Archive | June 14, 2012

WKU professors present workshop at national social work conference

WKU Social Work professors Dr. Jay Gabbard and Dr. Patricia Desrosiers represented WKU at the annual National Teaching Professor conference held in Washington, D.C., June 1-3. The conference brings together hundreds of faculty members nationwide to explore the newest ideas in teaching and learning. They presented a workshop titled “Ten Effective Pedagogical Strategies for Engaging […]

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View from the Hill – Lee Robertson turns 90

With over a half century of service to the university, Lee Robertson has certainly earned the title of “Mr. Western”….so why not celebrate his 90th birthday with five hundred of his closest friends? The former Alumni Director and golf coach talks about his time at WKU in this week’s View from the Hill.

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11 students participate in 12-day wildlife management class in South Africa

WKU biology professor Michael Stokes led a group of 11 students on a 12-day African wildlife management class in June. As part of BIOL 485 Field Biology African Wildlife Management, the WKU group, working with Parawild Edu-capture, captured giraffe, crocodile, buffalo and tsessebe (a large antelope). The class also visited Kruger National Park, Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation […]

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Markham receives national award for leadership in civic engagement

Paul Markham, co-director of the Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility at WKU, has received national recognition for his leadership in civic engagement. Dr. Markham received the 2012 John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement last week at the American Democracy Project Conference in San Antonio.  The award is given in recognition of […]

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