Archive | December, 2012

‘Starry Tales for a Winter Night’ opens Dec. 27 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium

Starry Tales for a Winter Night, a highly interactive experience designed to help you find your way around winter’s night skies, opens Dec. 27 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 10. Admission is free and the 45-minute program is suitable for all ages. […]

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First 3 students earn bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership program

WKU alumni Linton Hughey of Bowling Green, Jerrod Davis of Leitchfield and Tim Sheldon of Owensboro became the first three graduates to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership. The Organizational Leadership degree was created for members in the community who had already earned an associate degree and wanted to complete a bachelor’s […]

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2 more WKU students earn national floodplain management certification

Two more WKU students have earned national certification in floodplain management. Rory Watson, a senior Interdisciplinary Studies major from Leitchfield, and Doug Woodson, a junior Civil Engineering major from Franklin, recently passed the Certified Floodplain Manager examination. In the past five years, 42 WKU floodplain management students have passed the CFM exam. The exam has […]

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WKU confers degrees to more than 1,300 at 172nd Commencement

Amy Winkler has had a final semester to remember at WKU. On Oct. 20, she was crowned WKU’s 2012 Homecoming Queen. On Saturday, she received the Ogden Foundation Award, WKU’s top graduation honor, at WKU’s 172nd Commencement. The award is presented to one graduating baccalaureate degree senior who has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and outstanding […]

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Update: WKU student in critical condition after fall from dorm

At approximately 1 a.m. Saturday, a male student at WKU jumped from the sixth floor of Pearce-Ford Tower (PFT). He was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he is in critical condition. The family has been notified. WKU Police are investigating. No evidence of alcohol or drugs was found in the initial police search […]

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Honors College, WBKO recognize Scholar of the Week recipients

The Honors College at WKU and WBKO-TV hosted a reception on Dec. 11 to honor the fall 2012 semester’s Scholar of the Week recipients. The Scholar of the Week program recognizes young scholars in south-central Kentucky and the WBKO viewing area for their academic and extracurricular activities. The WKU Honors College has been partnering with […]

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Meszaros earns CASP designation

NACAS, the largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education, announced that Gary Meszaros, Assistant Vice President of Auxiliary Services at WKU, has earned the CASP designation. “We are extremely pleased to congratulate Gary,” said Ron Campbell, CEO of NACAS. “Earning the CASP designation requires recipients to meet an advanced standard of expertise and experience […]

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SGA hosts Dine with Decision Makers

WKU’s Student Government Association invited federal, state and local leaders to Bowling Green to meet with students at the annual Dine with Decision Makers on Dec. 5. The keynote speaker was WKU student Sarah Brazier. The Student Government Association created the event in 2009 to foster discussion between college students and elected officials. The 2012 […]

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Students honored in poetry contest

WKU students took the top three places in the annual Flo Gault Poetry Competition for Kentucky undergraduate students, sponsored by Sarabande Books of Louisville. Haley Edwards, a Bowling Green junior, took first with Portrait of My Mother in Cigarette Ashes. She received $500, a letterpress broadside of her winning poem and the poem will be […]

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3 receive library research awards

WKU students Polly Cowan and Chelsea Pitts, both of Russellville, and Steven Fioretti of Hopkinsville received an undergraduate research award at a recognition ceremony in Helm Library on Friday (Dec. 7). WKU Libraries and WKU University Experience faculty offer the awards in an effort to recognize the important role of good undergraduate research in college […]

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3 selected for Teacher Hall of Fame; induction scheduled for Feb. 26

Members of the sixth class of the Gov. Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame have been selected. The three chosen by a statewide selection committee are Eloise Hadden, Anne Padilla and Juanita Park. The 2013 induction ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. (Eastern time) Feb. 26 at the State Capitol in Frankfort. The […]

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Registration deadline Feb. 1 for online Faith Community Nursing course

WKU will again host a noncredit online Faith Community Nursing course designed to prepare registered nurses for the specialty practice of faith community nursing. Offered through a collaboration of WKU Department of Nursing, WKU Continuing Education and the Parish Nurse Ministries of Paducah Hospitals Lourdes and Western Baptist, the curriculum for the course is interfaith and […]

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