Archive | April, 2011

Regents approve Doctor of Physical Therapy degree type

The WKU Board of Regents on Friday approved the first step in a new Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The Board approved the DPT degree type, which allows WKU to hire the staff needed to fully develop the program. The first students will enroll in the fall of 2012. “The Doctor of Physical Therapy is […]

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WKU dedicates Gary A. Ransdell Hall; president humbled by ‘high honor’

Dr. Gary A. Ransdell has participated in numerous dedication ceremonies as the campus has been transformed in his nearly 14 years as WKU’s president, but none may have been more special than Friday afternoon’s dedication of Gary A. Ransdell Hall. “I want to thank the Board of Regents and specifically Board Chair Jim Meyer for […]

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TRiO teams win at regional event

Two teams representing WKU TRiO programs claimed top honors at a regional competition in Atlanta. The WKU Educational Talent Search High Q Academic Team and the WKU Student Support Services Debate Team took first place in the SAEOPP (Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunities Program Personnel) Regional Competition on April 16. Both teams had advanced by […]

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News from Modern Languages

Students and faculty in WKU’s Department of Modern Languages have had a successful spring semester. Internship in Germany: Katie Simpson, a German and photojournalism major from Louisville, has received an Internxchange scholarshipvalued at more than $3,000 from the German Academic Exchange Service. Simpson will spend 11 weeks in Berlin this summer. Meeting with Clinton: Michael […]

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‘Outlook’ to feature special remembrance of Dr. Dero Downing

WKYU-PBS’ public-affairs program Outlook with Barbara Deeb will feature a special remembrance of Dr. Dero G. Downing at 11 p.m. Thursday (April 28) with repeat broadcasts at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Sunday (May 1). Guests will include Dr. David Lee, dean of WKU’s Potter College of Arts & Letters, as well as friends and […]

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Students in Nonprofit Administration program recognize local organizations

Students from WKU’s Nonprofit Administration (American Humanics) program recognized the accomplishments of three local organizations at their recent 4th Annual Nonprofit Award Reception and Fundraiser held at Christ Episcopal Church in Bowling Green. Bluegrass Cellular was awarded the 2011 Philanthropic Business Award. The award, accepted by Donna Wills, was presented by Lynn Reins, a senior […]

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Sociology faculty member receives award from Kentucky Court of Justice

Dr. Donielle Lovell, assistant professor of Sociology at WKU-Elizabethtown, is a recipient of the Kentucky Court of Justice’s 2011 Law Related Education Award for her work with the BRIDGES Work Restitution Initiative. The award is presented to “individuals who have demonstrated a dedication for the establishment, in Kentucky’s youth, of both comprehension and respect for […]

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‘Rock For the Hungry’ concert May 5

WKU will feature five local musicians/bands its first “Rock For the Hungry” benefit concert at 8 p.m. May 5 on the bottom floor of The Registry Apartments. The event is a collaborative effort of three WKU organizations — Golden Key Honor Society, FeelGood and Phi Eta Sigma. A variety of music will be presented at […]

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Kentucky Mesonet site records 101 mph wind gust as severe weather continues

With heavy rain and the potential for severe weather still in the forecast, communities across Kentucky are struggling to cope with rising floodwaters while trying to clean up storm damage. The Kentucky Mesonet measured a record wind gust of 101 mph at Murray in Calloway County at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday (April 26). A storm report […]

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WKU business plan teams win awards in 2011 Idea State U competition

Student teams from WKU’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation received awards in the fourth annual Idea State U competition. WKU teams competed in all graduate and undergraduate tracks, fielding four teams for the first time, and were awarded $26,158 in the annual business plan competition, hosted by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. The event, […]

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54th faculty/staff golf tourney July 8

WKU’s Intramural-Recreational Sports Department will host its 54th Annual WKU Faculty/Staff Golf Tournament on July 8 at CrossWinds Golf Course in Bowling Green. The tournament is a longstanding tradition at WKU and provides recreational, networking and fellowship opportunities for all faculty, staff, retirees and their families. Registration deadline is July 1. 2011 WKU Faculty/Staff Golf […]

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Board of Regents to meet April 29

The WKU Board of Regents will meet Friday (April 29) in the Cornelius A. Martin Regents Room on the second floor of the Mass Media and Technology Hall. The board’s Academic Affairs Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. followed by the full board’s second quarterly meeting at 9 a.m. Click here for agenda materials. Contact: […]

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