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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.

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.

Hardin Planetarium adding presentations of eclipse show
Hardin Planetarium adding presentations of eclipse show (August 11th, 2017)

WKU’s Hardin Planetarium is responding to the growing interest about the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 by offering additional presentations of its free public eclipse show, "Into The Shadow Of The Disappearing Sun."

WKU Learn and Earn adds partners, advisory board
WKU Learn and Earn adds partners, advisory board (August 10th, 2017)

WKU Learn and Earn is expanding opportunities for WKU students and local businesses with the addition of several new business partners and the creation of an advisory board.

Faculty member in WKU SKyTeach Program earns national award
Faculty member in WKU SKyTeach Program earns national award (August 10th, 2017)

Dr. Lisa C. Duffin, associate professor of psychology, has earned national recognition for her research on STEM education as part of WKU’s SKyTeach Program.

WKU preparing for fall 2017 semester & Great American Eclipse
WKU preparing for fall 2017 semester & Great American Eclipse (August 7th, 2017)

WKU is preparing for two major events on Aug. 21 -- the opening of the fall 2017 semester and the Great American Eclipse.

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 Panhellenic Association earns national recognition
WKU Panhellenic Association earns national recognition (July 31st, 2017)

WKU Panhellenic Association is one of 42 College Panhellenic Associations recognized with national excellence and achievement awards.

Roberts named president of World Council for Gifted and Talented Children
Roberts named president of World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (July 31st, 2017)

Dr. Julia Roberts, executive director of The Center for Gifted Studies and The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU, has been named president of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC).

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.

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.

WKU PBS Pool Party, with Curious George, set for Aug. 6
WKU PBS Pool Party, with Curious George, set for Aug. 6 (July 24th, 2017)

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
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.

WKU Regents to hold retreat, quarterly meeting July 27-28
WKU Regents to hold retreat, quarterly meeting July 27-28 (July 21st, 2017)

The WKU Board of Regents will hold its annual retreat and quarterly meeting July 27-28.

'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.

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.

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Innovative program is a winner for faculty member

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.

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.

3 WKU students selected as Gilman Scholars

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

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WKU Learn and Earn adds partners, advisory board

WKU Learn and Earn is expanding opportunities for WKU students and local businesses with the addition of several new business partners and the creation of an advisory board.

Faculty member in WKU SKyTeach Program earns national award

Dr. Lisa C. Duffin, associate professor of psychology, has earned national recognition for her research on STEM education as part of WKU’s SKyTeach Program.

WKU preparing for fall 2017 semester & Great American Eclipse

WKU is preparing for two major events on Aug. 21 -- the opening of the fall 2017 semester and the Great American Eclipse.

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