Archive | January, 2010

Photos: Campus snow scenes Jan. 30

WKU student photographer Bryan Lemon captured the following images of a snowy WKU campus on Jan. 30:

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Weather: WKU cancellations/changes

(Note: This is a weather news item from January 2010; if you’re looking for winter 2011 closing/cancellation information, please visit the WKU homepage or the WKU News page. Thanks.) ********************* Here is a list of WKU event/schedule changes due to winter weather (check back for further updates): WKU operating on normal schedule for Monday, Feb. […]

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3 more earn floodplain certification

Three more WKU students have earned national certification in floodplain management. Students Alex Krumenacher of Hendersonville, Tenn.; Nick Lawhon of Gallatin, Tenn.; and Austin Shields of Lexington passed the Certified Floodplain Manager examination on Jan. 22. The exam completes CE 300 Floodplain Management, the capstone course in WKU’s minor in floodplain management. The minor is […]

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Weather update for WKU-Glasgow

WKU-Glasgow will close at 3:30 p.m. today (Friday, Jan. 29) and there will be no classes at the Glasgow Campus on Saturday, Jan. 30. For  the latest in schedule changes, visit or

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WKU winter weather advisory

To WKU faculty, staff and students: Our area is under a winter storm warning with several inches of snow predicted Friday and Saturday. We don’t know exactly when the storm will hit, or how bad it will be, but it is likely to start Friday morning. All faculty, staff and students should use their best […]

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Kentucky Space receives NASA launch assignment; WKU students part of work

Gov. Steve Beshear announced Jan. 27 that Kentucky Space has received the official launch assignment from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for its first satellite, KySat-1 on the Glory mission set to launch in November 2010. Kentucky Space is a nonprofit enterprise involved in designing and developing entrepreneurial and educational space platforms. It […]

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Bioinformatics training will benefit WKU students in genomics course

Two WKU biology professors and a graduate student recently completed bioinformatics training that will benefit students in a new genomics discovery course. Dr. Rodney King, Dr. Claire Rinehart and Prasanna TamarapuParthasarathy visited the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Campus in Ashburn, Va., for a training session Dec. 14-18. The software training is part of […]

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WKU Board of Regents approves honorary doctorate for Vicki Phillips

WKU’s Board of Regents on Wednesday (Jan. 27) approved awarding an honorary doctorate to Dr. Vicki Phillips, director of the education initiative in the United States Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A native of Falls of Rough, Ky., Dr. Phillips is a first generation college graduate, earning her bachelor’s in elementary education […]

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Graduate student, faculty members publish research on climate data

As the Kentucky Mesonet continues to expand across the state, WKU faculty and students are engaging with climate data from various historical datasets and data produced by the Mesonet to better understand changing weather patterns and processes across the state. Both the Mesonet and the Kentucky Climate Center, along with other research initiatives in Department […]

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3 inducted into Teacher Hall of Fame

Three outstanding educators were inducted Tuesday at the State Capitol as the third class of the Gov. Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame. The three, chosen by a statewide selection committee, were Linda D. Childress of Cub Run, Walter Dick of Cumberland and Frances Steenbergen of Glasgow. “There are few individuals who have […]

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Photos: Spring semester begins

A few snow flakes were flying as WKU students returned to the Hill on Jan. 25 for the first day of classes for the spring 2010 semester. (WKU photos by Clinton Lewis)

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Geology majors study in Bahamas

Fourteen WKU geology majors traveled to San Salvador Island, Bahamas, during the Winter Term for a study abroad field course on the geology and natural history of the Bahamas islands. “The Geology of the Bahamas” was led by geologist Dr. Fred Siewers from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, with assistance from Dr. Lisa Park […]

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