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WKU WEATHER ALERT:

WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

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Dr. Valgene Dunham Award

Dr. Valgene Dunham Award

During his tenure at WKU, Dr. Dunham was instrumental in creating opportunities for undergraduate research in the Department of Biology. Though we have come to take it for granted, as demonstrated by the hundreds of students participating in this year's conference, at that time it was very unusual for undergraduate students at WKU to engage in research, much less to receive course credit for doing so. Dr. Dunham, however, had a passion for integrating independent student research experiences into the science curriculum.  Dr. Dunham truly believed that a research experience was pedagogical. In the late 1980s, this was a revolutionary viewpoint. His resilient push to incorporate a strong undergraduate research program into the molecular sciences is one of the main reasons why WKU is known for providing students with the critical-thinking and technical skills necessary to enter highly competitive graduate programs at Yale, John Hopkins, Berkeley, Vanderbilt, and other research institutions. Dr. Dunham's pioneering dedication to undergraduate research in biology helped to lay the foundation for similar opportunities across the WKU campus.

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