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Getting to Know Shelley Spalding

The 2014 Honors College Homecoming representative is Shelley Spalding. For Shelley, the Honors College has provided her with experiences that she will never forget. Shelley is a history and Spanish major from Lebanon, Kentucky. She first visited WKU at the encouragement of her sister. She liked the educational challenge that the Honors College offers. On campus, Shelley is an Honors
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New Honors Toppers Announced

  The HonorsToppers recently added 15 new students to their ranks.  The organization is an elite group of sophomore, junior, and senior Honors scholars that represent the Honors College at WKU. These scholars come from a variety of backgrounds and represent an array of academic disciplines.  HonorsToppers are not only the face of the Honors College during campus events, such
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The Honors College community welcomes new admissions counselor

The Honors College at WKU is a gold mine of worthwhile opportunities. Students involved in the program are provided with countless experiences that can further enrich their academic learning and better them as individuals, with Study Abroad and Undergraduate Research always at their fingertips. The limits are endless, it seems, but in order to make those dreams a reality, the
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Honors Scholars to participate in concrete canoe competition

If I were to ask you to close your eyes and imagine a team of students paddling a canoe, you’d probably imagine them paddling a canoe made from wood, fiberglass, or maybe even aluminum. Most people wouldn’t close their eyes and imagine a team of students paddling a concrete canoe down the river. That is exactly what will be happening
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WKU names Family of the Year

Arete contrirbution submitted by Haley Mefford Every year leading up to Parent and Family weekend, WKU allows students to nominate their family for Western Kentucky University’s Family of the Year. This year, Kenyana Boka nominated her family, and they were chosen for the honor of being the 2012 Family of the Year. Kenyana and her family were recognized during halftime
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Honors Scholars, Fiji Brothers, Global Servants

Arete contribution submitted by Callie Mobley How did you spend last summer? Probably relaxing, catching up with friends and family, or perhaps taking a few summer courses. Last summer fifteen Honors College students and Phi Gamma Delta, also known as FIJI, fraternity members decided to spend their summer doing something for others. The group traveled to Haiti with Edge Outreach
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Honors faculty receives President’s Award for Service

Arete contribution by Whitney Allen Dr. Paul Markham, an Honors Faculty member and assistant professor of Honors Interdisciplinary Study, and Co-Director of the Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility received the President’s Award for Service on August 24, 2012. This award is the highest recognition for service at WKU.   Numerous positions and achievements contributed to Dr. Markham receiving this
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New York Ballet Company provides Honors College experience

Arete contribution by Will Lyle When a college student hears the world ballet, they think of tutus, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker, and most simply aren’t interested. Complexions Contemporary Ballet is trying to change that by “removing boundaries, not reinforcing them.” The New York ballet company came to the Brown Theater in Louisville for a one-night engagement, and four professors
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Honors College graduate applies to become mock astronaut

Honors College scholars at WKU have been known to travel to the edges of the earth, including China, India, England, France, Australia, among dozens of other locations around the globe. But one Honors College graduate has interests out of this world—literally. Meredith Bartley, a 2009 graduate of the Honors College at WKU with a degree in biology, applied to become
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Harlaxton College welcomes largest class from Honors College at WKU

Today, 36 scholars embark on an adventure that will leave them with outstanding memories for the rest of their lives. Since 2007, the Honors College at WKU has been sending students to Harlaxton College in Grantham, England for study abroad experiences like no other. This semester, there will be more WKU students at the Victorian manor house than ever before.
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