKU will celebrate its new Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing with a special ceremony on Aug. 27. The English Department will welcome the program’s first six students during the ceremony at 4 p.m. in Cherry Hall, room 125. Hailing from Arizona, California, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Texas, the students are fully funded with […]

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Society for Lifelong Learning at WKU open house Aug. 30

Event will include official reading of governor’s proclamation declaring Sept. 13-19 as ‘Lifelong Learning Week’ in Kentucky The Society for Lifelong Learning (SLL) at WKU will kick off its fall term with an Open House and Annual Meeting from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Knicely Conference Center. An official reading of […]

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WKU wins national award for Literacy 199 reading program

A program to help WKU students who are underprepared for college reading has received national recognition. Literacy 199, a for-credit reading intervention course developed as an alternative to non-credit developmental courses, was honored with the Excellence and Innovation Award from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. WKU received one of two awards presented […]

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Theatre & Dance announces 2015-2016 Mainstage season

The WKU Department of Theatre and Dance 2015-2016 Mainstage season will feature a year of entertainment ranging from classic to contemporary. The season kicks off Sept. 24-29 in the Russell Miller Theatre with the heartwarming play Our Town by Thornton Wilder. This well-known gem, directed by Professor Scott Stroot, looks at the people of Grover’s […]

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Confucius Institute at WKU welcomes 43 Hanban Chinese teachers

WKU President Gary Ransdell and his wife, Julie, hosted a reception recently to welcome the 2015-2016 delegation of the Confucius Institute at WKU’s 43 Hanban Chinese teachers. In attendance were school superintendents, principals, host families and WKU faculty and staff. As the program enters its fifth year, Dr. Ransdell noted that the heart and soul […]

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WKU Provost Emslie to step down; Lee named to position

Citing a desire to return to teaching and research, Dr. Gordon Emslie announced today (Aug. 18) that he is stepping down as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at WKU as of Aug. 24. After a brief sabbatical Dr. Emslie will return to teaching next January as a member of the Physics and Astronomy […]

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DiscoverWKU: Admissions planning student recruitment events

Prospective students and their families will have an opportunity to DiscoverWKU during upcoming recruitment events across Kentucky. WKU’s Office of Admissions will be hosting events in nine cities between Aug. 27 and Oct. 12. WKU Admissions has the following DiscoverWKU events scheduled with WKU personnel available to provide information and answer questions: Northern Kentucky: 6 […]

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Mammoth Cave National Park to host Bat Night event Aug. 29

WKU will be among the agencies and organizations participating in the 5th annual Bat Night celebration on Aug. 29 at Mammoth Cave National Park. The event, hosted by the park and the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning, is free and everyone is invited to attend. “Bat Night gives our visitors and neighbors […]

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43 Gatton Academy students spend 3 weeks in England

Forty-three Gatton Academy students have returned home following a 23-day study abroad program to London and Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. Accompanying the students on the trip were Professor Walker Rutledge, WKU Department of English, and Dr. Julia Roberts, Beth Hawke, Zack Ryle and Danetra Hodge of The Gatton Academy. The Gatton Academy has offered […]

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WKU collecting items for military service members

The Military Student Services office is collecting items for service members as part of WKU’s activities for the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. The office is collecting cookies, candy, travel-sized toiletry items (razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, etc.) and WKU-themed items (hand sanitizer, lip balm, mini footballs, stress balls, red towels, pens with […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Aug. 13-16, 2015

Here’s the first installment of WKU Week in Photos for the fall 2015 semester by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.  

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