Archive | August, 2010

Photos: 2010 fall semester begins

Classes for the 2010 fall semester began Aug. 30 at WKU. Here are some photographs by WKU’s Clinton Lewis from the opening morning on the main campus in Bowling Green.

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Campus and community welcome first students in Navitas at WKU program

They’ve only been on campus for a few days, but the first students to participate in the Navitas program at WKU are already feeling right at home. “The community has a small town feel and the campus is perfect for education and is a good place to learn,” said Buyankhishig Jamsran, a native of Mongolia. […]

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WKU’s Confucius Institute brings Chinese teachers to area counties

Students in Barren, Logan and Warren counties are learning about Chinese language and culture directly from 11 teachers from China. The program is an early benefit of WKU’s Confucius Institute (CI), the first CI in Kentucky. The teachers are providing instruction in Chinese language and culture at Glasgow, Greenwood, South Warren, Warren East and Logan […]

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Online ‘Faith Community Nursing’ course begins Oct. 1; register by Sept. 17

WKU’s Continuing Education announces a new online health ministry course for registered nurses. The “Faith Community Nursing” course emphasizes health and healing within a faith community. Faith Community Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that focuses on the promotion of health within the context of the values, beliefs and practices of a faith […]

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WKU offering online master’s degree program in instructional design

Beginning with the fall 2010 semester, WKU will offer a new online Master of Science in Instructional Design graduate degree program. The purpose of instructional design is to improve learning and performance for people of all ages in a variety of settings, including educational environments, work places, community settings and homes. “Instructional design is foundational […]

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Bookstore name now The WKU Store

To reflect changes in academic retailing, the University Bookstore is changing its name to The WKU Store. “For 87 years, we have been an academic retailer, and as we look toward the future, we realize that if we want to continue to be successful in serving the academic needs of WKU, we must adapt,” said […]

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WKU receives grant to develop green infrastructure at Habitat community

The “greening” of Bowling Green will continue with state funding that will initiate a long-planned Habitat for Humanity green housing community. WKU has received a $655,000 grant from the Kentucky Division of Water to create an integrated green infrastructure at a 16-acre site owned by Habitat for Humanity called Durbin Estates located just off Glen […]

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View from the Hill – 2010 M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan

Incoming WKU freshmen spent the week getting familiar with their new environment.  Some even got help moving in from the WKU football team.  Classes for the fall semester begin on Monday, August 30th.

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McConnell to appear on ‘Outlook’

A conversation with U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell will be featured on Outlook with Barbara Deeb on WKYU-PBS. The program will air at 11 p.m. (Central time) Thursday (Aug. 26) and at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. (CT) Sunday (Aug. 29). Sen. McConnell visited the studios of WKYU-PBS on Wednesday (Aug. 25).  The Emmy award winning […]

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3 to join Hall of Distinguished Alumni

An internationally renowned artist, a pioneer in health and fitness and a leader in higher education will join WKU’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni this fall. The late Joe Dudley Downing, the late Josephine Cherry Lowman and Dr. James Ramsey will be inducted during WKU’s Homecoming celebration. The 19th class of noted alumni will be inducted […]

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Changes to improve transit, safety

As students return to WKU this fall, they will find changes that will improve transportation and pedestrian safety. Ridership on Topper Transit continues to grow, and Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) has added a new Blue Line to service the park and ride lots on the northwest section of campus. The new line includes stops […]

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New dining options on campus menu

WKU’s Restaurant & Catering Group has updated its menu of campus dining options for 2010-11. New dining locations opening this fall are: Burger Studio in Tower Food Court, Papa John’s Pizza in Red Zone, renovated Java City at Helm Library, Taco’s Last Stand at Downing University Center Food Court and Garden Café at the Kentucky […]

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