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WKU CHNGES students/faculty partner on groundwater project. (2018)
Keeling completes 12th around-the-world expedition. (2018)
GIS faculty and students attend regional meeting (2017)
Groves receives China's top science award. (2017)
Mesonet details record snowfall for Bowling Green. (2016)
GIS senior awarded scholarship to attend Esri Federal GIS Conference. (2016)
Kentucky Mesonet launches Butler County site (2016)
GIS Center hosts regional KAMP meeting of GIS Professionals and students (2015)
GIS alumni earns promotion to Senior GIS Professional (2015)
WKU Geoscientists participating in Mammoth Cave symposium, Feb 14-15. (2013)
Geoscience team tackles Caribbean climate change issues (2013)
Winter Term Geology program in the Bahamas (2012)
Algeo and students win Best Paper Award for Mammoth Cave project (2012)
Kentucky Mesonet reports that 2011 was one of the wettest years on record (2012).
View from the Hill feature on Stormchasers class, with video (2011)
Mesonet inaugurates 54th Weather Station (2011)
Graduate student publishes thesis as monograph (2010)
Geology students in the Bahamas (2010)
Mesonet sites reveal differences in Kentucky climate (2010)
Groves participates in discussion at Woodrow Wilson Center on Water (2010)
Kentucky weather conference convenes at WKU (2010)
WKU renews research agreements with Chinese universities (2010)
Drs Gripshover and Bell named new editors of FOCUS on Geography (2010)
Schlosser wins Canada Grant (2009)
Hoffman Team Maps Haiti Cave (2009)
Yan publishes traffic research (2009)
Hoffman Team in Rural China (2008)
Mesonet launches new website (2008)
Yucatán Study Abroad (2008)
Hoffman conducts GIS training in China (2007)
Students/faculty study urban planning in Europe (2007)
NOAA supports KY Mesonet project (2006)
Geoscience student helps discover new species (2006)
Faculty/students research in Chile (2006)
Belgian cave scientist visits department (2005)
Hoffman begins Hunan province, China, project (2005)
Crawford receives national award (2005)
Keeling lectures on around the world expedition (2005)
Geoscience students/faculty travel the world (2004)
Kuehn and May pass ASBOG exam (2004)
Hoffman team begin new project in China (2004)
GIS students present posters at the Capitol (2004)


Two faculty mentors and four students to present research at the annual Posters at the Capitol (2017)
Evansville, IN, TV station starts using KY Mesonet data (2017)
Record Snowfall assessed by Kentucky Climate Center faculty. (2016)
Director of Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network visits the Department. (2016)
All quoted in article on Everest melting danger (2015)
Foster reports on Kentucky's record-breaking cold weather (2015)
Groves reports White Nose disease found in Crumps Cave. (2015)
State Climatologist Emeritus, Glen Conner, published book on the War of 1812 (2015)
GIS faculty now all have GISP national certification (2015)
Geoscience graduate student awarded conference scholarship (2015)
Keeling talks at Rotary Club about Balkan crisis (2014)
Geo-students and alumni help clean up Hidden River Cave with Green Grotto group (2014)
WKU karst faculty and students demonstrate expertise at Museum sinkhole site (2014)
Meteorology Faculty and Students attend annual AMS conference in Atlanta (2014)
WKU Karst team onsite at massive Corvette sinkhole (2014)
John All discusses expeditions to Everest and the Peruvian Andes (2014)
Jason Polk featured in BBC documentary on Florida Sinkholes (2014)
Keeling lectures on a 25,000-mile Cape to Cape Expedition (2014)
Meteorology graduate accepted into USAF Weather Officer Training program (2013)
Dr. Gripshover named "State Geographer" of Kentucky for 2013 (2013)
Meteorology students present research at the annual AMS conference (2013).
Summer Cave and Karst program now taking registrations (2012)
Hoffman Institute co-sponsors karst groundwater workshops and cave cleanup in Florida (2012)
Durkee explains meteorology to second graders (2012).
Meteorology students and faculty at annual AMS conference (2012)
Groves to lead new UNESCO initiative on global water resources (2011)
All to participate in expedition to the peruvian Andes to monitor pollution (2011)
Hoffman research caves in Barbados (2011)
Keeling lectures on Around the World Expedition (2011)
Kentucky Mesonet Expands to Henderson County (2010)
Algeo speaks at Kansas State on Constructing Place at Mammoth Cave (2010)
Hoffman/Mammoth Cave Agreement with Slovenia (2010)
Keeling interview on Yemen on WKYU-FM (audio) (2010)
Students and Faculty attend AMS conference (2010)
Groves updates UN Group on Karst (2009)
Mesonet monitors high winds (2009)
Geology major helps sponsor Sustainability initiative (2009)
Geofest scheduled for March 28th (2009)
Geography graduate helps set world record (2009)
Geography faculty in Colombia (2008)
Department to offer new Meteorology and GIS majors (2007)
All attends AAAS conference (2007)
KGA holds GPS day (2007)
Groves to head UNESCO water research (2005)
Center for Cave and Karst hosts Canadian students (2004)


