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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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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 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 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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Honors Scholar Earns Teach for America Placement

The nationally competitive Teach for America program placed Honors Scholar Justin Wellum among the ranks of the top 14 percent of applicants chosen to begin their career in education by traveling the country. TFA will take Wellum to Phoenix, Arizona, to teach high school chemistry for two years. “This experience will allow me to grow, think critically, and stretch me
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Rocking the Academic World

You don’t have to be a rock star to study rock and roll. Taking students beyond classical theory into the realm of rock, Dr. Scott Harris says his new class will help “keep your mind open,” broadening understandings of music as it operates within our popular culture. “Music is universal,” Harris said, making it an important topic to study with
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Back to the Basics with Food, Farmers, and Fun

By Brooke Barber On Saturday, October 21, Dr. Alex Olson and two groups from Honors 251 embarked on a field trip to Rough Draft Farmstead in Monroe County, Kentucky. The two group’s topics for their Honors 251 State of the City reports are sustainable agriculture and local food. Hannah Crabtree and Jesse Frost, the owners of the farm, prepared a
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Getting to Know Emily Gott

The 2013 Honors College candidate for Homecoming Queen cultivated her home in our Honors community. From attending H4 every year to planning Honors Club events, Emily said she is grateful for the opportunities for leadership and growth that the Honors College provides. Emily has never run for a homecoming court before and thinks it will be cool to represent Honors
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