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Linking Literature to Travel

English Honors Advisor Walker Rutledge brings literature to life for students through travel.  Study abroad opportunities in Harlaxton and Cuba, and a Fall Break trip to Chicago help students connect with class readings on a deeper level. Connecting a story to the context in which it was written illuminates truth behind the fiction. Great authors write about what they know.
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WKU’s Golden Key Wins National Contest

Western Kentucky University’s chapter of Golden Key recently won a national contest. The philanthropy-oriented honors organization earned a $500 prize for increasing likes on their Facebook page. They will use the money to assist local schools through hosting a T-shirt and Book Drive. By the end of the four-week-long contest, WKU’s Golden Key more than doubled the number of likes
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Grant Provides Free Tuition

12 students will have the opportunity to study entrepreneurship during a new winter colloquium while only paying for housing. Innovate Kentucky awarded $500,000 to the Honors College, Center for Gifted Studies, and Gatton Academy to support student development. The course will offer students networking opportunities and support from fellow entrepreneurs while exploring key business concepts. Entrepreneurial studies cultivate strategies for
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Honors College Welcomes Alex Olson

Seattle native Dr. Alex Olson brings a passion for democratic education to the Honors College. His dissertation, The People’s Classroom: American Modernism and the Struggle for Democratic Education, 1860-1940, from the University of Michigan focused on educational experiments in California that sought to improve access, often by imagining alternatives to the traditional classroom and laboratory. He found a perfect fit
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Alum Dances her way into LA

Erin Finn, a Louisville native and 2013 graduate of the WKU Honors College has been using her BA and research to dance onto the West Coast. She performed first with WKU students and faculty for The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Green Show, alongside current WKU seniors, Courtney Martin and Carrie Farmer, in REVEAL! And TRANSCEND! by WKU faculty member and choreographer,
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Gish to host lecture on sexual purity in the United States

This Thursday, WKU has the honor of hosting a lecture from Professor Elizabeth Gish. Gish holds a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School and will complete her doctorate this May with a thesis pertaining to the sexual purity movement in the United States.  She is exploring concepts such as religion’s position in the public sphere and the influence
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Greetings from Turkey

Hey! I’m Nate Hovee, and I’m proud to be a senior (5th year) Honors student at WKU. I’m currently majoring in both theatre and broadcasting with concentrations in acting and TV/ film production. My original hometown is Portland, Oregon, so I’m quite adventurous by nature. Now I live in Paintsville, Kentucky, though I’m hardly ever home enough to call it
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Harlaxton featured in BG Daily News

Check out this article from the BG Daily News about Harlaxton!  

Office of Scholar Development assists students in applying for scholarships

Arete contribution submitted by Abby Ponder The Office of Scholar Development (OSD) is one of many resources for students at Western Kentucky University – particularly those interested in studying abroad. It is a service that provides assistance for students looking to fund their travels but aren’t sure where to begin. According to their mission statement, they are “committed to helping
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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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