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WKU ALIVE Center program funds community partnership projects

The WKU ALIVE Center’s Community Partnership Funds (CPF) program is a grant program that provides the opportunity for faculty, staff, students, or members of the community to implement campus and community partnership projects that address social issues locally and abroad. CPFs support public problem solving through service learning, community development or community-based research. Projects are funded in amounts ranging from $500 to $2,000.

The Bingocize® 2.0 program is one of the recipients of WKU ALIVE Center's Community Partnership Funds. (Photo by Bria Granville)

The Bingocize® 2.0 program is one of the recipients of WKU ALIVE Center’s Community Partnership Funds. (Photo by Bria Granville)

The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships would like to congratulate the following recipients of the Community Partnership Funds:

Creating Cultural Understanding Through Food

  • Dr. Bernard Strenecky, Honors College at WKU and Department of Housing & Residence Life at WKU
  • In partnership with The University of Akureyri in Norðurslóð, Akureyri, Iceland, President’s Office at WKU, and Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network

Bingocize® 2.0: A Novel Program for Improving Physical Fitness, Mental Fitness, and Health-related Knowledge in Older Adults

  • Dr. Jason Crandall, Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport
  • In partnership with Kentucky Department of Public Health, Kentucky Department of Aging and Independent Living, Kentucky Osteoporosis and Arthritis Program

Patterns of Emergency Department visits by Immigrant Populations: Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Primary Care Utilization

  • Dr. William N. Mkanta, Associate Professor, Public Health
  • In partnership with International Center of Bowling Green and other agencies serving refugees in the Bowling Green area

Inclusive Special Interest Groups for Students with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Dr. Christina Noel, Assistant Professor, WKU School of Teacher Education
  • In partnership with Melissa Bock, Behavior Therapist and parents of sons with Autism Spectrum Disorders; Dr. Elizabeth Sternberg, Pediatrician at Graves-Gilbert Clinic and Co-President of the Asperger and Autism Support Group of Bowling Green; Dr. Wanda Chandler, Assistant Professor, WKU School of Teacher Education

Caregiver Strain: Assessment of Stress and Needs for Caseworkers and Paraprofessionals Serving International Refugees

  • Dr. Dawn Garrett Wright, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Dr. Saundra Starks, Professor, Social Work
  • Dr. Cheryl Wolf, Assistant Professor, Counseling and Student Affairs
  • In partnership with International Center of Kentucky and Housing Authority of Bowling Green

Chamoru Communication & Resistance in Guåhan (Guam)

  • Dr. Tiara Na’Puti, Assistant Professor, Diversity and Community Studies
  • In partnership with We Are Guåhan (WAG), Guåhan Coalition for Peace and Justice, Our Islands Are Sacred, Sagan Kotturan Chamoru, Nasion Chamoru, and Organization of People for Indigenous Rights (OPI-R)

Lights on in Gales Point Belize

  • Jeanette Gullett, Instructor, School of Nursing
  • In partnership with People of Gales Point, Belize, Oaks of Righteousness in Gales Point; Greenview Hospital, Bowling Green; MDF Instruments; Shelton’s Express Pharmacy, Bowling Green; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

The Patricia Minton Taylor Theatre in Diversion Program

  • Dr. Jerry Daday, Associate Professor, Sociology
  • Carol Jordan, Instructor & Department Advisor, Department of Theatre and Dance
  • The Patricia Minton Taylor Theatre in Diversion Program is an ongoing partnership between WKU’s Department of Theatre and Dance, WKU’s Department of Sociology and the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Administrative Office of the Courts Department of Family and Juvenile Services.
  • In partnership with The Court Designated Workers of Warren County, an office of the Administrative Office of the Courts

Contact: Aurelia Spaulding, (270) 782-0082

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