Archive | October, 2009

Regents approve property purchase

The WKU Board of Regents today (Oct. 30) approved the purchase of Colonial Courts apartment complex to become an international student and visiting scholars village. Three, two-story brick buildings will be purchased for $573,750 to join six cottages already owned by WKU. The property is located on Normal Drive across from WKU’s Southwest Hall. Renovations […]

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Governor unveils new sign that will direct travelers to Perry’s golf course

Gov. Steve Beshear and WKU Hall of Famer Kenny Perry teamed up Friday (Oct. 30) to unveil a new highway sign that will direct travelers to Kenny Perry’s Country Creek golf course. “The brown sign program has grown to become a vital and very successful piece of our strategy to promote Kentucky tourism,” Beshear said. […]

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Dennison named to Board of Regents

Glasgow pediatrician Melissa Dennison was sworn in as the newest member of the WKU Board of Regents during the board’s quarterly meeting Friday (Oct. 30). Dr. Dennison will complete the term of Judi Hughes of Bowling Green, who resigned earlier this year. The 1980 WKU graduate is also a graduate of the University of Louisville […]

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2 DELO units receive awards

The WKU Center for Training and Development (CTD) as well as the WKU Summer Sessions office have been recognized by their peers for excellence in the field of Continuing Education. This is the second year in a row that members of the WKU Division of Extended Learning and Outreach have received awards from the University […]

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WKU’s Kelly Autism Program to present 2009 Alliance Awards on Nov. 4

The Kelly Autism Program at WKU will present the 2009 Alliance Awards at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 4) at Downing University Center’s Cupola Room. The Kelly Autism Program, part of the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU, serves families with adolescents and young adults diagnosed in the Autism Spectrum Disorder Continuum. The Alliance Award […]

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2009 British Debates set for Nov. 3

WKU’s forensic team will host the 2009 British Debates on Tuesday (Nov. 3). The debate will begin at 5 p.m. in the Garrett Conference Center auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. The format of the debate is based on what one would see in the British Parliament. The British team will be […]

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Kentucky Mesonet expands with sites in Fulton, Harrison, Metcalfe

The Kentucky Mesonet has expanded its weather and climate monitoring network to Fulton, Harrison and Metcalfe counties. The Fulton County site is at Fulton County High School in Hickman. The Harrison County site is on private land in the Licking River Valley about 8 miles north of Cynthiana. The Metcalfe County site is near Edmonton. […]

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Sessions will provide information about WKU’s Study Abroad opportunities

WKU’s Study Abroad & Global Learning will launch a series of information sessions next week. The Study Abroad Information Sessions are designed to answer many questions students have regarding the different types of opportunities available to WKU students. Topics include credit transfer, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, the application process, and how to discover unique […]

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‘Books & Baskets’ at Lady Topper game will tip off ‘Fall into Books’ program

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest partners, along with WKU Athletics and Charles M. Moore Insurance, will present “Books & Baskets” at the Lady Toppers’ season opener Nov. 14. The Lady Toppers will meet Eastern Kentucky University at 7 p.m. Fans who donate a new or gently used children’s book can receive one free reserved ticket […]

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Francis to deliver Lancaster-Puckett lecture Oct. 29 at South Campus

Dr. Sharron Halcomb Francis, a 2008 inductee into WKU’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni, will deliver the 2009 L.Y. Lancaster-Hugh Puckett Lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 29) at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center, WKU’s South Campus. A reception will begin at 5 p.m. Dr. Francis will discuss “Viagra Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction, Pulmonary Hypertension, and […]

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Photos: Astrophysicist visits WKU

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke with students at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky on Oct. 26. Dr. Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History and host of NOVA ScienceNow, visited WKU as part of the 2009-10 Cultural Enhancement Series. (WKU photos by Clinton Lewis)

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Physics student’s project will impact international research at Oak Ridge lab

An Ohio County student’s summer internship project will begin paying dividends this week for the international scientific community at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Nathan Campbell, a WKU junior from Beaver Dam, assisted in programming the PAGES (Portable Automated Gas Environment System) device this summer as a Higher Education Research Experiences intern for the Sample […]

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