9 WKU students honored by Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Nine WKU students and recent alumni have been honored by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Five students received grant offers: Laura Allen of Edgewood; Alexandra Hezik of Campbellsville; Melissa Smith of Guthrie; Shelley Spalding of Lebanon; and Jessica Canada Wellman of Williamsburg. Four students and recent graduates were named alternates: Deborah Flynn of Bowling Green; … Continue reading 9 WKU students honored by Fulbright U.S. Student Program

2 WKU students selected to participate in Fulbright Summer Institute

Two WKU students have been selected to participate in Fulbright Summer Institutes in the United Kingdom. Hayden Grace and Madeline Marita are the fifth and sixth WKU students to be selected for the prestigious nationally-competitive program since 2012. Both are students in the Mahurin Honors College. Grace is a second-year mathematical economics major from Hopkinsville. … Continue reading 2 WKU students selected to participate in Fulbright Summer Institute

WKU tied for 2nd in 2016-17 list of top Fulbright producers

With 8 student grantees, WKU again among top master’s institutions WKU is tied for second in the list of top Fulbright-producing master’s degree-granting institutions. WKU had eight Fulbright grantees in 2016-17, making it the only public master’s institution in the top three. WKU tied with Loyola Marymount University while Villanova University ranks first with 11 … Continue reading WKU tied for 2nd in 2016-17 list of top Fulbright producers

Megan Laffoon: My Lifetime Experience

This summer, I used my LTE to investigate the water holding capacity of hugelkultur beds in order to assess their possible application to areas impacted by land degradation and karst rocky desertification (KRD). That sentence included quite a bit of jargon, so let me back up a bit and define a couple of terms. Hugelkultur … Continue reading Megan Laffoon: My Lifetime Experience

Sean Jacobson: My Lifetime Experience

The Smithsonian Institution has long been one of my favorite places to go to in Washington, D.C. For a lover of history, it is a playground of discovery and knowledge. With it being the world’s largest museum system with 23 units and iconic name recognition, I first felt intimidated at the thought of interning there. … Continue reading Sean Jacobson: My Lifetime Experience

Brooke Barber: My Lifetime Experience

Olifants West Balule Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit, South Africa, Summer 2014 If you would have told the 5-year-old, short kindergarten version of myself that she would get to go to Africa and see Lion King in real life, she probably would have squealed with excitement and couldn’t believe her dream was coming true. Or maybe, the … Continue reading Brooke Barber: My Lifetime Experience

Mckinze Vowels: My Lifetime Experience

My experience with research this past year has been eye opening and incredibly rewarding. The Lifetime Experience Grant has allowed me to continue my work with the older adult community in an innovative way. The project was centered around the Bingocize™ program created by Dr. Jason Crandall, an exercise science professor here at WKU. Bingocize™ … Continue reading Mckinze Vowels: My Lifetime Experience

Ethan Morris: My Lifetime Experience

Accepting the Lifetime Experience Grant was the perfect way to end an equally perfect college experience. As a history major, I applied for, and received, a grant to conduct research on a microfilmed collection of interviews taken in Louisville, Kentucky during the American Civil War. The interviews, it seemed, had gone largely unnoticed by the … Continue reading Ethan Morris: My Lifetime Experience