Congratulations to the six Geo students who won awards at the WKU Research Conference (2017)
Dr. Royhan Gani leads IBA team to victory in regional competition. (2017)
White Squirrel Weather staff attends FEMA training (2017)
Meteorology faculty/students conducted forensic assessment of storm (2017)
Drs Polk and North lead Iceland-WKU partnership MOA signing (2015)
Meteorology faculty and students at Ken-Ten Weather conference (2015)
Geoscience graduate student wins national research scholarship (2015)
Keeling continues Latin America transport research with Peru visit (2015)
Grad student eye-tracking research featured in Swedish publication (2015)
Geo-faculty appear in Weather Channel documentary on sinkholes (2015)
Petroleum technology lecture by AAPG Distinguished Speaker Dr Allison Kennedy Thurmond (2014)
Geology students explore the Mojave Basin during Spring Break (2014)
Keeling leads geography education workshop-seminar in Scarsdale, New York (2014)
Educational pictograms tested in water research in West Africa by Geoscience student (2014)
WKU meteorology major awarded internship with NASA program (2014)
John All and students help to clean up Bowling Green riverfront (2014)
Geology labs receive software donation to enhance research capacity (2014)
WKU Geomorphology students learn about landscape processes in the Ozarks (2013)
WKU’s Hoffman Institute project addresses water crisis in West Africa (2013)
Meteorology graduate mentors K-12 students in science (2013)
WKU Stormtoppers help to secure StormReady® designation for WKU (2013)
Geoscience students win awards at 42nd WKU Student Research Conference (2012)
Keeling named North American Editor of the Journal of Transport Geography (2012)
Keeling lectures on an AGS Educational Expedition to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East (2012)
New Mesonet station in Meade County (2011)
Geomorphology Field Trip to Ozarks and northern Arkansas (2011)
Groves featured in the video show "View from the Hill" (2011)
Mesonet adds station in Bath County (2011)
Sustainability students participate in community practicum (2011)
Mesonet Stations open in Nicholas and Lewis counties (2010)
Meteorology Club students attend Severe Westher Workshop (2010)
Crowder leads Girls in Science Day experiments (2010)
May speaks at Rotary Club about Earthquakes (2010)
Mesonet installs 47th station in Breckinridge (2010)
WKU Stormtoppers in Damage training (2009)
Watch YouTube video of WKU Stormtoppers (2009)
Mesonet expands to Mclean, Carroll counties (2009)
Teachers receive grants from KGA (2009)
Geoscience students in Death Valley (2009)
WKU Stormtoppers Ready for Severe Weather (2009)
Geographers at the AAG conference (2009)
Geoscience students in Florida (2009)
Meteorology student wins REU award (2009)
New Mesonet Station in Barren County (2009)
Keeling completes global trip (2009)
Foster speaks on Drought (2008)
Hoffman Water Training in China (2008)
Trapasso Podcast on Easter Island (2008) [audio file]
Keeling published OpEd on geographic education (2007)
Hoffman improves water quality at lake (2007)
Faculty/students go global (2007)
Geoscience student receives national research award (2006)
Hoffman water resources program funded (2006)
Faculty/students attend AAG Conference (2006)
Geography students attend severe weather workshop (2006)
Faculty publish climate research in international journal (2006)
Faculty/students present research at GSA conference (2005)
Crowder named Young Careerist (2005)
Cary earns GISP certification (2005)
Faculty/students attend AAG conference in Philadelphia (2004)
Hoffman team leads expedition to China (2004)
Faculty/students in Bahamas for field camp (2004)
Keeling lectures on West Africa expedition (2004)
Faculty/students attend regional GSA (2003)
Faculty/students attend New Orleans AAG conference (2003)
State Geographic Bee winner announced (2003)
All travels to China (2003)
Geologists attend regional GSA conference (2000)


