WKU Alumni at UK White Coat Ceremony

On September 19, 7 WKU alumni attended the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry White Coat Ceremony. This ceremony was held to honor their entrance into the profession of dentistry. Spencer Wright and Morgan Murrell are both Honors College alumni. Back row left to right: Spencer Wright, J.D. Shadburn, Austin Webb, and Shawn Stringer Front row left to right: Morgan
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Honors Students Attend PRSSA National Conference

The annual Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) National Conference was held in Washington D.C. October 10-14. PRSSA members from all over the U.S. came for the conference for networking and professional development. The WKU PRSSA chapter sent 4 students including 2 Honors Scholars, Katie Jaggers and Alyssa Born, to the conference. Conference attendees were able to hear from
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Honors Alum Going on Tour

Honors College graduate Joey Coe, class of 2011, has been busy since graduating from WKU. He will be heading out on a national tour with his band Mount Saint Elias. Joey took some time to catch the Honors College up on what he has been doing since graduating. Q: What have you been up to since leaving the Honors College?
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WKU Honors Area High School Seniors

On October 14, WKU honored 44 high school seniors from 5 area counties for their academic achievements. The students were from Allen, Butler, Edmonson, Logan, and Simpson counties. For more information and pictures from the luncheon, as well as upcoming recognition luncheons, visit the WKU blog.

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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