Honors College Hosts Kentucky Honors Roundtable

Over the weekend, WKU hosted the Kentucky Honors Roundtable Conference. Students from different Honors Programs/Colleges in Kentucky attended the conference. Those universities included Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and Western Kentucky University. New to the conference this year was Henderson Community College, which just
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Nashville Predators Game

Come enjoy a night with the Honors College at a Nashville Predators game! The game is October 23 starting at 4:30. There are only 50 spots so bring a $35 deposit to the Honors College ASAP. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, October 8.

Honors College Welcomes Leila Watkins

After earning her M.A. and Ph. D in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan in Anarbor, MI, Dr. Leila Watkins is glad to be back in the south. Her hometown is Charlotte, North Carolina, and she received her B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Watkins teaches Honors 251. The class is a great
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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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