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WKU dedicates State Farm Courtyard adjacent to Augenstein Alumni Center

WKU today (Aug. 11) dedicated the State Farm Courtyard, located adjacent to the Augenstein Alumni Center. According to Marc Archambault, WKU’s Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, the State Farm Courtyard is a part of the overall Alumni Square Plaza, which is supported by the WKU Foundation and includes the new Chili’s Grill & […]

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Mitch Walker named interim police chief at WKU

Mitch Walker, patrol captain with the WKU Police Department, has been named interim chief of the department. Walker, who has 26 years of law enforcement experience, will assume his new duties Friday (Aug. 12) following the retirement of Chief Robert Deane. A national search for a permanent chief will begin immediately. Walker said he plans […]

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5 WKU students recognized by Gilman Scholarship Program

Four WKU students were awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support their participation in fall semester study abroad programs. One student was selected as an alternate. Kalyn Edwards of Bowling Green, Kaitlyn Hurt of Mousie, Brandi Lemay of Bowling Green and Kristen Robertson of Belton were awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 to study […]

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WKU PBS enjoys trifecta of honors at Ohio Valley Emmy Awards

WKU PBS, WKU’s Public Television Service, had an impressive showing at 52nd Annual Ohio Valley Emmy Awards with a trifecta of honors during an Aug. 6 ceremony in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Darius Barati, a 2007 WKU graduate, was recognized for his work in the craft category of lighting for Lost River Sessions.  This was the second […]

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WKU English professor creates web series about senior citizens

A series of documentaries that aims to preserve and share the stories of senior citizens in the South premiered this summer. The Assisted Stories Project, created by WKU English and film professor Dr. Jerod Ra’Del Hollyfield, is debuting a new episode each week until Aug. 26 on the WKU English Department’s website. The first season […]

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Special called Board of Regents meeting canceled

The special called WKU Board of Regents meeting scheduled for today (Aug. 10) has been canceled. Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295

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Geography faculty conduct research in United Kingdom for new courses

Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Gripshover and Dr. David Keeling, cultural geographers in WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, recently returned from a two-week research trip to the United Kingdom to collect new material for two Colonnade Connections courses in development. Accompanied by Dr. Thomas Bell, a retired cultural geographer from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and […]

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View from the Hill – New Alumni Director Anthony McAdoo

This summer a new Executive Director took over WKU’s Alumni Association.  Amy Bingham introduces us to Anthony McAdoo in this week’s View from the Hill.

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WKU preparing for fall 2016 semester; classes begin Aug. 22

Classes for the fall 2016 semester at WKU begin Aug. 22. Here are some key events and reminders: Class of 2020 arrives Aug. 13-14 for M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan First-year students in WKU’s Class of 2020 will begin arriving Aug. 13 for M.A.S.T.E.R. (Making Academic and Social Transitions Educationally Rewarding) Plan activities. (Check out the list of […]

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WKU announces record $23.1 million in annual gift receipts

WKU raised $23.1 million in private gifts during fiscal year 2015-2016 — the highest annual total in the University’s history. Marc Archambault, WKU’s Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, said the $23.1 million total is a 22 percent increase over the University’s previous record of $18.9 million, and it includes gifts from more than […]

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State climatologist documents impact of record rainfall

11 Kentucky Mesonet at WKU stations recorded 15+ inches of rain in July 2016, well above normal statewide average of 4.43 State climatologist Stuart Foster spent his day Tuesday (Aug. 2) traveling across western Kentucky to get a closer look at the impact of July’s record-breaking rainfall. The statewide average for July rainfall is 4.43 […]

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Kentucky Mesonet at WKU plans equipment upgrades, unveils new logo

The winds of change are blowing for the Kentucky Mesonet at WKU with plans for equipment upgrades and network improvements as well as the unveiling of a new logo. As the Commonwealth’s official source for weather and climate data, the Kentucky Mesonet at WKU provides real-time information from a statewide network of 66 stations in […]

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