Archive | December, 2011

Fall 2011 graduates share memories of their WKU experience

WKU’s fall 2011 graduates shared memories and waved red towels Saturday morning as they wrapped up their undergraduate careers on the Hill. “As you prepare to move to the next chapter of your life, you take with you years of memories and experiences,” President Gary Ransdell told graduates as he introduced a video that featured […]

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Graduate ceremony begins 2011 Fall Commencement Weekend at WKU

Nine more recipients of a doctoral degree in educational leadership were recognized Friday night as WKU began its 2011 Fall Commencement Weekend. WKU’s 170th Commencement began with the graduate ceremony in Diddle Arena as more than 250 master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees were conferred. The newest recipients of the Ed.D., WKU’s first independent doctoral degree, […]

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Children’s Chorus adds Jan. 10 audition

The SOKY Children’s Chorus will offer another audition opportunity from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Knicely Conference Center on WKU’s South Campus. The ensemble program, developed through a partnership between WKU Department of Music and the WKU Division of Extended Learning and Outreach, offers music education for children grades 4-6. The […]

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Mammoth Cave’s Messenger receives award for environmental education

Mammoth Cave’s award-winning environmental education program received further accolades in November when its leader, Cheryl Messenger, received the regional Freeman Tilden award, recognizing Messenger as the best interpreter in the Southeast Region of the National Park Service (NPS). “I am not bragging when I say that Mammoth Cave’s environmental education program is second to none,” […]

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WKU youth civic engagement project to be showcased Jan. 10 at White House

Public Achievement of Kentucky, a youth civic engagement program developed by the Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility at WKU, will be showcased as a national model during the launch of “For Democracy’s Future” Jan. 10 at the White House. (Highlights from the event will be streamed online from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (CST) […]

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Gift will support active duty military, veteran students at WKU

Thanks to Terry and Kathy Scariot of Bowling Green, active duty military and veteran students who attend WKU will have access to much-needed student services. According to Kathryn Costello, WKU’s Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, the Scariots have made a gift of $100,000 to create the USA Cares Sgt. Bryant Anderson Western Kentucky […]

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Registrar has seen numerous changes in WKU’s Commencement in past 25 years

So far, 2011 has been a big year for Freida Eggleton. In June, she celebrated her 25th anniversary as WKU’s registrar. In August, she received the Spirit of WKU Award, which recognizes an individual who represents enthusiasm for WKU, loyalty to the institution and principles of the WKU experience and its motto “The Spirit Makes […]

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WKU students explore the Ozarks

Eleven WKU geography and geology students, faculty and staff navigated through the Ozarks of central Missouri as part of an interdisciplinary fieldtrip in Fall 2011 involving courses in Karst Environments, Water Resources, and Field Methods taught by Dr. Jason Polk and Dr. Leslie North. The trip was co-led by Hoffman Institute staff member Benjamin Miller, […]

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4 more WKU students earn national floodplain management certification

Four more WKU students have earned national certification in floodplain management. Students Ben Bell from Madisonville, Jeremy Brown from Bowling Green, Will Spaulding from Springfield and Justin Wallace from Elizabethtown recently passed the Certified Floodplain Manager examination. In the past four years, 40 WKU floodplain management students have passed the CFM exam. The exam has […]

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WKU public relations program earns renewal of international certification

WKU’s public relations academic program in the School of Journalism & Broadcasting has earned renewal of its international Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR) by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Conferred at the 2011 PRSA International Conference in Orlando, Fla., the WKU PR major was one of six programs honored this year […]

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Greenwood wins ‘Gain the Grain’ event

Greenwood High School’s Jr. ROTC accepted the Gain the Grain challenge and won against other Bowling Green and Warren County schools to donate the most rice for the United Nations World Food Program. The students joined together to earn nearly 181,830 grains of rice by visiting freerice.com and answering questions from educational games in different […]

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412 attend ‘HOSA on the Hill’ events

The South Central Kentucky Area Health Education Center and WKU College of Health and Human Services hosted “HOSA on the Hill” on Nov. 18 at WKU. The event brought 412 high school HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) students from 16 regional high schools to the practice competition, preparing them for the Kentucky State Competition […]

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