Recap

Here’s a recap of recent WKU News items; for updates, follow WKU News on Twitter or Facebook

WKU news summary for March 23-27, 2015

WKU extends international reach with partnership in Iceland: In simultaneous ceremonies just over 60 miles from the Arctic Circle in Iceland and in Bowling Green, WKU, the University of Akureyri (UNAK) and the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN) signed an academic and research agreement Monday (March 23) that solidifies the North Atlantic Climate Change Collaboration (NAC3) project. More: History of the project; project website.

WKU photojournalism students first, fifth in Hearst contest: WKU photojournalism students finished first and fifth in the third multimedia competition of the 2014-15 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

WKU to implement Quality Enhancement Plan: Beginning this fall, WKU will place a greater emphasis on teaching students to find, analyze and communicate information to better prepare them for the workplace.

Roberts recognized by alma mater for work in gifted education: Dr. Julia Link Roberts was recognized for her contributions to the field of gifted education with an award given by her alma mater, the University of Missouri, March 13 in Columbia, Mo.

View from the Hill – Transfer Center: The number of transfer students coming to WKU is growing every day.   A new Transfer Center on campus helps ease the transition as Amy Bingham reports in this View from the Hill.

6 ROTC cadets participate in 2015 Bataan Memorial Death March: Six WKU Army ROTC cadets participated in the 26th annual Bataan Memorial Death March on March 22 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

WKU Student Places Third in Regional Business Plan Competition: Samantha McCormick, an entrepreneurship major from Bowling Green, placed third in the regional competition for Idea State U, a statewide business plan competition designed to encourage innovation among collegians. McCormick won $500 and the opportunity to advance to state competition to be held April 24-25 in Lexington.

WKU Glasgow group tours state in ‘Kentucky Experience’ course: Twenty-six WKU Glasgow students and faculty members spent their 2015 Spring Break traveling by coach through the eastern part of Kentucky to explore the unique history, geography and culture of the Commonwealth.

WKU staff members thanked for furthering international reach: More than 45 staff members representing nearly 30 units and departments were thanked for furthering WKU’s international reach at the annual Staff Thank You Luncheon.

WKU Public Health students attend long term care conference: Seven WKU students and one faculty member from the Department of Public Health’s Health Care Administration (HCA) and Long Term Care Administration (LTCA) Certificate Program recently traveled to Rising Sun, Indiana, to attend the American College of Health Care Administrators’ (ACHCA) regional District 3 Meeting.

WKU Week in Photos: March 14-21, 2015: Check out the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.

ACLU of Kentucky presenting exhibit, other events at WKU: ACLU of Kentucky: Moving Justice Forward for 60 Years, an exhibit marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, will be presented March 29-May 1 at WKU’s Mass Media and Technology Hall Gallery.

OSHA training courses begin in April at WKU Owensboro: OSHA safety courses will begin in April in Owensboro thanks to a partnership between WKU and EKU.

What’s Happening at WKU

WKU to celebrate student research during REACH Week: WKU will celebrate student research and creativity March 23-28 during REACH (Research Experiences and Creative Heights) Week.

WKU to present ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ March 27-29: The upstairs downstairs lively adventures at The Earl of Grantham’s home on the PBS hit Downton Abbey have brought the class struggle between servants and masters to the attention of today’s audiences. This conflict, both a source of witty comedy and poignant drama, is one of the focal points of The Marriage of Figaro, presented March 27-29 in a sparkling combined production of the WKU Departments of Music and Theatre & Dance.

WKU to host 2015 Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium on March 28: WKU Study Away will host the Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium on March 28 at the Knicely Conference Center on WKU’s South Campus. Students and faculty from Kentucky postsecondary institutions who have engaged in academic activity outside their campus will present informative sessions regarding their experiences studying abroad or away.

Community College Transfer Scholarship deadline April 1: Community college students wanting to transfer to WKU may be eligible for up to $4,000 in scholarship assistance. The application deadline for the Community College Transfer Scholarship is April 1 for fall admission.

Disability studies scholar to present lecture April 2 at WKU: Dr. Alison Kafer, Associate Professor and Chair of Feminist Studies at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, will present Crip Futures, Future Coalitions: Disability & Social Justice on April 2 at WKU.

