Archive | August 19, 2011

Professor says reaction by Syria’s neighbors key in U.S. call for changes

The reaction of Turkey, Iraq and other Arab states will be important as the United States calls for Bashar al-Assad to step down as president. Dr. Soleiman Kiasatpour, associate professor of Political Science at WKU, said the call by the U.S. was “expected given the continuation of the Syrian regime’s violent repression of unarmed demonstrators.   […]

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First-year students will start semester serving in Big Red’s Blitz Aug. 25

“Giving back to the community that you live in is very important,” said Bryan Hartzell, a junior from Nashville, Tenn., who has worked with planning WKU’s Big Red’s Blitz event this year as part of the M.A.S.T.E.R. (Making Academic and Social Transitions Educationally Rewarding) Plan week for first-year students. Big Red’s Blitz is a day […]

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ALIVE Center recognized for service

The Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS), through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, recognizes accomplishments in community service during the year with the Governor’s Citation. Eileen Cackowski, KCCVS Executive Director, presented the WKU ALIVE Center with the award at the Center’s Volunteer Recruitment and Retention workshop on Wednesday (Aug. 17). “Receiving […]

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New Hill House program participants ready to connect in neighborhood

After working on a faculty-assisted research project during her time as an undergraduate student at Murray State University, Jacqulynn Skaggs found she wanted to gain more research experience — this time, on a broader scale. “I was interested in working at the community level versus the one-on-one,” said Skaggs, who is now pursuing a master’s […]

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WKU agriculture graduate student shares tomatoes with Salvation Army

Tomatoes grown for a graduate student’s research project at the WKU Farm are being used to feed the needy at the Salvation Army in Bowling Green. “Last year we had so many tomatoes that we decided that we’d take them to the Salvation Army,” said Gary Cundiff, an agronomy graduate student from Louisville. “What gives […]

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Group from Hoffman Institute attends national cave and karst convention

WKU Geography and Geology Department’s Hoffman Environmental Research Institute was a major presence at the National Speleological Society (NSS) Annual Convention last month in Glenwood Springs, Colo. The convention gathers cavers, karst scientists, educators, National Park Service employees and land managers, among others, to share knowledge and research about significant topics affecting caves and karst […]

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