Geoscience student funded for research project in Ethiopia (2017)
Lexington 8th grader wins Kentucky Geobee contest. (2017)
Geology IBA team competes in international finals in Houston. (2017)
Prospect 8th-grader wins annual Kentucky Geographic Bee (2016)
Honors student and Dr. Groves attend China Geoscience conference (2016)
Caribbean Climate group to work with Geoscience faculty and students (2015)
Drs Polk and North in Belize to sign partnership MOU with the CCCCC (2015)
GIScience Club runs first annual Geocaching adventure (2015)
Groves to represent the U.S. on International Karst commission. (2015)
Department adds CHAOS weather observation and forecasting facility (2015)
Geoscientists meet with the President of Iceland as part of new MOA with that country (2015)
John All interviewed on Everest ice avalanche disaster (2014)
Jason Polk works with Corvette Museum on future of sinkhole (2014)
Leslie North featured in local newspaper Q&A session (2014)
Geology alums Powers and Flynn honored by NSF Fellowship awards (2014)
Climatologist offers perspective on Kentucky's weather extremes (2014)
Geoscience faculty, students, and partners conduct advanced groundwater monitoring at NCM (2014)
Corbin 8th grader becomes Kentucky GeoBee champion - wins trip to Washington, D.C. (2014)
KY State finals of the 2014 National Geobee take place on April 4th at WKU (2014)
Dr. Rezaul Mahmood receives 2014 Ogden College Award for Research and Creative Activity (2014)
Keeling lectures at Denver University as Marsico Visiting Scholar (2013)
Green River Grotto and Hoffman students clean up Crumps Cave (2013)
Geoscience faculty publish research and viewpoints in national and international journals (2013)
Geoscience M.S. alumnus appointed to new position in Evansville (2013)
Groves presents keynote lecture at China conference (2013)
Geoscience Graduate student awarded a Cave Research Foundation Grant (2013)
Leslie North honored by National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2013)
Paducah student wins annual Kentucky Geobee - wins trip to Washington, D.C. (2013)
Geoscience graduate appointed to West Point leadership position (2013)
March 2013 one of the coldest on record, according to KY Climate Center (2013)
Geology Alumna Shelby Rader awarded prestigious NSF-GRF for graduate study at Arizona (2013)
Polk leads Ozarks geomorphology field trip (2012)
Keeling appears on WKYU-PBS Outlook discussing geopolitics and global terrorism (2012)
Groves conducts karst water resource training in southwest China (2012)
Foster Speaks at Kentucky Clean Air Conference (2012)
Mesonet records wind gusts of 101 MPH in Calloway County (2011)
WKU alumnus Jason Lindsay develops Junior Meteorology DVD for the P-12 system (2011)
Faculty and Students attend the annual AAG conference in Seattle (2011)
Department Students win WKU Research Conference awards (2011)
Louisville student wins state GeoBee final (2011)
Meteorology major awarded NOAA Hollings Scholarship (2010)
Hoffman Circle of Blue Presentation (2010)
Mesonet records rare weather event in eastern Kentucky (2010)
Mesonet receives statewide award for excellence (2010)
Faculty and Students attend annual AAG Conference in Washington DC (2010)
Keeling Op Ed in Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) on Europe's volcanic ash disruptions (2010)
Keeling Op Ed on Hope and Hopelessness in America published in Hawaii Reporter (2010)
OpEd on Earthquake Anxiety by Geoscience Graduate Cari Bourette (2010)
Geography major Joey Coe named Udall Scholar for 2nd year (2010)
Keeling OpEd on Russia in Pravda (2010)
Jamaica Trip Provides Learning Opportunities (2009)
Meteorology Major Earns Regional Award (2009)
Daily News article - Keeling Around the World (2009)
Geography student awarded ESRI Scholarship (2009)
Geography/Geology students at Sustainability Conference (2009)
Hoffman Research Team in Jamaica (2009)
Geography major earns Floodplain Certification (2009)
Meteorology Student wins Summer Internship (2009)
Ogden Awards Ceremony (2009)
John All named Nepal Fulbright Scholar (2009)
Hoffmanito wins research award (2009)
Groves featured in Daily News (2009)
Meteorology students win NWS internships (2009)
Lewis County joins the Mesonet project (2009)
Trapasso presents Viking Voyages (2009)
All/students published in Stormwater (2009)
Joey Coe wins Udall Scholarship (2009)
National Geographic Bee State Champion named (2009)
Sustainability Minor approved (2009)
Oceanography students in Florida (2009)
Mesonet adds more stations (2008)
State Geography Bee winners (2008)
Annual Ogden Awards (2008)
May on earthquakes (2008)
Faculty/student research featured in geography magazine (2008)
Celestian on WBKO on earthquakes (2008)
May in Louisville newspaper on earthquakes (2008)
Faculty/Students at AAG Conference (2008)
Groves in Environmental journal (2008)
Faculty/students at regional GSA conference (2008)
Keeling on WKYUFM about boundary conflicts (2007) [audio file]
Hoffman featured on WKYUFM Midday Edition (2007) [audio file]
Geographic Bee champion crowned (2007)
Mesonet station installed at WKU Farm (2007)
Storm Spotter class sponsored by Meteorology Club (2007)
Geographic Alliance planning workshop (2007)
Hoffman hosts USAID Director (2007)
Hoffman Faculty/students train Chinese students (2007)
Keeling OpEd on Arctic melting (2007)
Ogden College recognizes outstanding students (2007)
Faculty/students attend AAG conference in San Francisco (2007)
Keeling OpEd in Chicago newspaper (2007)
Goodrich research on climate and sports (2007)
Keeling OpEd in Florida newspaper (2007)
State geographic bee crowns champion (2006)
Keeling lectures on AGS expedition (2006)
Kentucky Mesonet official state center (2006)
Geoscience student receives scholarship (2006)
Groves speaks at Harvard (2006)
State geographic Bee winner (2005)
Hoffman team explores China cave system (2005)
Faculty/students attend Denver AAG conference (2005)
Faculty/students attend Vietnam karst conference (2004)
Distinguished China scholar visits department (2004)
Geoscience team conducts research in China (2004)
Geology alumnus receives national recognition (2004)
GIS resources are expanded (2003)
China's leading Karst scientist visits department (2002)
Faculty/students assist State geographic bee competition (2002)


Groves reports to UNESCO in Paris on Mammoth Cave/WKU partnership (2018)

Meterorology major Logan Mitchell awarded Fulbright Scholarship (2018)

GIS students awarded Esri Conference scholarships (2018)

Ninth Annual Storm Chase heads to the Midwest (2018)

