Archive | November, 2008

Health pre-professional honor society chapter inducts 14 new members

WKU’s chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) inducted 14 new members on Nov. 24. Alpha Epsilon Delta is the National Health Pre-professional Honor Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in pre-professional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary and others. The Kentucky Gamma Chapter at WKU was established in 1968 and has inducted […]

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2008 campus shutdown plan

Can WKU save 1 million kilowatt hours over the holiday break? Yes we can – with your help and cooperation. In light of rising energy costs and a tightening budget, WKU is looking for ways to reduce our energy consumption. This year, during the holiday break, we have the opportunity to save 1 million kilowatt […]

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WKU’s Mitchell represents All-Army golfers at PGA Tour event in Florida

All-Army golfer Capt. Sunny Ko Mitchell, an ROTC recruiting officer at WKU, helped two professional golfers support a worthy cause during the Children’s Miracle Network Classic at the Shades of Green on Walt Disney World Resort. Mitchell represented the Army well during her second appearance in the PGA Tour event that allows amateurs to play […]

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Kaleidoscope hosting ‘Speak Up!!’ event

Kaleidoscope, a community youth arts program, will host its “Speak Up!!” Showcase Event, highlighting the music, poetry, dance and visual arts of Kaleidoscope youth, at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Bowling Green High School Theater, 1801 Rockingham Lane. A reception for family, friends and guests will follow the show. The event is free, but […]

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Geoscientist attends cave workshop

Dan Nolfi, a geoscience graduate student working in the Hoffman Environmental Institute with advisor Dr. Chris Groves, will represent WKU and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GRSM) on Nov. 18-19 at a workshop in Denver to facilitate cave resource monitoring and collaboration among cave and karst specialists of various National Park Service units. Nolfi’s […]

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English major wins poetry contest

Morgan Eklund, a sophomore English major from Morehead, has won the 2008 Sarabande Student Poetry Competition. Sarabande Books, a non-profit Louisville publishing company for short fiction and poetry, sponsors the contest annually for undergraduate students from across Kentucky. Eklund’s poem, “Her Father,” is about Eklund’s roommate’s father who died earlier in the semester and the […]

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Interfraternity Council’s 2009 officers

The WKU Greek Affairs Office has announced the 2009 Executive Board officers of the WKU Interfraternity Council. Listed by office and hometown, they are: President: Jeff Moad, a junior political science major from Louisville. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Order. Vice President of Judicial Affairs: Wells Gunn, a junior entrepreneurship major from Cave […]

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WKU graduate, astronaut Wilcutt inducted into aviation hall of fame

Col. Terry Wilcutt, a WKU graduate, Russellville native and NASA astronaut, was inducted into the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame on Nov. 1 in Lexington. Wilcutt, a 1995 inductee into WKU’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni, graduated in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and taught high school math for two years in Louisville. He […]

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Staff member wins poetry contest

Trish Lindsey Jaggers, office associate for WKU’s Women’s Studies Program and part-time instructor for WKU’s Bowling Green Community College, has won the top prize in the “New Millennium Writings” poetry contest. Jaggers will receive $1,000 and have her poem published in the journal’s next issue. She won for “On the Night They Took Your Life,” […]

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WKU department head Keeling leads seminar on ‘Seven Revolutions’

Dr. David Keeling, head of WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, traveled to White Plains, N.Y., this past week to lead a seminar at the Scarsdale Teachers Institute on how geography shapes the “Seven Revolutions.” The Seven Revolutions is a project led by the Global Strategy Institute at the Center for Strategic and International Studies […]

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U.N. ambassador’s visit postponed

A Nov. 20 presentation by United Nations Ambassador Maria Fernanda Espinosa of Ecuador as part of WKU’s “Beyond Borders Fences and Walls” series has been postponed. According to Ricardo Nazario-Colon, director of WKU’s Office of Diversity Programs, Ambassador Espinosa hopes to reschedule her visit. Two videoconferences in the series on human rights in Latin America […]

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Upcoming events at WKU

Nov. 14-16: The Department of Theatre & Dance in collaboration with the Kentucky Library and Museum will present “The Mischief Makers.” Show times are 4 p.m. Nov. 14, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Nov. 15, 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Admission is $2 for children under 12; $3 for […]

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