Archive | March, 2011

Gallery, 5 churches to present art exhibit during Easter season

The Gallery at 916 and five Bowling Green churches will present Meditations on the Holy Cross, an exhibit of art depicting the crucifixion by John Warren Oakes, during the Easter season. Organized by Lynn O’Keefe, the exhibits are the first in Bowling Green in which an art gallery and a number of churches cooperate in […]

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Kentucky Library & Museum to undergo renovations this summer

This summer the Kentucky Library & Museum on WKU’s campus will be installing and updating its heating and cooling systems causing portions of the building to be temporarily closed. From Memorial Day to July 4, the newer section of the Kentucky Library & Museum will be affected including the Research Library and some exhibit areas.  […]

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Record crowds expected for SOKY Book Fest events on April 15-16

Several world-renowned authors are drawing a lot of interest to this year’s Southern Kentucky Book Fest April 15-16 at WKU’s Carroll Knicely Conference Center. Appearances by authors Nicholas Sparks, Judith Viorst and Jean Auel are especially attracting attention. More than 150 authors will appear during the two-day event. SOKY Book Fest is in its 13th […]

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Mesonet adds station in Meade County

The Kentucky Mesonet is expanding its weather and climate monitoring network to Meade County. A Mesonet station is being installed on property owned by Tim Gossett on Molly Brown Road. “We are extremely pleased to add a new station in Meade County as part of the Kentucky Mesonet,” said Dr. Stuart Foster, director of the […]

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More than 500 attend Super Saturdays

More than 500 children in grades one to eight participated in Winter Super Saturdays sponsored by The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU. There were 45 hands-on, minds-engaged enrichment classes encouraging children to explore their interests in a challenging, yet nurturing environment. Children from 49 school districts in Kentucky (plus children from Indiana and Tennessee) […]

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2011 History Contest results

About 850 students from 40 schools in Kentucky and Tennessee participated in WKU’s 38th Annual History Contest on March 25. The contest, sponsored by WKU’s Department of History, consisted of objective and essay examinations in Junior High American History, from colonial exploration through 1865; Senior High American History, from 1865 to the present; Junior World […]

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WKU graduate working in Brazil on 2011-2012 Fulbright grant

WKU graduate Dunja Zdero of Louisville is working in Brazil on a 2011-2012 Fulbright grant. Zdero is a graduate of the Honors College at WKU with degrees in news/editorial journalism and Spanish.  She began her placement as an English teaching assistant (ETA) in Brazil at the end of February. During her time in Brazil, Zdero […]

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WKU installing large natural gas boiler at Central Heat Plant

Sustainability efforts at WKU are heating up with the installation of a second large natural gas boiler in as many years at the Central Heat Plant. The boiler, constructed in West Point, Miss., weighs 93,600 pounds, is 27 feet long and can produce 75,000 pounds of steam per hour. Transported by a special heavy haul […]

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4 students accepted into prestigious summer dance program

Four WKU dance students have been accepted into the prestigious Ailey School’s Summer Intensive Program in New York City. Three of the students — Erin Finn of Louisville, Heather Chenault of Alvaton and Natalie Peak of Goshen — will participate in the program June 21 to July 29. The fourth student, Tiffany Guy of Hendersonville, […]

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Fly Casting Workshop April 16

WKU Continuing Education is offering a Fly Casting Workshop for anyone interested in learning the basics of fly fishing. The one-day workshop on April 16 will teach participants how to properly identify and assemble fly fishing equipment, demonstrate primary fly-fishing casts and when various casts should be used. Dr. Raymond Poff, an associate professor in […]

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History forum, Greek Week, lecture on investing among upcoming events

Here is a look at some upcoming events at WKU: History Department forum March 31: The History Department will a host forum titled From the Folks that Brought You the Weekend: The History of Labor Unions at 4 p.m. March 31 in Cherry Hall, room 210. The forum will begin with brief presentations by faculty […]

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4 WKU graduates among Ursuline Sisters celebrating jubilees this year

Four Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph (Maple Mount, Ky.) who earned degrees from WKU are among 12 sisters celebrating jubilees of religious profession this year. Sister Pauletta McCarty is celebrating her 70th jubilee. Born in Curdsville, she earned a master’s degree at WKU. An educator for 36 years, she taught in Kentucky, Missouri and […]

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