Geology major Deborah Flynn named Fulbright alternative (2017)
GEO faculty, students, and alumni attend Kentucky Planning conference. (2016)
Annual Stormchase program heads west (2016)
The Kentucky Mesonet is installing a station new Woodbury in Butler County (2015)
Geoscience students awarded scholarships for annual ESRI GIS conference (2015)
CHAOS students take to the road to forecast and track summer storms (2015)
Geoscience students enjoy annual Spring field trip to the Ozarks (2015)
WKU Stormchasers prepare for 2015 summer program (2015)
CHAOS weather forecasting facility receives Data Visualization grant (2015)
Geoscience graduate student from Nepal is interviewed on WKYU-FM about earthquake (2015)
Leslie North and Jason Polk lead Toppers-at-Sea Climate Change voyage in the north Atlantic (2014)
Chris Groves coordinates UN Water workshop in Turkey (2014)
John All rescued after crevasse fall in the Himalayas (2014)
GIS student awarded competitive Connected Nation scholarship (2014)
Stormchasers preparing for annual expedition across the Plains (2014)
GIS student selected for Esri conference scholarship (2014)
Rezaul Mahmood interviewed on WKYU-FM and other media about the U.S. Climate report (2014)
Nahid Gani to lecture at Blue Minds conference in England (2014)
Rezaul Mahmood works on committee that oversaw U.S. climate report (2014)
Dr All moves Himalaya research to new site after Everest avalanche (2014)
Stormchasers Depart for Annual Forecasting Field Trip (2013)
Hoffman Institute partners with WKU Habitat for Humanity Durbin project (2012)
Durkee summer storm-chase course prepares for the upcoming adventure (2012)
WKU hosts international cave and karst conference (2011)
WKU Meteorology Storm Forecasting class tracks deadly Joplin, MO, tornado (2011)
Swedish NGO funds Hoffman UNESCO project (2011)
Mesonet records April rainfall record (2011)
Meteorology Students win prestigious internships (2010)
Storm tracking course spots tornadoes (2010)
Groves interviewed on Circle of Blue radio (2010)
Summer Stormchasing Class in the Great Plains (2010)
Groves interviewed in Diplomat newsletter on China (2010)
Geoscience students win competitive ESRI Scholarships (2010)
May and Siewers on recent earthquakes (2010)
Meteorology students to participate in Summer program (2010)
Mesonet Records Historic Rain Event (2010)
Keeling Publishes OpEd on NATO and Russia (2009)
John All featured on View from the Hill (2009)
Mesonet awarded $2.9 million (2009)
Senator McConnell officially launches Mesonet (2009)
Crowder admitted to Ed.D. program (2009)
Harrodsburg Mesonet Site Opens (2009)
NWS Louisville using Mesonet Data (2009)
May on WKYUFM about Chinese Drywall (audio file) (2009)
Foster on regional weather impacts (2009)
Jim Bingham Succumbs to Illness, Aged 67 (2009)
Sustainability efforts led by Department (2009)
National Weather Service seminar (2008)
Goodrich on Climate and Wine (2008)
Mesonet soil monitoring (2008)
WKU hosts Karst Geology conference (2008)
Groves advises Conservation team (2008)
May on WKYUFM about earthquakes (2008) [audio file]
Groves on WKYUFM about karst (2008) [audio file]
Mahmood organizes climate workshop (2007)
UNESCO rates Hoffman program highly (2007)
Geology students attend summer field camp (2007)
Keeling OpEd in Toledo newspaper (2007)
Dobler works on Geographic Education project (2006)
Geologists participate in Utah field course (2006)
Geology students selected for summer REU (2006)
Karst field studies at Mammoth Cave (2006)
Void detection robot tested along US-Mexico border (2006)
Kentucky Climate Center hosts workshop (2005)
GIS/GPS workshop for Middle Grades teachers (2005)
Wulff wins research award (2004)
Keeling attends Guatemala conference (2004)
Graduates receive departmental awards (2003)
New research initiatives announced (2003)
Faculty/students on field trip to western US (2003)
Department hosts international karst conference (2003)
GSA Executive Director visits department (2003)
Geoscience student conducts cave research in Borneo (2002)
Geoscience student receives fellowship award (2002)


GIS faculty, students, and alumni attend annual Esri conference in San Diego. (2016)
Department faculty/students recognized with "Model Practices" designation for UnderBGKY work. (2015)
Geoscientists develop research partnership with colleagues in Belize (2015)
GIS major wins competitive KAMP state-wide scholarship (2014)
Keeling continues transportation research in rural England (2014)
Kentucky Mesonet aims to build local financial support around the state (2014)
Dobler helps BRADD apply for Mesonet grant (2013)
Geoscience students make presentations at oil and gas meeting (2013)
John All leads mountain expedition to Peru (2013)
GEO team visits Belize to develop research collaborations, educational programs (2013)
WKU Stormchasers document EF-4 tornado in Kansas (2013)
Foster evaluates intensifying drought conditions in Western Kentucky (2012)
Geography graduate to lead science/resource management area at Mammoth Cave National Park (2012)
Durkee leads 3rd successful Storm Chase trip across the U.S. Midwest (2012)
Mesonet adds Todd County station (2012)
Geography faculty participate in NSF grant for REU students (2012)
Hoffman Graduate Student wins International Award (2011)
WKU Stormchasers travel 7,238 miles during summer field program (2011)
All completes ascent of Mt Everest (2010)
Meteorology Storm Chasers complete Epic Summer Course (2010)
KY Mesonet expands to Madison County (2009)
Mesonet Aids in Storm Assessment (2009)
Geologists at Denver petroleum conference (2009)
Florea and students in the Bahamas (2009)
Groves gets "excellent" UNESCO rating (2009)
Keeling in Argentina for Transport research (2009)
Study Abroad Mediterranean (2008)
Hoffman student wins award (2008)
Hoffman program gets "excellent" award (2008)
Hoffman students at Slovenia conference (2008)
Mesonet workshop planned for October (2008)
Celestian names to editorial board (2008)
Keeling on WKYUFM about Arctic (2008) [audio file]
Goodrich on WKYUFM about climate/wine (2008) [audio file]
Geology student studies meteorite for REU (2007)
Students win GIS scholarships (2007)
Hoffman China project on agenda in Washington (2007)
Hoffman China project receives $100,000 grant (2007)
Drought conditions intensify in region (2007)
Mesonet Systems administrator (2007)
Department to participate in Earth Systems alliance (2007)
Keeling on WKYUFM about Mexico's elections (2006) [audio file]
Mesonet planning meetings scheduled (2006)
Hazard slated for Mesonet station (2006)
Keeling publishes OpEds on geopolitics and transportation (2006)
Students study Hawaii on field trip (2005)
Toomey is first director of Learning Center (2005)
Geography study abroad program to Chile and Argentina (2005)
New Kentucky Climate Center website (2005)
Keeling attends globe-signing ceremony (2004)
Keeling lectures on Europe expedition (2003)
Faculty research featured in special issue of cave journal (2002)


