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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.

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.

With Spirit Funder support, WKU Storm Chasers documented multiple tornadoes
With Spirit Funder support, WKU Storm Chasers documented multiple tornadoes (June 19th, 2017)

This year for Dr. Josh Durkee’s annual Field Methods in Weather Analysis and Forecasting class, the students had some extra support in the form of WKU’s new crowdsource funding project, Spirit Funder.

Board of Regents to hold special budget approval, committee meetings June 23
Board of Regents to hold special budget approval, committee meetings June 23 (June 16th, 2017)

The WKU Board of Regents will hold a special budget approval meeting and committee meetings on June 23 in the Martin Regents Room, Jody Richards Hall.

Follow the Bike4Alz riders
Follow the Bike4Alz riders (May 30th, 2017)

The Bike4Alz riders are making their way across the United States to raise money for Alzheimer's research.

Warren County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Fund receives $10,000
Warren County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Fund receives $10,000 (May 30th, 2017)

On May 23, Dr. Martha Jenkins and Mrs. Romanza Johnson represented the Warren County Retired Teachers Association by giving more than $10,000 in donations to the Scholarship Fund bearing the association’s name.

WKU finishes third overall in 2016-2017 Hearst competition
WKU finishes third overall in 2016-2017 Hearst competition (May 24th, 2017)

WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting has finished third overall in the 2016-2017 Hearst Journalism Awards Program – the school’s eighth consecutive top five national ranking.

WKU Student Activities Office hosts 11th LeaderShape Institute
WKU Student Activities Office hosts 11th LeaderShape Institute (May 23rd, 2017)

A group of 48 students recently participated in the 11th WKU LeaderShape Institute.

Follow WKU Storm Chasers & Bike4Alz riders
Follow WKU Storm Chasers & Bike4Alz riders (May 18th, 2017)

Follow the WKU Storm Chasers who are participating in an annual meteorology course in the Great Plains and the Bike4Alz riders who will be making a cross country trip this summer.

9 WKU students honored by Fulbright U.S. Student Program
9 WKU students honored by Fulbright U.S. Student Program (May 16th, 2017)

Nine WKU students and recent alumni have been honored by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

16 WKU students awarded Lifetime Experience Grants for 2016-17
16 WKU students awarded Lifetime Experience Grants for 2016-17 (May 15th, 2017)

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU has awarded 16 WKU students more than $23,000 in Lifetime Experience Grants during the 2016-17 academic year.

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.

3 WKU students receive Boren Scholarships
3 WKU students receive Boren Scholarships (May 12th, 2017)

Three WKU students have received David L. Boren Scholarships sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) to fund study abroad in China and Jordan.

WKU to recognize graduates of 3 doctoral programs at 181st Commencement
WKU to recognize graduates of 3 doctoral programs at 181st Commencement (May 11th, 2017)

Graduates of three doctoral programs will be recognized Friday night (May 12) during WKU’s 181st Commencement.

WKU wins 6th consecutive Hearst multimedia championship
WKU wins 6th consecutive Hearst multimedia championship (May 11th, 2017)

WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting has won the Hearst Journalism Award Program’s Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition for the sixth consecutive year; two students named finalists for national photojournalism championship.

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.

8 WKU students recognized by Gilman International Scholarship Program
8 WKU students recognized by Gilman International Scholarship Program (May 8th, 2017)

Eight WKU students were recognized by the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Six students will receive scholarships of up to $5,000 for summer study abroad programs while two others were named alternates.

Confucius Institute at WKU dedicates building
Confucius Institute at WKU dedicates building (May 5th, 2017)

The Confucius Institute at WKU held a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Model Confucius Institute Building on May 5.

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WKU Regents approve 2017-18 budget

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

Ransdells to join WKU's Hall of Distinguished Alumni

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.

With Spirit Funder support, WKU Storm Chasers documented multiple tornadoes

This year for Dr. Josh Durkee’s annual Field Methods in Weather Analysis and Forecasting class, the students had some extra support in the form of WKU’s new crowdsource funding project, Spirit Funder.

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With Spirit Funder support, WKU Storm Chasers documented multiple tornadoes

This year for Dr. Josh Durkee’s annual Field Methods in Weather Analysis and Forecasting class, the students had some extra support in the form of WKU’s new crowdsource funding project, Spirit Funder.

Board of Regents to hold special budget approval, committee meetings June 23

The WKU Board of Regents will hold a special budget approval meeting and committee meetings on June 23 in the Martin Regents Room, Jody Richards Hall.

Follow the Bike4Alz riders

The Bike4Alz riders are making their way across the United States to raise money for Alzheimer's research.

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