‘Fool for Love’ April 6-7 at WKU: How do we really affect those around us? This is the question posed by a play presented in April by the WKU Department of Theatre & Dance. Fool for Love, directed by Caleb Pless, a senior from Memphis, Tennessee, plays at 8 p.m. April 6-7 in The Lab Theatre in WKU’s Gordon Wilson Hall.

Hardin Planetarium to present ‘Invisible Universe’ April 7-May 14: Invisible Universe! Viewing Our Cosmos in a Different Light will be presented April 7-May 14 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium.

WKU to host 6th annual CGA student golf tourney April 11: WKU’s Play Golf America University (PGAU) Program will host the 6th Annual Collegiate Golf Alliance Student Qualifier on April 11 at the Bowling Green Country Club.

WKU to host ‘Kentucky Strings’ bluegrass festival on April 16: WKU’s Cultural Enhancement Series and the Kentucky Folklife Program will present Kentucky Strings: Bluegrass Music & Beyond on April 16 at Downing Student Union South Lawn.

2015 Faculty Awards Reception April 23: The 2015 Faculty Awards Reception will be held at 3 p.m. April 23 at the Faculty House. WKU annually recognizes outstanding contributions by faculty members in the areas of Teaching, Research/Creativity, Public Service and Student Advisement. The following faculty members have been selected by each of the colleges for recognition this year. They are also the finalists for the university-wide awards, which will be announced at Commencement.

WKU news summary for March 16-20, 2015

Gatton Academy selects 60 students for Class of 2017: The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 60 students for its Class of 2017.

5 WKU students accepted into Chinese Flagship Capstone Year: A record five students at WKU have been accepted into the Chinese Flagship Overseas Capstone Year Program. The WKU Chinese Flagship Program, one of 12 Chinese Flagship programs in the country, maintains a 100 percent student acceptance rate to the Overseas Capstone Year Program.

WKU honored with fifth Tree Campus USA® designation: WKU was honored with 2014 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Geoscience graduate student wins national research scholarship: The Karst Waters Institute has selected WKU Geoscience graduate student Connor Salley of Oliver Springs, Tennessee, as the 2015 recipient of the Institute’s William L. Wilson Scholarship in Karst Science.

Comer welcomes WKU to Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program: Agriculture Commissioner James Comer officially inducted WKU as the 10th member of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus Program in a ceremony Monday (March 16) on the WKU campus. More: View from the Hill segment on the program.

WKU to host scholars from Mexico in ‘Proyecta 100,000’: WKU has been selected to participate in the Mexican government’s “Proyecta 100,000” program. As part of the “National Training Program for Students and Teachers SEP-SRE Proyecta 100,000,” WKU will host seven Mexican scholars from June 1 to June 26 for a four-week intensive language and cultural immersion program, according to Dr. Alison Youngblood, assistant professor of English at WKU. The program will be a joint effort between the Department of English and English as a Second Language International.

WKU Forensics Team earns awards at Pi Kappa Delta national tourney: Eight members of the WKU Forensics Team traveled to Athens, Ohio, to compete in the 49th Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament and Convention the weekend of March 6-7. WKU received excellence awards in both debate sweepstakes and overall sweepstakes, against more than 58 other schools.

Jim Wayne Miller Reader honored with Weatherford Award: A book co-edited by WKU English Professor Mary Ellen Miller has been honored as one of the best Appalachian books of 2014.

Baylor professor’s book on Irish poet wins Warren-Brooks Award: Seamus Heaney’s Regions, by Richard Rankin Russell, has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Robert Penn Warren–Cleanth Brooks Award for outstanding literary scholarship and criticism.

2015 ‘Buck$ for Bright Ideas’ program accepting applications: Area residents with ideas that could lead to a new business could win assistance to help move their idea forward. The Bowling Green, Elizabethtown and Owensboro offices of the Kentucky Innovation Network are accepting applications for the 2015 “Buck$ for Bright Ideas” competition through April 24.

Society for Lifelong Learning celebrating two milestones: The Society for Lifelong Learning (SLL) is celebrating two significant milestones. The Society enrolled its first 100 members last week and began its first semester of courses this week.

