The naming of a college is an important milestone in the development and maturation of any institution. As the oldest honors college in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, with an outstanding statewide reputation and a growing national one, it is only fitting that the Honors College at WKU should be named in honor of the Mahurin family, whose name has been synonymous with supporting excellence at WKU and helping to create both leaders and agents of change throughout their lives. The original program evolved over the years, and in was renamed the University Scholars Honors Program. A new credit curriculum was introduced, including a 6-credit senior thesis and the option of creating honors augmentation contracts in non-honors, upper-division courses in the student's major. The Honors Program, albeit small, served an important intellectual niche for students and faculty.
Honors Thesis Defense
Mahurin Honors College < Western Kentucky University
Patients with limited English skills often face additional struggles when accessing medical care. These patients, referred to as limited English proficient LEP patients, are unable to communicate directly with their physician. This lack of direct communication typically results in unique challenges for the patient and provider. Due to these challenges, LEP patients often have poorer health statuses and experience poorer health outcomes. However, when provided with access to qualified medical interpreters, many of these challenges facing LEP patients can be ameliorated. Therefore, using qualified interpreters is an important component in improving the access to healthcare for LEP patients. To determine the level of access to healthcare for LEP patients in Bowling Green, LEP patients were invited to participate in a survey about their past experiences using medical interpreters at a local health fair.
Apply Now Visit Us. View All Events. As the first independent Honors College at a Kentucky public university, we are dedicated to fostering excellence in all forms of expression through research and experiential learning, critical thinking, active citizenship, and international engagement.
Female Cartographers: Historical Obstacles and Successes. For much of history, women have lived in male-dominated societies, which has limited their participation in society. The field of cartography has been largely populated by men, but despite cultural obstacles, there are records of women significantly contributing over the past 1, years.