Archive | September, 2010

Students in Rotary program visit WKU

WKU President Gary Ransdell high-fives students from Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School who visited campus Sept. 30. The students are part of the Giving Hope program, a scholarship fund established by the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club. The Rotary program will cover the cost of tuition and books for the students to attend WKU or Bowling Green […]

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Teen Health Summit Oct. 1 at WKU

Enthusiastic teenagers are the latest group tackling the obesity epidemic. On Friday (Oct. 1), concerned high school students from throughout the Commonwealth will gather on the WKU campus for the Students Taking Charge Teen Health Summit to gain knowledge about resources available to assist in their efforts to improve the health of their school community. […]

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Education Kentucky meets at WKU

Education Kentucky, a group representing 16 colleges and universities from across the Commonwealth, met last week at WKU to discuss how they may promote the state of Kentucky as a destination for international students and increase international student enrollment. “Kentucky colleges and universities are well below regional and national averages for the number of international […]

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Ticket sales begin Oct. 4 for Josh Turner Homecoming concert at Diddle Arena

Ticket sales begin Monday (Oct. 4) for the 2010 Homecoming concert featuring country singer Josh Turner Oct. 28 at WKU’s Diddle Arena. Advance tickets are $20 for WKU students and $30 for non-students and will be sold at the WKU Ticket Office in Diddle Arena or by calling 1-800-5BIGRED. Tickets at the door will be […]

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‘Love the Way You Lie’ event Oct. 12 will raise awareness of domestic violence

Community members and students are invited to observe domestic violence awareness month at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium on WKU’s campus. The event, Love the Way You Lie, will raise awareness of intimate partner violence and highlight ways in which students and community members can make a difference in […]

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‘Giftedness As Both Asset and Burden’ topic for Berta Workshop Oct. 18-19

The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU will host the Berta Excellence in Education Workshop Series for parents and educators of gifted and talented children Oct. 18 and 19 at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center at WKU’s South Campus, 2355 Nashville Road. Thanks to the generosity of the Berta Fund for Excellence in Education, the […]

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Gatton Academy planning informational sessions across Kentucky this fall

Representatives of the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU will conduct a series informational meetings for high school students and their parents as well as interested community members across the state this fall. Students may RSVP online to attend the sessions. The Gatton Academy is a residential program for […]

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WKU faculty members attend China environmental justice workshop

Two faculty from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology recently returned from southwestern China as invited lecturers in a workshop on environmental justice supported by a grant from the U.S. State Department to the Vermont Law School’s U.S.-China Partnership in Environmental Law. Expanding into new directions for WKU’s China Environmental Health Project (CEHP), Jason Polk […]

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Civil engineering’s Bell lecture Oct. 5

Dr. Jon Wren, principal engineer and practice director for Exponent Engineering, will be the featured speaker Tuesday (Oct. 5) for WKU’s William A. and Joyce R. Bell Excellence Fund for Civil Engineering Lecture. Wren’s presentation on Epic Failures will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Snell Hall, room 2113. WKU’s Department of Engineering will host a […]

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Members of WKU Habitat chapter to participate in Carter Work Project

Seven members of the WKU Habitat for Humanity campus chapter will have leadership roles next week in Annapolis, Md., as part of the 27th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Build activities will begin on World Habitat Day, Oct. 4, as part of a worldwide effort to highlight the need for stable communities and […]

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Representatives of AMS department selected for leadership positions

Two representatives of WKU’s Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences have been elected to leadership positions for the Association for Technology Management and Applied Engineering, the national accreditation agency. Graduate student Josh Ferriell of Bowling Green has been elected to a one-year term as student representative on the ATMAE Executive Board. Dr. Mark Doggett has […]

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Student Veterans’ Alliance formed

A new organization for veterans and their families has been formed at WKU. WKU’s Student Veterans’ Alliance is open to all students and alumni who are serving or have served in the U.S. military, including their spouses and children, veterans of any era or anyone with an interest in student veteran issues. The Student Veterans’ […]

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