WKU farm opens greenhouse At-WKU, 4/26/12
A new greenhouse opened Tuesday on WKU's farm as part of a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
WKU photojournalism students document the lives of sixteen women as they go through the REACH HIGHER program to assist with overcoming barriers to self-sufficiency.
WKU ranked among nation's 'green colleges' for third consecutive year At-WKU, 4-17-12
As the nation and the community gear up to celebrate Earth Day, WKU has been ranked among the nation's most environmentally responsible "green colleges" for the third consecutive year.
For the second consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation has named WKU a Tree Campus USA in honor of its commitment to effective community forestry management.
The Studio One LED lighting project at WKYU-PBS has been named a 2012 Laureate by IDG's Computerworld Honors Program. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.
The 14th season of the Cultural Enhancement Series at WKU continues with Jerry Greenfield, the "Jerry" in Ben & Jerry's who will share his thoughts on entrepreneurial spirit, his sense of social responsibility and his innovative business philosophy.
WKU's Habitat for Humanity campus chapter will be sending three volunteer groups to Missouri, North Carolina and Pennsylvania for spring break trips next week.
Summer 2012 Karst Field Studies Program begins in June At-WKU, 2-24-12
The Hoffman Environmental Research Institute, through its Center for Cave and Karst Studies and in cooperation with the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning and WKU, will offer a series of courses in the Summer 2012 Karst Field Studies Program.
For the 19th year, WKU's Department of Agriculture sponsored a short-term study abroad course to Ecuador. Twenty-seven WKU students participated in the Winter Term class led by Kristie Guffey from the WKU-Glasgow campus and Dr. David Coffey from WKU's Bowling Green campus.
Students and faculty from four departments in WKU’s College of Health and Human Services
participated in the Winter Term’s annual International Health and Human Services Learning
Program, also known as the Belize Program.
The WKU Study Away Office completed two courses during Winter Term 2012, taking students
to the western floodplains or through the art world of New York City.
Students at WKU’s Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky
participated in a global learning experience in Costa Rican biodiversity studies during
the university’s recent Winter Term.
Helping individuals improve their home is the idea behind Habitat for Humanity’s A
Brush with Kindness program, and the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships and
Student Activities’ Leadership & Volunteerism offices are partnering with Habitat
to kick off the program during National Volunteer Week.
Being part of a White House event to launch a national initiative on civic education
has provided a boost for Public Achievement of Kentucky, a youth civic engagement
program developed by the Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility at WKU.
A WKU research project about the pre-park residents and communities near Mammoth Cave National Park has been selected as the 2011 Best Paper Award by the International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research.
Many college students perform community service. But for 11 WKU students, their grade
last semester depended on implementing their own service project. Bernie Strenecky,
a scholar-in-residence at WKU, developed a service learning class.
Mammoth Cave’s award-winning environmental education program received further accolades
in November when its leader, Cheryl Messenger, received the regional Freeman Tilden
award, recognizing Messenger as the best interpreter in the Southeast Region of the
National Park Service (NPS).At-WKU, 1/2/12.
Public Achievement of Kentucky, a youth civic engagement program developed by the
Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility at WKU, will be showcased as a national
model during the launch of “For Democracy’s Future” Jan. 10 at the White House.
WKU student leads effort to build school in village in Ghana At-WKU, 12-2-11
When Sarah Hagan participated in Semester at Sea last year, she didn’t realize how the adventure would change her life, and the lives of children half a worldaway. Hagan, a native of Gray, Ga., who graduates from WKU this month, spent a week in Ghana. The group took a 15-minute ride to the village of Akatim on the back of a planter truck in the rain, so they were cold and wet. What they found in Akatim had a profound impact on them.Duo hits the road with sustainable farm on truck, At -WKU, 11-4-11
Nick Runkle and Justin Cutter are passionate about sustainable farming. So Runkle and Cutter started Compass Green, a mobile greenhouse project. On Wednesday, they stopped at WKUon theSouth Lawn.
New issue of outdoor recreation journal, At WKU, 11-2-11
The WKU Research Foundation, the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education and the Wilderness Education Association announce the publication of Volume 3(3) of the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership.View from the Hill – Natural Gas Boilers, At-WKU, 10-28-11
Winter's cold temperatures are right around the corner and WKU is ready. In this week's View from the Hill, Amy Bingham shows us how the campus will stay warm in a much more efficient way this winter.Campus & Community Network fall workshop scheduled for Oct. 27 At-WKU, 10-7-11
"Anyone can participate in the Campus & Community Network, either as a concerned citizen, service provider, student, faculty or staff member," said Leah Ashwill, director at the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships. The Campus & Community Network brings together members of the campus and the broader community who are interested in working together to address ongoing societal challenges that have proven difficult to address adequately with existing programs and resources.
This week, WKU Distinguished Professor of Geography Chris Groves returned from Brussels where he traveled as an invited guest of the Belgian government to lecture at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.
Director at WKU receives GREEN award At-WKU, 9-29-11
A WKU faculty member was awarded the Chevrolet Global Rivers Environmental Education Network Educator Award on Tuesday for his work in promoting environmental issues. Terry Wilson, director of WKU's Center for Environmental Education and Sustainability, was honored for his 40-year career developing and implementing science education programs. He's been at WKU for 22 of those years.
Water Science: Students study in Trammel Creek At-WKU, 9-28-11
Instead of learning about science at their desks, elementary schoolstudents performed experiments while wading in Trammel Creek last week as part of an annual program that continues this week. The program is a partnershipbetween WKU's Center for Environmental Education and Sustainability and the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant. Terry Wilson, director of the center, has been running the program for the six years it's been in Bowling Green.
Dr. Elmer Gray retired as WKU's dean of Graduate Studies five years ago, but that doesn't mean the agriculture teacher and researcher has slowed down.
When it comes to utilities, the trend has been to spend more even while using less. However, a combination of energy saving initiatives have allowed WKU to do more while using, and spending, less.
WKU student Clarice Esch, a rising junior in the Honors College at WKU and a recent graduate of the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, has been awarded a Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship by theUnited States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Recycling/Surplus Department aims to reduce waste on campus At-WKU, 7-26-11
WKU creates 5.5 million pounds of solid waste on campus each year. WKU's Department of Facilities Management/Recycling is collaborating with the Purchasing Department in an attempt to reduce waste by forming a new Recycling/Surplus Department.
Tour of WKU/Habitat project At-WKU, 7-5-11
Officials from WKU, Habitat for Habitat and other groups received an update June 30 on the Durbin Project, a green housing community being developed in Bowling Green.
Lost River to build outdoor classroom with GM grant At-WKU, 7-1-11
Lost River Cave will be able to build the state's only National Arbor Day Foundation Nature Explore Classroom, thanks to a grant from the General Motors Foundation.
Walking through the newest vineyard at the WKU Farm, Todd Willian and Nathan Howelldon't just see mounds of newly plowed dirt, small shoots coming up and years of hard work ahead. Instead, they envision the future, when they are harvesting the grapes, making wine and planning community events at the vineyard.