Archive | February, 2010

WKU adds visiting scholar housing

WKU has turned Colonial Courts apartments into housing for visiting scholars. These houses will be short-term living arrangements for visiting scholars. “Colonial Court is almost an unknown, hidden area here on campus. It was built in 1934 by Henry Hardin Cherry,” said Dr. Larry Calliouett, coordinator of WKU’s Visiting Scholars Program. The six houses in […]

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WKU IMPACT team provides medical, dental services to village in Belize

WKU’s International Multi-disciplinary Public and Clinical Health Team (IMPACT) recently provided much-needed medical and dental services to the village of Gales Point, Belize. The team of 17 students and seven faculty members represented the disciplines of Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Public Health, Environmental Health Science and Women’s Studies. The villagers within Gales Point rely on WKU […]

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WKU-Owensboro to offer free GRE Prep Course; register by March 16

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test required by most universities for admission to graduate school. Students frequently put off pursuing their master’s degree due to anxiety about taking this exam. WKU-Owensboro is trying to put students’ minds at ease by hosting a free GRE Prep Course. Lewatis McNeal, WKU-Owensboro graduate advisor, explains […]

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More than 100 middle school students to participate in LEGO robotics event

WKU’s Engineering Honor Society will conduct the 10th annual LEGO Robotics Championship on March 13 at Drakes Creek Middle School. More than 100 middle school students from Kentucky and Tennessee will participate in the event designed to increase awareness of engineering and the sciences.  The competition begins at 8 a.m. The event involves designing, building […]

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WARE Boiler University classes set for March 30-April 1 at South Campus

Boiler and pressure vessel incidents, which can have devastating consequences, are usually the result of human error. WARE Boiler University’s hands-on classes are designed to prevent these types of catastrophes in the workplace by reducing the likelihood of these mistakes. WARE, an industry leader in boilers and chillers for rentals, sales and service, brings more […]

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WKU engineering’s Tau Beta Pi chapter to be installed in Feb. 27 ceremony

WKU’s new chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, will be installed Saturday (Feb. 27). The ceremony for WKU’s Kentucky Gamma chapter will begin at 3:14 p.m. in the Department of Engineering in the Complex for Engineering and Biological Sciences. More than 30 members of WKU’s Engineering Honor Society, including current students […]

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WKU to celebrate National TRiO Day

Since 1965, more than 10.5 million students have benefited from the services of the TRiO pre-college and college programs: Educational Talent Search; Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science; Veterans Upward Bound; Student Support Services; the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program; and the Educational Opportunity Centers. Since 1986, the successes of our nation’s TRiO Programs’ students and alumni have […]

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Middle school, high school students participate in math, physics events

Students from area middle schools and high schools participated in mathematics and physics competitions Feb. 20 at WKU. MATHCOUNTS results In the regional MATHCOUNTS competition, teams from Bowling Green Junior High and St. Joseph School advanced to state competition. Bowling Green Junior High team members are Sneha Chhachhi, Kevin Ziegler, Valerie Richmond and Sarah Webb. […]

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities begin March 1 at WKU

WKU and Hope Harbor are planning activities to recognize March as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Here is a list of events/projects: March 1: Proclamation signing, 1 p.m. at Kentucky Building. March 1: The Buckhead Café will donate 10 percent of its sales proceeds from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to Hope Harbor. March 2: […]

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‘Bionic Ear’ topic of March 1 lecture

Dr. Emily Tobey, a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer from the University of Texas at Dallas, will discuss “The Bionic Ear and Communication” during a visit to WKU on Monday (March 1). Dr. Tobey’s lecture will begin at 2 p.m. in Snell Hall, room 2113. Admission is free and open to the public. Dr. Tobey is […]

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Mesonet expands to Henderson

The Kentucky Mesonet has expanded its weather and climate monitoring network to Henderson County. A Mesonet station has been installed on property owned by Chuck Stagg on Kentucky 351 between Graham Hill and Zion. Data from the site and 45 others statewide is available online at “We are extremely pleased to have a new […]

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Photos: Installation continues at API for scanning electron microscope

Installation of a large-chamber scanning electron microscope continued Feb. 23 at WKU’s Applied Physics Institute in the Center for Research and Development on Nashville Road. The SEM, a $2.7 million gift from the U.S. Department of Energy, was moved in November from Oak Ridge National Laboratory to WKU’s API facility. (WKU photos by Clinton Lewis)

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