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Press Room 2003-2007

 

2007

 

WKU Students Spend Semester With Nonprofit Organizations

(12/06/07) Bowling Green, Ky. - Western Kentucky University students enrolled in a fall semester course, Rec 220 -- Introduction to Nonprofit Human Service Organizations, received a glimpse of the inner-workings of nonprofit organizations in South Central Kentucky. (more)

 

National/Local Solar Tour www.ases.org/tour/ (10/06/07)

In Bowling Green, KY and across America homes and businesses will learn about and see energy efficient, solar-powered options and how to incorporate energy saving technologies into their lives. (more)

 

Meeting gauges region’s needs (09/14/07)

by AMEERAH CETAWAYO, The Daily News, acetawayo@bgdailynews.com, Community leaders from South Central Kentucky gathered in the Cupola Room of Western Kentucky University’s Downing University Center to talk, write on Post-It notes and discuss ways to make things better for residents in the area. (more)

 

Community leaders convene in Bowling Green for WKU regional forum (09/12/07)

Western Kentucky University’s ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships hosts a Forum for Regional Leaders in Bowling Green on Thursday, September 13 from 11am-1pm in the Cupola Room of the Downing University Center. The event is the third in a series of five forums designed to solicit input on community and regional needs for WKU’s new Regional Stewardship Program. (more)

 

ALIVE forums will research region's needs (08/27/07)

By NATALIE JORDAN, The Daily News, Five regional forums in September in several locations will address regional needs and how the Western Kentucky University ALIVE Center can match those. (more)

 

Big Red Blitz gives community a hand (08/24/07)

By NATALIE JORDAN, The Daily News, njordan@bgdailynews.com

From building a home on Main Street to preparing museum artifacts, first-year Western Kentucky University students got a taste of the community. (more)

 

ALIVE Center Hosting Community Service Day Thursday (08/22/07)

Bowling Green, Ky. - The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships in conjunction with Western Kentucky University’s Department of Housing and Residence Life and M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan are gearing up to send first-year WKU students into the Bowling Green-Warren County area for Big Red’s Blitz Community Service Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 23). (more)

 

Western’s ALIVE works to tackle regional issues

State grant will allow center to research and identify needs specific to this area (08/08/07) NATALIE JORDAN, The Daily News, njordan@bgdailynews.com, Western Kentucky University’s ALIVE Center has created a regional stewardship center to help assess community and regional needs, and how WKU can address them through its role as a public institution.(more)

 

Regional Stewardship Center Created At WKU; Five Forums Set For Regional Leaders (08/06/07)

Bowling Green, Ky. - Western Kentucky University has created a regional stewardship center to help match university and community resources to regional needs.(more)

 

Looking for help at the Volunteer Fair (04/05/07)

The Daily News, Rachel Adams - Seated behind tables stocked with brochures, pamphlets and, in some cases, candy, representatives from about 40 local nonprofits waited eagerly Wednesday inside an auxiliary gym at E.A. Diddle Arena for the fourth annual A.L.I.V.E. Center volunteer fair to begin. (more)

 

ALIVE Center Hosts the 4th Annual Volunteer/Job Fair at Diddle Arena (04/02/07)

Bowling Green, KY. -In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the ALIVE Center (A Local Information and Volunteer Exchange) will be hosting a volunteer/job fair on April 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Diddle Arena, Auxiliary Gym B, at Western Kentucky University. (more)

 

Congratulations to winners of ALIVE awards (01/26/07)

The Daily News - Congratulations are in order for the youth in our community recognized Wednesday at the Bowling Green/Warren County Spotlight Youth Council and the ALIVE Center. (more)

 

ALIVE Center honors some of area’s best and brightest

Focus placed on community service (01/24/07) By Natalie Jordan, The Daily News - The Bowling Green/Warren County Spotlight Youth Council and the ALIVE Center hosted their second annual youth recognition ceremony, at which eight individuals and 19 youth groups from across the county were given their due for community and academic achievements. (more)

 

WKU Earns Carnegie Classification (01/18/07)

Echo Magazine, WKU, Bowling Green, KY. - Western Kentucky University has earned national distinction by being selected for the new Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. (more)

 

2006

 

Group's plan to help low-income residents with taxes progressing (12/15/06)

By Ameerah Cetawayo, The Daily News

Thursday morning, the Barren River Asset Building Coalition marched closer to the completion of its plans to help low-income people with taxes beginning in January. (more)

 

WKU Earns New Carnegie Classification For Engagement (12/06/06)

Bowling Green, Ky. - Western Kentucky University has earned national distinction by being selected for the new Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. (more)

 

Stretched Thin: Local Nonprofits working to recruit volunteers and make budgets last through the holidays (11/21/2006)

by Ameerah Cetawayo. The Daily News Published: November 21, 2006. With Thanksgiving approaching, operational budgets are stretched for many of the 300 nonprofits in Warren County that give to people in need. (more)

 

Middle Schoolers Help at Humane Society (11/09/2006)

by Rachel Adams, The Daily News, Published: November 9, 2006.

