Archive | January, 2013

Educational Talent Search to host annual ‘Freshman Frenzy’ Feb. 9

Educational Talent Search (ETS) at WKU will welcome high school freshmen and their parents from eight area counties to WKU’s South Campus on Feb. 9 for the annual “Freshman Frenzy” event. The event will begin at 2:30 p.m. and end at 5 p.m. Freshman participants will learn about ways to start preparing for college now, […]

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LEGO robotics competition Feb. 2

About 400 children on 42 teams will gather at WKU’s Diddle Arena on Saturday (Feb. 2) for the Kentucky FIRST LEGO League’s State Robotics Competition. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude with an awards ceremony at approximately 5:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s event is “Senior Solutions™,” which calls for […]

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WKU-Glasgow to commemorate 25th anniversary with celebration on Feb. 7

When WKU-Glasgow reopened its doors in 1988, 115 years had passed since A.W. Mell opened the Glasgow Normal School that ultimately became WKU. On Feb. 7, WKU-Glasgow will host a celebration from 10 a.m. to noon to commemorate the 25th anniversary of WKU-Glasgow. The event will begin with a reception and refreshments, followed by a […]

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Macy’s Used Book Sale Feb. 8-10 will benefit SOKY Book Fest

The annual Macy’s Used Book Sale will be held Feb. 8-10 at Bowling Green’s Historic L&N Depot — home of the Historic Rail Park and Train Museum. Thousands of materials will be available for sale at the event. Proceeds from the used book sale will benefit the Southern Kentucky Book Fest partnership and area literacy […]

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WKU recognized as a Tree Campus USA for third consecutive year

WKU is a Tree Campus USA for the third year in a row, the Arbor Day Foundation announced Thursday (Jan. 31). Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Toyota helped launch the program […]

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Hours extended for Civil War exhibit

Gallery hours have been extended for Witness: Photographs of a Nation Divided, a Civil War exhibit at Mass Media and Technology Hall atrium and gallery. The exhibit, presented by WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting and the History Department, features Civil War photography and historic information, including rarely seen reproductions of images in 3D, as […]

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WKU researchers participating in Mammoth Cave symposium Feb. 14-15

“Celebrating the Diversity of Research in the Mammoth Cave Region” is the theme of a research symposium Feb. 14-15 at the Rotunda Room of the Mammoth Cave Hotel. The symposium, the 10th in 22 years, will feature more than 60 presentations (posters and talks) covering a variety of natural resource, cultural, historical, archeological, educational and […]

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114 participate in Faculty-Led Study Abroad courses during Winter Term

True to its vision to be a leading American university with international reach, WKU offers students numerous opportunities to engage in hands-on learning throughout the world. Through Faculty-Led Study Abroad (FLSA), WKU faculty members are able to expand their classrooms beyond campus borders, allowing students to travel and learn alongside fellow students. During the 2013 Winter Term, WKU […]

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‘The Dance Project’ opens 2013 season

WKU Department of Theatre and Dance opens its 2013 season this weekend with The Dance Project, an intriguing show that involves more than 30 students performing nine different pieces. “It’s similar to the popular TV show ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ ” said Erin Finn, a senior dance major from Louisville. “There’s a wide […]

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Severe storms expected overnight

According to the National Weather Service in Louisville, a line of strong to severe thunderstorms is expected to push through Kentucky late Tuesday night (Jan. 29) ahead of a strong cold front. Damaging winds of 60-70 mph are expected along this line, with a few embedded tornadoes possible as well. The line of storms is […]

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Health Services celebrates accreditation

WKU Health Services hosted a reception on Jan. 29 to celebrate its recent accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Status as an accredited organization means WKU Health Services has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 5,000 ambulatory health care organizations across […]

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WKU to participate in Campus Conservation Nationals 2013

WKU will participate in Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) 2013, a nationwide electricity and water use reduction competition among colleges and universities created by The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) through its Students Program, and in partnership with Lucid, Alliance to Save Energy and the National Wildlife Federation. During the […]

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