Meteorology Program hosts 5th Annual Weather Camp. (2017)
GIS Student Selected for Assistantship at ESRI International GIS Conference. (2017)
Geoscience Students Study Climate Change in Iceland. (2017)
Kentucky Farm Bureau profiles the Kentucky Mesonet (2017)
KY Mesonet records record July rainfall. (2016)
New logo for the Kentucky Mesonet. (2016)
Keeling completes 10th circumnavigation of the planet (2016)
GIS faculty, students, and alumni attend annual Esri conference in California. (2015)
GEO student completes Iceland internship. (2015)
GEO-students and faculty participate in Arctic workshop in Iceland (2015)
Water Research Literacy Project in Africa (2015)
Geography majors win Lifetime Experience grants (2015)
Stormchasers featured on View from the Hill (2015)
Foster reports on unusually cool July in Kentucky (2014)
Geography team investigates agritourism development in Sicily (2014)
Foster discusses Kentucky climate change data recorded by the KY Mesonet (2013)
Meteorology majors awarded national scholarships (2013)
WKU Geoscience graduate student interns at annual GIS conference (2013)
NWS promotes value of the Kentucky Mesonet (2013)
Foster assumes presidency of national climate organization (2012)
Meteorology students research March tornado event in Eastern Kentucky (2012)
Keeling makes three international trips for research and conferences (2012)
Groves named finalist for prestigious Chinese government award (2012)
Geology students attend summer field camp in the mountain west (2011)
GIS major interns at the annual ESRI International User Conference (2011)
Groves appointed WKU Distinguished University Professor (2010)
Geo-students summer program in Argentina (2010)
Mesonet reaches a milestone of 50 active stations (2010)
Department Semester at Sea Program (2010)
Keeling leads Study Abroad to Argentina (2010)
Geoscience graduate develops MoodCompass analysis (2009)
Florea elected to NSS Board (2009)
Faculty, students attend ICS conference in Texas (2009)
Glen Conner honored by AASC (2009)
Keeling Completes Great Lakes Program (2009)
Hoffman maps caves in Puerto Rico (2008)
Teachers attend KGA workshop (2008)
KGA workshop at Natural Bridge State Park (2008)
Faculty/students at state GIS conference (2008)
Community Change project in Medellín (2008)
Geology student presents research in Japan (2008)
Faculty/student publish research on radon (2008)
Mesonet online drought forum goes live (2007)
Mammoth Cave workshops on history and culture (2006)
Keeling OpEd on transportation (2006)
Students participating in summer research (2006)
Keeling OpEd on migrants (2006)
Students attend Utah field camp (2005)
Geography faculty/students complete UK study abroad (2004)
Geoscience student presents research (2004)
Geoscience graduate publishes new book (2004)
Geoscience student receives GIS scholarship (2003)
Keeling assumes Department Head position (2001)


