Archive | July, 2012

WKU, Somerset Community College sign joint admissions agreement

Students now have a seamless path to a four-year degree that leads through Somerset Community College and WKU. SCC and WKU today (July 31) signed a joint admissions agreement that will give students access to a full range of resources at both schools and create a smoother transfer process. The agreement was signed by SCC […]

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3 WKYU-PBS producers honored with Emmy Awards for ‘MainStreet’

Three WKYU-PBS producers were recognized with Emmy statues Saturday night at the 48th Annual Ohio Valley Emmy Awards in Florence, Ind. Three student projects were also recognized. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recognized Cheryl Beckley, Jessica Gibbs and David Brinkley for their work on the long-running program MainStreet.  WKYU-PBS, the public television […]

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Educator, administrator Carter receives KASA’s Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Fred Carter, director of the Office of Teacher Services and School Relations in WKU’s College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, was selected as this year’s recipient of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators’ Distinguished Service Award. This honor is bestowed on an emeritus member of the education community who advances the objectives and purposes […]

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WKYU-PBS Pool Party Aug. 5

Get ready for the end of summer WKYU-PBS Pool Party being held at the Russell Sims Aquatic Park on Sunday (Aug. 5) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone’s favorite fun characters, The Cat in the Hat and the Kids on the Block, will be there for the “Sunny Day Celebration” festivities. The first 500 […]

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WKU, Somerset Community College to sign joint admissions agreement

WKU and Somerset Community College will sign a joint admissions agreement on Tuesday. The signing ceremony with SCC President Jo Marshall and WKU President Gary Ransdell will begin at 2 p.m. (ET) in the Citizens National Bank Community Room of SCC’s Harold Rogers Student Commons. Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295.  

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WKU Chemistry Department receives $267,000 research grant from NSF

WKU’s Chemistry Department has received a $267,000 grant over three years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will support an interdisciplinary project titled “Production of Highly Reactive Metal-Oxo Species with Molecular Oxygen and Visible Light for the Selective Oxidative Catalysis.” With this award through the Chemical Catalysis Program, Dr. Rui Zhang and his students […]

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WKU signs pledge to support student veterans through Got Your 6 program

WKU has signed a pledge to support the Education pillar of Got Your 6 by offering supportive veteran-specific resources, programs and policies by June 2013.  Got Your 6 is a movement led by a consortium of major film and television studios, broadcast and cable television networks, talent agencies, and guilds that are united in changing […]

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WKU Regents approve new general education program

The WKU Board of Regents today (July 27) approved a new general education program that will begin in fall 2014. The Colonnade Program was developed by the General Education Task Force to update the core curriculum in place for more than 10 years. It divides general education courses into three categories: Foundations, covering intellectual and […]

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View from the Hill – Claire Donahue/Olympic Preview

Three former WKU athletes will compete on an international stage at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. One of them, swimming standout Claire Donahue, met with some young fans recently before heading overseas.

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Follow along as state climatologist visits drought-stricken western Kentucky

Today (July 27), state climatologist Stuart Foster, director of the Kentucky Climate Center and the Kentucky Mesonet at WKU, is making his third trip of the summer to drought-stricken areas of western Kentucky. According to this week’s update from the U.S. Drought Monitor, counties in the Jackson Purchase and along the Ohio River in western […]

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Registration deadline Aug. 2 for human resource management course

Through a partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), WKU Continuing Education offers noncredit human resource management courses to help HR professionals enhance their knowledge and expand their certification. The “SHRM Learning System” is an 11-week exam preparation course designed to prepare students for the PHR or SPHR certification exam. The course provides […]

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Gheens Foundation makes gift to support WKU’s SKyTeach Program

A Louisville foundation has partnered with WKU to provide scholarships that will train future math and science teachers from Jefferson County. According to Kathryn Costello, WKU’s Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, the Gheens Foundation made a gift of $50,000 to support WKU’s SKyTeach Program. The endowment will provide scholarships that will be used […]

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