Archive | December, 2010

Students work on Rose Parade floats

Students in WKU’s Horticulture 475 course, taught by Roger Dennis, are in Pasadena, Calif., where they are creating floral arrangements for two floats in the Jan. 1 Tournament of Roses Parade. The students are working with Charisma Floats on the 9/11 Heroes Tribute Float “Remember Reflect Renew” and West Covina Rose Float Foundation’s entry “Heroes […]

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Class of 2010 celebrates at WKU Fall Commencement

Hundreds of red towels waved in WKU’s Diddle Arena on Saturday — not in celebration of a Hilltopper victory but in celebration of the Class of 2010. As WKU concluded its 168th Commencement, the recipients of undergraduate degrees waved Class of 2010 red towels to begin a new commencement tradition. The red towel, established as […]

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Graduate ceremony begins Commencement Weekend at WKU

WKU’s 2010 Fall Commencement Weekend began Friday evening (Dec. 17) with the graduate ceremony at Diddle Arena. In its 168th Commencement, WKU is conferring degrees and certificates to a record 1,407 December graduates — 69 associates degrees, 960 baccalaureate degrees, 353 master’s degrees and 25 certificates. During Friday’s ceremony, four recipients of a cooperative doctoral […]

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Jeffrey Katz named dean of WKU’s Gordon Ford College of Business

Dr. Jeffrey Katz, associate dean of graduate programs and professor of management at Kansas State University, will be the next Dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business at WKU. Dr. Katz, who holds the Edgerley Family Endowed Chair in Business at KSU, will begin his new role at WKU June 27, 2011. “It is […]

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Doctoral program in educational leadership selects sixth cohort

WKU’s doctoral program in educational leadership has selected its sixth cohort of students. Students who will begin the program in February are: Rhonda Callaway of Sturgis; Michael Hamilton of Cross Plains, Tenn.; Terence Hayes of Hopkinsville; Lynn Hines of Bowling Green; Stephen Holloman of Elkton; Chunling Niu of Chongqing City, China; Mildred Ortiz of Bowling […]

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Louisville couple makes $250,000 gift to support WKU’s new alumni center

WKU has received a $250,000 gift from Rick (’65) and Ann (’65) Guillaume of Louisville, Ky., in support of the new Augenstein Alumni Center. According to Donald Smith, Executive Director of the WKU Alumni Association, WKU will name the Center’s Executive Board Room in honor of the Guillaumes, both of whom have served as members […]

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View from the Hill – Lady Topper softball player named Ogden Scholar

A Michigan senior studying accounting at WKU has been named the Ogden Foundation Scholar for the school’s 168th commencement.  She maintained a 4.0 GPA while playing softball for the Lady Toppers.

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Gordon Ford College of Business receives grant from Koch Foundation

WKU’s Gordon Ford College of Business has received a grant from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation to support a project on economic freedom. During the spring 2011 semester, the $6,000 grant will be used to bring a guest speaker to campus and to fund a student book club. “The generous grant provided by the […]

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Continued growth, impact expected for WKU’s Confucius Institute

After spending a week in China and attending a Confucius Institute conference, President Gary Ransdell expects continued growth for WKU’s Chinese programs. “Building a significant Chinese relationship for our faculty, staff and students is critically important,” Dr. Ransdell said. “The Chinese economy is second only to the U.S. economy and closing fast. The Chinese education […]

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WKU student honored in Hearst photojournalism competition

A WKU student has been honored in the first of three photojournalism competitions in the 2010-11 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Rebecca Barnett, a senior from Pompano Beach, Fla., finished sixth in the category of portrait/personality, feature and “personal vision.” Often called the “Pulitzers of College Journalism,” the Hearst program, now in its 51st year, holds […]

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WKU graduate student receives Order of Omega’s Fellowship Award

WKU  graduate student Aubrey Holt has been awarded Order of Omega’s William J. Brennan Graduate Assistant Fellowship Award. The award includes a $500 scholarship to assist in her current graduate program.  Holt, a native of Heber Springs, Ark., is a graduate assistant in WKU’s Student Activities office and is pursuing her master’s degree in Student […]

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WKU weather alert for Dec. 16

Here is a WKU weather alert for Thursday, Dec. 16: WKU campuses in Elizabethtown/Radcliff/Fort Knox will be closed Thursday (Dec. 16) because of weather. Students should check with their instructors about finals and check the WKU homepage for the latest information.

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