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WKU fundraising unit changes name, announces award, recognizes gift
WKU fundraising unit changes name, announces award, recognizes gift (November 15th, 2017)

On National Philanthropy Day, WKU’s Division of Development & Alumni Relations was rebranded as Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement; Laura Turner Dugas was named the 2017 Philanthropist of the Year; and a gift for diversity initiatives was announced.

Hardin Planetarium to present winter holiday show Nov. 26-Dec. 28
Hardin Planetarium to present winter holiday show Nov. 26-Dec. 28 (November 15th, 2017)

"Celebrations for a Long Winter's Night" will be presented Nov. 26-Dec. 28 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

WKU Forensics Team wins debate tournaments at Illinois State
WKU Forensics Team wins debate tournaments at Illinois State (November 13th, 2017)

WKU’s Forensics Team divided into three groups and traveled to Lebanon, Illinois; Normal, Illinois; and Jefferson City, Tennessee, to compete in six tournaments Nov. 11-12.

Statue of Rep. Jody Richards unveiled on campus
Statue of Rep. Jody Richards unveiled on campus (November 7th, 2017)

A bronze statue of longtime WKU supporter and Kentucky State Rep. Jody Richards of Bowling Green was unveiled on WKU’s main campus Monday (Nov. 6) in Jody Richards Hall.

White Squirrel Weather
White Squirrel Weather's 1st year includes WKU network, other initiatives (November 1st, 2017)

The long-range forecast calls for continued success for White Squirrel Weather at WKU.

Kentucky Mesonet at WKU installing station in Monroe County
Kentucky Mesonet at WKU installing station in Monroe County (October 31st, 2017)

The Kentucky Mesonet at WKU is installing a station in Monroe County. The station will be the 69th in 67 counties for the statewide network.

Herald, Talisman win three Pacemakers, additional awards
Herald, Talisman win three Pacemakers, additional awards (October 30th, 2017)

WKU’s student publications received top national awards during the National College Media Convention Oct. 26-29 in Dallas.

WKU Forensics Team wins in West Virginia
WKU Forensics Team wins in West Virginia (October 30th, 2017)

Five WKU Forensics Team members traveled to Huntington, West Virginia, the weekend of Oct. 28-29 to take part in a tournament hosted by Marshall University. WKU’s squad won both the team quality award and the Limited Entries team sweepstakes award.

3 selected for 2018 class of Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame
3 selected for 2018 class of Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame (October 30th, 2017)

Members of the 10th class of the Governor Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame have been selected. Gloria K. Compton, Ronald Montgomery and Mattie Jo Smith will be inducted Feb. 6 in Frankfort.

WKU Sisterhood awards grants to two projects
WKU Sisterhood awards grants to two projects (October 27th, 2017)

The WKU Sisterhood awarded grants to two projects at its annual meeting on Friday (Oct. 27).

WKU Regents approve 5-year diversity, equity, inclusion plan
WKU Regents approve 5-year diversity, equity, inclusion plan (October 27th, 2017)

The WKU Board of Regents approved a university-wide diversity, equity and inclusion plan for academic years 2017-2022.

WKU to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 6-10
WKU to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 6-10 (October 24th, 2017)

WKU will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 6-10 with events that emphasize the importance of fostering cultural awareness and preparing WKU students to become productive, engaged and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society.

WKU participating in Mix It Up at Lunch Day on Oct. 31
WKU participating in Mix It Up at Lunch Day on Oct. 31 (October 24th, 2017)

WKU will be participating in the international Mix It Up at Lunch Day on Oct. 31.

'Give Red, Give Life': WKU vs. MTSU Blood Drive Nov. 13-15 (October 24th, 2017)

"Give Red, Give Life." Schedule an appointment now for the WKU vs. MTSU Blood Drive competition Nov. 13-15 at WKU's Preston Health and Activities Center.

WKU Forensics Team competes in Mississippi and Missouri
WKU Forensics Team competes in Mississippi and Missouri (October 23rd, 2017)

The WKU Forensics Team traveled to the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri, and the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to take part in four tournaments the weekend of Oct. 21-22.

Twin brothers promote involvement through Building Men of Worth
Twin brothers promote involvement through Building Men of Worth (October 19th, 2017)

Making a difference in the lives of others is vital to WKU seniors Cam & Chris Currin. Hailing from Nashville, these twin brothers came to WKU for different majors, but they work together to address an issue that is important to WKU and to the nation.

WKU hosting third Global UGRAD-Pakistan student
WKU hosting third Global UGRAD-Pakistan student (October 19th, 2017)

WKU is hosting its third student as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan).

WKU Forensics Team competes in tournaments at Ball State
WKU Forensics Team competes in tournaments at Ball State (October 16th, 2017)

The WKU Forensics Team traveled to Muncie, Indiana, to compete in two tournaments co-hosted by Ball State University and Illinois State University the weekend of Oct. 14-15.

Katherine Crider crowned WKU Homecoming queen
Katherine Crider crowned WKU Homecoming queen (October 14th, 2017)

Katherine Crider of Dawson Springs was crowned WKU’s 2017 Homecoming queen on Saturday (Oct. 14).

WKU recognizes top volunteers at Summit Awards
WKU recognizes top volunteers at Summit Awards (October 13th, 2017)

WKU recognized its top volunteers at the annual Summit Awards. Distinguished Service Medals to recognize the service of the University’s top volunteers were presented to Julie Harris Hinson, James G. Meyer and Linda S. Miller.

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WKU fundraising unit changes name, announces award, recognizes gift

On National Philanthropy Day, WKU’s Division of Development & Alumni Relations was rebranded as Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement; Laura Turner Dugas was named the 2017 Philanthropist of the Year; and a gift for diversity initiatives was announced.

Hardin Planetarium to present winter holiday show Nov. 26-Dec. 28

"Celebrations for a Long Winter's Night" will be presented Nov. 26-Dec. 28 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

WKU Forensics Team wins debate tournaments at Illinois State

WKU’s Forensics Team divided into three groups and traveled to Lebanon, Illinois; Normal, Illinois; and Jefferson City, Tennessee, to compete in six tournaments Nov. 11-12.

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WKU Forensics Team wins debate tournaments at Illinois State

WKU’s Forensics Team divided into three groups and traveled to Lebanon, Illinois; Normal, Illinois; and Jefferson City, Tennessee, to compete in six tournaments Nov. 11-12.

Statue of Rep. Jody Richards unveiled on campus

A bronze statue of longtime WKU supporter and Kentucky State Rep. Jody Richards of Bowling Green was unveiled on WKU’s main campus Monday (Nov. 6) in Jody Richards Hall.

3 selected for 2018 class of Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame

Members of the 10th class of the Governor Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame have been selected. Gloria K. Compton, Ronald Montgomery and Mattie Jo Smith will be inducted Feb. 6 in Frankfort.

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