Faculty & Students Team Up in Big Red\'s Trivia Bowl
|Author: Sol Kiasatpour|
Date: Monday, March 22nd, 2010
WKU HonorsToppers hosted their second annual Big Red’s Trivia Bowl. The theme this year was “ Ghana Think, Ghana Win”. The competition was held at Mass Media and Technology Hall on March 20, 2010. This event helped raise $1,500 dollars for a village school in Sanka, Ghana. The proceeds will provide capital improvements to the primary school and much needed school supplies.
WKU Department of Political Science sponsored two teams for the Trivia Bowl. One team, Gang of Four, captained by Tim Gilliam, advanced through two rounds to the semi-finals. Team members included Tim, Jeremy Thompson, Amber Duncan, Sarah Spiker, and the tag team of Drs. Sol Kiasatpour and Cole Taratoot.
The second Political Science team, led by Dr. Roger Murphy, advanced to the final round after knocking off the team from the History Department. It was a hard fought championship round with the PS team losing by just three points to the Rhymes with Orange. In addition to Dr. Murphy, team consisted of Kameron McNeal, Cindy Worchester and Danielle Straub.
Dr. Saundra Ardrey was selected for a 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to South Africa from July 2017 to June 2018.
Ashleigh Cleary, an IA major, and Dr. Rich co-authored an article in the Taiwan Sentinel on same-sex marriage legislation and public opinion in Taiwan. https://sentinel.tw/attitudes-gay-taiwan/
Stella Treumann, an international affairs major from Germany, and Dr. Timothy Rich co-authored an article on Taiwanese perceptions of Syrian refugees. Treumann conducted an experimental web survey... https://sentinel.tw/taiwan-syria-refugees/
Rich received the University Research/Creativity Award at the 2016 Presentation of Faculty Awards for his scholarly contributions to East Asian politics.
Political Science Student, Barrett Greenwell, presented his thesis research at the Pi Sigma Alpha Conference.
Alexandria Knipp, a WKU student from Olive Hill, has been awarded a prestigious U.S. Foreign Service Internship from the U.S. Department of State.
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