29 7 / 2014

WKU to receive Safe Communities designation on Wednesday. Read more on WKU News at

The director of the National Safety Council’s Safe Communities Program will present the official Safe Communities designation to WKU on Wednesday (July 30).

WKU President Gary Ransdell will accept the designation at 1:30 p.m. in the Robertson Ballroom of the Augenstein Alumni Center. WKU becomes the 25th community in the U.S. and the fourth university worldwide to receive the designation.

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25 7 / 2014

Regents OK funds for science campus project, appoint University Distinguished Professor. Read more on WKU News at

Board also appoints Siegrist as University Distinguished Professor

WKU’s Board of Regents today (July 25) approved the use of up to $2.4 million in reserve funds to move forward with the Ogden Science Campus renovation project.

The funds, which will be replaced by the state once General Fund bonds are issued, will be used to raze Thompson Complex North Wing and start design of a renovation of the…

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25 7 / 2014

Good morning Hilltoppers! #GoTops (at Augenstein Alumni Center)

Good morning Hilltoppers! #GoTops (at Augenstein Alumni Center)

25 7 / 2014

View from the Hill – Map Dot Kentucky

AP stories, magazine covers, radio and TV. A WKU Alum is getting lots of media exposure for his tourism venture called Map Dot Kentucky.

24 7 / 2014

The #WKU Board of Regents is meeting this afternoon during their annual retreat at the National Corvette Museum.  (at National Corvette Museum)

The #WKU Board of Regents is meeting this afternoon during their annual retreat at the National Corvette Museum. (at National Corvette Museum)

23 7 / 2014

SOKY Book Fest partners planning Regional Authors Showcase, Writers Workshop for Sept. 5-6. Read more on WKU News at

A new literary event featuring more than 30 authors with ties to the region will take place Sept. 6 at the Bob Kirby branch of the Warren County Public Library. Authors will be signing and selling their books from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to the Authors Showcase, there will be a free Writers Workshop on Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 pm.

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23 7 / 2014

Center for Gifted Studies hosted more than 870 students & teachers for summer programs. Read more on WKU News at

The Center for Gifted Studies hosted more than 870 students and teachers for camps or workshops this summer.

The Center for Gifted Studies hosted more than 870 students and teachers for camps or workshops this summer.

More than 870 students and teachers participated in 2014 summer camps or workshops hosted by The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU.

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23 7 / 2014

WKU student receives scholarship from TD Ameritrade Institutional. Read more on WKU News at

WKU student Patrick Portman (fourth from left) was one of 10 recipients of the TD Ameritrade Scholarship. The group visited Wall Street on July 22.

WKU student Patrick Portman (fourth from left) was one of 10 recipients of the NextGen Scholarship from TD Ameritrade Institutional who visited Wall Street on July 21.

Patrick Portman, a WKU student from Coxs Creek, is one of 10 recipients of the NextGen Scholarship from TD Ameritrade Institutional.

Portman, a senior financial planning major, and the other recipients of the $5,000 scholarship…

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23 7 / 2014

WKU geography team investigates agritourism changes in Sicily. Read more on WKU News at

A team of researchers from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology spent a week in southern Sicily at the beginning of July to investigate changes in the agritourism landscape.

Table grape production under protective netting near Agrigento, Sicily.

Table grape production under protective netting near Agrigento, Sicily.

Led by Associate Professor of Geography Dr. Peggy Gripshover, and accompanied by Dr. Thomas Bell (adjunct Professor of Geography), University…

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22 7 / 2014

WKU Owensboro, other groups plan events to commemorate 100th anniversary of First World War. Read more on WKU News at

WKU Owensboro is partnering with the Daviess County Public Library and Owensboro Community & Technical College to create a series of events this fall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.

WKU Owensboro is partnering with the Daviess County Public Library and Owensboro Community & Technical College to create a series of events this fall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.

WKU Owensboro is partnering with the Daviess County Public Library and Owensboro Community & Technical College to create a series of events this fall to commemorate the 100th…

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