Archive | November, 2009

NBA marketing director to visit WKU

Dan Opallo, director of marketing for the NBA, will discuss the use of social network marketing in the NBA’s marketing efforts at 2 p.m. Friday (Dec. 4) in WKU’s Grise Hall Auditorium. U.S. sports leagues, corporate sponsors and media companies can cash in by using social media. Opallo will talk about how the NBA is […]

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3 WKU geography faculty members, 5 students attend regional conference

Three geography faculty members, one graduate and four undergraduate students from WKU attended the 64th annual meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers in Knoxville, Tenn., the weekend before Thanksgiving. Dr. Katie Algeo presented “Southern Saltpeter: A Social Geography” in a session on cultural and historical geographies, based on her fieldwork […]

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Leadership Institute set for Dec. 3-4

On Dec. 3 and 4, The Center for Gifted Studies is hosting its 14th annual Leadership Institute. John Baker, education coordinator for The Center for Leadership Excellence at WKU, will present Building Leadership in Students. Teachers, counselors, administrators and others responsible for and interested in student leadership development are welcome to attend the two-day workshop. […]

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Scanning electron microscope delivered

One of the world’s largest scanning electron microscopes was delivered to WKU’s Applied Physics Institute on Nov. 24. The large-chamber SEM, a $2.7 million gift from the U.S. Department of Energy, was moved from Oak Ridge National Laboratory to WKU’s API facility, located in the Center for Research and Development on Nashville Road. The one […]

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WKU agriculture student on winning team in regional dairy competition

WKU senior Wesley Dyer of Monroe County was a member of the Platinum winning team in last weekend’s Southern Region Dairy Challenge Contest. The contest, part of the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge, was hosted on Nov. 19-21 by WKU, Eastern Kentucky University and University of Kentucky at Woodall Farms and Robey Farms in Logan […]

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View from the Hill: Kela’s Crew

WKU volleyball coach Travis Hudson had no idea the impact Dr. Kela Fee’s battle with cancer would have on him personally. Here is the story in the “View from the Hill” by WKU’s Amy Bingham DeCesare.

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Technology Management students make presentations at conference

Three Technology Management graduate students in WKU’s Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences made presentations at a national conference. The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) held its annual conference Nov. 10-14 in Louisville. Susan Mordecai of Maumelle, Ark., made a presentation on Nanotechnology and Safety Issues. Ed Martelli of Auburn made two […]

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WKU offers health and safety certificate at Kingsford facility in Metcalfe County

Kingsford Manufacturing prides itself on its commitment to safety. This fall the charcoal manufacturing company, located in Summer Shade, partnered with WKU’s Department of Public Health to provide 17 employees an opportunity to take a series of undergraduate courses leading to a certificate in Occupational Health and Safety for those who successfully complete the program. […]

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Photos: Taggart named football coach

Willie Taggart was introduced as WKU’s new football coach Nov. 23 during a news conference with President Gary Ransdell and Athletic Director Wood Selig at Diddle Arena. Here is a selection of news conference photos by WKU’s Clinton Lewis:

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Forensic team wins Ohio tourney

Ten members of the WKU Forensic Team traveled to Bowling Green, Ohio, the weekend of Nov. 9-10 to compete in the Bowling Green State University “Birds of a Feather” Swing Speech Tournament. Having advanced all members to elimination rounds, the WKU team swept the tournament, winning the Overall Sweepstakes award.  The team also received the […]

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Students honored at science meeting

Several WKU students and faculty attended the Kentucky Academy of Science’s 95th annual meeting Nov. 13-14 at Northern Kentucky University. Dr. Kenneth Crawford, associate professor of biology, received a 2009 Superlative Award for Outstanding Academy Service. Dr. Crawford has served as KAS treasurer for several years. Several WKU students received awards in the undergraduate and […]

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Alpha Epsilon Delta preprofessional honor society inducts 24 new members

WKU’s chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) inducted 24 new members on Nov. 9. Alpha Epsilon Delta is the National Health Preprofessional Honor Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary and others. The Kentucky Gamma Chapter at WKU was established in 1968 and has inducted […]

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