Archive | June, 2012

State climatologist, soil scientist survey intensifying drought conditions

Unless you’re living in a cave, you know that June weather conditions have been hot and dry in many areas, especially in far western Kentucky. In an effort to track extreme drought conditions, state climatologist Stuart Foster and soil scientist Darwin Newton visited the Jackson Purchase area earlier this week for a first-hand look at […]

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WKU graduate to lead science/resource management area at Mammoth Cave

Superintendent Patrick Reed announced that WKU graduate Bobby Carson has been selected as the Chief of the Science and Resource Management Division of Mammoth Cave National Park. Carson is a 35-year veteran of the National Park Service, with most of his years at Mammoth Cave. “Bobby steps into this job with a wealth of experience, […]

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WKU Storm Chasers document five tornado touchdowns during 2012 course

The May 2012 summer term was the third year that Dr. Josh Durkee’s Field Methods in Weather Analysis and Forecasting class set out across the Great Plains, forecasting and verifying a wide variety of severe weather. As with previous years, the WKU group accomplished much success in their mission. This year Dr. Durkee, along with […]

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Mesonet adding Todd County site

The Kentucky Mesonet is expanding its weather and climate monitoring network to Todd County. The Mesonet’s 64th station will be installed this summer between Elkton and Trenton on a farm owned by Carl Jenkins. “We are extremely pleased to add a new station in Todd County as part of the Kentucky Mesonet,” said Dr. Stuart […]

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WKU students conducting research on black rhinos in South Africa

WKU biology students John Clark, a Bowling Green senior, and Rachel Beyke, an Indianapolis junior, are conducting research on black rhinos in South Africa for their Honors Capstone Experience/Thesis projects. Clark is creating an index of the vegetation rhinos prefer to eat and Beyke is exploring the effect humans have on where rhinos choose to […]

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Deadline approaches for ALIVE Center’s Community Partnerships grant program

Three times a year the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships distributes funding for projects that involve campus and community partnerships. The Center provided grants for four projects from the April deadline, and now encourages others to apply for the upcoming July 1 deadline. The Community Partnership Incentive Award funds can be utilized for service-learning, […]

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WKU students honored by Louisville mayor for biking across U.S. for Alzheimer’s

Nine WKU students were honored June 22 with a proclamation by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer for their dedication to raising awareness and funding for Alzheimer’s through a cross-country bike ride. The nine WKU students are members of the group Bike4Alz, formed to raise awareness and funding for Alzheimer’s while biking across the U.S. Bike4Alz began […]

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WKU MBA students study sustainability

WKU’s full-time MBA students took a field trip to Trammel Creek June 20 to run experiments on the water quality. Students collected macro-invertebrates and used environmental keys to identify the various species.  MBA students got their hands dirty by getting down into the creek to study the interrelationships between the environment and business. Instructors for […]

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WKU noncredit emergency medical services courses offered this fall

WKU Continuing Education will offer two noncredit Emergency Medical Services (EMS) trainings this fall: EMT Basic and EMT Paramedic. Regional EMS systems utilize these two levels of practice, which are governed by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services. EMS training provides the knowledge to recognize symptoms of illness and injury and to provide emergency […]

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WKU reintroduces online instructional design programs this fall

The WKU School of Teacher Education will relaunch two instructional design degree programs beginning this fall: an online Master of Science degree and a 12-hour Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design. Two experts in the instructional design field will lead the programs. Dr. Silvie Huang and Dr. Elena Novak each hold a Ph.D. in instructional systems […]

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NSF grant supports workshop on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is one of the most powerful technologies that provide useful structural information about chemical compounds. To foster knowledge of and facilitate access to this technology, WKU’s Department of Chemistry hosted a thematic NMR workshop on June 18-21. The workshop was supported by a National Science Foundation grant from the Course, Curriculum, […]

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NSF grant supports summer research experience at WKU

WKU’s Department of Chemistry and Department of Geography and Geology are hosting a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The REU grant provides a fully supported, intensive 10-week research experience for those students selected for the research program. The unifying environmental theme of this site is focused on land use and land […]

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