Archive | February, 2013

More than 500 area students visit WKU for ‘The Pirates of Penzance’

WKU’s Department of Theatre & Dance hosted more than 500 area high school and middle school students Thursday morning (Feb. 28) for a performance of The Pirates of Penzance at Van Meter Hall. Students from eight counties visited WKU for a performance and question-and-answer session with the cast and crew.  “It’s a great example of […]

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Engineering-Manufacturing-Commercialization Center hosting open house

WKU’s Engineering-Manufacturing-Commercialization Center (EMCC) will host an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today (Feb. 28). The EMCC is a new center that has been created within the Applied Research and Technology Program (ARTP) as part of the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Institute.  The EMCC is located in Thompson Complex Central Wing, room […]

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Theatre & Dance to present next shows in Studio Series March 4-5

WKU’s Department of Theatre & Dance presents the next installment in the Studio Series on Monday and Tuesday (March 4-5). Something in the Basement/The Whole Shebang begins at 8 p.m. in the Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. All tickets are $5 and are available in advance at Tickets also will be available at the […]

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Meteorology graduate lands position with U.S. Air Force

When Nathaniel Shearer of Berea entered WKU’s Meteorology Program in the Department of Geography and Geology in Fall 2007, he had his sights set on adding to the military tradition within his family by becoming a Weather Officer for the U.S. Air Force. The program is delighted to announce that, as a recent graduate of […]

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WKU vice president, 3 alumni honored at national conference

A WKU vice president and three alumni were honored recently at the 2013 Association for Student Conduct Administration National Conference. Howard Bailey, vice president for Student Affairs, was recognized in front of the membership by ASCA President Ryan Holmes and Raymond Goldstone ASCA Foundation Chair David W. Parrott for the energy he expends, the leadership […]

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Members of sixth class inducted into Teacher Hall of Fame

Three more outstanding educators were inducted Tuesday into the Gov. Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame. Eloise Hadden of Auburn, Anne Padilla of Bowling Green and Juanita Park of Rockport were honored as the sixth class of Teacher Hall of Fame inductees during a ceremony at the State Capitol in Frankfort. “This year’s […]

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Bowling Green High School team wins 2013 Physics Olympics at WKU

A team from Bowling Green High School won the 2013 Western Kentucky Physics Olympics. Coached by teacher Cristen Olson, the “Purple Chem” team had the best combined placement in the five Physics Olympics events on Feb. 23 at WKU. Team members, all sophomores at BGHS, are: Emily Penn, Kate Bigler, Teaghan Chen and Hannah Lindsey. […]

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18th annual BRIMS Bridge Building Championships March 2

The 18th annual Barren River Imaginative Museum of Science Regional Bridge Building Championships will be Saturday (March 2) at the WKU Center for Research and Development Commons Area. Sponsors include the WKU Department of Physics & Astronomy, WKU SKyTeach, WKU Department of Architectural & Manufacturing Sciences, and the Center for Research and Development. Registration is […]

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Cultural Enhancement Series continues March 4 with Ailey II

The 16th season of WKU’s Cultural Enhancement Series continues Monday (March 4) with a performance by Ailey II. Ailey II is an exceptional company that merges the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Started in 1974 as the Alvin […]

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Child Passenger Safety Training program May 14-17

NOTE: This has been rescheduled for May 14-17 at the Bowling Green Fire Department Headquarters on East Sixth Street. A National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program will be held May 14-17 in Bowling Green. The program will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Bowling Green Fire Department Headquarters on […]

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Rural health program changing name

Beginning March 1, the Institute for Rural Health Development & Research at WKU will be known as the Institute for Rural Health. In the next several months, the Institute for Rural Health (IRH) will begin a branding campaign to bring awareness to services offered and possible collaborations; including a new website launch and marketing materials. […]

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WKU faculty member appointed State Geographer

Dr. Margaret M. “Peggy” Gripshover, associate professor of geography in WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, has been appointed as State Geographer for the Commonwealth of Kentucky by Gov. Steve Beshear. Dr. Gripshover is the first woman to hold the position, which was created by the General Assembly in 1984. Her term will expire on […]

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