Archive | April, 2012

Child Passenger Safety Training Program scheduled for May 15-18

A national training program to certify child passenger safety technicians will be available in Bowling Green May 15-18. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Standardized Child Passenger Safety Training Program will be at the Bowling Green Fire Department Public Safety Training Center, 250 New Porter Pike. Classes begin at 8 a.m. each day. The training […]

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CPE OKs physical therapy program; first cohort set to begin in June 2013

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at WKU continues toward a June 2013 opening after recently receiving state approval. The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education approved WKU’s third practice-based doctorate in April, clearing the way for the next step in the certification process. Director Harvey Wallmann said he is expecting to hear soon from the […]

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Geography and geology class studies diverse landscape history of Ozarks

A group of WKU geography and geology students participated in a fieldtrip winding through the Ozarks, including the Salem Plateau and the St. Francois Mountain area of southeastern Missouri, as part of a Spring 2012 course in Geomorphology taught by Dr. Jason Polk. The trip was co-led by recent WKU graduate and Hoffman Institute staff […]

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Regents approve bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management

The WKU Board of Regents on Friday (April 27) approved a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management. The new program is designed to prepare graduates with skills in health data management, information policy, computer information systems administration and administrative and clinical work flow. Graduates will be able to take the Registered Health Information Administrator exam. […]

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Gatton Academy student receives National Merit Stalnaker Scholarship

David Sekora, a second-year student from Franklin at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, has been named the recipient of the 2012 National Merit John M. Stalnaker Memorial Scholarship. The award is a four-year scholarship underwritten by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as a tribute to its founding President and […]

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Buck$ for Bright Ideas awards May 2

Entrants in the 2012 Buck$ for Bright Ideas program will learn if they are eligible for awards during a banquet Wednesday (May 2) at WKU’s Center for Research and Development, 2413 Nashville Road. Doug Rohrer, Associate Vice President for Research and Development at WKU and Executive Director of the Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center, […]

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Author Bobbie Ann Mason receives 2012 Kentucky Literary Award

Southern Kentucky Book Fest partners announced author Bobbie Ann Mason as the winner of this year’s Kentucky Literary Award for her book The Girl in the Blue Beret, a moving tale of World War II based on a true incident of Mason’s father-in-law and memories of that era. First awarded in 2003 and reintroduced this […]

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More than 2,100 students to graduate during WKU’s 171st Commencement

WKU’s 171st Commencement will include a graduate ceremony, three undergraduate ceremonies, three regional campus ceremonies and other recognition events. “WKU’s commencement ceremonies and activities continue to increase to accommodate our growing numbers of graduates,” Registrar Freida Eggleton said. “Ceremonies held at the regional campuses provide special recognition for those students who have completed the majority […]

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WKU student honored in fifth annual ‘Idea State U’ business plan competition

A WKU student has won an award and cash prize in the Cabinet for Economic Development’s fifth annual statewide student business plan competition. The competition, called “Idea State U,” is designed to help identify and support the next generation of Kentucky innovators and entrepreneurs. “I congratulate the winners and applaud the efforts of all who […]

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Spirit Day at Richardsville Elementary

WKU President Gary Ransdell was joined by Big Red and members of the pep band, cheerleaders and football team for Richardsville Elementary School’s Spirit Day on April 25. Students sang the WKU Fight Song and waved red towels as Dr. Ransdell entered the gymnasium. “I am proud and honored to be here with you this […]

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WKU forensics 2nd in speech events, debate at NFA national tournament

The WKU forensics team placed second at the National Forensics Association national championship tournament in both individual events and debate the weekend of April 19-23 in Athens, Ohio. The top 10 schools in individual events were Bradley University, WKU, University of Texas at Austin, Illinois State University, Ohio University, Eastern Michigan University, University of Wisconsin […]

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WKU, USDA-ARS open greenhouse facility at national research lab

The opening of a new greenhouse/headhouse facility at the WKU Farm will strengthen a research partnership between WKU and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. A 4,079-square-foot, $2.6 million facility is part of a national laboratory/office complex housing the USDA-ARS Animal Waste Management Unit. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday morning at the facility on […]

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