Archive | August 17, 2011

Music educator Swanson appointed as University Distinguished Professor

Dr. Robyn K. Swanson has spent 43 years in public education as a music teacher in both P-12 and higher education environments. She has been teaching at WKU since 1988 and is currently a Professor of Music and the Coordinator of Music Education. The WKU Board of Regents in July appointed Dr. Swanson and Dr. […]

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Psychology faculty member Norman adds Distinguished Professor to honors

In 2001 Dr. Farley Norman was recognized as the “Friendliest Professor” by the Psychology Graduate Students at WKU. He believes most of his successes at WKU stem from the relationships forged with his students. Now he can add University Distinguished Professor to his list of honors. In July, the WKU Board of Regents appointed Dr. […]

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Geology majors participate in summer research projects funded by NSF

WKU undergraduate geology majors Melanie Newton and Stuart Kenderes were involved this summer in nationally competitive Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs, funded primarily through the National Science Foundation. Melanie Newton of Cox’s Creek worked with professors from Montana State University, Louisiana State University and the University of Florida. Her project focused on the magmatic […]

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Exhibit on Freeman Kitchens, Carter Family Fan Club founder, opens Aug. 22

Yours for the Carters: The Vintage Sound Collections of Freeman Kitchens will be on display Aug. 22-Nov. 11 at the Kentucky Museum on the campus of WKU. The opening reception for the exhibit on Kitchens, a Warren County record shop owner and president of the Carter Family Fan Club, will be held from 3 p.m. […]

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WKU group attends World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children

Several educators from WKU attended the 19th Biennial World Conference on Gifted and Talented Children held in Prague, the Czech Republic, Aug. 8-12. Participants in the conference from WKU included Julia Link Roberts, Mahurin Professor of Gifted Students; Tracy Inman, Associate Director of The Center for Gifted Studies; and Tracy Harkins, Executive Administrator of the […]

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