Archive | July, 2009

10 named to Alumni Association board

WKU’s Alumni Association has named 10 new board members. The WKU Alumni Association board has 32 members. New members who began their terms in mid-July are: Vincel J. Anthony of Louisville, a former Hilltopper football player and a 1990 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in office systems. He is a business consultant with NetGain Technologies […]

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WKU hosts multimedia workshop

WKU’s School of Journalism and Broadcasting recently hosted a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund workshop for college professors, aimed at improving multimedia skills. Participants heard WKU faculty speak on their various areas of expertise. Topics ranged from digital photography to digital media. Newspaper Fund Executive Director Richard S. Holden said the workshop has important benefits not […]

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Funding secured for 2 more projects

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday that he secured nearly $24 million in funding in two bills containing critical support for several Kentucky projects, including $3 million for WKU. The measures were approved by a key Senate committee and now go to the Senate floor for consideration. “Kentucky’s universities are leading the way […]

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Imagewest team returns from Spain

Imagewest, one of the nation’s only full-service, revenue generating, student-run advertising and public relations agency located at WKU, recently provided four team members with the rare opportunity to live and work in Spain for four weeks. The team traveled more than 4,000 miles to arrive at their destination, where they conducted research to develop a […]

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WKU students, faculty, staff attend International Congress of Speleology

During the heat of summer in the Texas Hill Country, 14 students, staff and faculty at WKU converged on the campus of Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas, on July 19-26 to participate in the 15th International Congress of Speleology, an event that occurs once every four years at selected sites around the globe. The last […]

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Environmental geoscientist elected to National Speleological Society board

Dr. Lee Florea, assistant professor of Environmental Geoscience in the Department of Geography and Geology, has been elected to the executive committee of the National Speleological Society. As Executive Vice President for the Society, Dr. Florea’s primary responsibilities are to oversee NSS publications, grants, exploration committees, and liaisons to scientific organizations. The two flagship components […]

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Annual WKYU-PBS Pool Party Aug. 2

The first day of school is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for the ninth annual WKYU-PBS Pool Party. Bring the youngsters to the Russell Sims Aquatic Park for this “Sunny Day Celebration” on Sunday, Aug. 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. The first 500 kids age 10 and under will receive […]

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WKYU-PBS wins two Emmy Awards

WKYU-PBS, WKU’s Public Television service, has been honored with two Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Ohio Valley Chapter. The documentary Joe Downing: Poet of Color and Light won in the Nostalgia Program category (Producers Barbara Deeb and David Brinkley, Editor Stephen Kertis, and Executive Producer Jerry Baker) and David […]

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Perry’s Ryder Cup experience will benefit WKU students in new program

WKU students will benefit from Hall of Famer Kenny Perry’s 2008 Ryder Cup experience. On Saturday morning, Perry and Kentucky PGA Section representative Mark Hill presented a $90,000 check to WKU President Gary Ransdell and Dr. William Hey, head of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport. The donation, part of the 2008 Ryder Cup […]

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Batik Silk Dying Workshop Aug. 15

The Kentucky Library & Museum is offering a Batik Silk Dying Workshop with Dr. Laura McGee from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 15. “We always look forward to working with Laura,” said Lynne Ferguson, WKU Libraries Artist-in-Residence. “She’s a very talented artist and brings her wealth of experience to the community.” McGee is an […]

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WKU hosting librarian from Belize

WKU Libraries is hosting Erwin Woodye, Chief Librarian from the University of Belize, as part of an administrator exchange program sponsored by COBEC (Consortium for Belize Educational Cooperation). Established in the late 1980s, COBEC’s purpose is to link postsecondary educational institutions in Belize and other countries to strengthen and expand their capabilities in higher education. […]

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Kenny Perry, Kentucky PGA to make presentation to WKU on Saturday

The Kentucky PGA Section will make a presentation Saturday morning on behalf of Kenny Perry to WKU to support its Play Golf America University program. As part of the 2008 Ryder Cup Outreach Program, $90,000 is being donated to WKU. Kentucky PGA Section Representative Mark Hill, WKU President Gary Ransdell and WKU Hall of Famer […]

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