Picnic with the President and BBQ with the Profs

In order to make the transition to college easier, the Honors College freshman are given several opportunities to get to know faculty and fellow students. Two events that incoming freshman get to attend are Picnic with the President and BBQ with the Professors. For Picnic with the President, students gather outside of President Gary Ransdell’s home on Chestnut Street for
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Honors College Graduates Honored

The Honors College at WKU hosted the 9th annual Honors College Graduation Luncheon on Friday, May 16, 2014. The Luncheon honored the graduates of the Class of 2014.   The Honors College Class of 2014 includes 174 graduates, the largest Honors graduating class to date. The graduates, from 41 different majors across all academic colleges, hail from 10 different states
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Student Wins in Nationally Competitive Film Festival

Dillon Ward, a self-designed Storytelling Traditions in Cinema, Literature, Art, and New Media major, surpassed 1,500 entries from across the country to win the Thriller/Horror Short Film division of the Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) for his script “The Ants Go Marching.” Achievements like this drive momentum for future success in the industry. “I’ve already sent the short out to my
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Honors College on Tour for Alums

The Honors College is coming to a city near you! Enjoy a reception with Dr. Cobane and take advantage of the opportunity to network, reunite with fellow alums, and hear about the latest HC happenings, like our new building. Dates and locations are as follows: Nashville, TN April 12 The Local Taco- 146 Pewitt Drive, Brentwood 6:30 pm Louisville, KY
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Mayor Speaks With Citizen and Self Class

Making a difference is about rolling up your sleeves and getting to know the community. This was the message of Mayor Bruce Wilkerson in his visit to Honors 251: Citizen and Self on Monday, March 17. Wilkerson first explained the structure of Bowling Green’s city government. He then told the story of his decision to run for public office after
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Honors Professor Recognized By University of Michigan

The Honors College congratulates Dr. Alexander Olson for securing an honorable mention in the University of Michigan’s ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award competition for 2013. Over 800 dissertations were produced at the University of Michigan last year; this honor recognizes Dr. Olson’s as being among the very best. A total of ten awards and ten honorable mentions were granted. Dr. Olson’s
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International reach extends to Kenya

Partners In Caring, Medicine In Kenya (PICMIK)  is not your average study abroad.  Students on the seven-day journey conduct medical research by day and camp in tents each night.  The demands of the program test both passion and preparation. Dr. Nancy Rice, who leads the program, said part of the goal is to “provide a niche in that community’s development.”
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Honors Scholar Earns Teach for America Placement

The nationally competitive Teach for America program placed Honors Scholar Justin Wellum among the ranks of the top 14 percent of applicants chosen to begin their career in education by traveling the country. TFA will take Wellum to Phoenix, Arizona, to teach high school chemistry for two years. “This experience will allow me to grow, think critically, and stretch me
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Rocking the Academic World

You don’t have to be a rock star to study rock and roll. Taking students beyond classical theory into the realm of rock, Dr. Scott Harris says his new class will help “keep your mind open,” broadening understandings of music as it operates within our popular culture. “Music is universal,” Harris said, making it an important topic to study with
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Getting a Glimpse of the Future in Hon 380

One chilly spring morning, a view on top of the Preston Center illuminates a rarely seen perspective of WKU. Eighty-eight solar panels on Preston’s roof transfer heat from the sun to the pool. The sustainability tour of WKU’s facilities is just beginning. This insider access to the mechanics of our University’s sustainability efforts are part of  HON 380: Trends Shaping
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