Archive for the 'Academics' Category

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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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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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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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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Expert Offers Advice for Student’s Success

Presentation & discussion: free, open to the public & swipeable Thu, Sep 26, 5-6pm, Gary Ransdell Auditorium Sponsored by the Honors College at WKU The 21st century is the age of globalization. No matter what your field, the global dimension is becoming increasingly important. Therefore, the more global your education and professional preparation the better prepared you will be for
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Honors Scholars Present Research

Looking for scholars directly impacting the Bowling Green community? Kaitlyn Dickinson and Phil Pearson, both Honors College scholars at WKU, are just the students you’re looking for!   As rising juniors, Phil, a history major from St. Clair, IL and Kaitlyn, an advertising and political science double major from Bowling Green, KY, have been very involved with Honors 251: Citizen
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Honors Scholar receives a Goldwater Scholarship

After diligently completing a rigorous application process, Hillary Asberry, a junior ACS Chemistry major and Mathematics minor from Lancaster, Kentucky, has received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.  The Goldwater Scholarship is a highly competitive national scholarship with only 300 being awarded each year. Eligible students are of junior or senior status studying in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences,
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Honors scholars utilize study abroad opportunity to gain Honors experience

Western Kentucky University describes itself as a “Leading American University with International Reach”, and the Honors College is no exception to this rule. While many students were relaxing at home or on the beach over spring break, Dr. David Coffey led a group of students, including six honors scholars, in a twelve-day study abroad program based in Ecuador. The trip
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Honors Scholar receives Howard Scripps Internship

Katie Meek, a junior Photojournalism major and Entrepreneurship minor from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, was recently selected as a recipient of the Scripps Howard Internship in San Francisco, California.  This nationally competitive internship attracts budding journalists from around the country, providing them with the opportunity to work for a daily newspaper in the bay area.  Meek will be interning for the San
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ALIVE Center offers internships for students in a variety of programs

WKU’s ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships is offering several opportunities for students to get involved in community and campus life this summer and fall. Students can apply for any of four internships at the ALIVE Center, an organization that serves as the connection between the campus and the community. The ALIVE Center facilitates faculty and student efforts to combine life
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