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Press Room 2013


WKU offering Bonner scholarships

(01/23/13)- WKU Blog News

Last fall, WKU started the inaugural class of Bonner Leadership Scholars, a cohort of service-minded students in a scholarship program coordinated by the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships. (Read more)



Four in first class of Bonner Scholars

 (01/29/13) By-Bowling Green Daily News

Four students are members of the inaugural class of the Western Kentucky University Bonner Leadership Scholars-Joanna Williams of Clarksville, Tenn., Jillian Weston of Indianapolis and Leland Centrell and Mernisa Hrustanovic, both of Bowling Green. 


The scholarship program is coordinated by the WKU ALIVE Center 

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities planned

(02/25/13)- WKU Blog News

WKU’s Counseling & Testing Center and Hope Harbor are planning activities to recognize March as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

Events begin with a presentation of The Clothesline Project on Tuesday (Feb. 26) as part of WKU’s student health fair and include a proclamation signing on Friday (March 1), “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” on March 27 and the “Take Back the Night” march and rally on March 28. (Read more)



Events set for Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

(03/05/13) By Chuck Mason- Bowling Green Daily News

Elizabeth Madariaga says a shift is needed in cultural norms when it comes to rape.

Madariaga is the sexual assault services coordinator for the Western Kentucky University Counseling and Testing Center at in 409 Potter Hall. (Read more)



‘Love the Way You Lie’ to raise awareness of sexual assault

(03/08/13)- WKU Blog News

According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, an estimated 54 percent of sexual assaults go unreported each year.

Because of this, a WKU student, with support from collaborating organizations, is planning an event titled Love the Way You Lie on March 21 to raise awareness of what do when a person is faced with sexual assault. (Read more)



WKU students win volunteer awards 

(03/12/13) By-Bowling Green Daily News

Lejla Mehnedovic and Bradley Thomison have been awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award from the Alive Center at Western Kentucky University, a release said.

Other students of the Warren Central Entrepreneurship class have been awarded a President's Volunteer Service GROUP Award: Victoria Trots, Melina Ramic, Alex Summerville, Anthony Westcott, Zachary Steward, Chasity Beckner, Gentiana Shabani, Elijah Gottke, Zachary Vance and Brett Baxter. (Read more)



Health Fair for Hispanics offers free screenings

(04/07/14) By Laurel Wilson -Bowling Green Daily News

Francisco Flores of Bowling Green currently can't afford medical care.

"We don't have a job right now and don't have money for expenses, " he said. (Read more)



Campus news: Volunteer week; Big Red Bikes grant; rain barrel workshop; education conference

(04/12/13)- WKU Blog News

WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships and WKU Leadership and Volunteerism encourage campus and community members to Keep Calm and Serve during National Volunteer Week activities April 22-26. (Read more)



2013 volunteer award recipients to be recognized April 25

(04/15/13)- WKU Blog News

Building homes, preparing meals, assisting with wellness programs, cycling for Alzheimer’s and developing data for global awareness are just some of the ways the 2013 recipients of the President’s Volunteer Service Award spent their time last year.

On April 25, the WKU ALIVE Center will recognize 26 individuals and five groups at the President’s Volunteer Service Award reception for their service locally and nationally. (Read more)



Students using $100 Solution projects to benefit community

(04/18/13)- WKU Blog News

Twenty-seven projects, 17 community partners, five classes and 123 students are utilizing the five principles of service-learning to answer a central question: “With this $100 bill, what can I do to enhance someone’s quality of life?” (Read more)



ALIVE Center to honor volunteers in community

(04/22/13) By Chuck Mason- Bowling Green Daily News 

Western Kentucky University's ALIVE Center will honor 26 people and five groups Thursday, April 25th at the Kentucky Museum for volunteerism efforts.