8 WKU students volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Alabama: Eight WKU students recently participated in an Alternative Spring Break trip to work with Habitat for Humanity in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

WKU department head continues transportation research in Peru: During WKU’s 2015 Spring Break week, University Distinguished Professor of Geography Dr. David Keeling traveled to Peru to extend ongoing research on the transportation systems of Latin America.

8 WKU students participate in 2015 Spring Break trip to D.C.: Eight WKU students participated in an Alternative Spring Break trip to Washington, D.C., March 7-13, hosted by the Student Activities Office.

3 WKU students participate in Model Arab League conference: During their 2015 Spring Break, three WKU students immersed themselves not in the sunshine of a Caribbean beach, but in some of the most sensitive diplomatic challenges in the Middle East.

WKU senior named number two college radio personality in the nation by BEA: The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) honored WKU senior Cameron Coats in the organization’s 2015 Festival of Media Arts Awards. Coats placed second in the Student Audio Air Personality category.

WKU graduate student recognized as Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist: WKU graduate student Nikki Stock of Bear Lake, Minnesota, has been recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

WKU news summary for March 9-13, 2015

WKU biology faculty member receives grant for project: Dr. Nancy Rice, associate professor of biology at WKU, has received a special research grant from the Kentucky Academy of Science for a project that focuses on managing high blood pressure for residents in rural Kenya.

MFA in Creative Writing at WKU clears CPE: On Feb. 13, Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education approved Western Kentucky University’s new Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Pending approval by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the program will admit its first class of students for fall 2015.

View from the Hill – Girls Sweet Sixteen leaving Diddle Arena: Diddle Arena has been home to the The Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls state tournament for the past 15 years. But that’s about to change as Amy Bingham reports in this View from the Hill.

WKU newest member of Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program: Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will welcome WKU to the Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program on Monday (March 16) at 11:30 a.m. CDT at the Downing Student Union.

View from the Hill – Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame: The newest inductee into the Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame is a beloved educator from Muhlenberg County. Amy Bingham introduces us to her in this View from the Hill.

Winter weather communications plan: Here’s a reminder about WKU’s winter weather communications plan that provides a number of ways you can find out if classes are delayed, canceled or if a campus is closed.

WKU news summary for March 2-6, 2015

Muhlenberg County educator inducted into Teacher Hall of Fame: Mary K. Armstrong, a longtime Muhlenberg County educator, was inducted Tuesday (March 3) into the Gov. Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame.

WKU Habitat members spending 2015 spring break in North Carolina & Arkansas: WKU’s Habitat for Humanity campus chapter will be sending two volunteer groups to North Carolina and Arkansas for spring break trips March 9-14.

WKU joins Competency-Based Education Network: As a member of Kentucky Commonwealth College, WKU, along with the University of Louisville, will join other institutions throughout the nation to participate in the Competency-Based Education Network, or C-BEN.

WKU forensics team competes in tournaments in Illinois & Ohio: The WKU forensics team traveled to Peoria and Normal, Illinois, and Bowling Green, Ohio, to compete in four tournaments the weekend of Feb. 27-28.

WKU student from Franklin crowned 2015 Coming Home King: McGavinn Brown of Franklin was crowned 2015 Coming Home King on Saturday (Feb. 28) at WKU.

Graduate students, faculty attend Sports Career Workshop: A group of five graduate students and two faculty members from WKU’s School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport (KRS) attended the Sports Career Workshop Feb. 20-21 at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

WKU professors appear in sinkhole documentary, assist with educational exhibit: During the past year, sinkhole collapses headlined newspapers around the globe. From Kentucky to Guatemala, these catastrophic events attracted much attention and provided an opportunity for researchers to continue studying the causes, impacts, and remediation of sinkholes.

WKU’s Institute for Rural Health receives gift from Delta Dental of Kentucky Foundation: WKU’s Institute for Rural Health has received a $10,000 gift from the Delta Dental of Kentucky Foundation.

WKU Business Plan Competition Provides $6,000 to Student Entrepreneurs: The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the Gordon Ford College of Business awarded $6,000 in cash prizes to six teams who competed in the 2015 WKU Business Plan Competition.

