Archive | June, 2011

WKU ALIVE Center encourages youth to make cards for soldiers

The WKU Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport is organizing its final shipment of care packages to its adopted troops serving in Afghanistan, and this shipment will include something special from area youth. Along with the essential items being donated, youth are making cards to show their appreciation for the soldiers. The WKU ALIVE Center […]

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WKU group assists with tornado relief work in Joplin, plans to return

WKU history instructor David Serafini and seven students returned early Monday from a weekend relief project in Joplin, Mo., but the group is already making plans to return. “There are no words to describe it,” Serafini said of the devastation caused by the May 22 tornado. “You see it on TV or the Internet, but […]

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KET to re-air Quonset documentary

Rovers, Wrestlers & Stars, a documentary on Bowling Green’s Quonset Auditorium, will re-air in July on Kentucky Educational Television. The documentary on the auditorium, which featured local and national musical performers as well as professional wrestling in the 1940s and 50s, grew out of research by director and producer Amber Ridington for her master’s thesis […]

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Habitat for Humanity official to visit WKU for update on Durbin Project

Larry Gluth, senior vice president, U.S. and Canada for Habitat for Humanity International, will visit WKU on Thursday for a site tour and update on the Durbin Project, a green housing community being developed in Bowling Green. Gluth, formerly a senior executive for Starbucks Coffee Company, will share remarks on how the new vision of […]

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Grant research workshop July 20

WKU’s ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships continues its Summer Workshop Series July 20 with Is Any Money Out There?, a grant research workshop. Participants from across the region have attended the previous two workshops titled Working with Diverse Communities and Major Gifts and Capital Fundraising. The ALIVE Center staff looks forward to keeping up the […]

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TVA, BGMU help WKU celebrate energy savings

The Tennessee Valley Authority and Bowling Green Municipal Utilities presented a check for $106,390 to WKU on June 27 to reward the university’s investments in energy efficiency. WKU has trimmed electricity usage more than 500 kilowatts since joining TVA’s EnergyRight Solutions for Business program in March 2010. The program, offered through the local power company, […]

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Photojournalism lab manager elected to national executive position

Jim Bye, manager of the photojournalism labs at WKU, has been elected as the Executive Committee Regional Chairs Board Representative of the National Press Photographers Association, or NPPA. He was selected by the NPPA’s Regional Chairs to join the six-member executive committee. Founded in 1946, the NPPA is dedicated to the advancement of visual journalism […]

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WKU grad wins international award

Ben Miller, who graduated from WKU in May 2011 with a master’s degree in Geoscience, has been awarded the top 2011 Young Karst Researcher Award from the International Association of Hydrogeologists, or IAH. Miller, who is from Springfield, Mo., was recognized for his master’s thesis research studying the groundwater hydrology of the Carroll Cave System […]

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Kentucky Army National Guard Band touring area

The 202nd Kentucky Army National Guard Band, directed by Chief Warrant Office Greg Stepp, is touring Western Kentucky this summer. Beginning July 1 in Mayfield, the 202nd Army Band Woodwind Quintet will perform at 5:30 p.m. for an hour at the Ice House Arts Center. The 202nd Army Rock Band will perform the morning of […]

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Regents see latest addition to Aviation Heritage Park

WKU Regents saw the latest addition to Bowling Green’s Aviation Heritage Park during a luncheon Friday at the Warren County Regional Airport. The T-33 Shooting Star will honor Gen. Russ Dougherty, a Glasgow native and WKU graduate. Members of the Dougherty family joined AHP board members and regents at the luncheon. The plane will be […]

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WKU regents approve budget, tuition and fee schedule

WKU’s Board of Regents today (June 24) approved a $385 million budget and tuition and mandatory student fees for 2011-12. The budget represents an increase of $3.3 million (0.9 percent) over 2010-11, including an additional $9 million from tution and fees and a total reduction in state funding of almost $1 million. WKU President Gary […]

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View from the Hill – Dougherty Aircraft to be unveiled

Another of America’s finest aviators from this area will be honored this weekend at the annual hangar party for Aviation Heritage Park.  In this week’s View from the Hill, Amy Bingham looks at the role WKU graduate Russ Dougherty played in our history.

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