Archive | February, 2011

MMTH closing at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28

Mass Media and Technology Hall (MMTH) will close at 4:30 p.m. today (Feb. 28) due to an inoperable fire alarm system. If you have a class in MMTH tonight, please check with your department or instructor. If you need to use the computing lab, other open computing labs on campus that are available to students […]

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WKU to host educational leadership symposium March 31-April 1

WKU will host Making a Difference: Kentucky Educational Leadership Doctoral Symposium on March 31 and April 1 to explore key issues facing education in Kentucky and opportunities for making a difference. The symposium will provide a forum for doctoral students in Educational Leadership from across the state to connect with key educational leaders, legislators and […]

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Forensic team members compete at tournaments in Ohio, Illinois

Members of the WKU Forensic Team traveled to Bowling Green, Ohio; Evanston, Ill.; and Dekalb, Ill., to compete in four tournaments the weekend of Feb. 25-27. These four tournaments presented WKU team members with one of their last opportunities of the season to qualify events for the national tournaments taking place in April. In Ohio, […]

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WKU journalism student awarded Overseas Press Club scholarship

WKU senior Colleen Stewart was recently awarded a prestigious Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarship. Stewart, a news-editorial journalism major from Crestview Hills, received the $2,000 award at the Foundation’s 2011 Annual Scholarship Luncheon at the Yale Club in New York City. Charles Sennott, executive editor of GlobalPost, was the keynote speaker. Stewart was among 14 […]

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WKU geoscientist to help lead new United Nations water project

A WKU geoscientist will help lead a new project titled IGCP 598: Environmental Change and Sustainability in Karst Systems under the auspices of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Geoscience Program. Dr. Chris Groves, director of the WKU’s Hoffman Environmental Research Institute, will serve as a co-leader of the five-year project. […]

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Habitat for Humanity campus chapter sending 3 groups on spring break trips

WKU’s Habitat for Humanity campus chapter will be sending three volunteer groups to Virginia, North Carolina and Mississippi during spring break March 7-11. The WKU groups will travel to Lynchburg, Va., Burlington, N.C., and Lucedale, Miss., to assist local Habitat chapters with various projects as part of Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge. Collegiate Challenge is an alternative […]

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Students advance in MATHCOUNTS

Students from five schools participated in the regional MATHCOUNTS competition Feb. 19 at WKU. Teams from Drakes Creek Middle School and Franklin-Simpson Middle School advanced to state competition March 25-26 at the Holiday Inn North in Lexington. Also moving onto the state event as the top two individuals not on advancing teams were Priyanka Sheth […]

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View from the Hill – WKU NOVA Center

WKU’s newly acquired 18,000-pound electron microscope from Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be on full display at the NOVA Center Conference March 10-11.  Find out more in this week’s View from the Hill.

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WKU hosting language festival

More than 490 students from 11 area high schools are competing today (Feb. 25) in the Regional Kentucky Language Festival, hosted by WKU’s Department of Modern Languages. Students from across the south central Kentucky area are competing in French, German and Spanish events using their skills in world languages. Competition events are being conducted in […]

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Teacher Hall of Fame induction March 1

Three outstanding educators will be inducted Tuesday (March 1) as the fourth class of the Gov. Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame. The three, chosen by a statewide selection committee, are the late Artie Johnson Hankins of Morgantown, who taught for 44 years in Butler County; Patricia J. Morris of Louisville, who has […]

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South Warren team wins Quiz Bowl

South Warren High School was the overall winner in the 22nd Annual Quiz Bowl, hosted by WKU’s Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) Feb. 18 at the Downing University Center. Teams from high schools across the region competed in two divisions in the double-elimination rounds of academic competition. In the Red Division, South Warren took […]

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WKU student’s multimedia portfolio wins in Pictures of Year competition

WKU junior Leslye Davis, a photojournalism and Spanish major from Greensburg, has won Multimedia Portfolio of the Year honors at the Pictures of the Year International contest. Her projects, which can be viewed on, tell a variety of personal stories that underscore the passage of time and the strength of family bonds. Davis also […]

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