Students from WKU programs compete in 2015 TRIO Day events: Two WKU TRIO programs took students to compete in the 2015 TRIO Day state academic competitions, hosted by Eastern Kentucky University on Feb. 28.

WKU Week in Photos: Feb. 22-28, 2015: Check out the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by WKU Public Affairs.

Winter weather communications plan: Here’s a reminder about WKU’s winter weather communications plan that provides a number of ways you can find out if classes are delayed, canceled or if a campus is closed.

WKU news summary for Feb. 23-27, 2015

3 WKU students honored by Gilman Scholarship Program: Three WKU students have been honored by the nationally competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Demarcus Brooks of Louisville, Linda Cruz of Carrollton and Brianna Stewart of Guston were named Gilman Scholars and will receive up to $5,000 each toward their study abroad or internship program costs.

‘Ideas, Innovation, Invention’ theme of 2nd IdeaFestival Bowling Green: The second annual IdeaFestival®Bowling Green promises to be an outstanding event for those who celebrate ideas. This one-day speaker series, set for March 20 at WKU’s Downing Student Union, features nine presentations split into three 90-minute sessions each with three 20-minute talks, and a keynote session that is also 90 minutes.

Honors College at WKU spotlighted in national guide: The Honors College at WKU is one of five Master’s Comprehensive public university honors colleges or programs in the United States profiled in the second edition of A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs.

WKU offering first 4-year degree in floodplain management in U.S.: Some of the nation’s top floodplain managers will meet next week at WKU, home of the United States’ first four-year degree in floodplain management. Members of the Certification Board of Regents for the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Certified Floodplain Manager program will be in Bowling Green on March 2-4 for their spring meeting.

Professor emeritus to receive prestigious literary award: Dr. Robert V. Haynes of Bowling Green, professor emeritus of history at WKU, will receive the prestigious Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award on Saturday (Feb. 28) at the 26th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration in Natchez, Mississippi.

WKU photojournalism, broadcasting students honored: WKU photojournalism students finished first and second in the second multimedia competition of the 2014-15 Hearst Journalism Awards Program and two WKU broadcasting students were honored in the Broadcast Education Association’s 2015 Festival of Media Arts.

International gerontologists visit WKU & Bowling Green: International gerontologists from Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland and the Netherlands visited WKU and the city of Bowling Green on Wednesday (Feb. 25) for a showcase of the city’s Christian Care Communities before attending the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education meetings in Nashville later this week.

WKU professor selected as Sport Professional of the Year: WKU Professor William “Willie” Hey has been chosen as “Sport Professional of the Year” by Southern District SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America.

View from the Hill – Society for Lifelong Learners: WKU is hitting the ground running with a brand new learning opportunity for adult learners. Amy Bingham explains the Society for Lifelong Learning in this View from the Hill.

WKU Week in Photos: Feb. 9-21, 2015: Check out the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.

Winter weather communications plan: Here’s a reminder about WKU’s winter weather communications plan that provides a number of ways you can find out if classes are delayed, canceled or if a campus is closed.

WKU news summary for Feb. 16-20, 2015

26 selected for 2015-16 Cherry Presidential Scholarship: WKU has selected 26 students as recipients of the 2015-16 Cherry Presidential Scholarship, the school’s most prestigious academic award. The scholarship is valued at more than $16,800 annually and worth more than $67,000 during a four-year period.

White Nose Syndrome identified in bats at WKU research cave: White Nose Syndrome (WNS), an often-fatal disease that is ravaging bat populations throughout eastern North America, was positively identified last week within WKU-owned Crumps Cave in northern Warren County near Smiths Grove.

Cold wave grips Kentucky after this week’s winter storm: Winter tightened its grip on Kentucky on Thursday (Feb. 19), as frigid polar air behind a cold front swept down across the snowpack that extends south across all of the Commonwealth. Thursday’s coldest temperature recorded across Kentucky by the Kentucky Mesonet, the Commonwealth’s official source of climatological observations, was minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit at two locations, near Elkton in Todd County and near Cynthiana in Harrison County. More: A look back at how the winter storm impacted WKU.

More forensics team members qualify for national tourneys: The WKU forensics team qualified several more students for the April national tournaments at the Missouri Association of Forensics Activities tournament Feb. 13-14. Next weekend, the team will travel to Murray to compete in the Kentucky Forensic Association state tournament, at which WKU hopes to win its 25th consecutive championship.

