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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