Archive | April 21, 2011

Civil Engineering students participate in regional competitions

WKU Civil Engineering students competed in the Ohio Valley Student Conference April 14-16 at the University of Akron. In the concrete canoe competition, WKU finished third overall behind Akron and Youngstown State. The team placed second in oral presentation and third in final product. In canoe races, WKU finished first in men’s distance and coed […]

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Mechanical Engineering students participate in district competitions

WKU’s Mechanical Engineering juniors participated in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers District C Student Professional Development Conference at the University of Kansas on April 15. Fourteen students represented four WKU teams in the Student Design Competition and received the first-place award for School Participation. Senior Greg Whittle of Bowling Green placed second in the […]

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2 English students receive awards from Sigma Tau Delta honor society

Two WKU English students have won awards from the Sigma Tau Delta international English honor society. Jennifer Kiefer, a Louisville senior, won first, and Audrey Gearhart, a junior from Newburgh, Ind., placed third in the Isabel Sparks President’s Awards for Original Fiction at the Sigma Tau Delta national convention in Pittsburgh. Kiefer’s entry, titled “Hands,” […]

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WKU biologist featured in upcoming NatGeo episode on ‘Megapiranha’

Megapiranha, a National Geographic Explorer episode featuring WKU biology faculty member Steve Huskey, will now air on May 17. (The show had been scheduled for May 3 but NatGeo altered its schedule to air programs on terrorism after the death of Osama Bin Laden.) The show will air at 9 p.m. (Central time) on National […]

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Buck$ for Bright Ideas awards banquet scheduled for April 28

Entrants in the Buck$ for Bright Ideas program will learn if they are eligible for awards during an April 28 awards banquet at WKU’s Center for Research and Development, 2413 Nashville Road. Doug Rohrer, Associate Vice President for Research and Development at WKU and Executive Director of the Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center, said […]

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National academic advising group honors two WKU staff members

Two staff members at WKU will be honored for their work in student advising at the annual meeting of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) in October in Denver. Ellen Bonaguro, associate dean of Student Services and Enrollment, will receive an Outstanding Advising Award in the Advising Administrator category. The awards recognize individuals who have […]

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