Archive | October 4, 2011

WKU astronomer has played role in Nobel-winning research on universe

WKU astronomer Louis-Gregory Strolger can add the following entry to his vita or Facebook profile – “worked with three Nobel Prize-winning scientists.” Dr. Strolger was notified Tuesday morning that three of his colleagues — Saul Perlmutter of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley; Brian Schmidt of the Australian National University; […]

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WKU agriculture professor Jenks Britt receives Mentor of the Year Award

In recognition of his commitment to the animal-health industry and for inspiring students and others in veterinary medicine, Dr. Jenks Britt, professor in WKU’s Department of Agriculture, received the Mentor of the Year Award from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) and Merck Animal Health. The Mentor of the Year Award honors individuals who […]

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WKU librarian receives state award

WKU’s Sean Kinder was recognized with the Outstanding Academic Librarian Award by the Kentucky Library Association at its awards luncheon Sept. 29 in Louisville. “I was extremely moved and very grateful for the nomination and honor,” said Kinder. “Knowing it came from my friends and colleagues in the library profession made it all the more […]

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WKU Libraries will forgive students’ fines in exchange for food donations

Beginning Oct. 17, WKU Libraries will accept food donations for a local food pantry in exchange for overdue library fines. “For every food item brought to Cravens 4th floor, we will forgive $1 of the student’s fines up to $20,” said Paula Bowles, Library Public Services Circulation Assistant. “We look at it as a win-win […]

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WKU Engineering Department hosting annual robotics competition on Oct. 22

WKU’s Department of Engineering will conduct the 12th annual Kentucky Bluegrass Robotics Competition on Oct. 22. The competition is the department’s primary high school outreach effort and provides students with a challenging engineering design experience and teachers with guidance in teaching engineering topics. A record 20 teams from 17 schools have signed up for the […]

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