Archive | June, 2009

Mesonet expanding to Madison County

The Kentucky Mesonet is expanding its weather and climate monitoring network to Madison County. A Mesonet station is being installed at the Eastern Kentucky University Farm. Technicians will be on the site Tuesday installing instrumentation. “We are extremely pleased to be installing a new station in Madison County as part of the Kentucky Mesonet,” said […]

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Students from 10 states to attend speech and debate camp July 12-17

Seventy-five students from Kentucky and nine other states will attend the 2009 Summer Forensic Camp July 12-17 at WKU. The weeklong camp, hosted by WKU’s award-winning forensic program, provides speech and debate instruction for junior high and high school students. Instructors include college and high school coaches as well as members of the WKU forensic […]

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SOKY Book Fest’s next Big Read project will focus on ‘The Great Gatsby’

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest partners have received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host another Big Read project in Bowling Green and the surrounding region. The Big Read gives communities the opportunity to come together to read, discuss, and celebrate one of 30 selections from American and world literature. […]

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WKU-Owensboro adds graduate degree in Student Affairs; Q-and-A July 14

The WKU Owensboro Regional Campus has added a Master of Arts degree in Student Affairs to its growing list of programs offered locally. A question-and-answer session about the Student Affairs master’s degree program is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 14 in the Advanced Technological Center at the campus of the OCTC on New Hartford Road. […]

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Motorcycle safety courses offered

As millions of motorcyclists are taking to highways and back roads across the United States this summer, WKU’s Division of Extended Learning and Outreach reminds motorcycle riders that Continuing Education offers courses that address safety issues. Riders can choose the appropriate course – basic rider or experienced rider — based on their current skill level. […]

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WKU students, faculty study abroad

WKU students, faculty and staff are traveling to 22 overseas destinations during WKU’s summer terms to expand their academic experience. Between May and August, more than 180 students will study with more than 25 WKU instructors. Students will learn in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa. They will bring their experience back to campus through […]

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HistoryMobile to visit WKU on June 30

Bowling Green residents, visitors and students at WKU will have an opportunity to explore “Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” when they visit the 300-square-foot exhibit housed in the HistoryMobile, an experience provided by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS). The HistoryMobile will be at the Downing University Center’s South Lawn on June 30. The Kentucky Historical Society’s HistoryMobile […]

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Geologists, graduate student attend international petroleum conference

Two WKU faculty members and a graduate student attended the annual convention and exhibition of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) June 7-10 in Denver. Geology faculty members Dr. Michael May and Dr. Kenneth Kuehn presented a poster titled “Renewed Interest in Heavy Oils and Rock Asphalt in South Central Kentucky” and geoscience graduate […]

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Imagewest students traveling to Spain for international summer internship

Imagewest, the nation’s only student-run, revenue based, full-service advertising and public relations agency at WKU, will be traveling to Spain for four weeks this summer to give WKU students the opportunity to work with clients there. Imagewest will start its journey collaborating with various universities in Barcelona. After working in Barcelona, Imagewest International will be […]

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WKU department head Webb will compete in AARP National Spelling Bee

Dr. Cathleen Webb, head of WKU’s Chemistry Department, mother of two and AARP member, is preparing to compete in her second AARP National Spelling Bee. The competition will be held June 20 in Cheyenne, Wyo. Dr. Webb and her family will leave Bowling Green for Wyoming on Monday (June 15). AARP sponsors the only national […]

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WKU group visits Taiwan institutions

Representatives of WKU recently visited three universities in Taiwan to discuss the continuation of and possible new partnerships and exchange programs for faculty, staff and students between WKU and their institutions. Dr. Blaine Ferrell, dean of Ogden College of Science and Engineering, Dr. Cornell Menking, Chief International Officer, and Lois Hall, Employee Relations Coordinator at […]

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Geoscience students, faculty member study water resources in Bahamas

White beaches, blue waters, coral reefs and conch fritters. These were just some of the perks available to WKU Environmental Geoscience faculty member Dr. Lee J. Florea, Geoscience graduate student Scot Russell of Uniontown, Pa., and Geography and Geology major Chasity Stinson of Goodlettsville, Tenn., on a recent research trip (May 27-June 2) to San […]

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