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 http://www.wku.edu or https://wkunews.wordpress.com/

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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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