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WKU Learn and Earn adds Barbara Stewart Interiors as partner
WKU Learn and Earn adds Barbara Stewart Interiors as partner (October 3rd, 2017)

WKU Learn and Earn Scholarship Program’s newest partner is Barbara Stewart Interiors of Bowling Green.

WKU keeps underlying A2 rating from Moody
WKU keeps underlying A2 rating from Moody's (October 3rd, 2017)

WKU will continue to have an A2 underlying rating and stable outlook from Moody’s Investors Service.

Summer Early Entry prepares freshman for success
Summer Early Entry prepares freshman for success (September 5th, 2017)

Tayland Ratliff may only be a freshman, but she has a bit of a leg up over her classmates. Ratliff, a Marketing major from Lafayette, LA, attended the Summer Early Entry program at WKU.

Graduate student aims to reframe views on food in Kentucky
Graduate student aims to reframe views on food in Kentucky (August 29th, 2017)

Alisha Mays is completing her master’s thesis, studying self provisioning, reciprocity and community in Eastern Kentucky’s local food system. She spent the summer exploring the current social relations around home gardening in Appalachia.

American Bank and Trust Scholarship Fund: New scholarship recipients
American Bank and Trust Scholarship Fund: New scholarship recipients (August 17th, 2017)

The recipients of the American Bank and Trust Scholarship Fund were announced this week at a celebration at The Bistro. Each of the five recipients was awarded a $1,000 scholarship toward his or her college education at Western Kentucky University.

Innovative program is a winner for faculty member (August 15th, 2017)

Dr. Jason Crandall, associate professor of Exercise Science in WKU’s School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport, didn’t know what to expect when the idea for Bingocize® came to life 2011. But six years later, the program is starting to show its strength.

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WKU's Keeling visits 5 continents in 3 months (August 15th, 2017)

Dr. David Keeling, University Distinguished Professor of Geography at WKU, recently returned from Europe, completing a three-month research and expedition lecturing adventure that took him to five continents.

Shoaf receives Rotary Scholarship for master
Shoaf receives Rotary Scholarship for master's degree abroad (August 14th, 2017)

WKU alumna Emma Shoaf will use a $40,000 Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in the United Kingdom.

3 WKU students selected as Gilman Scholars
3 WKU students selected as Gilman Scholars (August 14th, 2017)

Three Western Kentucky University students were awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad during the fall 2017 semester or academic year.

Nine new members elected to WKU Young Alumni Council
Nine new members elected to WKU Young Alumni Council (August 14th, 2017)

The WKU Young Alumni Council (YAC) recently added nine new members to serve for three years in collaboration with the WKU Alumni Association.

Graduate student helps build new CCR certificate at WKU
Graduate student helps build new CCR certificate at WKU (August 1st, 2017)

Rachel Bauer, a graduate student at WKU, is participating in groundbreaking research with the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at WKU to study college and career readiness and build a new CCR certificate program.

WKU President Timothy C. Caboni takes oath of office
WKU President Timothy C. Caboni takes oath of office (July 28th, 2017)

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

WKU surpasses record with $36.3 million in private support during 2016-17
WKU surpasses record with $36.3 million in private support during 2016-17 (July 26th, 2017)

WKU has surpassed its previous record of private support in a fiscal year with a new high of $36.3 million gifted in 2016-17.

9 retiring members thanked for service to WKU Alumni Association Board
9 retiring members thanked for service to WKU Alumni Association Board (July 25th, 2017)

The WKU Alumni Association recently thanked nine volunteers who are retiring from the WKU Alumni Association National Board of Directors after their term of office.

Veterans Upward Bound at WKU accepting new students
Veterans Upward Bound at WKU accepting new students (July 25th, 2017)

Veterans Upward Bound at WKU is accepting new students.

Stuff the Bus continues to grow in impact through scholarships
Stuff the Bus continues to grow in impact through scholarships (July 25th, 2017)

STUFF THE BUS provides an annual opportunity for community members to fill school buses with donated school supplies, which are distributed to Family Resources Centers at schools throughout Southcentral Kentucky.

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.

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WKU's KY Folklife Program to host Rural-Urban Exchange cohort (June 26th, 2017)

The Kentucky Folklife Program, housed in WKU’s Department of Folk Studies & Anthropology in Bowling Green, is serving as a regional host partner for the 2017 Rural-Urban Exchange Community Intensive.

WKU Regents approve 2017-18 budget
WKU Regents approve 2017-18 budget (June 23rd, 2017)

The Western Kentucky University Board of Regents today (June 23) approved a $413.65 million budget for 2017-18.

WKU to host Kentucky Science Olympiad April 22
WKU to host Kentucky Science Olympiad April 22 (April 13th, 2017)

About 700 students from across Kentucky will compete in the Kentucky Science Olympiad at WKU on April 22.

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WKU Learn and Earn adds Barbara Stewart Interiors as partner

WKU Learn and Earn Scholarship Program’s newest partner is Barbara Stewart Interiors of Bowling Green.

WKU keeps underlying A2 rating from Moody's

WKU will continue to have an A2 underlying rating and stable outlook from Moody’s Investors Service.

Summer Early Entry prepares freshman for success

Tayland Ratliff may only be a freshman, but she has a bit of a leg up over her classmates. Ratliff, a Marketing major from Lafayette, LA, attended the Summer Early Entry program at WKU.

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Graduate student helps build new CCR certificate at WKU

Rachel Bauer, a graduate student at WKU, is participating in groundbreaking research with the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at WKU to study college and career readiness and build a new CCR certificate program.

WKU President Timothy C. Caboni takes oath of office

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

Cravens honored for playing in 60th straight WKU Faculty-Staff Golf Tournament

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.

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