Archive | September, 2011

Regents updated on Downing University Center renovation project

When completed in the fall of 2014, the $49 million renovation of the Downing University Center at WKU will have been a student-led initiative. Many of the changes to the building, which opened in 1970, will be at the request of students. Students were included in tours of student centers at other universities. And a […]

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Football parking, traffic information

The WKU home football season continues Saturday (Oct. 1) when the Hilltoppers host Arkansas State. Kickoff is at 3 p.m. with tailgating festivities beginning at 9 a.m. WKU Parking & Transportation provides this reminder about the following parking and traffic changes: Game-day parking changes Several parking lots will be reserved for event parking.  The following […]

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Campus Security and Fire Report

The 2011 Annual Campus Security and Fire Report is available on the WKU Police website. In addition to crime and fire statistics for 2010, the report details policies about the police department, how to report fires and crimes to the police, and information from the Department of Environment, Health and Safety on campus fires and […]

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Former educators make gift for student scholarships in education, agriculture

WKU has received a new commitment for student scholarships from Dr. Robert Schneider and his wife, Virginia Schneider, of Crossville, Tenn. According to Kathryn Costello, WKU’s Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, the Schneiders recently gave $160,000 to create scholarships in education and agriculture.  Dr. Robert Schneider served as a faculty member in WKU’s […]

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Berta Seminar Oct. 24-25 to feature expert in gifted education

Thanks to generous support from The Berta Excellence in Education Fund, Dr. Tom Hébert, author of Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students and nationally recognized expert in gifted education from the University of Georgia, will share his expertise Oct. 24-25 in Bowling Green. The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU will host […]

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1LT Eric Yates Scholarship

Kathy Yates, mother of 1LT Eric Yates who was killed in Afghanistan last year, says the events of 9/11 inspired her son to go into the military.  She spoke at the WKU Scholarship Celebration on Sept. 27, along with Fort Campbell junior Alan Johnson, who is the first recipient of the Eric Yates Scholarship.

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‘Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War’ opens Nov. 3 at Kentucky Museum

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, a traveling exhibition opening at the Kentucky Museum on Nov. 3, examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War — the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties. Lincoln is widely acknowledged as one of America’s greatest presidents, […]

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Company at WKU’s research center nominated for World Technology Award

HyGreen, Inc., a Florida-based technology company with a production and engineering facility at WKU’s Center for Research and Development, has been nominated for a 2011 World Technology Award for Health and Medicine. HyGreen is an innovative technology company whose mission is to improve lives by safeguarding health through technology. Its HyGreen Hand Hygiene product provides […]

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Super Saturdays classes begin Oct. 29

Beginning Oct. 29, The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU will be offering Fall Super Saturdays. Over the course of four consecutive Saturdays, students in grades 1-8 with high ability or high interest in a subject will have the opportunity to pursue their interests and passions in university classrooms. Through a hands-on, minds-on approach to […]

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NASA’s Year of the Solar System featured in Hardin Planetarium show

NASA’s Year of the Solar System will be presented Oct. 4-Nov. 6 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium. Dr. Rachel Campbell, observatory education scientist, will present the show about the status of NASA spacecraft’s current missions to key locations in our solar system. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Contact: Hardin […]

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WKU’s Terry Wilson among first recipients of GREEN Educator Award

Dr. Terry Wilson, director of WKU’s Center for Environmental Education and Sustainability, was recognized Tuesday as one of the first five recipients of the Chevrolet GREEN Educator Award. “I am incredibly honored to receive this award,” Dr. Wilson said. “When one looks back on the things done in an effort to educate people, and especially […]

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WKU leads state in administering CLEP tests

WKU administers more tests in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) than all other schools in the state, according to report from the College Board. In 2010-11, WKU administered 472 CLEP tests, more than 25 percent of the tests administered in Kentucky, according to Sharon Ercey of WKU’s Counseling and Testing Center. And 509 test […]

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