Twenty-four helping hands pitched in at the Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society on Wednesday morning, courtesy of 12 Moss Middle School eighth-graders who walked dogs, cleaned the shelter and did some laundry as part of a community service project. (more)

 

Homeless Suffer Far More Than Meets Eye (11/06/2006)

by Maureen Mahaney, The Daily News, Published: November 5, 2006.

It's that time of the year. There's a definite nip in the air. To many of us this means switching the thermostat over from A/C to heat, changing over to our winter wardrobes, cooking hearty stews, lighting a fire in the fireplace, and perhaps even turning on the electric blanket for a toasty night's sleep. (more)

 

Mending Wall Makes Good Neighbors (10/29/2006)

by RACHEL ADAMS, The Daily News, Published: October 29, 2006.

Armed with paintbrushes, rollers and gallons of neutral-colored paint, two dozen area youths celebrated Make a Difference Day 2006 by spending Saturday afternoon carefully painting over graffiti at seven Bowling Green locations, while several Western Kentucky University students did their part in various activities around town. (more)

 

Teens encourage kids to cut the fat - WBKO Coverage (09/20/2006)

More than 9 million U.S. children and youth are obese and another 15 percent are at risk for becoming obese. That is the main reason Bowling Green's Brandon Shoemake and John Bullington are urging marketers to junk the junk food ads geared toward children. Bowling Green was one of five across the nation selected to participate in a project by The Institute of Medicine. (more)

 

Teens deliver their report; ten studied problems in area that can lead to poor health (09/20/2006)

by RACHEL ADAMS, The Daily News, Published: September 20, 2006. (more)

 

Big Red Blitz Community Service Day - WBKO Coverage (08/24/2006)

Western sophomore Rachel Weiderman is getting her hands dirty to help the Habitat for Humanity's ReStore prepare for its grand-opening. (more)

 

ALIVE Center hosting Big Red Blitz (08/21/2006)

The ALIVE Center in conjunction with Western Kentucky University's Department of Housing and Residence Life and M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan are gearing up to send first-year WKU students into the Bowling Green-Warren County area for Big Red Blitz Community Service Day... (more)

 

Third annual fair features 35 service organizations (04/20/2006)

The community room at the Greenwood Mall was full of activity Wednesday as representatives form 35 local human service organizations distributed brochures, business cards and other paraphenalia to attendees... (more)

 

ALIVE fair good event for volunteers (04/18/2006)

Volunteering for organizations throughout our community is something everyone should get involved in, and what better way to do that than to attend a fair to find a good fit for your interests and talents... (more)

 

ALIVE Center plans volunteer fair (04/17/2006)

Since its inception in 2003, the A Local Information and Volunteer Exchange (ALIVE) Center has matched 745 adults and 1,700 teens and children in a volunteer capacity with local human service organizations in Bowling Green and Warren County... (more)

 

2005

 

WKU Helping Families Through Community Food Drive (11/07/2005)

Western Kentucky University's American Humanics program, the ALIVE Center and Student Volunteer Bureau will be helping local families with a food drive the week of Nov. 14 to help restock local food pantries before the Thanksgiving holiday season... (more)

 

Kaleidoscope: Western Kentucky University funds arts education program for area teens (09/23/2005)

Sherita Jones has been in trouble before. ”A couple of fights,” were the problem, the 13-year-old said... (more)

 

Western offers aid to hurricane victims (09/08/2005)

Western has started welcoming students from universities in the Guld Coast area who were uprooted by Hurricane... (more)

 

WKU outlines actions to assist with Hurricane Katrina Relief (09/07/2005)

As the Western Kentucky University community looks for ways to assist those devastated by Hurricane Katrina, WKU President Gary Ransdell today announced actions to coordinate that response... (more)

 

Making Success Come ALIVE: Center Alumni Write Grant (08/2005)

As the opportunities are endless. When the ALIVE Center (A Local Information and Volunteer Exchange) for Warren County contacted the Center for Gifted Studies regarding a Youth Solutions Grant possibility, we knew our alumni would be up to the challenge... (more)

