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Ogden, GRREC host STEMshot! air rocketry event Oct. 24

WKU’s Ogden College of Science and Engineering and the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative will host the 2nd Annual STEMshot! rocketry competition for students in grades 4-12. STEMshot!, a compressed air rocketry competition giving students the opportunity to engage in a challenging real-world problem based activity designed to enhance student’s critical thinking skills and understanding […]

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WKU department head completes Eastern Europe expedition

Dr. David Keeling, Distinguished University Professor of Geography and head of WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, returned recently from a 19-day expedition to Eastern Europe, representing the American Geographical Society as part of its geographic educational outreach program. The key theme of this journey that explored Eastern Europe was resilience and development in post-Soviet […]

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Hardin Planetarium to present ‘Our Star’ Oct. 13-Nov. 24

Our Star, a spectacular, up-close look at the Sun and how it affects our world, will be presented Oct. 13-Nov. 24 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and suitable for all ages. The 60-minute show will begin on time, with no late […]

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ICSR to present ‘National Parks & Resident Peoples’ on Oct. 20

WKU’s Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility will present “National Parks & Resident Peoples: Unintended Consequences” with Dr. Katie Algeo and Collins Eke at 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Downing Student Union, room 2123. Mammoth Cave National Park is located just over 30 miles outside of Bowling Green and is recognized for having the world’s […]

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Workshop will discuss social, emotional needs of gifted students

Parents and educators are invited to a free workshop on the needs of gifted youth Oct. 15 and 16 at the Knicely Conference Center. Psychologist Ed Amend will discuss the social-emotional needs of gifted children during the Berta Seminar hosted by The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU. On Oct. 15 from 7 p.m. to […]

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Hardin, co-editors honored for Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

The Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board has honored the three co-editors, including WKU History Professor John Hardin, for their work on the Kentucky African American Encyclopedia. Dr. Hardin, Dr. Karen Cotton McDaniel of Eastern Kentucky University and Dr. Gerald L. Smith of the University of Kentucky were selected to receive a 2015 Kentucky Archives […]

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Girls in Science Day Oct. 17; registration deadline Oct. 9

WKU’s annual Girls in Science Day, hosted by Ogden College of Science and Engineering, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 17 in Snell Hall, room 2113. Girls in grades 5-12 will have the opportunity to explore various topics in math, technology, engineering and science during interactive sessions. Registration deadline is Oct. […]

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WKU, KMA planning ‘Workshops for Physician Excellence’

Series begins Oct. 24 with ‘Emerging Physician Leadership’ WKU’s Center for Leadership Excellence, in collaboration with the Kentucky Medical Association, will sponsor a series of workshops for physicians during the period October 2015-2016. The “Workshops for Physician Excellence” series will focus on strategies for developing leadership skills appropriate for and useful to physicians who desire […]

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Olmsted publishes poetry collection ‘Seeking the Other Side’

Jane Olmsted has released her latest poetry collection, “Seeking the Other Side.” Dr. Olmsted is head of Diversity & Community Studies, professor and director of the Gender & Women’s Studies Program and coordinator of the Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities master’s program at WKU. “I call this collection ‘Seeking the Other Side’ as a way […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 21-25, 2015

Here’s the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis, Bryan Lemon and Bob Skipper of WKU Public Affairs.

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Confucius Institute to host teacher training conference

The Confucius Institute at WKU has been selected as the site for the 2015 Hanban Volunteer Teacher In-Service Training conference Oct. 9-11. The conference will include more than 130 Hanban Volunteer Teachers from more than 20 states and will be held at the WKU Center for Research and Development at 2413 Nashville Road. For information […]

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Roberts honored for impact on education in Kentucky

Julia Link Roberts received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators on Friday (Sept. 25), recognizing the impact she has had on teacher education and all facets of gifted education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The KATE Distinguished Educator Award honors outstanding professional educators who have made significant contributions to the […]

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