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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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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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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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Mattingly receives Fulbright to study in England

Kelsey Mattingly, a senior from Louisville, worried when notification about her application for a Fulbright Grant was delayed. A double major in Sociology and Art History, Mattingly applied for a Fulbright to the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. She had previously spoken with Dr. Craig Cobane about possibly getting a PhD in Edinburgh, Scotland. After hearing this, Dr.
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Davis blends eastern and western cultures through artwork

Two artistic traditions collided as sophomore Rebecca Davis of Bowling Green, Ky., discovered that Western Kentucky University’s Confucius Institute had chosen to feature her artwork as part of its “East Meets the West” exhibit. “I feel honored that my artwork can be viewed by the student body at WKU,” Davis said. “It amazes me that my life experiences might have
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Honors scholar published in the Susquehanna Review

Rebecca Thieman, an Honors scholar and a native of Louisville was recently published in the Susquehanna Review’s 2012-2013 Edition. The highly respected publication is sourced out of Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA, and has been a strong presence in the literary world for over 40 years. The Susquehanna Review is an annual undergraduate journal that is run by students at
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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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Hovee utilizes study abroad to network internationally

Here’s another post from Nate Hovee, an Honors Scholar studying abroad in Turkey. I have found with each study abroad program that I’m often able to expand my future opportunities by networking with a variety of motivated, talented, and influential individuals from around the world. When I studied in Wellington, New Zealand, I dropped by the set of a television
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Study abroad creates a unique learning experience for Hovee

Here’s another piece from Nate Hovee, an Honors scholar studying in Turkey. Study abroad turns academics into exciting adventures, social interactions into global connections, and future ambitions into possibilities without borders. The experience turns a foreign world into an unforgettable experience, one that will have a lasting impact on any student’s life. After studying abroad in England, New Zealand, and
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