Archive | April, 2010

Civil engineering students compete in 2010 Ohio Valley Student Conference

WKU engineering students participated in the American Society of Civil Engineers 2010 Ohio Valley Student Conference April 23-24. WKU’s concrete canoe team and its boat “The Phoenix” finished second overall. The team placed first in men’s sprint race, men’s distance race, women’s sprint race, women’s distance race and coed sprint race; second in final product; […]

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Video: Confucius Institute unveiling

WKU unveiled a plaque on April 22 marking the location of a future Chinese cultural media exhibit that will be part of WKU’s Confucius Institute. WKU President Gary Ransdell and Amy Eckhardt, director of the Office of Scholar Development and administrative director of the Chinese Flagship Institute,  introduced the plans for the exhibit at the […]

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View from the Hill: Derby princess

A WKU student has been in the middle of all the Kentucky Derby festivities this month. Graduate student Heather Cowherd of Bowling Green was one of five women chosen to serve as a Kentucky Derby Festival Princess. But that’s not the only recognition she’s received this year; Cowherd also is a recipient of the Congressional […]

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Preston Center celebration May 3; other dedications, special events coming up

WKU will celebrate the expansion and renovation of the Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities Center during a ceremony Monday afternoon (May 3). The event will begin at 3 p.m. in the Preston Center’s fitness center. Speakers include WKU President Gary Ransdell; Steve Rey, director of Intramural-Recreational Sports; Howard Bailey, vice president of Student Affairs; […]

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Veterans Upward Bound at WKU offering online instructional program

Veterans Upward Bound at WKU has just completed designing an online instructional program for veterans who are unable to attend the program in person. This new opportunity offers flexibility for the program to meet the needs of participants.  Veterans who wish to take advantage of this free service must have a computer connected to the […]

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WKU Greeks present 2010 awards

WKU’s Greek community hosted its annual awards convocation on April 25 at the Van Meter Auditorium. The following awards (plus those for Chapter Achievement, Hall of Fame and Greek Week) were presented: Randall Capps Greek Man of the Year: Jeff Moad, Kappa Alpha Order, a senior from Louisville; Bradley Venable, Sigma Phi Epsilon, a senior […]

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WKU education faculty member elected vice president of national organization

Dr. John Moore, associate professor in WKU’s School of Teacher Education, has been elected vice president of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). Beginning July 1, Dr. Moore will be NCSS vice president for 2010-11, president-elect for 2011-12, president for 2012-2013, and immediate past president for 2013-2014. He has served as a member […]

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Habitat’s Women Build coming up

The WKU Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter‘s Women Build Days are coming up May 1 and 8. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, females will participate in building a Habitat home at 1362 Clay St. (corner of 14th Avenue and Clay Street). WKU is the first campus chapter to lead a Women Build […]

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View from the Hill: Burch’s new role

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Barbara Burch will be transitioning into a new role at WKU. As of July 1, she will take a leave through the fall semester and then return to teaching in the educational leadership doctoral program and also focus on other areas in higher education. A reception honoring Dr. […]

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Photos: WKU Earth Day 2010

WKU celebrated the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. The event included the presentation of the inaugural Warren County Environmental Stewardship Award, which was named for its first recipient – Dr. Dero Downing, president emeritus of WKU. On behalf of his father, Alex Downing accepted the award from Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon. […]

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WKU hosts International Recognition Reception to honor students, others

WKU held its first International Recognition Reception to recognize graduating students who have studied abroad as well as those making contributions to internationalization at WKU. The event, hosted by the Office of International Programs, was held April 20 at the Garrett Conference Center Ballroom. More than 60 study abroad graduates were presented with pins to […]

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WKU hosting presentation, exhibit on China’s water resource challenges

WKU’s Hoffman Environmental Research Institute, the WKU Confucius Institute and Circle of Blue will present Hidden Waters, Dragons in the Deep: The Freshwater Crisis in China’s Karst Regions on May 3. The multimedia presentation and discussion on the water resource challenges affecting tens of millions of people in southwest China’s karst regions will begin at […]

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