Archive | October 25, 2010

‘SOKY Reads!’ concludes this week

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest partners wrap up the “SOKY Reads!” community-wide reading project this week with a visit by author Carolyn Wall. Wall will host a free writing workshop at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 27) as well as a community presentation at the Warren County […]

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Homecoming week at WKU

Thrill on the Hill is the theme for  Homecoming 2010 activities at WKU this week. Events begin Thursday and continue through Sunday. Here are links to Homecoming information: Complete Homecoming schedule Homecoming preview Homecoming queen candidates Hall of Distinguished Alumni inductees Athletic Hall of Fame inductees WKU vs. North Texas game preview Parking, traffic changes […]

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McGruder returning to South Africa as part of telescope project

WKU professor Charles McGruder will be returning to South Africa next month as part of a series of lectures by NASA astronaut Jeff Hoffman to increase awareness of science through astronomy and support South Africa’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. Dr. McGruder, the William McCormack Professor in WKU’s Department of […]

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Biology department head’s research on elephants featured in BBC report

Dr. Bruce Schulte, head of WKU’s Department of Biology, is featured in a BBC report about research on how elephants impact ecosystems in Africa. The study by Schulte and other scientists suggests that areas heavily damaged by elephants are home to more species of amphibians and reptiles than areas where the beasts are excluded. The […]

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Forensic team wins at Creighton, Berea

WKU forensic team members traveled to Omaha, Neb., and Berea, Ky., to take part in four tournaments the weekend of Oct. 23-24. Twenty WKU students competed in two tournaments on the campus of Creighton University while 13 of their teammates competed at Berea College. In Nebraska, WKU captured the top overall tournament sweepstakes for individual […]

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Messenger receives statewide environmental education award

At the recent annual meeting of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE), Cheryl Messenger was named Environmental Education Individual of 2010, the highest individual honor bestowed by the statewide organization. Messenger is the director of environmental education at Mammoth Cave National Park. “There is no more honest measure than being evaluated by your peers, […]

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