Roberts receives national award for impact on gifted education: Dr. Julia Link Roberts was recognized for her impact on gifted education as recipient of the 2015 Palmarium Award, presented Feb. 6 in Denver.

11 Gatton Academy seniors named National Merit Finalists: Eleven Gatton Academy seniors learned Friday (Feb. 13) they were selected as National Merit Finalists. Since The Gatton Academy’s inception in 2007, 72 students have been named National Merit Semifinalists. Sixty-three Gatton Academy seniors took the PSAT®, meaning 17.5 percent of the students made the National Merit Finalist level.

Gifted Education Month celebrated In Bowling Green & Warren County: More than 60 gifted students, their parents and teachers filled Bowling Green City Hall on Feb. 12 to celebrate Gifted Education Month.

212° Academy students win Young Science Writers contest: 212° Academy students Emilee Arnold and Emily Fan have been selected as the winners of the SOKY Book Fest–212° Academy Young Science Writers contest.

Dates, deadlines changed for ‘Celebration of the Arts’ exhibition: Due to recent weather conditions, the Kentucky Museum is moving the dates of the upcoming US Bank Celebration of the Arts exhibition to begin a week later opening to the public on March 7.

Winter weather communications plan: Old Man Winter has arrived early this year. Should he impact WKU’s schedule, here’s a reminder about WKU’s winter weather communications plan that provides a number of ways you can find out if classes are delayed, canceled or if a campus is closed.

WKU news summary for Feb. 9-13, 2015

WKU named one of top Fulbright student producers in nation: WKU has been named among the Top Fulbright Producing Institutions by the Chronicle of Higher Education. With six grants for 2014-15, WKU is tied for third in the nation of Master’s institutions and the only college or university in Kentucky to be recognized as a Top Producer.

Gatton Academy director attends Cooke Foundation summit: Dr. Lynette Breedlove, Director of The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, joined school leaders and experts from across the country last week at a two-day summit located outside of the nation’s capital to identify solutions to close the excellence gap—the troubling disparity in academic performance between lower income and higher income students at advanced levels.

WKU assistant registrar honored for research on staff morale: Rheanna Plemons, Assistant Registrar at WKU, has been honored for her study on factors affecting staff morale.

EKU, WKU partnership brings OSHA training courses to Bowling Green, Owensboro: OSHA safety courses are now available in Bowling Green and Owensboro, thanks to a new partnership between Eastern Kentucky University and WKU.

WKU forensics team wins at Illinois & Kentucky tournaments: WKU’s forensics team traveled to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; Normal, Illinois, and Murray, Kentucky, to take part in several tournaments the weekend of Feb. 7-8.

23 WKU students are candidates for 2015 Coming Home King: Twenty-three WKU students are vying for the 2015 Coming Home King. The king will be crowned Feb. 28 during halftime of WKU’s men’s basketball game versus Florida International. Tipoff is 7 p.m. at Diddle Arena. Candidates will participate in numerous activities including an interview on Feb. 24, a volunteer experience on Feb. 27, and a banquet Feb. 28. WKU students will cast their votes for the Coming Home King on Feb. 23 via TopNet.

WKU Alumni Association elects 9 new board members for 2015-2016: The WKU Alumni Association recently elected nine new board members for 2015-2016. The new members will serve for three-year terms, which will begin in July.

#HeartsOnTheHill for Valentine’s: As part of Valentine’s Week at WKU, we asked Hilltoppers to share their love stories with #HeartsOnTheHill. Here are some we compiled from your posts on Instagram and Twitter.

View from the Hill – Ecuador Unframed: If you don’t have a chance to travel to Ecuador this year, WKU is bringing it to you. Amy Bingham shows us a unique exhibit that fits perfectly with WKU’s International Year of Ecuador theme in this week’s View from the Hill.

WKU Week in Photos: Feb. 1-6, 2015: Check out the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.

CCSA wraps up first set of study abroad programs at WKU: The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA) recently wrapped up its first set of study abroad programs at WKU, including three winter programs: London Winter, London Arts and London-Dublin.

