Archive | March, 2010

Visit by former U.S. poet laureate will conclude Cultural Enhancement Series

The 2009-10 Cultural Enhancement Series at WKU concludes April 13 with a presentation by former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at Van Meter Hall. Admission is free and open to WKU students, faculty, staff and community members. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. A book signing will follow. […]

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April 30 deadline for applications for Todd Gibbs Memorial Scholarship

WKU is accepting applications for the Todd Gibbs Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship can be awarded to a graduating high school senior, nontraditional student or a current WKU student. Strong consideration is given to students from Allen County majoring in communications or government, but the scholarship isn’t limited to applicants from that county or majors. The […]

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IU Violin Virtuosi to perform April 10

The Indiana University Violin Virtuosi will present a recital at 5 p.m. April 10 at the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The Indiana University String Academy Virtuosi is a unique collection of violinists, violists, and cellists between the ages of 14 and 18 who perform as soloists and as an ensemble. They live […]

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Swoboda earns national award for his service in continuing education field

The University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) has awarded the Walton S. Bittner Service Citation for Outstanding Service to Dr. Donald W. Swoboda, dean of the Division of Extended Learning & Outreach at WKU. The Bittner Service Citation is a national award given to express appreciation to an association member for outstanding service to continuing education […]

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WKU students advance to national finals in journalism competition

Three WKU students, the College Heights Herald’s sports staff and a Herald staff photo illustration will advance to the national finals after winning regional awards at the regional Society of Professional Journalists convention in Chicago last weekend. Participating in the national Mark of Excellence competition will be the Herald sports staff in the break news […]

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Prophecy belief topic of April 14 lecture

WKU’s Department of History will welcome Dr. Paul Boyer, Merle Curti Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as the 2010 Harrison Distinguished Lecturer on April 14. Dr. Boyer will present 666 And All That: Bible Prophecy Belief in American History and Culture at 7 p.m. at Van Meter Auditorium. His lecture is […]

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Pope, Pride to present recital April 18

WKU Department of Music’s Center Stage Series will present Wayne Pope, baritone, and Julie Pride, piano, as they team up for Fantasies, Frogs and Fairytales, their sixth concert in a series of themed recitals. The hourlong free concert will begin at 3 p.m. April 18 at the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Recital Hall. The program […]

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Music professor to present workshop at International VSA Festival in June

Dr. Robyn Swanson, professor of music at WKU, has been invited to present a workshop titled Inclusive Early Childhood Creative Arts Curriculum at the International VSA Festival on June 6-12 in Washington, D.C. The International VSA Festival is held every five years at venues around the world and only a few workshop proposals are selected […]

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More than 700 students participate in Up ’til Dawn Finale for St. Jude

More than 700 WKU students participated in the Up ‘til Dawn Finale for St. Jude Children’s Hospital at the Preston Center on March 19. The 2010 Up ‘til Dawn Finale is the celebration of fundraising efforts throughout the school year.  During the fall semester more than 900 students participated in a three-day letter writing campaign. […]

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WKU HOSA students win state awards, qualify for national competition

WKU students have qualified for national competition by placing at the Kentucky Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference. Victoria Bertke, a senior pre-med major from Reynolds Station, and Matthew Kirk, a junior biology major from Livermore, won the post-secondary division for CPR/first aid. Emily Hall, a Nicholasville student in the Gatton Academy […]

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WKU Forensic Team members take top honors at debate tournament

Members of the WKU Forensic Team traveled to Westerville, Ohio, to compete in a debate tournament the weekend of March 27-28. WKU closed out the final round of the tournament, which was hosted by both Otterbein College and WKU.  This was the last debate tournament of the year before the National Forensic Association National Tournament […]

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Robotics lab dedication April 2

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell will help WKU dedicate the Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Lab on Friday (April 2). Sen. McConnell will join WKU President Gary Ransdell, Department Head Terry Leeper of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences and others in the lab, located in room 109 of Environmental Sciences and Technology Building, at 10:30 a.m. Sen. McConnell […]

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