Archive | May, 2012

First Navitas at WKU student graduates

Navitas at WKU student Harveen Kaur of New Delhi, India, graduated in May with a Master of Business Administration from WKU. She is the first graduate from the U.S. Navitas pathway programs. “WKU is proud and excited to be the first institution in the United States to award a degree to a student enrolled through […]

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2012 ‘Lighten Your Load’ a success

WKU Housing and Residence Life’s fifth annual Lighten Your Load move-out collection drive was a success. In 2011, the Lighten Your Load drive collected 4,374 items of clothing, household goods and electronics as well as 912 pounds of non-perishable food. This year 4,634 items of clothing, household goods and electronics were collected (an increase of […]

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Gatton Academy named to list of ‘Public Elites’ for fourth consecutive year

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU has been named to The Washington Post’s list of top-performing schools with elite students. For the fourth consecutive year, the Gatton Academy finds itself among the nation’s 22 most distinguished high schools, including many with emphases in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. […]

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Corbin senior first WKU student to receive Boren Scholarship

WKU senior Kevin Worthy of Corbin has become the first WKU student to receive a Boren Scholarship for International Study. The scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program and provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented […]

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WKU group studies media in Germany

Dr. Laura McGee, head of WKU’s Department of Modern Languages, and Jo-Anne Ryan, assistant director of WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting, are leading a group of students on a May term class to study the media in Germany. The group is pictured below at the historic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The students have been […]

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Follow the WKU storm chasers

Eight meteorology students in Dr. Josh Durkee’s annual Field Methods in Weather Analysis and Forecasting course are continuing their storm chasing class to forecast, analyze and document severe convective storms across the Great Plains. For the past two days, the students have been in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. In addition to storms, they’ve seen storm […]

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WKU fourth overall in 52nd annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program

WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting has finished fourth in the Overall Intercollegiate Championship in the 52nd annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program. WKU has ranked among the top eight nationally for 19 consecutive years and won the overall title in 2005, 2001 and 2000. Often called the “Pulitzers of College Journalism,” the Hearst program holds […]

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WKU team wins state CPA competition

A team of students from WKU’s Department of Accounting recently won the Promote and Encourage Accounting in Kentucky (PEAK) Competition, sponsored by the Kentucky Society of CPAs. The PEAK Competition uses a quiz-show format in which participants answer tough questions from the Uniform CPA Exam. “It’s a cool event and takes a lot of prep […]

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‘Gunsmith of Williamsburg’ to be viewed June 6 at WKU workshop

As part of the 31st annual NMLRA Gunsmithing Workshop and Seminar at WKU, the public is invited to a viewing of “The Gunsmith of Williamsburg” on June 6. Gunsmith Wallace Gusler, who is featured in the film, will introduce the documentary about the making of an early American flintlock rifle. The presentation will begin at […]

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WKU offering online Faith Community Nursing course Aug. 6-Oct. 1

WKU will again host a noncredit online Faith Community Nursing course designed to prepare registered nurses for the specialty practice of faith community nursing. Offered through a collaboration of WKU School of Nursing, WKU Continuing Education and the Parish Nurse Ministries of Paducah Hospitals Lourdes and Western Baptist, the curriculum for the course is interfaith […]

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WKU hosting Transit of Venus viewing party June 5 for once-in-a-lifetime event

It won’t happen again for 105 years. On June 5, Venus will pass between the Earth and the sun, and WKU is helping the public view this once-in-a-lifetime event. The Transit of Venus viewing party will begin at 5 p.m. in Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium and continue until sunset. During the free event, participants will […]

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NSF highlights WKU research in Africa

“High-tech Scarecrows for Low-tech Farms” — a report on a WKU research project in Africa — is featured on the National Science Foundation’s SEE (Science, Engineering & Education) Innovation website. In the project, funded by the National Science Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through their joint Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) […]

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