Archive | May, 2011

Photos: Congressman visits WKU

U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie visited WKU on May 27. Congressman Guthrie was the keynote speaker for the Duke TIP Kentucky Recognition Ceremony at Diddle Arena (top photos) and presented Harriet Downing and the Downing family with a tribute to Dr. Dero Downing that appeared in the May 3 U.S. Congressional Record (bottom photo). In the […]

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WKU student earns SMART Scholarship from Department of Defense

Yancee Burchett, a WKU junior from Brodhead, has been awarded a 2011 Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship from the Department of Defense. The SMART Scholarship for Service program supports students who demonstrate outstanding ability and special aptitude in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The program aims to increase the number of […]

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4,370 items, 912 pounds of food collected in ‘Lighten Your Load’ drive

More than 4,370 articles of clothing, appliances, electronics and household items along with 912 pounds of non-perishable food were collected and donated to the Housing Authority of Bowling Green when WKU’s Housing and Residence Life, Sustainability and Recycling partnered again on the fourth annual “Lighten Your Load” move-out collection drive. Containers were placed in all […]

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‘Geaux Toppers!’ selected as theme for WKU’s 2011 Homecoming Week

WKU’s 2011 Homecoming activities in October will have a New Orleans flavor with a dash of Mardi Gras and some Cajun spice. “Geaux Toppers!” was chosen as the Homecoming theme for activities the week of Oct. 17-23 because the Hilltoppers will host Louisiana-Lafayette’s Ragin’ Cajuns in the Homecoming football game on Oct. 22 at Houchens […]

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Spring 2011 Dean’s/President’s list

The WKU Spring 2011 Dean’s and President’s list is available online.  

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View from the Hill – Confucius Institute Chinese Learning Center opens

A part of Helm Library on WKU’s campus has been transformed into a Chinese Learning Center that’s part of the Confucius Institute. Take a look inside in this week’s View from the Hill. Here are a few of the performances featured at the opening of the Confucius Institute Chinese Learning Center at WKU: CI’s Shaolin […]

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The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU will celebrate 30th anniversary July 2

The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU, under Executive Director Julia Roberts, will host a 30th anniversary celebration on July 2. The event begins at 10 a.m. with a brunch at the National Corvette Museum (NCM), home of America’s sports car. The NCM has offered The Center’s guests reduced price tickets of $3 that Saturday, […]

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Follow WKU storm chasers online

The WKU Field Methods in Weather Analysis class is continuing to provide updates and photographs from storm chasing in Kansas, Oklahoma and other areas. Check their updates on the WKU Meteorology Blog.

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Students from 7 area high schools to attend GEAR UP camp June 8-9

Nearly 120 students, parents and school officials from seven area high schools will participate in the 2011 GEAR UP Summer Camp June 8-9 at WKU. GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Summer Camp is a two-day event for students entering their senior year at seven high schools in the Green River […]

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Women & Kids Learning Together Summer Camp June 6-10 at WKU

WKU’s Women’s Studies Program will host the sixth annual Women & Kids Learning Together Summer Camp June 6-10. WKLT focuses on education, the arts, and physical and emotional wellness to help the women improve their lives and become better prepared for long-term education and employment. The women will attend workshops that encourage self-esteem, self-expression, empowerment, […]

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WKU hosting international karst conference June 8-10

Scientists from 14 countries will attend the 2011 International Conference on Karst Hydrogeology and Ecosystems June 8-10 at WKU. WKU’s Hoffman Environmental Research Institute, the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) and the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) will host the meeting. With its location on one of the world’s great karst landscapes and […]

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Projects cause campus road closures

Several projects at WKU will cause street closures. Alumni Drive/Hilltop Drive to Faculty House Drive will be closed June 6 through Aug. 12 for a steam line repair project.  Potter Lot will remain open and traffic will exit through Faculty House Drive. A limited number of parking spaces will be available in the Gated Hilltop […]

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