Archive | August, 2009

Photos: First day of classes

Aug. 31 was the first day of classes for the fall semester at WKU. (WKU photos by Clinton Lewis)

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Symphony hires new executive director

The Bowling Green Western Symphony Orchestra has hired Jennifer Bryant as its new executive director. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Louisville in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Bryant has worked in the field of nonprofit fundraising and administration. She worked for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Louisville and […]

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Mesonet continues to expand network

The Kentucky Mesonet is continuing to expand its statewide weather and climate monitoring network. Mesonet stations are operational near Paintsville in Johnson County, Maysville in Mason County and West Liberty in Morgan County with installation under way at four more sites – near Winchester in Clark County, at Fulton County High School in Hickman, near […]

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M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan: Class photo

As part of M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan 2009, members of WKU’s Class of 2013 got together Thursday morning (Aug. 27) for a photo at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis) Here’s a video clip by Matt Powell in the Office of Media Relations:

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Potter College 2009-10 events

The Potter College of Arts & Letters has numerous visual and performing arts events (music performances, art exhibits, Children’s Theatre Series, Theatre & Dance performances and the Cultural Enhancement Series) scheduled for the 2009-10 academic year. A link to the schedule is included: Potter College of Arts & Letters 2009-10 events (PDF)

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Students recognized at convocation

During the Aug. 24 opening convocation, WKU President Gary Ransdell recognized five outstanding students — Elizabeth Romero Fuerte, Charlie Harris, Rachel Reetzke, Matt Rice and Patrick Stewart –for their accomplishments. “Folks, this is why we exist,” Dr. Ransdell told faculty and staff gathered at Diddle Arena. “These five and 20,000 other students seize the WKU […]

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Traffic advisory: Chestnut Street work

Chestnut Street from 14th Avenue to Cabell Drive (near the WKU campus) will be closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 26) for utility construction by IKON Construction. Detours will be posted and delays can be expected. Access to the Chestnut Street North parking lot will be available from 14th […]

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WKU graduate interning in NYC

Brooke Winebrenner, a WKU graduate from Louisville, is interning at Peppercom, a Public Relations Strategic Communications agency located in New York City. Winebrenner, who attended Sacred Heart Academy, graduated from WKU in May with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing. She also received certification from the Leadership Studies program and was a member […]

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Spirit, diversity awards presented

WKU President Gary Ransdell presented the annual Spirit of WKU and diversity awards Monday morning at the opening convocation. Dr. Juanita Bayless, associate dean of the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach and director of the WKU-Glasgow campus, received the eighth Spirit of WKU Award, which recognizes an individual who represents enthusiasm for WKU, loyalty […]

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WKU fishing team wins tournament

WKU’s Hilltopper Bass Club team of David Stephens and Adam Hock won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Event for the central division on the Mississippi River Saturday. Stephens, a Louisville junior, and Hock, a May graduate from Erlanger, caught five bass weighing 8 pounds 5 ounces to win a $10,000 prize split between WKU […]

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2 geologists bring global focus to local heavy oil and rock asphalt resources

The August 2009 issue of World Oil ® magazine features an article by two WKU geologists. Dr. Michael May and Dr. Kenneth Kuehn contributed “Renewed interest in heavy oils and rock asphalt in South Central Kentucky” which discusses the occurrence, properties, historical development and future opportunities for the heavy oil and rock asphalt resources in […]

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M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan 2009: Convocation

M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan students participated in an opening convocation Sunday evening. Speakers included President Gary Ransdell. Photos by WKU photographer Clinton Lewis.

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