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WKU PBS earns 7 Emmy nominations; Beckley receives Silver Circle Award
WKU PBS earns 7 Emmy nominations; Beckley receives Silver Circle Award (July 18th, 2017)

WKU PBS, WKU’s Public Television Service, has been nominated for seven awards in six categories for the 53rd Annual Ohio Valley Emmy Awards. Cheryl Beckley also is being recognized with the Silver Circle Award.

WKU METEOROLOGY PROGRAM HOSTS 5TH ANNUAL YOUTH WEATHER CAMP
WKU METEOROLOGY PROGRAM HOSTS 5TH ANNUAL YOUTH WEATHER CAMP (July 17th, 2017)

The WKU Meteorology Program is hosting more than 20 students from 10 states and Puerto Rico this week (July 17-21) for its fifth annual weather camp.

WKU president visits Owensboro (July 14th, 2017)

Caboni's trip marks first to city in more than 20 years

Bevin appoints George Nichols III as WKU Regent
Bevin appoints George Nichols III as WKU Regent (July 14th, 2017)

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed George Nichols III of Potomac, Maryland, to the WKU Board of Regents.

Cravens honored for playing in 60th straight WKU Faculty-Staff Golf Tournament
Cravens honored for playing in 60th straight WKU Faculty-Staff Golf Tournament (July 14th, 2017)

A special milestone was celebrated Friday morning as Dr. Raymond Cravens, retired WKU administrator and faculty member, was recognized for playing in the annual Faculty-Staff Golf Tournament for 60 consecutive years.

WKU CHNGES Student Completes International Internship and Researches Carbon Footprint of an Upcoming International Arctic Conference
WKU CHNGES Student Completes International Internship and Researches Carbon Footprint of an Upcoming International Arctic Conference (July 13th, 2017)

Audrey Alexander, a senior in Western Kentucky University’s CHNGES program, participated in the 3rd annual Iceland Faculty-Led Study abroad course focusing on the realities and perspectives of climate change in Iceland.

Caboni sees national role for WKU (July 13th, 2017)

Caboni, who started the job two weeks ago, is touring the university’s regional campuses this week and started with Elizabethtown. He met with community members at a reception Wednesday hosted by Hardin County Schools. Before the reception, he sat down w

WKU Biology Professor participates in Howard Hughes Medical Institute workshop
WKU Biology Professor participates in Howard Hughes Medical Institute workshop (July 11th, 2017)

Dr. Rodney King recently attended a writing workshop at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD, (June 11-13, 2017).

WKU BIOLOGY STUDENT PRESENTS RESEARCH AT NATIONAL MICROBIOLOGY MEETING
WKU BIOLOGY STUDENT PRESENTS RESEARCH AT NATIONAL MICROBIOLOGY MEETING (July 11th, 2017)

Biology student Millicent Ronkainen of Hodgenville recently presented her research at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.

WKU Honors College students present research results at Howard Hughes Medical Institute Symposium
WKU Honors College students present research results at Howard Hughes Medical Institute Symposium (July 11th, 2017)

Megan Dillingham and Dimond Shelton, represented the 2016-17 WKU Genome Discovery and Exploration class at the 9th Annual SEA-PHAGES (Science Education Alliance – Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science) scientific symposium.

WKU to offer Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Fort Knox (July 11th, 2017)

WKU will offer its Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Fort Knox with the first cohort of students scheduled to begin the Ed.D. program in January 2018.

WKU Institute for Rural Health Receives $50,000 Grant (July 10th, 2017)

The WKU Institute for Rural Health (IRH) in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) received a $50,000 grant from the Good Samaritan Foundation Inc., a ministry of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

New Academic Advisor at Fort Knox (July 10th, 2017)

The Regional Chancellor of Western Kentucky University Elizabethtown-Fort Knox (WKU-E), Dr. Evelyn A. Ellis, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Royce Young to the position of academic advisor at Fort Knox.

152 participate in 35th annual SCATS program at WKU
152 participate in 35th annual SCATS program at WKU (July 7th, 2017)

The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU hosted 152 campers for its 35th annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) from June 11 to 23.

2 WKU students recognized by Freeman-Asia scholarship program
2 WKU students recognized by Freeman-Asia scholarship program (July 5th, 2017)

Two WKU students were recognized by the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia scholarship program.

Gift to connect downtown Bowling Green, WKU business students
Gift to connect downtown Bowling Green, WKU business students (July 5th, 2017)

John and Carolyn Ridley and Top Best Ever, LLC are helping business students and faculty from WKU connect with downtown Bowling Green.

Timothy C. Caboni begins presidential tenure at WKU
Timothy C. Caboni begins presidential tenure at WKU (July 3rd, 2017)

Timothy C. Caboni has officially begun his role as the 10th president of WKU.

Timothy C. Caboni begins presidential tenure at WKU
Timothy C. Caboni begins presidential tenure at WKU (July 3rd, 2017)

Timothy C. Caboni has officially begun his role as the 10th president of WKU.

President
President's Monday Message (July 3rd, 2017)

Today is an exciting day for Kacy and me as we officially begin our new chapter at Western Kentucky University. Everyone has been incredibly welcoming, and we look forward to making Bowling Green and the WKU campus our new home. More...

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WKU President Timothy C. Caboni takes oath of office

With his wife Kacy holding a Bible belonging to Western Kentucky University’s first president, Dr. Henry Hardin Cherry, Timothy C. Caboni today took the oath of office as WKU’s 10th president during the Board of Regents’ quarterly meeting.

Summer Project Updates

July 31st – August 5th

WKU Students Study Climate Change in Iceland

Drs. Leslie North and Jason Polk of the Department of Geography & Geology and Ms. Heather Thomas from WKU Housing and Residence Life recently led a group of 15 students on a Faculty-Led Study abroad course to Iceland

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WKU PBS Pool Party, with Curious George, set for Aug. 6

Get ready for the end of summer WKU PBS Pool Party being held at the Russell Sims Aquatic Park on Sunday, Aug. 6, from noon to 5 p.m.

11 new members elected to WKU Alumni Association board

The WKU Alumni Association recently elected 11 new board members for 2017-2018.

'There's No Place Like Home' theme for WKU Homecoming 2017

WKU alumni and friends will celebrate "There’s No Place Like Home" for Homecoming 2017.

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