Archive | September, 2012

WKU offering 100% online graduate certificate in Nonprofit Administration

WKU’s Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport (KRS) now offers a 100 percent online graduate certificate in Nonprofit Administration. This 12-credit-hour graduate certificate is designed to increase student knowledge and preparedness for careers in, and service to, the nonprofit sector. Guided by national curricular guidelines, the focused program addresses current issues and skills relevant to […]

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2012 Campus Security and Fire Report

The 2012 Annual Campus Security and Fire Report is available on the WKU Police website. In addition to crime and fire statistics for 2011, the report details policies about the police department, how to report fires and crimes to the police, and provides information from the Department of Environment, Health and Safety on campus fires […]

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View from the Hill – Hilltopper of the Century

Have you seen the Hilltopper of the Century video highlighting the accomplishments of the latest Capital Campaign?  In this week’s View from the Hill, Amy Bingham shows us how this snazzy video came together.

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SGA announces Study Away scholarships for Winter Term 2013

WKU students taking a Study Away course this winter are encouraged to apply for a $100 scholarship offered through the Student Government Association (SGA). The scholarships will be awarded to eight WKU students planning to take a winter 2013 Study Away course. Brittany Crowley, SGA director of academic and student affairs, said that the Study […]

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Downing to leave College Heights Foundation for Franklin Bank & Trust

Alex Downing, President and Treasurer of the College Heights Foundation at WKU, has accepted a new position with Franklin Bank & Trust Co. Downing will become Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective Jan. 2, 2013. He will leave the College Heights Foundation Dec. 31. “I will forever be grateful to the Board of […]

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WKU Army ROTC cadet ranks among top 10 in nation on Order of Merit List

Army ROTC cadets from around the country hold their collective breath each fall as they await news of the release of the national Order of Merit List (OML).  WKU Army ROTC cadet Rachelle G. Boucher learned this month that she had captured the number eight spot in the prestigious top 10, out of almost 5,600 […]

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Book tour for ‘The Hiding Place’ begins with Oct. 2 event at Warren library

Following last year’s Cemetery Girl, WKU English professor David Bell’s fourth novel will be released with New American Library, an imprint of Penguin USA, on Tuesday (Oct. 2). Bell will launch his book tour in support of The Hiding Place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Warren County Public Library in Bowling Green. The event […]

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WKU research team investigates climate change impact on Maya civilization

Dr. Jason Polk, a faculty member in WKU’s Hoffman Environmental Research Institute, led a research expedition to Belize in August as part of an ongoing project investigating the socio-environmental dynamics of drought and climate change on the collapse of the ancient Maya civilization many centuries ago. Dr. Polk and several graduate students have been working […]

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School of Nursing awarded $626,724 grant for traineeship program

WKU’s School of Nursing has been awarded a two-year, $626,724 Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The funding will provide traineeships to nurses who are pursuing advanced degrees as primary care nurse practitioners including both family nurse practitioners and psychiatric nurse […]

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Study Away staff members to present sessions at regional conference

Two staff from WKU Study Away will present sessions at the NAFSA Region VI conference in Columbus, Ohio, this November. With nearly 10,000 members, NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world’s largest nonprofit professional association dedicated to international education. NAFSA and its members believe that international education and exchange—connecting students, scholars, educators and citizens […]

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WKU, BRASS partner for events during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

WKU’s Counseling and Testing Center is partnering with Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc., on several events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. “The Counseling and Testing Center at WKU is working in collaboration with BRASS, Inc., to increase awareness of domestic violence and its impact on our campus and community,” said Elizabeth Madariaga, […]

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Book Fest receives commendation

On Monday (Sept. 24), Tara Griffith presented Lisa Rice, Director of Warren County Public Libraries, Connie Foster, Interim Dean of WKU Libraries, and Kristie Lowry, WKU Libraries Literary Outreach Coordinator, with a Certificate of Commendation for the Southern Kentucky Book Fest for an event that empowers school librarians as knowledgeable educators. This formal commendation from […]

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