WKU will celebrate student research during REACH Week March 19-24
|Date: Thursday, March 15th, 2012||Return to Archive|
WKU will celebrate student research March 19-24 during REACH (Research Experiences and Creative Heights) Week.
The week includes lectures by two prominent scientists, research showcases hosted by WKU’s academic colleges and the 42nd annual Student Research Conference. (The complete schedule is online at http://www.wku.edu/research/celebrate.php)
Highlights of REACH Week include the following:
Keynote speaker March 21: Dr. Brian Fagan, internationally prominent archaeologist/anthropologist, New York Times bestselling author and Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, will discuss “How Climate Change Changed Civilization” at 7 p.m. at Van Meter Hall. A reception will begin at 6 p.m.
Student Research Conference March 24: More than 270 undergraduate and graduate students will present their research and creative endeavors through talks, posters, performances and more at the 42nd annual conference at Gary A. Ransdell Hall. The conference will begin at 7:30 a.m. with an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
Conference speaker March 24: Dr. William Tad Pfeffer, professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado, a Distinguished Lecturer for Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society and a renowned scientist who publishes regularly in the journal “Science,” will discuss “Future Sea Level: Where do we go from here?” at 4:30 p.m. at Gary A. Ransdell Hall Auditorium.
Contact: Office of Research, (270) 745-6733; or Farley Norman, (270) 745-2094.
History will be made on Nov. 29 when WKU will get its first chapter of SALUTE, a national honor society for student veterans. Seven charter members will be inducted into SALUTE at 5 p.m. in the Veterans Resource Center, 410 Tate Page Hall.
Three alumni from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology who work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have been assigned to Puerto Rico to assist in post-hurricane recovery efforts.
On National Philanthropy Day, WKU’s Division of Development & Alumni Relations was rebranded as Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement; Laura Turner Dugas was named the 2017 Philanthropist of the Year; and a gift for diversity initiatives was announced.
WKU’s Forensics Team divided into three groups and traveled to Lebanon, Illinois; Normal, Illinois; and Jefferson City, Tennessee, to compete in six tournaments Nov. 11-12.
Students, faculty, and staff from the Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES) and Department of Geography & Geology recently attended national conferences in Arkansas and Washington state.
A bronze statue of longtime WKU supporter and Kentucky State Rep. Jody Richards of Bowling Green was unveiled on WKU’s main campus Monday (Nov. 6) in Jody Richards Hall.
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