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ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

Press Room 2010


In 2010, the ALIVE Center television features included:

Noah Jones, Hometown Hero (WBKO)

Angel Tree (WBKO MidDay)

Cell Phone Drive (WBKO)

Love the Way You Lie (WBKO MidDay)

One Mission (WBKO-MidDay)

Hill House (WNKY)

ALIVE Center (PBS-Outlook)

Engage & Exchange Challenge (WBKO-View From the Hill)

$100 Solution (WBKO-View From the Hill)

National Volunteer Week (WBKO-Midday)


Burma refugees share stories

By Jacob Ryan, College Heights Herald (12/03/10)

Buih, a Burmese refugee, fled his village in rural Burma 13 years ago when he was a teenager to escape the country's military regime - the regime that would eventually murder his brother. (read more)


Immigrants from Myanmar tell of struggles as refugees

LIZ SWITZER, The Daily News

Bowling Green's Karenni community turned out Wednesday night to share their culture and stories as refugees from the Myanmar

diaspora who have resettled here.(read more)


Campus, community connections spark ALIVE Center growth

By Caitlin Carter, College Heights Herald (10/26/10)


Since 2003, the ALIVE - or A Local Information and Volunteer Exchange - Center has provided volunteer opportunities for the Bowling Green community.

But only in the last three years has the center, now called the WKU ALIVE Center, developed a key connection between the university and community that has made it more successful, said Aurelia Spaulding, communications and marketing coordinator for the center.(read more)


Program focuses on domestic violence

By Hannah Bushon, College Heights Herald (10/13/10)

Twenty-two women have been killed in domestic violence instances in Kentucky in 2010 so far.

Marta Woosley, of Barren River Area Safe Spaces (BRASS), presented that statistic and others at Tuesday's "Love the Way You Lie" event in Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium as a part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (read more)


Editorial: Make a Difference Week reminder to help those around us

By Herald Staff, College Heights Herald (10/12/10)

THE ISSUE: Though there are dozens of ways to give back, too many students (and faculty or staff) live idly and don't engage in enough community service.

OUR STANCE: We're all fortunate in some way; therefore, we should all give back. If we don't, we aren't contributing to the growth and betterment of society. (read more)


Hill House is a worthwhile endeavor

Editorial, The Daily News (10/03/10)

Using knowledge as college graduate students and applying that toward others in the community must be a very gratifying and uplifting experience and we believe a local program will not only make them better people, but will touch lives in the process. (read more)


Four graduate students are using their areas of study to improve a neighborhood

By: Liz Switzer, The Daily News (09/29/10)

More than a century ago, Jane Addams saw the need for a more civil society and founded Chicago’s landmark Hull House, basing it on the idea of neighbors helping neighbors.

The name is slightly different, but the founding principle behind Western Kentucky University’s Hill House in Bowling Green is the same. And as the program marks its first year of existence, its student residents are gearing up for their first major project. (read more)


Fair offers info to prospective volunteers

25 service groups attend Western’s ‘Project Affect’

By Liz Switzer, The Daily News (09/17/10)

Campus and community groups partnered Thursday with Western Kentucky University in helping find volunteers for about 25 area service organizations during the first “Project Affect” fair. The event, held at Centennial Mall on the WKU campus, benefited both students and local charity efforts by boosting volunteer ranks and increasing service-learning opportunities.Sponsored by the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships, Housing and Residence Life and the Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility, Project Affect gave volunteers the chance to sign up for causes ranging from world hunger to American Red Cross disaster relief. (read more)


WKU fair to focus on student involvement

Bowling Green Daily News, news release (09/04/10)

About 20 Western Kentucky University campus and community organizations will gather in WKU’s Centennial Mall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16 for Project Affect, a fair aimed at increasing student involvement through volunteerism and community-based research. (read more)


Workshop Planned to Build Campus and Faith-Based Partnerships

By Aurelia Spaulding, news release (07/06/10)

Western Kentucky University believes one mission common to campus and faith-based organizations is the betterment of the community around us. The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships and Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility plan to meet that mission by collaborating with those having similar interests to build resources and address community needs.(read more)


Speakers Bureau Daily News Article


Speakers Bureau Volunteers Available to Community and Campus Groups By Aurelia Spaulding, news release (07/12/10) More than 90 Western Kentucky University and Bowling Green area community leaders submitted their information a few months ago to take part in another collaborative effort. (read more)


Students Participate in Volunteer Week

By Emily Wadley, College Heights Herald (04/20/10)

April 18 to 24 is National Volunteer Week, and the ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships is sponsoring WKU CAN-U, offering ways for Western students to volunteer on campus and in the community. (read more)


Plans Set to Celebrate National Volunteer Week at WKU

By Kristin Guthrie, news release (04/02/10)

The ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships announces plans to celebrate National Volunteer Week April 18-24th at Western Kentucky University. (read more)


Engage & Exchange Challenge Winners Announced

By Aurelia Spaulding, news release (04/01/10)

Three Western Kentucky University students were named the winners of the first Engage & Exchange Challenge (EEC) on Tuesday, March 30th. After the judges deliberated, the five students in the Fijis Across America project won the multi-media category, while Chad Willis won still photography, and Kaitlen Osburn’s reflection on work with the Center for Courageous Kids and Hospice won the writing category. (read more)


ALIVE Center under new leadership

Ashwill named director; two staff members added

By Liz Switzer, The Daily News (03/11/10)

The Western Kentucky University ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships announced Wednesday that it is under new leadership and has added two staff members. (read more)

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