Geoscience students conduct summer research in Iceland (2017)
Department's CHNGES faculty and students conduct research in Vietnam (2017).
Keeling lectures and conducts research on five continents this summer. (2017).
Geology major conducts summer research in Ethiopia, East Africa. (2016)
Geoscience faculty and students sample Icelandic glaciers (2016)
WKU Meteorology program completes another successful summer Storm-Chase program (2016)
WKU geologist leads team mapping Gulf of Mexico seabed (2016)
Cultural geographers conduct research in the UK to develop new Colonnade courses. (2016)
Geology major presents research at ACA conference - wins Pauling Poster prize. (2015)
Polk gives Corvette Museum talk titled Cars and Karst (2014)
Gani receives ACS-PRF grant to conduct research in Ethiopia. (2014)
Durkee featured in Bowling Green Daily News "Talk of the Town" segment. (2014)
Geoscience graduate student continues water literacy project in Africa (2014)
Celestian profiled in American Chemical Society report on cutting-edge research (2014)
John All leads summer Peruvian Alpine Expedition (2012)
Hoffman Institute faculty, staff, and students attend NSS conference (2012)
WKU Meteorology students receive regional, national awards (2012)
Keeling named University Distinguished Professor (2012)
GIS students awarded scholarships to attend annual ESRI conference in San Diego (2012)
Foster elected to leadership of AASC (2011)
Keeling investigates rural rail in Lincolnshire, UK (2011)
Hoffman faculty, staff, students attend annual NSS convention (2011)
Geology majors participate in summer REU experiences (2011)
Climatologists meet at WKU to discuss regional collaboration (2011)
Mahmood appointed to National Climate Assessment Committee (2011)
Geoscience faculty in China to develop Study Abroad (2010)
Mesonet records relentless summer heat (2010)
Mesonet expands to three more counties (2009)
Drs May and Kuehn featured in World Oil magazine (2009)
Hoffman Faculty/students in China for Signing Ceremony (2009)
Geoscience alumna featured in BG Daily News (2009)
Geoscience alumna and geography instructor featured on BG Today TV (2009)
Keeling on Russia expedition (2008)
Faculty/students at ESRI GIS conference (2008)
Geology major completes REU in New York (2008)
Groves at Norway conference (2008)
Keeling on WKYU-FM about Russia (2008) [audio file]
Keeling completes Arctic expedition (2007)
Geography student poster wins award (2006)
GIS students receive ESRI scholarships (2006)
Geoscience students extend international reach (2006)
Dobler appointed State Geographer (2006)
Geoscience students research in Borneo (2006)
Faculty/students attend ESRI conference (2005)
Graduate student completes Los Alamos internship (2005)
GIS workshop for Mammoth Cave staff (2005)
Faculty/students attend conference in Greece (2005)
Department hosts Kentucky GIS conference (2005)
Geoscience graduates publish GIS research (2004)
Hoffman students attend conference (2003)
Wulff returns from field work in Indonesia (2003)
Department promotes GIS at regional meeting (2003)
Gesocience student receives GIS scholarship (2002)
Researcher honored by national cave group(2001)


GIS Major is awarded annual KY Association of Mapping Professionals scholarship . (2017)
Geoscientists attend Water Professionals conference . (2017)
Geoscientists present research at International Speleology conference in Australia . (2017)
Kentucky Speleological Society (KSS) holds annual meeting at WKU (2016)
Geographers host international landscape conference (2016)
Department Head presents research at international conference in London . (2016)
State Climatologist Stuart Foster previews an El Niño winter forecast. (2015)
Keeling presents research at international RGS conference (2015)
Meteorology student Logan Mitchell featured in cool promotional video (2014)
Polk quoted in article on caves and their show-cave potential (2014)
GIS students and faculty attend annual Kentucky GIS Conference (2014)
Geoscience team conducts water resource training in Jamaica (2014)
Water literacy research project in Africa (2014)
WKU Herald features Nahid Gani in a report on her research (2014)
Dobler finds passion and purpose in geography (2014)
Keeling attends Transport Geography journal editorial board meeting in London (2014)
All receives grant to continue research in the Peruvian Andes (2013)
Foster talks about the Kentucky Mesonet with WKYT in Hazard (2013)
Groves helps to develop Conservation Trust in South Central Kentucky (2013)
Goodrich reviews cooler, wetter summer of 2013 (2013)
GIS Student receives scholarship from state mapping group. (2013)
Polk leads research team to investigate climate change on Mayan civilization (2012)
Foster speaks about the Mesonet project on "About Kentucky" (audio link) (2012)
Statewide ArcGIS License Expands STEM Education in Kentucky (2012)
Keeling publishes Op Ed on the conflict over the Falkland/Malvinas islands (2012)
Goodrich's Summer 2012 Weather Report and Drought Update. (2012)
Hoffman graduate student awarded grant for Caribbean research (2012)
Groves gives keynote lecture at European cave research conference (2012)
KGA assisting Kentucky schools with GIS technology integration (2012).
All quoted in Guardian newspaper, London, England, on Everest climate change (2011)
Kentucky Mesonet inaugurates its 59th automated weather station (2011)
Department Head attends first annual World Human Geography Conference (2011)
All featured on WBKO View from the Hill (2011)
Polk and North attend China Environmental and Social Justice workshop (2010)
Groves on Environmental Justice in China (2010)
View from the Hill video of John All on Everest (2010)
Foster discusses drought conditions in Kentucky (2010)
Keeling named to international editorial board (2010)
Geology student visits Siccar Point unconformity in Scotland (2010)
Inaugural Department Study Away Program to Florida announced (2010)
Durkee takes over administration of CLIMLIST (2009)
GIS program receives state award for excellence (2009)
Groves on WKYUFM Radio about China project (audio file) (2009)
Hoffman Institute organizes Water Resources Conference in China (2009)
Mesonet expansion (2008)
KGA $50,000 grant renewed (2008)
Geology students at fossil festival (2008)
Mesonet at regional climate conference (2008)
Faculty at Environmental Education conference (2008)
Keeling published transport research (2008)
Keeling on WKYUFM about Arctic (2007) [audio file]
Keeling Podcast on the Sahara (2007) [audio file]
Mesonet adds four more stations (2007)
Successful climate workshop concludes (2007)
Hoffman consults on cave development in Haiti (2007)
Geologists lead regional conference (2007)
Groves on WKYUFM about China (2006) [audio file]
Groves lectures at workshop in Switzerland (2006)
Hoffman welcomes Spanish cave scientist (2005)
Geoscience students study Tongass National Forest (2005)
Faculty/students team up with Nature Conservancy (2005)
Faculty receive NSF support (2004)
Hoffman team to explore Vietnamese cave (2004)
May and Kuehn present research on road collapse (2003)
Geologists lead field conference in Middlesboro (2003)


