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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.

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.

WKU PBS picks up quartet of Emmy Awards for
WKU PBS picks up quartet of Emmy Awards for 'Lost River Sessions' (August 8th, 2017)

WKU PBS wins four Ohio Valley Emmy Awards for "Lost River Sessions." Cheryl Beckley also was recognized with the Silver Circle Award.

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.

11 new members elected to WKU Alumni Association board
11 new members elected to WKU Alumni Association board (July 21st, 2017)

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

'There's No Place Like Home' theme for WKU Homecoming 2017 (July 20th, 2017)

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

WKU graduate nominated for Primetime Emmy Award
WKU graduate nominated for Primetime Emmy Award (July 18th, 2017)

Becky Ann Baker, a 1975 WKU graduate, is a first-time nominee for a Primetime Emmy Award for her work on the HBO series "Girls."

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.

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.

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.

Ransdells to join WKU
Ransdells to join WKU's Hall of Distinguished Alumni (June 20th, 2017)

This fall, Dr. Gary A. Ransdell and Julie Ransdell will join WKU’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni. As new members of the 26th class of noted alumni, the Ransdells will be recognized during an 11 a.m. luncheon on Oct. 13 at Sloan Convention Center.

WKU recognizes Ogden Foundation Scholar, other top students
WKU recognizes Ogden Foundation Scholar, other top students (May 13th, 2017)

WKU presented the Ogden Foundation Scholar award and recognized other top students Saturday during undergraduate ceremonies of its 181st Commencement.

WKU Commencement: President Ransdell reflects on
WKU Commencement: President Ransdell reflects on 'amazing 20 years' (May 13th, 2017)

In his final Commencement as WKU president, Dr. Gary A. Ransdell reflected on his tenure and thanked members of the Class of 2017 and the campus community “for the most amazing 20 years at the most amazing university in America.”

Graduate ceremony begins WKU
Graduate ceremony begins WKU's 181st Commencement (May 12th, 2017)

WKU began its 181st Commencement on Friday night with the recognition of nearly 700 graduates of The Graduate School.

Student earns WKU
Student earns WKU's top graduation awards in back-to-back years (May 11th, 2017)

Jessica Canada Wellman was honored last May as WKU’s Ogden Foundation Scholar, the top undergraduate academic award. On Friday night, she will receive the John D. Minton Award, The Graduate School’s top award.

2 WKU graduates recognized by James Madison Fellowship Foundation
2 WKU graduates recognized by James Madison Fellowship Foundation (May 10th, 2017)

Two WKU graduates were recognized by the James Madison Fellowship Foundation.

WKU Film features alum, student work in spring festival on May 6
WKU Film features alum, student work in spring festival on May 6 (May 3rd, 2017)

WKU Film celebrates student work with a lineup of films and research projects from the year and a special screening of WKU alum and screenwriter Jack Bryant’s feature film "Fair Haven" on May 6.

WKU graduate to present lecture on U.S. immigration law
WKU graduate to present lecture on U.S. immigration law (April 18th, 2017)

Mario H. Nguyen, a 2012 WKU graduate, will return to campus on April 25 to give a talk on the origins, evolution and current state of U.S. immigration law as part of the 11th annual Tracing the Unexplored Series.

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Shoaf receives Rotary Scholarship for master's degree abroad

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

Nine new members elected to WKU Young Alumni Council

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

WKU PBS picks up quartet of Emmy Awards for 'Lost River Sessions'

WKU PBS wins four Ohio Valley Emmy Awards for "Lost River Sessions." Cheryl Beckley also was recognized with the Silver Circle Award.

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WKU PBS picks up quartet of Emmy Awards for 'Lost River Sessions'

WKU PBS wins four Ohio Valley Emmy Awards for "Lost River Sessions." Cheryl Beckley also was recognized with the Silver Circle Award.

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.

11 new members elected to WKU Alumni Association board

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

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