Archive | January, 2011

Forensic team competes in 3 states

WKU forensic team members traveled to Athens, Ohio; St. Louis, Mo., and both Peoria and Normal, Ill., to take part in five tournaments the weekend of Jan. 29-30. Ohio University hosted two tournaments, at which all six competing WKU students advanced to final rounds. The team received the Limited Entry Sweepstakes championship at the Alumni […]

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Greenup County 4-H team wins FIRST LEGO state robotics championship

“LEGO Barbarians” from Greenup County 4-H in Wurtland took the overall championship Saturday (Jan. 29) in the Kentucky FIRST LEGO League State Robotics Championship at WKU. Members of “LEGO Barbarians” are Anna Reneau, Taylor Hsieh, Tanner Sexton, Dylan Cox, Samantha Spence, Derrick Thompkins, Michael Nestor and Lane McKenzie; coaches are James Reneau and Beth Sexton. […]

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Applications online for SCATS

The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU has posted the application for the 29th annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) June 12-24. This two-week camp is for 200 campers, both residential and non-residential. Located on the campus of WKU in Bowling Green, SCATS provides enhanced learning opportunities for academically talented sixth, […]

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Juan Williams to deliver keynote address for Black History Month events

Award-winning journalist, author and political analyst Juan Williams will deliver the keynote address for 2011 Black History Month activities at WKU. Williams’ presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Downing University Center Auditorium. Admission is free. With uncompromising integrity and insight into issues and ideas that dictate the nation’s discourse, Williams has risen […]

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WKU ROTC receives MacArthur Award

WKU’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program will receive a prestigious 2011 MacArthur Award. Each year since 1989 the Norfolk, Va.-based General Douglas MacArthur foundation, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Cadet Command has recognized the best of the 272 battalions in the nation. This award, based on Gen. MacArthur’s ideals of “Duty, Honor, […]

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View from the Hill – WKU’s Website gets a new look

WKU’s window to the world, it’s website, is undergoing a major transformation.  In this week’s View from the Hill, Amy Bingham gives us a preview of the redesign that’s already been a year in the making.  

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Hitcents.com to create high-tech jobs

Hitcents.com, a client of the Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center housed in the WKU Center for Research and Development in Bowling Green, was given preliminary approval by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) for up to $150,000 to assist in purchasing IT infrastructure equipment, such as servers and data storage components. The project […]

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NewsChannel12 wins news set makeover contest

NewsChannel12, WKU’s student-run television newscast, will sport a new look after winning a complete makeover from FX Design Group. Jo-Anne Ryan, interim director of WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting, said the news set makeover, and new graphics and music packages, will be in place during spring break. Together they are worth about $30,000, she […]

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WKU ALIVE Center planning several events during spring semester

The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships will be hosting several events this semester and encourages WKU students to get involved. The $100 Solution™ came to WKU bringing with it an opportunity for students to change the Bowling Green community and beyond.  Based on the idea that small amounts of money can create a large […]

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WKU weather alert for Jan. 26

Here is a WKU weather alert for Jan. 26: WKU campuses in Elizabethtown/Radcliff/Fort Knox will be closed Wednesday (Jan. 26). WKU-Owensboro will be closed Wednesday (Jan. 26). Scholars luncheon for Elizabethtown area high schools is canceled for Wednesday (Jan. 26). Scholars luncheon for Owensboro area high schools is canceled for Thursday (Jan. 27).

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2010 WKU Sustainability report

The 2010 WKU Sustainability report is available online. The report includes a look at milestones achieved in 2010 as well as WKU’s continuing efforts to lead in sustainability in higher education. For more, check out the WKU Office of Sustainability website.  

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WKU forensic team wins AFA district qualifying tournament

Eighteen members of WKU’s national champion forensic team kicked off competition for the spring semester by traveling to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to compete in two tournaments hosted on the campus of The University of Alabama. WKU students earned first place at both tournaments, and, in the process, qualified nearly 40 new events for the national tournament […]

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