Archive | January, 2012

2 WKU students receive prestigious astronomy awards for research projects

Two students in WKU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy received prestigious awards recently at the American Astronomical Society’s 219th semiannual meeting in Austin, Texas. Aaron C. Bell of Scottsville and Andrew Gott of Elizabethtown received Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards for their poster presentations at the conference. Often called the Super Bowl of Astronomy, the […]

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Fall 2011 Dean’s/President’s List

The WKU Fall 2011 Dean’s and President’s list is available online.

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2012 Black History Month events

Here is a list of 2012 Black History Month events at WKU. Actor and author Hill Harper will deliver the Black History Month keynote address at 7 p.m. Feb. 21. For information on the month’s events, contact Veleashia “Vee” Smith or the Office of Diversity Programs at (270) 745-5066. Feb. 2 The N-Word: How Does […]

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WKU receives grant for i4 Initiative

WKU has received a $500,000 challenge grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation in support of the i4 Initiative, a new campus project emphasizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Kentucky.  Sue and Brown Badgett Jr. of Madisonville, Ky., have made a lead gift of $150,000 to support the program. “The Center for Gifted […]

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Forensic team wins Ohio tournament

WKU forensic team members traveled to Athens, Ohio, and Saint Louis, Mo., to take part in three tournaments the weekend of Jan. 28-29. Ohio University hosted two tournaments, at which all 13 competing WKU students advanced to final rounds. WKU was crowned sweepstakes champion at the OU tournament and finished second at the OU Alumni […]

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View from the Hill – Coke Contract

Which do you prefer, Coke or Pepsi? A huge announcement was made about WKU’s beverage contract while students were away for winter break.

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WKU students present research during 2012 Posters-at-the-Capitol

More than 20 WKU students presented research during the 2012 Posters-at-the-Capitol event Jan. 26 in Frankfort. Aaron Bell, a Scottsville senior, presented “Dust Infrared Emission in an H2-forming, Perseus-Arm Cloud” with faculty mentor Steve Gibson. Jade Boyle, a Glasgow senior, and Ashton Korfhage, a Bowling Green senior, presented “Cultural Design for African Children in Need” […]

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WKU extends national, international reach during Winter Term programs

During Winter Term 2012, WKU students and faculty participated in numerous national and international courses, trips and programs. Check out the following reports that are posted on the WKU News page: Gatton Academy in Costa Rica: Students at WKU’s Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky participated in a global learning experience […]

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Winter Term’s Study Away courses take students to floodplains, art world

The WKU Study Away Office completed two courses during Winter Term 2012, taking students to the western floodplains or through the art world of New York City. “Total Immersion Floodplain Management,” a civil engineering field experience course, offered a unique opportunity to explore massive flood control works and interact with professionals from many of the […]

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Gatton Academy students conduct biodiversity research in Costa Rica

Students at WKU’s Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky participated in a global learning experience in Costa Rican biodiversity studies during the university’s recent Winter Term. The two-week program was led by Dr. Keith Phillips, an associate professor in WKU’s Department of Biology. Sixteen Gatton Academy students, along with Academy Director […]

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WKU students honored in Kentucky press, photojournalism competitions

WKU students received numerous awards last weekend in competitions sponsored by the Kentucky Press Association, Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association and Kentucky News Photographer Association. In the KNPA competition, Brynn Anderson received the 2011 Ed Reinke Memorial Best of Show for her feature picture story while David Kasnic received the Judges Award for his portfolio. In […]

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Faculty, students participate in annual Winter Term program in Belize

Students and faculty from four departments in WKU’s College of Health and Human Services participated in the Winter Term’s annual International Health and Human Services Learning Program, also known as the Belize Program. The program was led by Dental Director Daniel Carter and Supervising Dental Hygienist Bonny Petty of WKU’s Institute for Rural Health Development […]

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