WKU students attending Habitat for Humanity Youth Leadership Conference
|Date: Thursday, November 1st, 2012||Return to Archive|
Nine members of the WKU Campus Chapter will be attending the Habitat for Humanity National Youth Leadership Conference this weekend (Nov. 2-4) in Peachtree City, Ga.
Three students and faculty advisor Bryan Reaka will make presentations for conference participants. Reaka and Jeffry Edwards will present a session on “New Leaders: What does it take to be successful?” and Reaka, Audrey Castlen and Sarah Jones will present a session on “Gaining leadership abilities through Collegiate Challenge.”
WKU members participating in the conference this year include the following: Bryan Reaka, faculty advisor, Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences; Jeffry Edwards, a junior architectural sciences major from Murray; Missy Graehler, a sophomore social work major from Lexington; Cassie Kulig, a freshman graphic design major from Bardstown; Alex Castlen, a graduate student in healthcare administration from Owensboro; Audrey Castlen, a sophomore communication disorders major from Owensboro; Mariah Stiles, a junior psychology major from Tell City, Ind.; Carissa Behel, a graduate student in public administration from Athens, Ala.; and Sarah Jones, a sophomore architectural sciences major from Bowling Green.
Students participating in the conference will gain a better understanding of how to lead a campus chapter, increase participation, home sponsorship, working with other campus chapters as well as how to advocate political leaders. WKU’s nationally recognized campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity is located in the Department Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences in the Ogden College of Science and Engineering.
More information about the WKU campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity is available online at http://www.wku.edu/habitat/
Contact: Bryan Reaka, (270) 745-7032.
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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