Archive | September 24, 2012

Governor celebrates Gatton Academy’s No. 1 ranking by Newsweek magazine

Gov. Steve Beshear and WKU President Gary Ransdell both spoke Monday about what The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science gave to Kentucky when Newsweek magazine named it the No. 1 high school in the nation this year — pride, hope, opportunity, affirmation. But Gatton Academy senior David Brown told a crowd of […]

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WKU receives USDA grant to promote ‘Local Food for Everyone’ initiative

WKU and the Community Farmers Market (CFM) have received a grant of $82,194 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to promote local food for everyone. The project, a partnership between WKU’s Office of Sustainability and CFM, will serve area farmers and consumers by promoting local food access through a “Local Food for Everyone” initiative. “Our […]

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WKU graduate students study flow of hazardous materials in Louisville

A group of WKU graduate students from the Master of Public Health and Environmental Health programs collaborated with the Louisville/Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency to study the flow of hazardous materials through the region. Hazardous materials are a concern for Louisville and Jefferson County as several primary thoroughfares, for both passenger vehicles and commercial goods, […]

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WKU forensics team opens season with debate win at Air Force Academy

The WKU forensics team began the 2012-2013 season this past weekend at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The squad of seven students closed out the final round of Lincoln-Douglas debate, securing the two top placements, as well as taking five of the top six speaker awards. A closeout occurs when […]

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DELO creates new unit of Continuing and Professional Development

Aligning with WKU’s strategic plan to impact regional and state growth and quality of life, the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach (DELO) is restructuring two offices. The Center for Training & Development will now be Career & Workforce Development, and Continuing Education will now be Lifelong Learning. Both will make up the new unit […]

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WKU, local high school students participating in $100 Solution projects

This fall will not only see $100 Solutions projects by WKU students, but it will include local county and city high school students’ projects as well. The $100 Solution™ offers campus and community members an opportunity to use a small amount of money to make a lasting and sustainable difference. Based on the idea that […]

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Book trailer released for ‘The Hiding Place,’ English professor’s fourth novel

WKU English professor David Bell has released the trailer for his fourth novel, The Hiding Place, which will be published by Penguin’s New American Library imprint on Oct. 2. The national book tour for The Hiding Place will start with a reading at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Warren County Public Library. Nashville filmmaker […]

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