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DCS News and Events

Dr. Andrew Rosa




Dr. Andrew Rosa (pictured with DCS Department Head, Dr. Jane Olmsted and University College Dean, Dr. Dennis George) was awarded the University College Faculty Award for Research and Creative Activity.




Dr. Saundra Ardrey




 Dr. Saundra Ardrey was selected to participate in the Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar (ZSEIFS) to South Africa, which means that she will be responsible for initiating, encouraging and coordinating courses and activities in University College for the Year of South Africa, 2015-2016.






Gender & Women's Studies 2015 Scholarship/Awards

Elizabeth Madariaga




Catherine Ward Coogan Feminist Action Award

Elizabeth Madariaga






Amy Smith



 Seneca Falls Personal Empowerment Award

 Amy Smith







Justin Crenshaw





Valere Scott Scholarship

Justin Crenshaw






Creative Writing Awards

Undergraduate - Kyle Marshall

Kyle Marshall

Graduate - Hannah Allen

Hannah Allen



October 20, 2014 Dr. Saundra Ardrey, Talk of the Town in the Bowling Green Daily News, read the article here.

2014 University College Faculty Award Recipients

UC Faculty Award Winners

Part-time Faculty Award – Terry Shoemaker
Faculty Award for Student Advising – Jane Olmsted
Faculty Award for Teaching – Kristi Branham
Faculty Award for Research and Creativity – Dana Bradley


Gender and Women's Studies FUSE Award

 FUSE Award recipient Anna Nuchols

Kimberly Nessler (English), Gayle Mallinger (Social Work), Molly Kerby (GWS), and GWS minor/Honors student Anna Nuckols.

Gender and Women's Studies minor, Anna Nuckols, was the recipient of a FUSE Grant for the summer and fall of 2012. Dr. Molly Kerby, Department of Diversity and Community Studies and Dr. Gayle Mallinger, Department of Social Work, led the project.  Read more.....


The ICSR class, Project Freedom School, visited Vanderbilt and Indiana University Black Cultural Centers to meet with students and administrators.  We are writing a strategic plan and proposal for a Center here at WKU.

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