Archive | July, 2011

Governor appoints new regent

Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Cynthia Harris of Louisville to the WKU Board of Regents to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2017. Harris, a retired teacher, replaces Yevette Haskins of Campbellsville, whose term has expired.

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Regents OK property purchase at farm

The WKU Board of Regents on Friday approved the purchase of 24 acres adjacent to the University Farm. The land, which includes a wood-frame house, garage, cottage, log house and barn, is bounded on three sides by the farm and by the Natcher Parkway on the fourth. WKU will buy the property for the appraised […]

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New Century of Spirit Campaign at $185.3 million toward $200 million goal

WKU announced that, with a year remaining, its New Century of Spirit Campaign stands at $185.3 million toward a $200 million goal.  These totals were reflected in their year-end figures as of June 30, 2011. “Topping the $185 million mark is an exciting milestone for WKU’s New Century of Spirit Campaign,” said Kathryn Costello, WKU’s […]

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WKU among 6 schools selected for Green Campus Network program

WKU is one of six college and university campuses in four states that can expect dropping energy bills and increased energy-efficiency education, thanks to a pilot program by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the Alliance to Save Energy. The Green Campus Network (GCN) is a classroom-to-workplace program that involves students, faculty, administrators and campus […]

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WKU has major impact on Warren County economy, study shows

WKU’s impact on Warren County’s economy goes far beyond money students and employees spend on food, housing and entertainment, according to a new study from WKU’s Center for Applied Economics. WKU accounts for about 26 percent of expenditures ($672 million), 14 percent of the jobs (6,600) and 10 percent of the earnings ($252 million) in […]

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Photos: United Way Day of Caring

As part of the United Way Day of Caring on July 27, WKU faculty, staff and families stuffed backpacks for all the elementary schools in Warren County and Bowling Green to help those families in need of supplies. (Photos by Jennifer Wilson)

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Photos: Hilltoppers with Heart

Members of the WKU football, volleyball and men’s basketball teams participated in community projects July 27 for United Way’s Day of Caring. The projects were the first for the Hilltoppers with Heart program, which is designed to give student-athletes, coaches and athletics staff an opportunity to make an impact in the community by volunteering their […]

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WKU professors: NFL fans are ready for some football now that lockout is over

Trouble was brewing three years ago for the National Football League. In May 2008, NFL owners voted to opt out of their collective bargaining agreement and allow it to expire March 3, 2011. The NFL lockout has been the hot sports topic the past few days, and WKU Associate Professor of History Anthony Harkins says […]

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A.S.K. program assists local schools

The Council on Postsecondary Education has awarded a $200,000 grant to WKU through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning-Models in Innovation for Assistance, Strategies, Know-How, or A.S.K. A.S.K. provides training and professional development help to local public schools contracting individual and targeted services. The program builds on research that characterizes successful schools and […]

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WKU president presents honorary doctorate to Madame Xu Lin

WKU President Gary A. Ransdell presented an honorary doctorate to Madame Xu Lin, director general of Hanban, during a reception Friday evening in Beijing. The recognition celebration for Dr. Xu, Hanban and North China Electric Power University was part of a three-week visit to China by a contingent of 44 WKU faculty, staff and students […]

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Recycling/Surplus Department aims to reduce waste on campus

WKU creates 5.5 million pounds of solid waste on campus each year. WKU’s Department of Facilities Management/Recycling is collaborating with the Purchasing Department in an attempt to reduce waste by forming a new Recycling/Surplus Department. On July 18 the collaboration assumed surplus responsibilities as part of WKU’s strategy toward a goal of near zero campus […]

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Board of Regents to meet July 29

The WKU Board of Regents will conduct its third quarterly meeting on Friday (July 29). The meeting begins at 8 a.m. in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media and Technology Hall. Agenda materials are available at

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