Archive | December, 2009

Kentucky Mesonet planning to add 20 more stations by end of August 2010

With 45 sites now operational, the Kentucky Mesonet is planning to have 20 more sites added to the statewide network by the end of August of 2010. “We’ve met our goal of 25 new sites added this year,” said Dr. Stuart Foster, director of the Mesonet and the Kentucky Climate Center at Western Kentucky University. […]

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Photos: Fall 2009 Commencement

WKU conducted its 166th Commencement on Dec. 19. Rep. Jody Richards received an honorary doctorate. Rachealle Sanford was honored as the Ogden Foundation Scholar. Here are some photos by WKU’s Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon; additional photos are part of an album on the WKU News Facebook page.

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WKU confers degrees, presents honorary doctorate to Jody Richards

In its largest December graduation, WKU conferred degrees to nearly 1,200 students on Saturday (Dec. 19) and presented an honorary doctorate to state Rep. Jody Richards. During the school’s 166th Commencement, WKU conferred degrees to 1,191 students (72 associate’s, 908 baccalaureate, 211 master’s) along with five recipients of a doctoral degree in educational administration offered […]

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Photos: Jody Richards visits students

In conjunction with the Dec. 19 presentation of an honorary doctorate to Rep. Jody Richards, WKU’s Academic Affairs hosted a brunch/conversation with Richards and about 40 students on Dec. 18 at the Mass Media and Technology Hall gallery. The theme was Jody Richards and WKU: Working for Stewardship, Student Engagement and Public Service. The students […]

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View from the Hill: Ogden Scholar

Rachealle Sanford, a history/anthropology major and Honors College student, will be honored with the Ogden Foundation Scholar Award at WKU’s 166th Commencement on Dec. 19. She is the daughter of John and Sherry Sanford of Russellville. The award, WKU’s top academic honor, is presented to one graduating baccalaureate degree senior who has demonstrated exceptional academic […]

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Photos/video: Cupola in place at chapel

The cupola was delivered and placed Dec. 17 at the Chandler Memorial Chapel, which is under construction on College Heights Boulevard, adjacent to the Craig Alumni Center. In appreciation of a gift from WKU alumni George and C.J. Nichols of Potomac, Md., the chapel’s tower will be named in their honor. An update on the […]

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Adjunct professor publishes book of essays on geography of popular music

Dr. Thomas Bell, adjunct professor of Cultural Geography at WKU, has just published an exciting new book titled Sound, Society, and the Geography of Popular Music (Ashgate Publishing). With co-editor Ola Johansson (Pittsburgh-Johnstown), Dr. Bell has put together a collection of 15 essays on aspects of popular music, written by geographers from around the world. […]

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Area students participate in HOSA Pre-Conference Competition at WKU

Approximately 250 students and 12 advisors participated in the sixth annual HOSA Pre-Conference Competition, sponsored by South Central Area Health Education Center (AHEC), WKU College of Health and Human Services and the WKU/AHEC Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). The Dec. 4 event at WKU’s Downing University Center provided high school HOSA students the opportunity […]

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Photos: Freshman Engineering Day

WKU’s Department of Engineering hosted its Freshman Engineering Day on Dec. 16 at the Complex for Engineering and Biological Sciences. In the first-year class projects, mechanical engineering students designed and built small steam engines (wobblers); electrical engineering students designed and built autonomous line-following robots (bugs); and civil engineering students designed and built bridges made from […]

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Deadline March 1 for students to apply for 2010-11 Fulbright-mtvU grants

WKU students are encouraged to apply for the 2010-11 Fulbright-mtvU grants. The Fulbright-mtvU Fellowships were established in 2007 to promote “the power of music” as a global force for mutual understanding.  The application deadline for 2010-11 awards is March 1. Up to four awards will be available to pursue projects around an aspect of international […]

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DELO receives award of excellence from Learning Resources Network

WKU’s Division of Extended Learning and Outreach has been honored for excellence in Management Practice by the Learning Resources Network (LERN), an international association in lifelong learning. The winning entry, submitted by DELO marketing manager Stacey Biggs, was an online project request form that facilitates saving staff time while increasing effectiveness and efficiency. The entry […]

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Mesonet installing 45th station

The Kentucky Mesonet’s 45th station is scheduled to be installed this week in Knott County. “If all goes according to plan, the installation of this station will enable us to meet our goal of 25 new stations this year,” said Dr.  Stuart Foster, director of the Mesonet and the Kentucky Climate Center at WKU. “I […]

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