Archive | November 20, 2012

WKYU-PBS to present ‘A Conversation with Jack Harbaugh’

Former Hilltopper Football Coach Jack Harbaugh was at WKU on the weekend of Sept. 22 to be a part of the celebration of his 2002 National Championship Team and his 1992 team that survived the threat of suspension and kept the sport alive. During that visit, he sat down in the WKYU-PBS studios with former WKU […]

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Innovative journalists, innovative tech, innovative funding

A team of entrepreneurial journalists from WKU launched a $19,500 Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign this week to help underwrite a unique editorial exploration of the Chinese government-funded Confucius Institute. Titled “Inside Confucius,” the project has 30 days to generate audience interest and reach its funding goal through Kickstarter.com. Meanwhile, the 11 journalists of Western iMedia are […]

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Geography faculty members present research at regional conference

The annual conference of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) convened in Asheville, N.C., this past weekend, with several faculty and students from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology in attendance. Kyle Mattingly of Owensboro, a graduate student at the University of Georgia, presented his WKU undergraduate meteorology honors thesis research, […]

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Gatton Academy director elected president of national organization

Dr. Tim Gott, director of the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, has been elected president of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology (NCSSSMST). Gott began his one-year term at the NCSSSMST annual meeting held earlier this month in Denver, Colo. Prior to his appointment […]

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Gabbard named Phi Alpha Honor Society National Advisor of Year

Dr. Jay Gabbard, Associate Professor of Social Work at WKU, has been selected as the 2012 Phi Alpha Honor Society National Advisor of the Year. Dr. Paul Baggett, Executive Director of Phi Alpha, presented Dr. Gabbard with the award at the organization’s annual business meeting at the Washington (D.C.) Hilton Hotel on Nov. 11. In his […]

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Parking, traffic information for state football finals Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium at WKU will be the site for the 2012 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl State Football Championships on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1. The championship games are scheduled for 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. (CST) both days. This two-day event will bring thousands of high school students, […]

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