More than 80,000 volunteer hours have been logged by the ALIVE Center the past two years, said Aurelia Spaulding, communications and marketing coordinator for the WKU ALIVE Center.  (Read more)



Campus news: Faculty member on NPPA board; senior’s husband on ‘The Voice'; list of summer camps

(05/03/13)- WKU Blog News

Here is a listing of news from WKU departments and programs:

Journalism & Broadcasting: Faculty member elected to NPPA board



WCHS graduate sets priorities to succeed

(05/25/13) By Chuck Mason Bowling Green Daily News

Tianna Poole's walk Friday night at E.A. Diddle Arena to receive her diploma during Warren Central High School's graduation wasn't long.

It wasn't as many steps as the difficult and rewarding path she's walked in recent years. (Read more)



$100 making a difference in lives of residents here

(08/28/13) By Robyn L. Minor- Daily Bowling Green News

Just like throwing a starfish back into the ocean can make an impact for that one sea creature, using $100 in a service project can have an impact as well.

Over the past five years, the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club has dedicated money each year to the $100 Solution service program, headed by Western Kentucky University's ALIVE Center. (Read more)



Community groups, WKU students to participate in Big Red’s Blitz Aug. 22

(08/20/13)- WKU Blog News

The WKU ALIVE Center and Housing & Residence Life are encouraging students and community organizations to “Do Something Big!” Thursday (Aug. 22) by participating in Big Red’s Blitz.

Twenty-eight nonprofit organizations and campus departments will serve as project sites for this day of service by offering first-year WKU students the opportunity to get an early start serving in the community. (Read more)



Campus, community groups unite Sept. 25 for Project Affect

(09/12/13)- WKU Blog News

The WKU campus will unite with the Bowling Green community to increase student engagement through Project Affect on Sept. 25.

A variety of student and community organizations will gather on WKU’s Grise Hall lawn from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and set up booths to present information on service opportunities. (Read more)



2 WKU students awarded Pearson Prize for Higher Education

(09/20/13)- WKU Blog News

Two WKU students have been honored by the Pearson Foundation for their community commitment.

Sarah Schrader of Bowling Green and Bailey Mack of Louisville, students in WKU’s Chinese Flagship Program, were among 100 college students across the United States to receive the 2013 Pearson Prize for Higher Education. (Read more



Around campus: Latest newsletters

(10/17/13)- WKU Blog News

Here are links to the latest information, news and newsletters from WKU colleges and other programs:

WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnership’s Progression through Partnerships (Read more)



Bonner program students learn and serve through partnerships

(10/22/13)- WKU Blog News

Ten students with different backgrounds and different interests all have the same goal.

These Bonner Leadership Scholars at WKU work alongside community partners to address specific needs to improve the quality of life in the community while also developing critical thinking and capacity-building skills that will develop them personally and professionally. (Read more)



Student group plans Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week events Nov. 18-23

(11/14/13)- WKU Blog News

According to the U.S. Department of Education, more than 1.1 million students in the United States were homeless last year, and the WKU ALIVE Center’s Student Ambassadors of Service plan to increase awareness of the issue during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Nov. 18-23.

 The student group is organizing efforts to promote awareness of poverty-related issues, encourage individuals to serve in multiple capacities during the week, and share ways to stay involved during the year. (Read more)



Alive Center to Host Advancing Communities Conference  NOV. 15

(11/15/13)- WKU News Blog

The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships will bring together campus and community leaders throughout the region on Nov. 15 for the Advancing Communities professional development training and conference.

The goal of the meeting is for campus and community leaders to learn ways to advance in their area by identifying ways to partner with other organizations throughout the region. (Read more)



WKU students making impact with The $100 Solution™ projects

(11/15/13)- WKU Blog News

On Nov. 25, eight WKU student groups that connected with four community and campus organizations will present their semester projects at the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships’ IMPACT Expo: A Showcase of Service-Learning at WKU.

The Expo, hosted by the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships, will begin at 5 p.m. in the Kentucky Museum’s Western Room. (Read more)


Students mirror hardship to raise homeless awareness

(11/21/13) By Jacob Parker- College Heights Herald

Temperatures will drop in the coming months, and most students will take comfort in the warmth of their parents’ homes when they leave for the winter.

However, some Bowling Green residents don’t have the luxury of heat or even a home. (Read more)

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