01 10 / 2014

WKU’s 2014 Campus Safety and Security Report is now available. Read more on WKU News at

2014 Annual Campus Safety & Security Report

2014 Annual Campus Safety & Security Report

The 2014 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report is available on the WKU Police website. In addition to crime and fire statistics for 2013, the report details policies about the police department, how to report fires and crimes to the police, and provides information from the Department of Environment, Health and Safety on campus fires and fire safety.

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01 10 / 2014

WKU’s 34th annual Mathematics Symposium Oct. 10-11. Read more on WKU News at

10-10MathSymposium_2014WKU’s 34th annual Mathematics Symposium will be held Oct. 10-11 at Snell Hall.

Keynote speakers are Dr. Robert L. Devaney of Boston University who will discuss The Fractal Geometry of the Mandelbrot Set and Dr. Louis H. Kauffman of University of Illinois at Chicago who will discuss Knots and Physics.

The symposium, featuring presentations on mathematics and mathematics-related topics, will begin…

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01 10 / 2014

@WKULibraries selects ‘Jilli, That’s Silly!’ as winner of 8th Evelyn Thurman book award. Read more on WKU News at

Author, illustrator of ‘Jilli, That’s Silly!’ to be honored in November

WKU Libraries has selected Jilli, That’s Silly! — A Story About Being a Girl, written by Christa Carpenter and illustrated by Mark Wayne Adams, as the winner of the eighth Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award. The national award was created to honor the memory of former WKU librarian Evelyn Thurman, who made significant…

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30 9 / 2014

Thirteen seniors from The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky have been recognized by two separate organizations for their work in the classroom.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized 11 Gatton Academy students as Commended Students. This brings the total number of Gatton Academy Students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to 22, as 11 students were recognized as semifinalists earlier this month. The Commonwealth of Kentucky had 207 Semifinalists representing 68 schools from the 16,200 students recognized nationally and 192 Commended Students representing 92 schools from the 37,586 students recognized nationally.

The 2014 Commended Students from The Gatton Academy are Anna Braun of Union, Lydia Buzzard of Hopkinsville, Brian Carlson of Stanford, David Chamberlain of Winchester, Bradford Hull of Crestwood, Taha Husain of Lexington, Kelly McKenna of Crestwood, James Meeks of Custer, Vir Patel of Hopkinsville, Saralinda Schell of Bowling Green and Phoebe Zimmerer of Dexter.

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Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). These students, however, are not eligible to continue in the 2015 Scholarship competition.

The College Board recognized two additional students as National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) award recipients. The NHRP recognizes those students who self-report an ethnicity of Hispanic or Latino and scored at or above the NHRP qualifying level on the PSAT/NMSQT® for our region.

The 2014 NHRP award recipients from The Gatton Academy are Cameron Hubbard of Louisville and Ian Canedo-Muzevic of Guthrie.

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“It is exciting to have so many of our students recognized for their outstanding accomplishments,” said Gatton Academy Director Lynette Breedlove. “Our students are wonderful representatives of Kentucky and their home schools.”

Since students take the qualifying PSAT exam in October of their junior year of high school, much of their preparation stems from learning opportunities during their freshman and sophomore years of high school. The Gatton Academy builds on those experiences to provide students with challenging academic opportunities only available in a university setting and a supportive environment designed specifically for them.

For information about The Gatton Academy, visit www.wku.edu/academy or call (270) 745-6565.

  • About the National Merit Scholarship Program: Established in 1955, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance. NMSC is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions to NMSC are tax deductible by the donor. NMSC conducts the National Merit® Scholarship Program and the National Achievement® Scholarship Program–annual competitions for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships. Since its founding, NMSC has recognized 3 million students and provided over 387,000 scholarships worth more than $1.5 billion. The honors awarded by NMSC to exceptionally able students are viewed as definitive marks of excellence. Recipients of Merit Scholarship® awards, Achievement Scholarship® awards, and corporate-sponsored Special Scholarships have increased the nation’s respect for intellectual accomplishments and have contributed significantly to its talent pool of future leaders.
  • About the College Board: The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.
  • About The Gatton Academy: Established in 2007, The Gatton Academy is Kentucky’s first residential high school for gifted and talented junior and seniors. The Gatton Academy’s students enroll as juniors and are full-time WKU students pursuing their interests in advanced science, technology, engineering and mathematical careers. The Gatton Academy has been named the number one public high school in the United States by The Daily Beast for three consecutive years – 2012, 2013 and 2014. For information about The Gatton Academy, visit www.wku.edu/academy or call (270) 745-6565.

Contact: Lynette Breedlove, (270) 745-6565.

13 @GattonAcademy seniors recognized by 2 organizations. Read more on WKU News at Thirteen seniors from The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky have been recognized by two separate organizations for their work in the classroom.

30 9 / 2014

WKU Libraries faculty member Nancy Richey receives KLA Innovation Award. Read more on WKU News at

Nancy Richey, WKU Libraries Associate Professor, received the Innovation Award from the Special Libraries section of the Kentucky Library Association (KLA) at its annual meeting Sept. 19 in Louisville.

Nancy Richey

Nancy Richey

The award recognizes the contributions of an individual who has applied creative ideas or innovative thinking in his/her library which has resulted in significantly changed or enhanced…

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30 9 / 2014

WKU to honor top high school scholars at recognition events. Read more on WKU News at #WKU19

WKU will honor top scholars from area high schools for their academic achievements.

Here’s the 2014 schedule of recognition events:

  • Oct. 14: Five County Scholars Luncheon (Allen, Butler, Edmonson, Logan and Simpson counties) at 11:30 a.m. at WKU’s Augenstein Alumni Center, 292 Alumni Ave., Bowling Green.
  • Oct. 17: Bowling Green/Warren County Scholars Luncheonat 11:30 a.m. at WKU’s Augenstein…

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29 9 / 2014

Here is the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.

Check out the “WKU Week in Photos” for Sept. 22-27 on WKU News at Here is the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon…

29 9 / 2014

Fulbright Scholar to discuss global skin-lightening trend in Oct. 9 lecture at WKU. Read more on WKU News at

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Dr. Gitiara Nasreen, a 2014 Fulbright Scholar at Howard University, will present a lecture on the global skin-lightening trend Oct. 9 at WKU’s Faculty House.

Dr. Gitiara Nasreen, a 2014 Fulbright Scholar at Howard University and a professor at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, will present Whitewashing the Color Politics: The “Unfair” Construction of Beauty for the (Market) Beast at 4 p.m.…

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29 9 / 2014

Journal of American Folklore moves to WKU. Read more on WKU News at

The Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at WKU announces that the Folk Studies faculty members have been chosen as the new editors of the Journal of American Folklore (JAF).

The Journal of American Folklore presents significant research findings and theoretical analyses from folklore and related fields. The new editors welcome submissions beginning Oct. 6.

“I’m delighted that the Journal…

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29 9 / 2014

WKU forensics team wins two tournaments in Indiana. Read more on WKU News at

The WKU forensics team traveled to Muncie, Indiana, to take part in two tournaments, the Mid-America Forensic League Numbers 1 and 2, the weekend of Sept. 27-28.

WKU was crowned team sweepstakes champion at both tournaments, ahead of 12 other schools, including Bradley University, University of Northern Iowa, Illinois State University, Ball State University and Eastern Michigan University. The…

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