Archive | January 24, 2012

Adopted squadron thanks WKU offices for support during deployment

Army Command Sergeant Major John Brownell honored two WKU departments Monday, following his squadron’s return from Afghanistan. Brownell presented a certificate of appreciation to the WKU Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport (KRS) and to the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships on behalf of the 6-4 Cav, Brownell’s squadron from Fort Knox that spent […]

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WKU offices partner with Habitat to offer exterior home improvements

Susan Barbour, WKU Building Services Attendant, is one of many homeowners who sometimes find it difficult to complete repairs to their home.  “Homes need maintenance,” Barbour added. “If not, it will all fall apart.” Helping individuals improve their home is the idea behind Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness program, and the WKU ALIVE […]

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WKU students, alumni spend week in Haiti for projects at orphanage

Two WKU students and five alumni were among 21 Kentuckians who recently spent a week in Haiti. Under leadership of Pastor Jerry Gifford from First Baptist Church in Franklin, the group worked with nine volunteers from Florida under the Orphan’s Heart organization, which provides support for orphanages devastated by the earthquake in the Port au […]

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Agreement with ISEP expands study abroad opportunities for WKU students

WKU’s Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning has signed an agreement with International Student Exchange Programs to diversify study abroad opportunities. “ISEP offers our students a strong immersion experience that allows them to interact with local students,” SAGL Director Thomas Millington said. “I especially like the fact that they have many offerings for students […]

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WKU faculty, students participate in winter program in Peru

WKU faculty and students recently participated in an Amazon Winterim in Peru. Dr. Jane Olmsted, professor in Gender and Women’s Studies, and Dr. Kay Gandy, associate professor in the School of Teacher Education, attended the Winterim study abroad to get information to design a collaborative course for doctoral students in the Educational Leadership program and […]

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