Gripshover speaks at Eastern Illinois University (2018)
GIS Student Awarded annual KAMP Scholarship (2018)
Meteorology Profile by Research Foundation (2018)
Keeling returns from three-week Latin American expedition (2017).
CHNGES students participate in Streamside Education Field Day (2017).
CHNGES student conducts research on sustainable tourism in Iceland (2017).
CHNGES becomes first international member of Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (2017).
Department Head completes 11th around-the-world expedition (2016)
Geoscience graduate student and faculty measuring glacial change in Iceland (2016)
Meteorology launches White Squirrel Weather program. (2016)
Faculty, students attend annual KAMP GIS Conference (2015)
Keeling completes Eastern Europe expedition. (2015)
Algeo and geoscience graduate student Eke present their research at the ICSR. (2015)
Groves attends UN-sponsored workshop in China (2014)
Geography graduate runs across Ethiopia to help AIDS awareness. (2014)
Keeling completes 10-country Eastern European expedition (2013)
GIS faculty and students attend annual KY conference (2013)
Hoffman Institute team continues work on Gales Point, Belize, project (2012)
Hoffman Institute Founding Member of International Karst Research Academy (2012)
Hoffman Institute hosts UNESCO and Chinese visitors (2012)
Keeling completes Around the World Expedition for TCS and the American Geographical Society (2012).
Geology faculty and students attend the annual GSA conference in Minneapolis (2011)
Groves attends international karst conference in Belgium (2011)
Goodrich and Foster discuss Kentucky's drought conditions (2010)
Two Mesonet sites get state agricultural funds (2010)
Alumnus William Dost gifts electronic access to geology journals (2010)
Kentucky Mesonet adds Pike County site (2010)
Mesonet adds sites in Fulton and Harrison counties (2009)
Keeling OpEd on Geographic Awareness published in national newspapers (2009)
Blackburn's Planning students contribute to downtown historic preservation (2009)
WKU's Mesonet signs its 50th site agreement (2009)
Daily News feature on the Hoffman Institute water for orphanages program (2009)
Hoffman Institute installs water systems in China (2009)
Xingang Fan discusses his NASA Climate Modeling project (2009)
Kentucky Geographical Alliance co-director receives distinguished teaching award (2009)
Mahmood to co-direct High Performance Computing Center Grant (2009)
Geology student spearheads $40,000 competition (2008)
Chinese Diplomats visit Hoffman (2008)
Meteorology students at NWA conference (2008)
Goodrich research in SF Chronicle (2008)
New weather station at UKREC (2008)
Keeling Podcast on Cambodia (2008) [audio file]
Faculty/students at GSA conference (2008)
May on WKYUFM about asphalt mining (2007) [audio file]
Keeling publishes OpEd on infrastructure (2007)
State Climatologist reviews year (2007)
Keeling OpEd on infrastructure (2007)
KGA receives $50,000 grant (2006)
China Environmental Health Project receives funding (2006)
Geoscience graduate featured on Discovery Channel (2006)
Keeling lectures on Saharan expedition (2006)
Mesonet development continues (2006)
Keeling publishes OpEds on economic development (2006)
Keeling OpEd in Ft. Worth newspaper (2006)
Geologists attend regional meeting (2005)
Faculty/students attend national GSA conference (2005)
Geoscience student recognized for climate research (2005)
Keeling lectures on Mediterranean expedition (2005)
Kuehn receives Distinguished Service Award (2004)
Groves receives T.L. Mount Lectureship (2004)
Faculty/students on California field trip (2003)
Faculty/students attend national cave conference (2003)
Hoffman student explores Malaysian caves (2003)
Kentucky mapping professionals visit GIS Center (2003)
Researchers participate in Mammoth Cave conference (2002)
Department co-sponsors regional MALAS meeting (2002)
Faculty/students present research at national GSA conference (2002)
May works on earthquake risk assessment (2000)
Leading Chinese cave scientist visits Department (2000)


