Archive | February, 2009

WKU, Allen County gift announcement

A $1.475 million gift from the Laura Goad Turner Charitable Foundation will launch an important partnership among WKU, the Allen County School District, and Allen County health and human service organizations. Here’s this week’s “View from the Hill” segment (transcript) on the gift announcement.

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‘The Body Farm Novels’ topic for next presentation in ‘Kentucky Live Series’

WKU Libraries’ Kentucky Live Series will present Jefferson Bass and The Body Farm Novels at 7 p.m. March 5 at Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane. Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research Facility — the […]

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Teacher Hall of Fame video

The second class of the Gov. Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame was inducted Feb. 10 at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. The five inducted are Theresa Cowherd of Bowling Green, Dale Faughn of Fredonia, Jessie Pearl Comer Jackson of Gamaliel, Hilda Willis Jenkins of Bowling Green and Rosemary Weddington of Frankfort. Here […]

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Students, faculty to discuss Belize international service learning project

A team of faculty and students recently participated in the College of Health and Human Services international service learning program to Belize. Students and faculty from the departments of Public Health, Allied Health, Political Science, School of Nursing, and Institute of Rural Health participated in this seven-day program Jan. 8-15. Students who participated in the […]

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Biology faculty member selected as division chair for microbiology group

Dr. Rodney King, associate professor of biology, has been elected to serve as chair of Division M of the American Society for Microbiology. The members of Division M are interested in understanding the biology of bacteriophages — viruses that infect bacteria. As Division chair, Dr. King will help plan and organize the Division M symposium […]

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Winter Super Saturdays

The Center for Gifted Studies’ Winter Super Saturdays program wraps up on Feb. 28. Amy Bingham reports on this year’s session in last week’s “View from the Hill.” (Transcript available.)

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Officials celebrate grand opening of Scholar House in Bowling Green

Representatives of Kentucky Housing Corporation, Wabuck Development Company, Housing Assistance and Development Services, Inc. (HANDS), Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, The Cecilian Bank, Community Action of Southern Kentucky and state and local officials celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting for Bowling Green’s new Scholar House on Feb. 18. The 56-unit, 61,000-square-foot facility at 701 […]

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Photojournalism student winner of group’s Women’s Achievement Award

WKU photojournalism student Teressa Rerras, a senior from Norfolk, Va., has received another award for her efforts to tell the stories of women and children in war-torn countries. Rerras is one of three winners of the 8th annual Women’s Achievement Awards, presented by the Zonta Club of Hampton Roads, Va. The award is given in […]

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Two WKU graduates honored

Two educators and WKU graduates were recently honored with prestigious awards. Bernard I. Minnis, a longtime educator and school official, is the recipient of Louisville’s 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award. The award that goes to a Louisville resident who reflects King’s ideals and who has promoted justice, peace, nonviolence and racial equality. […]

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WKU graduate receives prestigious award from Department of Defense

WKU graduate Edric V. Thompson received the 2008 Thomas Jefferson Award for excellence in print and broadcast journalism among military and civilian employees across the Department of Defense. Thompson, who works in the U.S. Army Communications-Electronic Research, Development and Engineering Center, was recognized in the category of Feature Article Contributed by a Contractor or a […]

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Imagewest students win Markie Awards

WKU’s Imagewest students won several awards at the eighth annual Professional Marketing Association (PMA) Markie Awards. Bowling Green advertising and marketing businesses competed in the recent Markie Awards at the Holiday Inn Plaza Hotel. The Markie Awards were created by the PMA to recognize work produced by marketers in the Bowling Green area. This year’s […]

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WKU alum named Vice President for University Advancement at Gannon

WKU alum Jack H. Sims has been named Vice President for University Advancement at Gannon University in Erie, Pa. Sims has more than 14 years’ experience in fundraising in higher education, as well as several years’ experience in fundraising for other types of non-profit organizations. Most recently, he spent nearly five years at Virginia Wesleyan […]

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