Archive | September 20, 2012

WKU, Barren County High School create Capstone Scholars Program

The seed has been planted and the first crop will be ready to harvest next spring. WKU and Barren County High School signed an agreement Thursday (Sept. 20) creating a Capstone Scholars Program in agriculture and chemistry. The program will allow students at Barren County High to earn up to 19 college semester hours of […]

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Football parking, traffic information for WKU vs. Southern Miss on Sept. 22

The 2012 WKU home football season continues Saturday (Sept. 22) when the Hilltoppers host defending Conference USA champion Southern Mississippi at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. with tailgating festivities beginning at 11:30 a.m. (Check out a detailed tailgating map.) A capacity crowd is expected at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. WKU Athletics […]

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Summer 2012 weather report

As the hot, dry summer of 2012 gives way to the arrival of autumn this weekend, WKU meteorology faculty member Gregory Goodrich in the Department of Geography and Geology prepared the following report for the Kentucky Climate Center: Summer 2012 recap Following the wettest year in Kentucky history in 2011, the summer of 2012 in […]

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‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ opens WKU Mainstage Season Sept. 27-Oct. 2

WKU’s Department of Theatre and Dance opens its Mainstage Season on Sept. 27 with the historical thriller Les Liaisons Dangereuses. The play is based on the French novel by Choderlos de Laclos, which also served as the basis for the movie Dangerous Liaisons, and is recommended for mature audiences. This historical drama with a sharply […]

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Researcher uses NOVA Center’s LC-SEM to examine Jurassic era fossils

A researcher from Northern Kentucky University is taking advantage of the 21stcentury technology available at WKU’s NOVA Center to examine dinosaur bones and other fossils that are 160 million years old. Dr. Janet Bertog, associate professor of Paleontology & Stratigraphy at NKU, brought nine samples Tuesday for examination at the NOVA Center’s Large Chamber Scanning […]

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Geoscience graduate student awarded grant for research in Caribbean

Gilman Ouellette, a WKU geoscience graduate student from Hawley, Pa., has been awarded a $1,000 research grant from the National Speleological Society for his project titled Paleohydrology and Climate Change in the Eastern Caribbean from Barbadian Speleothems. NSS research grants are given to qualified individuals or teams who are members of the NSS by the […]

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