Archive | August, 2008

Freshman Assembly ceremony Sept. 2

The annual Freshman Assembly ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 2 at Diddle Arena. Speakers will include President Gary Ransdell and Student Government Association President Johnathon Boles. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Saundra Ardrey, head of the Department of Political Science. Dr. Ardrey will discuss “Get on the Bus,” the theme for this […]

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Bike shop open at Preston Center

The Intramural-Recreational Sports Department has opened a full service bike shop at the Preston Health and Activities Center. The bike shop offers maintenance, repairs and biking accessories and can make custom orders. The bike shop is located in the Outdoor Recreation Adventure Center on the first floor of the Preston Health and Activities Center. Bikes […]

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WKU at the national conventions

Western Kentucky University faculty members and several students are in Denver this week for the Democratic National Convention with another WKU group scheduled to attend next week’s Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Both groups will be blogging about their experiences here.

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WKU department head completes Trans-Siberian expedition in Russia

Geography and Geology Department Head Dr. David Keeling recently completed a three-week transect of Russia on the Trans-Siberian railway, sponsored by the American Geographical Society. The educational tour began in Vladivostok, Russia’s major Pacific port city, which had been closed to foreigners throughout most of the Soviet period and only opened up in 1992 to […]

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ICSET director receives national thermal analysis group’s top honor

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WKU group in Beijing

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Geoscience students, faculty attend international GIS conference

A WKU geoscience graduate student received a scholarship to participate in the 28th Annual Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) International User Conference Aug. 2-8 in San Diego. S. Matt Brunt of Bowling Green was selected from a pool of applicants for the competitive scholarships, which supported 60 graduate and fourth-year undergraduate students from universities and […]

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WKU football media day

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Lease renewed for WKU police vehicle

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2008 fall semester opening highlights

Classes begin Aug. 25, but several events and activities begin next week as WKU prepares for the 2008 fall semester. Highlights include the following events: Aug. 14: Dedication of new Alpha Delta Pi sorority house, 11 a.m. at 1633 Chestnut St. Aug. 15: Ribbon cutting at new food court facility, 11 a.m. near Pearce-Ford Tower. […]

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WKU geology major studying meteorite

Senior geology major Kristin Leftwich of Kingston Springs, Tenn., has completed eight weeks of active exploration in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The project was titled “Classification and Measurement of Inclusions in the Allende Meteorite.” Leftwich worked with Dr. Denton S. Ebel in […]

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