Archive | October, 2010

$1 million gift from Dale Augenstein to support alumni center construction

It’s not hard to tell that Dale Augenstein is a WKU graduate. His restaurant in Hilton Head Island, S.C., is like a mini-museum, full of WKU memorabilia, and he is known for hiring WKU students to work there. He attends most football and basketball games, is president-elect of the WKU Alumni Association and a member […]

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Campus traffic, Topper Transit affected by underground electrical project

WKU’s underground high voltage distribution project will again affect campus traffic and Topper Transit for about two weeks beginning Monday (Nov. 1). State Street will be closed at Helm-Cravens Library. Detours will be posted on State Street as well as Normal Street and Regents Drive. As with a previous road closing in September, Topper Transit […]

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View from the Hill – 2010 Homecoming Changes

This year’s WKU Homecoming theme is “Thrill on the Hill.”  The parade is ending at Fountain Square Park and will be followed by a concert in the park.  Learn more in this week’s View from the Hill.

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Top volunteers, alumni chapter, alumni recognized at Summit Awards

WKU recognized its top volunteers, alumni chapters and alumni Thursday night (Oct. 28) at the annual Summit Awards. Distinguished Service Medals to recognize the service of the University’s top volunteers were presented to David G. Chandler, Gary Hairlson and Howard Pincus. Matt Coleman of Nashville, Tenn., is the Young Alumnus of the Year and Heather […]

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Swoboda receives Emeritus Award

Dr. Don Swoboda, who recently retired as dean of WKU’s Division of Extended Learning and Outreach, received the Emeritus Award from the Association for Continuing Higher Education. Dr. Swoboda was one of 11 educators recognized during the awards ceremony at the ACHE’s 72nd annual conference in Albuquerque, N.M. The award recognizes retiring association members who […]

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Training consortium receives award

A training consortium administered through WKU’s Division of Extended Learning and Outreach was honored recently by the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE). DELO received the Distinguished Non-Credit Program Award for Uniting Industries, Sharing Costs, Building Successes – A Training Consortium Project. Manon Pardue, director of the Center for Training & Development, and Sharon Woodward, […]

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WKU offers face-to-face GMAT review

Future Masters of Business Administration (MBA) students have been asking for a face-to-face GMAT review in Bowling Green for years.  This year a GMAT review is available at WKU starting Nov. 3. Bob Hatfield, WKU’s MBA Coordinator, said that the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is the test that most accredited MBA programs require for […]

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WKU named military-friendly honoree

WKU has been named a Military Advanced Education Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities Honoree by Military Advanced Education. The distinction, announced by Ted Flottman, associate account executive for Military Advanced Education, will be included in the magazine’s December 2010 issue. “We strive to provide support and services to help them reach their educational goals,” said […]

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WKU Basketball Media Day

Hear what WKU basketball coaches and players have to say about the upcoming season.  

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Exhibit, First Amendment discussion mark ACLU’s 90th anniversary

WKU is one of three locations in Kentucky to host a traveling exhibit on the 90th anniversary of the American Civil Liberties Union and its litigation on behalf of First Amendment causes. It covers the “greatest hits” of the ACLU’s famous Supreme Court cases, from the era of the Palmer Raids to the recent Guantanamo […]

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Students in WKU horticulture class will work on floats for Rose Parade

WKU Study Away is helping students experience the diverse opportunities available in the horticulture industry. In late December and early January, Horticulture 475 will take students to California, where they will create floral arrangements for the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. Students will then visit Napa Valley area vineyards, tour Golden Gate Botanical Gardens […]

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Cancer group, School of Nursing to present Incredible Colon exhibit Oct. 30

Kentucky Cancer Program and WKU’s School of Nursing will feature the Incredible Colon as a pregame activity during Homecoming from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 30) outside the Academic Complex. The Incredible Colon is a giant, inflatable, interactive and educational exhibit that provides visitors with an opportunity to learn about colon cancer, including […]

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