 

Grant gets kids walking: ALIVE Center helps pay for W. R. McNeill Elementary trail (08/11/2005)

Around at first glance, the oval-shaped loop that surrounds the playground at W. R. McNeill Elementary School doesn't appear to be anything special... (more)

 

WKU volunteer group meets tonight (08/03/2005)

Western's newest student organization will kick off tonight with plans to improve the campus and community... (more)

 

Teens talk out tough issues at summit (06/12/2005)

Around 100 high school and middle school students danced and sang as the annual Teen Summit opened its second meeting at Western Kentucky University... (more)

 

Teen summit to be bigger (06/09/2005)

Dozens of teenagers are expected to turn out Saturday for the second annual Teen Summit, sponsored by the ALIVE Center... (more)

 

Volunteers come together (04/21/2005)

With information booths running through the auditorium of the Girls Inc. building Wednesday afternoon, dozens of area residents turned out to the ALIVE Center Volunteer Fair to learn about ways to become involved in service activities... (more)

 

ALIVE Center promotes public service (04/21/2005)

Forty-four volunteer agencies gathered for an information fair yesterday to increase public awareness about the need for volunteers in Warren County... (more)

 

Preparing for prom (04/06/2005)

Bowling Green High School's Prom Dress Drive offers free attire for the big night... (more)

 

We can change the world (04/01/2005)

Sexual assault victims and their supporters united Thursday night at Lost River Cave, encouraging each other to “break the silence“... (more)

 

Actress to speak on abuse of women (03/24/2005)

Angela Shelton, the model and actress who filmed the documentary “ Searching for Angela Shelton,“ will speak at Van Meter Auditorium on Western Kentucky Univeristy's campus following a showing of her film... (more)

 

Students get free info, toothbrushes (03/17/2005)

Students may not know what to think about subjects such as alcohol abuse, skin cancer and sexual responsibility the week before spring break, but the Health and Activities Center thinks they should...(more)

 

Safe haven shines light on sexual assault (03/03/2005)

Every year, statistics report the frequent occurence of sexual assault in America... (more)

 

Early prenatal care still lacking here (02/25/2005)

Warren County falls in the bottom third of Kentucky counties when it comes to early prenatal care... (more)

 

WKU volunteer group meets tonight (02/23/2005)

Western’s newest student organization will kick off tonight with plans to improve the campus and community... (more)

 

Cash rolls in for mentors (02/20/2005)

Dozens of teams from companies and organizations throughout Bowling Green gathered Saturday to raise at least $35,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Kentucky in the two-day-long Bowl For Kids' Sake... (more)

 

Kids have plan to help community (02/07/2005)

While most people think of love and Valentine's during February, Briarwood Elementary students are pointing their hearts toward needy people in the community... (more)

 

Western purchases the ALIVE Center (02/01/2005)

Western has taken a step to help engage students on the Hill in activities outside of the classroom. The Board of Regents approved last week the purchase of the ALIVE Center on 31-W Bypass. The ALIVE Center, which stands for A Local Information and Volunteer Exchange, provides information and referrals for all human service organizations in Warren County... (more)

 

2004

 

ALIVE Center hosts make a difference day event (10/19/2004)

The ALIVE Center ( A Local Information and Volunteer Exchange) will be coordinating Holy Spirit Catholic Church's confirmation candidates in a day of service to the Bowling Green community for national Make A Difference Day, Saturday, Oct. 23... (more)

 

Suicide prevention group to have candlelight vigil (09/07/2004)

The Barren River Area Suicide Prevention Council will host its first candlelight vigil for Suicide Prevention Awareness Day... (more)

 

WKU aims to spur students toward community service (08/28/2004)

Aside from juggling school, work and a social life, there's something else young people should be working into their busy schedules-giving back to the community... (more)

 

Prom dress drive helps defray costs (03/01/2004)

The Youth Services Center at Bowling Green High School is helping make some prom dreams a reality... (more)

 

2003

 

Agency connects volunteers with opportunities (04/29/2003)

Certainly, the quality of life that Bowling Green and Warren County enjoys would be greatly diminished without the efforts of citizens who give their time to make this a better community. Such efforts ensure that critical needs are met. That makes the opening of ALIVE - A Local Information and Volunteer Exchange - a needed and vital service... (more)

 

Volunteer program sets sights high as it opens its doors (04/24/2003)

Volunteers looking for a place to help and people looking for assistance have a one-stop shop for information in the ALIVE Center... (more)

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