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Farming for the Future: Investing in Your Community to Change the World – Stephen Ritz

The Mary E. Hensley Lecture Series Tue, Sep 9, 7pm, Van Meter Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx teacher and administrator who believes that students shouldn’t have to leave their community to live, learn, and earn in a better one. … Continue reading

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STEM Scholarships for Entering Freshmen

Deadline: Wed, Jan 15, 2014 Apply now The Biotechnology S-STEM Program at WKU provides scholarships of up to $10,000 as well as academic and career assistance to selected participants. Incoming freshmen and transfer students with majors in agriculture, biology, biochemistry, … Continue reading

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Are you a “boomer” or a “sticker”? – “It all turns on affection” (Wendell Berry)

Come find out this evening at the last Honors Salon conversation this fall from 7-8pm! Wendell Berry opens his 2012 Jefferson Lecture with this quote from Howards End: “Because a thing is going strong now, it need not go strong … Continue reading

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“It All Turns on Affection” (Wendell Berry’s Jefferson Lecture): Why We Can Only Really Know & Take Care Of What We Love

Join us for the last conversation this semester at the Honors Salon on Tue, Nov 19, 2013, 7-8pm (5 minutes from campus – email me for the address) Watch this rare television interview with one of America’s most influential writers … Continue reading

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Stuffed & Starved: Why are there more overweight than hungry people in the world?

With roughly 7 billion people alive today on planet Earth, somewhere around 870 million will go to bed hungry tonight. However, the trends on global hunger are generally positive. HON 380 looks at some of the technologies and policies that … Continue reading

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Whose Air Do You Share? Global Studies for the 21st Century

50 years ago, on June 10, 1963, at the height of the Cold War, in his commencement address at the American University in Washington, DC, titled A Strategy of Peace, President John F. Kennedy reminded us: For in the final … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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AASHE Conference 2013: Resiliency & Adaptation

North America’s largest higher education sustainability conference! Nashville, TN, October 6-9, 2013 I am so very pleased to announce that WKU will be a sponsor of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education annual conference in Nashville … Continue reading

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Honors scholars to travel to Ecuador for spring break

Over Spring Break Dr. David Coffey will be traveling to Ecuador with a group of scholars, including six Honors scholars. Coffey will be teaching a twelve-day course entitled Developmental Issues in Highland and Amazonian Ecuador (AGRI 475).  During their time … Continue reading

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WKU hosting Farm to Campus Convergence Feb. 22-23

WKU Americans for Informed Democracy will host two events as part of the first Farm to Campus Convergence Feb. 22-23 at WKU’s Faculty House. The Farm to Campus Convergence will welcome local farmers, students and community members to WKU on … Continue reading

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