Archive | June, 2010

WKU Veterans Upward Bound enrolling students

Fall semester Veterans Upward Bound classes begin in the middle of August in Jones-Jaggers Hall at WKU, but veterans are enrolled every day until classes are full so you can start immediately. Veterans Upward Bound is a free program for veterans designed to help them increase academic abilities so they can enter school of any […]

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WKU Geography faculty lead study abroad in Argentina

Two faculty and three students from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, along with eight students from Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) consortium colleges, returned home last week after completing a month-long, 4,200-mile circumnavigation of northern Argentina. Led by Dr. David Keeling, Geography and Geology Department Head, and Will Blackburn, the KIIS summer program […]

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WKU students, faculty complete Semester At Sea Experience

Eleven WKU students and four faculty members have returned from the first Semester At Sea™ Enrichment Voyage addressing the theme “Waters of the Caribbean.” The three courses offered (GEOL 475, GEOG 475, and GEOS 510) represent a collaborative effort between the Semester at Sea™ Program (SAS) through the University of Virginia, the WKU Honors College, […]

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WKU Public Radio documentary earns national recognition

“A New Look at the New Deal,” a radio documentary which featured numerous WKU faculty members, has earned second place in national competition for the Best Public Radio Documentary of 2009. Produced and anchored by WKU Public Radio News Director Dan Modlin, the in-depth report examined the successes and shortcomings of the New Deal legislation […]

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Four WKU graduates receive Fulbright awards

In 2009, WKU was named one of the top U.S. producers of Fulbright students, among Master’s degree-granting institutions.  This year, four WKU graduates–Jennifer Dooper, Dawn Reinhardt, Eileen Ryan and Emily Wilcox–have been awarded 2010-2011 Fulbright grants. All four are graduates of the University Honors College, and of departments within WKU’s Potter College of Arts & […]

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Woodring retiring as director of forensic program; Lux assumes role July 1

After nine years of coaching together on the WKU Forensic Team, Judy Woodring and Jace Lux expect Thursday, July 1, will be just another day at the office. Woodring and Lux will still occupy the same offices in the Garrett Conference Center, but they’ll be in new positions. After two decades of directing WKU’s award-winning […]

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Article authored by WKU faculty member receives award

The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) announced that the article “Writing a Successful Fulbright Group Projects Abroad Grant: Voices from as Journey to South Africa” was selected as the Best College/University article published in the Journal of Geography in 2009. Authors of the article included Dr. S. Kay Gandy (WKU’s School of Teacher Education), […]

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Regents approve 2010-11 budget

WKU’s Board of Regents has approved the tuition and fees schedule and budget for 2010-11. Resident undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees will increase 5 percent from $3,600 for 2009-10 to $3,780 for 2010-11. Nonresident undergraduate tuition will increase 5.9 percent, from $8,892 to $9,420. Resident graduate tuition will increase 5.1 percent from $3,960 to $4,160 […]

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Gordon Baylis named VP for Research

Dr. Gordon C. Baylis is WKU’s new Vice President for Research and President of the WKU Research Foundation. Dr. Baylis is professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of South Carolina and director of the Statewide Brain Imaging Center. He will start Aug. 16. “I am delighted that Dr. Gordon C. Baylis is our new […]

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WKU graduate enters Oprah contest

Ashley Sides, a recent graduate of WKU’s master’s program in communication, has submitted an online video entry for “Your OWN Show,” Oprah Winfrey’s search for the next television talk show star. Sides, manager of marketing and public relations at Henderson’s Methodist Hospital, has entered the Traditional Talk Show category and is hoping to receive enough […]

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Tickets on sale June 25 for Casting Crowns concert Sept. 24 at WKU

Casting Crowns, an award-winning Christian music group, will perform in concert on Sept. 24 at WKU’s Diddle Arena. Ticket sales begin at 8 a.m. Friday (June 25) at the WKU Ticket Office at Diddle Arena and online at The Afters will open for Casting Crowns. Ticket prices range from $12.50 to $55 plus taxes […]

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9 new members to join Alumni board

WKU’s Alumni Association has named nine new board members. The WKU Alumni Association board has 32 members. New members who will begin their terms in late July are: Roger Casalengo of West Palm Beach, Fla., a 1991 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration/hotel, restaurant and tourism. He is the Human Resource Services Senior […]

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