Archive | December, 2008

WKU confers degrees to 1,009

WKU conferred degrees to 1,009 students Saturday (Dec. 13) during its 164th Commencement. WKU awarded 86 associate’s degrees, 722 baccalaureate, 197 master’s and four recipients of the doctoral degree offered cooperatively by WKU and University of Louisville. About 800 students participated in the ceremony at Diddle Arena. President Gary Ransdell told the new graduates that […]

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WKU closed for winter break

WKU will close Dec. 15 for winter break and reopen Jan. 5. If you need to contact someone, please call WKU Police at 270-745-2548. Any important information during the break will be posted to the WKU website and on the information line, 270-936-0000. If you would like to make a year-end gift to WKU, please […]

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Muhlenberg County freshman receives first Ethel M. Forsythe Scholarship

Katelyn Mischelle Storm, a Western Kentucky University freshman from Beechmont, is the first recipient of the Ethel Mallory Forsythe Scholarship. Storm, a 2008 graduate of Muhlenberg South High School, is majoring in nursing. The scholarship award is $2,500 per year for four years. The scholarship, endowed by Forsythe’s family, is for a female student from […]

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Business college Ambassadors named

WKU’s Gordon Ford College of Business has selected six students as the college’s first Ambassadors. The students are: Andrew Cullen, a freshman from Calvert City; Courtney Burford, a junior from Shepherdsville; George Callis, a sophomore from Owensboro; Jeffrey Witzgall, a senior from Villa Hills; Rebekka Welch, a freshman from Paducah; and Arthur Clint McRay, a […]

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Marvel appointed to USASBE position

Dr. Matt Marvel, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship in WKU’s Gordon Ford College of Business, has been appointed Vice President for Services for United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). Dr. Marvel specializes in technology entrepreneurship including opportunity development and innovation. Dr. Marvel’s appointed position will give him the opportunity to work […]

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Meteorology students participate in regional weather competition

This semester, students in Dr. Josh Durkee’s Weather Analysis and Forecasting course participated in a multi-university weather-forecast contest designed to test their analytical skills. Student teams from WKU, University of Georgia and Northern Illinois University were assigned various cities across the country in order to forecast high/low temperatures and total precipitation (to the hundredth -0.00; […]

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SGA holds Winter Celebration

Student Government Association held its Winter Celebration in the Downing University Center’s Cupola Room on Dec. 2. This celebration was conducted to honor SGA’s Professor of the Year, Advisor of the Year and the Buy a Book scholarship winners. But the winter celebration was also an ending to the Student Government Association’s first semester of […]

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External funding recipients honored at Provost’s Recognition Awards

The Office of Research and Economic Development recently recognized several individuals and offices for the role they play in creating opportunities for WKU students to gain the hands-on applied research as well as public service experience. These opportunities are created through a collaborative and collective effort on the part of various team members by seeking […]

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Brownlee named director of SBDC

Adam Brownlee is the new director of the Small Business Development Center at WKU. Brownlee, a May 2002 WKU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in financial management, had worked at Camping World as a Forecast Analyst, Computer Programmer and Business Intelligence Analyst from 2004 to 2008. He also has extensive experience in managing and setting […]

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Veterans project receives donation

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