Archive | July, 2010

Regents approve property purchase; floral design facility planned

Students interested in floral design careers will have an opportunity to blossom at a new WKU Florist & Floral Design Training Center. WKU’s Board of Regents on Friday approved the purchase of 514 Regents Ave. to house the facility for almost $104,000. Once renovated, it will include a full service floral shop to serve the […]

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Groves appointed as University Distinguished Professor

Dr. Chris Groves, an internationally renowned expert in hydrogeology and water resources, has been appointed as University Distinguished Professor at WKU. Dr. Groves is a professor of geography, director of the Hoffman Environmental Research Institute and director of the China Environmental Health Project. WKU’s Board of Regents approved the five-year appointment Friday. “I certainly appreciate […]

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Hiles leaves WKU for BGSU

Tom Hiles, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, is leaving WKU to take the same position at Bowling Green State University.  Hiles has directed two campaigns since arriving on the Hill in 1998.  He talks about his time at WKU in this week’s View from the Hill.

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Summer research program prepares students for graduate school

Nine students from across the United States have been conducting research and preparing for graduate school as part of a National Science Foundation program this summer at WKU. The WKU Biology Department’s first NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates program will wrap up Aug. 6. Dr. Shivendra Sahi and Dr. Rodney King are directing the grant-funded […]

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Board of Regents to meet July 30

WKU’s Board of Regents will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday (July 30) in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media and Technology Hall. Agenda and supporting materials for the meeting are available at Contact: Media Relations, (270) 745-4295

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Hundreds attend Academic Transitions Program at WKU

ATP, also known as Academic Transitions Program, is a must for all incoming freshmen and transfer students.  Find out why it’s crucial for new students and their parents in this week’s View from the Hill.

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WKYU-PBS Pool Party set for Aug. 1

The first day of school is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for the 10th annual WKYU-PBS Pool Party. Bring the youngsters to the Russell Sims Aquatic Park for this “Sunny Day Celebration” from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. The first 500 children age 10 and under will receive […]

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476 teachers attend Advanced Placement Summer Institute at WKU

The Center for Gifted Studies recently held its annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute. This summer, 476 teachers from 91 Kentucky school districts, 17 states and three countries participated in the weeklong institute held June 27 to July 2 at WKU. Endorsed by the College Board, The Center’s Advanced Placement Institute offered more than 20 workshops […]

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WKU’s dental assisting program approved in Tennessee

WKU’s dental assisting program has been approved by the Tennessee Board of Dentistry, expanding employment opportunities for those interested in the dental field. “Dental Assisting for Today” is an 18-week, non-credit certificate course offered through a partnership between the WKU departments of Continuing Education and Allied Health.  Individuals completing the course will now be prepared […]

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Secretary of Energy and Environment Cabinet to visit biopreserve July 22

Dr. Len Peters, secretary of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, will be the special guest at the Outdoor Celebration of the WKU Upper Green River Biological Preserve at 1 p.m. Thursday (July 22). The celebration recognizes the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund projects across the Commonwealth, with specific recognition to the projects at the […]

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WKU receives record $19 million in cash gifts; 39% increase over last year

WKU announced Monday that it achieved record-breaking totals in cash donations during the recently completed fiscal year. According to Tom Hiles, WKU’s vice president for Institutional Advancement, WKU received $19 million in cash from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010.  This represents a 39 percent increase over cash received during the previous year and […]

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Fijis Across America finish their ride

The Fijis Across America cross country bike ride for Alzheimer’s research concluded Friday afternoon (June 16) in Yorktown, Va. The group, which includes five WKU students, began their 3,200-mile journey through nine states May 25 in Oceanside, Calif. Riders from WKU are Tyler Jury of Elizabethtown, Chaz Vittitow of Louisville, Mitchell White of Bowling Green, […]

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