32 WKU, Gatton Academy students to present research Feb. 19 at 2015 Posters-at-the-Capitol: Thirty-two students from WKU and the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky will present their research at the 2015 Posters-at-the-Capitol event Feb. 19 in Frankfort.

WKU’s Kentucky Eta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta rechartered: The Kentucky Eta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at WKU was rechartered on Jan. 23-24.

WKU Music Department well represented at KMEA: The WKU Department of Music was well represented at the 2015 Kentucky Music Educators Association annual conference. Held in Louisville Feb. 4-7, this conference brings together students, teachers, administrators, industry personnel, and music enthusiasts from throughout the state of Kentucky.

Tour de France, War of 1812, barbecue, nursing topics of books by WKU faculty members: The Tour de France, the War of 1812, Kentucky barbecue and stories from Kentucky nurses are topics of books authored by WKU faculty members and retired faculty members.

Winter weather communications plan: Old Man Winter has arrived early this year. Should he impact WKU’s schedule, here’s a reminder about WKU’s winter weather communications plan that provides a number of ways you can find out if classes are delayed, canceled or if a campus is closed.

WKU news summary for Feb. 2-6, 2015

WKU student lands State Department internship in Beijing: Jay Todd Richey, a WKU sophomore from Glasgow, has landed a prestigious internship with the United States Embassy in Beijing.

Cooperative Center for Study Abroad welcomes new members: The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA) welcomes two new members and one returning member: Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, Arizona; Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan; and Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

WKU Forensics Team wins in Ohio: Ten members of WKU’s forensics team traveled to Athens, Ohio, to take part in a tournament the weekend of Jan. 31-Feb. 1. WKU was crowned team sweepstakes champion, ahead of several schools, including Marshall University and Wayne State University.

Plans progressing for military services center at WKU Glasgow: After several meetings in Glasgow, university administrators and military officials are well on their way to bringing a military services center for college students to fruition on Glasgow’s regional campus of WKU.

WKU GIS faculty members achieve national certification: Five nationally certified GIS professionals now comprise WKU’s geographic information science (GIS) faculty. WKU Geography and Geology faculty members Scott Dobler, Pat Kambesis and Amy Nemon received notification this week about their new credential as a certified geographic information systems professional (GISP). Dr. Jun Yan, GIS Program Leader, and Kevin Cary, GIS Center Director, are the other two GISPs on WKU’s GIS faculty.

View from the Hill – Harlaxton: Since 2007, WKU has partnered with the University of Evansville to send more than 600 students to Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. Amy Bingham finds out why Harlaxton is such a hit in this View from the Hill.

Geoscience graduate student awarded scholarship for George Wright Society conference: Collins Eke of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, a WKU Geoscience graduate student specializing in cultural geography, has been awarded a George Melendez Wright Student Travel Scholarship. The competitive award provides financial assistance to attend the 2015 George Wright Society Conference on Parks March 29-April 3 in Oakland, California.

WKU Fall 2014 Graduates List: The WKU Fall 2014 Graduates List is available online at http://www.wku.edu/mediarelations/gradlist.php

WKU’s Institute for Rural Health releases 2012-14 service report: The Institute for Rural Health at WKU has released its biennial service report for 2012-14.

5 WKU students participate in National Student Exchange: Five WKU students are part of the 2014-2015 class in the National Student Exchange, a not-for-profit education consortium that provides affordable and practical opportunities for students to study and live at another member university.

WKU Week in Photos: Jan. 26-31, 2015: Check out the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.

WKU finalist for $200,000 grant award from STANLEY Security: WKU is a finalist in STANLEY Security’s TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS grant program and could win up to $200,000 in STANLEY Security installed products and services to help secure students and facilities within the campus environment. Through Feb. 13, students, faculty, administrators, parents, alumni and members of the campus community are encouraged to vote for WKU daily via the voting website at http://www.stanleysaferschools.com/vote/ID/wkuedu, by texting wkuedu to 334455 or on Twitter by using both #wkuedu and #STANLEYsecurity.

Winter weather communications plan: Old Man Winter has arrived early this year. Should he impact WKU’s schedule, here’s a reminder about WKU’s winter weather communications plan that provides a number of ways you can find out if classes are delayed, canceled or if a campus is closed.

 

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