Archive | November, 2010

WKU professor continues efforts to boost astronomy in South Africa

Dr. Charles McGruder, the William McCormack Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at WKU, is back in South Africa continuing his efforts to broaden support for astronomy and the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) radio telescope project. Earlier this month, Dr. McGruder and two other scientists traveled to several South African cities to seek […]

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AIDS/HIV Awareness Day Dec. 1

WKU’’s Department of Public Health and the Kentucky Public Health Association will observe World AIDS/HIV Awareness Day with a candlelight vigil Wednesday (Dec. 1). The vigil will begin at 6 p.m. at WKU’s Centennial Mall. Parking is available on levels 1-3 of Parking Structure 1. Chad Beswick, vice president of WKU’s KPHA chapter, said a […]

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View from the Hill – Remembering Cacie Pope

A moving tribute to former Lady Topper Cacie Pope who lost her battle with cancer earlier this year.

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Center for Gifted Studies hosting Leadership Institute Dec. 6-7

Join The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU on Monday and Tuesday (Dec. 6-7) for Continuing to Build Everyday Leadership: Learn, Teach, Do. The featured presenter for the day-and-a-half leadership workshop is Mariam MacGregor, the award-winning author of Building Everyday Leadership Curriculum and Teambuilding with Teens. The Leadership Institute will be held from 8:30 a.m. […]

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WKU honors Gatton Academy scholars

WKU recently honored 18 students from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky for their academic achievements. The annual recognition ceremony honored students who qualify for an academic scholarship to WKU. This year’s group has an average ACT composite score of 31 and grade-point average of 3.74 and included four Kentucky Governor’s Scholars […]

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Geography faculty, students attend regional conference

Five WKU geography faculty members, six graduate and three undergraduate students attended the 65th annual meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers in Birmingham, Ala., the weekend before Thanksgiving. Dr. Katie Algeo presented Same Place, Separate Spaces: The Bransford Hotel at Mammoth Cave in a session on race, ethnicity, and place […]

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Economics graduate students awarded SGA scholarships for Study Away course

The first WKU Student Government Association (SGA) Study Away scholarships have been awarded to two applied economics graduate students. Stephanie Brockmann of Washington, Mo., and Amelia Harshfield of Wichita, Kan., will apply their $100 scholarships toward the Urban and Regional Economics graduate course taught by Dr. Brian Strow, associate professor of economics. “This Study Away […]

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WKU alumnus pledges $1.75 million for campaign

WKU has received a $1.75 million commitment from Dr. Walter Scott, a New York physician who graduated from WKU in 1956.  According to WKU President Gary Ransdell, this gift, which is outlined in his estate plans, will create the Walter Scott Chair in Physiology within the Ogden College of Science and Engineering. Dr. Scott, a […]

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WKU site of football finals Dec. 3-4; campus parking, traffic impacted

WKU’s Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium will be the site for the 2010 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl State Football Championships on Friday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 4. The championship games are scheduled for 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. both days. This two-day event will bring thousands of high school […]

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Forensic team wins in Nashville

WKU forensic team members traveled to Nashville, Tenn., to attend two tournaments hosted at Belmont University the weekend of Nov. 20-21. The team advanced all members to a final round and received the overall sweepstakes championship, ahead of Tennessee State University, Miami University and Carson-Newman College. WKU finishes competition for the semester the weekend of […]

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WKU photojournalist-in-residence wins award for project in Mexico

Josh Meltzer, a photojournalist-in-residence at WKU’s School of Journalism and Broadcasting, recently won a PhotoPhilanthropy award for his project about the internal migration of indigenous people within Mexico. Meltzer was the Professional Grand Prize Winner in PhotoPhilanthrophy’s 2010 Activist Awards. He received a $15,000 prize for the project about people who move from rural regions […]

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WKU providing international outreach at Cumberland Trace Elementary

WKU students, faculty and staff are reaching out to families from as far away as Burundi, Burma (Myanmar), Cuba and Colombia through a program at Cumberland Trace Elementary School. WKU international students will be educating students and teachers at Cumberland Trace about various customs, clothing, language and cuisine Nov. 29 to Dec. 3.  Bowling Green […]

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