Archive | May, 2009

High school students from four states to participate in agriculture conference

More than 30 high school students from four states will participate in the WKU Department of Agriculture’s 2009 ASSET (Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows) Conference May 31 to June 4. The five-day conference is designed for high school students who have completed their junior year, excel in academics and extracurricular activities, are leaders in […]

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WKU reaching out to adult learners

A new initiative at WKU will assist adults interested in pursuing educational opportunities. wkuREAL, which stands for “Reaching Each Adult Learner,” provides resources for adults who seek to enhance their employment potential, whether they have been laid off or lost their job, or seek a new career direction. Numerous studies show that college graduates have […]

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WKU alumnus appears on radio show to discuss healthcare issues, book

WKU alumnus Jeff Knott has appeared twice in the past week on the Montel Williams radio show to discuss healthcare issue and his book “Navigating the Healthcare Maze: What You Need to Know.” On May 20, Knott spent 20 minutes one on one with Montel on healthcare consumer empowerment and the content of his powerful […]

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Summer Networking Lunch May 27

The Office of Summer Sessions at WKU invites all May session faculty and students to come to the Summer Networking Lunch on Wednesday, May 27. The cookout-style lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Downing University Center South Lawn. Hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, chips and cookies will be served. Lunch […]

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Diddle Arena hosting Duke TIP event, four high school graduations, WWE

From academic recognitions and high school graduations to WWE wrestling, WKU’s Diddle Arena will be buzzing with activities May 29-31. Friday, May 29 The Center for Gifted Studies will host the Kentucky recognition program for the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) at 2 p.m. About 1,300 seventh-graders in Kentucky have qualified for the […]

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Alumni College to feature visit from ‘Smallville’ star Michael Rosenbaum

WKU seventh annual Alumni College on June 4-7 will feature a presentation by actor Michael Rosenbaum. Rosenbaum, a 1995 WKU graduate who grew up in Newburgh, Ind., may be best known for his role as Lex Luthor on the television series “Smallville,” but he’s also appeared in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” […]

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WKU-Elizabethtown campus holds 2-day Praxis workshop for educators

Individuals entering the teaching profession in Kentucky and many other states must pass the Praxis examination as part of the teacher licensing and certification process. The Praxis I® tests measure basic academic skills, and the Praxis II® tests measure general and subject-specific knowledge and teaching skills. WKU’s regional campus in Elizabethtown recently offered a two-day […]

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Summer classes begin at WKU

With seven convenient WKU Summer Sessions offering lots of summer courses, classes online, on the Bowling Green Campus and at the WKU regional campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Radcliff/Fort Knox, it is easy for students to get more out of summer. WKU Summer Sessions is for all students, whether you are just starting college, are […]

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WKU selects 2009-10 Spirit Masters

WKU has selected 32 students as Spirit Masters for 2009-10. Spirit Masters are the official student ambassadors for WKU. The purpose of the organization is to promote service, to enhance pride and to communicate an increased understanding of WKU. The organization accomplishes this purpose with great dedication and a sense of responsibility to the future […]

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Department name change approved

The Department of Physical Education and Recreation recently received approval from the WKU Board of Regents to change its name to the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport. The department resides within the College of Health and Human Services and has a long history of producing high-quality graduates in a variety of disciplines. With multiple […]

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Intersession parking begins May 18

WKU’s Department of Parking & Transportation Services announces that intersession parking will be observed over the summer break. All lots zoned for Commuter or Housing permits temporarily become All Permit zones. Because university offices remain open over the summer break even though regular classes are not in session, faculty/staff lots, reserved spaces and parking meters […]

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WKU confers record number of degrees

WKU capped another record-breaking year with a record number of spring graduates at its 165th Commencement. In Friday’s graduate ceremony and Sunday’s two undergraduate ceremonies at Diddle Arena, WKU conferred degrees to 1,946 students: 92 associate’s, 1,480 baccalaureate, 367 master’s, seven specialists and six recipients of the doctoral degree offered cooperatively by WKU and University […]

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