Polk and students featured on Science Friday episode (2017)
Geoscience faculty conduct research in Tonga (2017)
CHNGES faculty and students attend national conferences. (2017)
White Squirrel Weather celebrates one year of growth (2017)
Dr Leslie North elected V-P of KAS Governing Board. (2016)
Groves reappointed to U.N. scientific board (2016)
Glen Conner honored by the Kentucky Historical Society (2016)
Second Mesonet station added in Shelby County (2016)
State Climatologist reports on early warnings of drought (2016)
KY Climate Center participates in Midwest Mesonet workshop (2015)
Geology alumnus profiled in regional newspaper. (2015)
Drs North and Polk featured in latest Weather Channel Documentary on "Sinkholes" (2014)
Goodrich talks about early November arctic blast (2014)
Keeling completes 8th around-the-world expedition (2014)
Groves gives keynote lecture at annual KAS conference (2013)
Geo faculty and students expand WKU's international reach (2012)
Jason Polk featured in Tampa Bay Ledger article on Florida springs decline.  (2012)
Geography faculty, students, and alumni present research at annual SEDAAG conference {2012)
Geoscience faculty and students present research an annual GSA conference (2012)
Geography, Geology, and Geoscience students win awards at annual KAS Conference (2012)
Leading Journals publish research by Geography faculty and Students (2011)
Groves featured in Science article on his research in China (2011)
Students and faculty present research at the annual KAS conference (2011)
Kentucky Mesonet adding stations in Lecher and Harlan counties (2011)
Faculty and Students attend annual SEDAAG Conference (2010)
Geo students win multiple presentation awards at KAS Conference (2010)
Durkee's Summer class wins national NAASS Award for Innovation (2010)
Chris Groves featured in BG Daily News (2010)
Geography faculty, students at SEDAAG conference (2009)
Mesonet can help with wind power viability (2009)
Keeling OpEd on Islam's Geography published in national newspapers (2009)
Student Awards at the Kentucky Academy of Science (2009)
Mesonet adds stations in Graves and Trigg counties (2009)
Keeling podcast on Russia (2008)
Hoffman student attends workshop (2008)
Keeling Lectures on 7 Revolutions (2008)
Florea to explore Monticello caves (2008)
Groves appointed to UN Board (2008)
Keeling on WKYUFM about culture (2006) [audio file]
KGA grant for $50,000 renewed (2007)
Keeling returns from West Africa expedition (2007)
Keeling participates in forum on human terrain analysis (2007)
China program featured at International Policy Center (2007)
Hoffman team assists Nigerian government (2007)
Hoffman team conducts Water training in China (2007)
Faculty/students attend SEDAAG conference (2007)
Faculty/students attend national GSA conference (2006)
Mahmood edits special journal issue on climate change (2006)
Geoscience students go extreme caving in Mexico (2006)
Groves promotes China project in D.C. (2006)
Faculty/students attend regional AAG meeting (2006)
Groves briefs US Embassy officials in Beijing (2006)
All comments on climate change (2005)
Faculty/students present research at national cave meeting (2005)
Keeling lectures at West Point (2004)
Groves elected President of CRF (2004)
Students win KAS awards (2004)
Cavers assist in clean-up efforts (2004)
Geologists attended national GSA conference in Seattle (2003)
Groves assists Forest Service in Alaska (2003)
Students receive KAS awards (2003)
Department celebrates Geography Awareness Week (2003)
Faculty/students attend regional AAG meeting (2002)
Keeling lectures on South America expedition (2002)
Faculty present research at Boston GSA conference (2001)
Geoscience student receives cave award (2001)


Cary brings GIS support to the baker Arboretum. (2018)
Software Donation for Geology program (2018)
Crowder appointed Editor-in-Chief of NAGT publication. (2016)
CHL Lab manager Lee Anne Bledsoe conducts training in Brazil (2016)
Geoscience faculty honored at grants awards ceremony (2015)
Mahmood analyzes Paris Climate talks (2015)
Mahmood interviewed on PBS about Paris Climate talks (2015)
Geoscientists attend annual GSA conference in Denver, CO. (2013)
Geoscientists attend the international conference on Speleology in the Czech Republic. (2013)
Geoscience faculty evaluate tourism caves in Europe (2013) (br /> Geoscience students and faculty present research at annual KAS conference (2013)
Hoffman faculty and staff present research at the Karst Dynamics Laboratory, Guilin, China (2012).
Geography/Geology faculty and students publish new research in international journals (2012)
Hoffman students and faculty explore the Ozarks on a Fall fieldtrip (2011).
Kentucky Mesonet adds station in Simpson County (2011)
Conner honored by Kentucky Historical Society for Allen County book (2011)
New Mesonet sites in Lawrence and Oldham counties (2010)
Meteorology students win Fall Forecasting Contest (2010)
New Mesonet Site added in Shelby County (2010)
Keeling Op Ed on the Copenhagen Climate Summit (2009)
Mesonet plans to add 20 more stations (2009)
Tom Bell's New Book on Pop Music (2009)
Kentucky Mesonet installs its 45th station (2009)
Kambesis leads mapping project in Borneo, Malaysia (2009)
Mesonet station opens in Clinton and Boone Counties (2009)
Stuart Foster quoted in regional media on KY climate change (2009)
Keeling OpEd on Geographies of Deep Uncertainty in Hawaii newspaper (2009)
Durkee's research featured in southern Brazil media (2009)
State Climatologist forecasts cooler, drier winter (2009)
Geoscience alumnus completes EPHLI Fellowship (2009)
Meteorology students in regional competition (2008)
Crowder/Goodrich Recognized by SGA (2008)
Mesonet on target with stations (2008)
Hoffman Cave Purchase (2008)
Keeling on WKYUFM about Mexico (2007) [audio file]
Groves attends Asia Environmental Conference (2007)
Planning students present Scottsville study (2007)
Students receive KAS awards (2006)
Keeling OpEd on Afghanistan (2006)
Faculty/students head to Tanzania for Study Abroad (2005)
Student cavers rescue dog (2004)
Faculty/students attend regional geography conference (2003)
Wulff featured in profile (2003)
Hoffman group address China problems (2002)
Students discover cave (2000)
Keeling represents WKU at national association (2000)

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