Education

Education
1:48 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Dr. Ransdell Emphasizes Student Retention in Convocation Address

Challenging the Spirit at WKU

WKU President Gary Ransdell says student retention will continue to be a top priority at the institution in the upcoming academic year and over the next six years. Speaking at the faculty and staff convocation in Van Meter Hall, the University President said the state and university can no longer afford to have about one thousand freshmen students per year fail to return for their second year of study.

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Education
8:26 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Kentucky ACT Scores Up, but Still Trail U.S. Average

Kentucky's public high school seniors scored higher on the ACT college entrance exam than a year ago, but their performance remained below the national average, education officials said Wednesday. The average composite ACT score rose to 19.5 for Kentucky's public high school Class of 2012, up from 19.2 in 2011, according to data released by the state Department of Education.

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Education
4:16 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Van Donated to Kelly Autism Program

New van for Kelly Autism Program

A fifteen passenger van has been donated to the Kelly Autism Program, which is part of the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU.  Officals at the University say the vehicle was donated by Chevrolet and the GM Corvette Plant. Director Marty Boman says the vehicle has already been put to use for several special activities and field trips which give participants in the program a chance to experience new activities.

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Education
2:30 am
Mon August 20, 2012

WKU Freshmen Get First Taste of College Life This Week

Kevin Willis

WKU's freshmen are learning what it's like to get up for an 8 a.m. class. The M.A.S.T.E.R Plan orientation program for first-year students is underway Monday at the campus in Bowling Green. Students will attend sessions dealing with issues like time management, study skills, and getting along with people who look and think differently that you.

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Education
8:04 am
Sat August 18, 2012

International Students Set to Arrive at WKU

WKU Campus

About 140 new international students are expected to arrive at WKU by August 21st. University officials say a number of activities have been planned to help those students undergo an effective orientation plan, to help them adjust to campus life in the U.S.

Education
9:38 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Students in Sumner County Can Finally Prepare for First Day of School

Sumner County, Tennessee students will start classes Thursday, following a nearly two week delay over school funding issues. The issue was resolved at last night’s meeting of the Sumner County Board of Education.

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Education
9:13 am
Wed August 15, 2012

EKU President Announces He's Retiring

During a Wednesday morning meeting with faculty and staff at Eastern Kentucky University, President Doug Whitlock announced his retirement.  Whitlock, who has spent his entire higher education career at EKU, says his administration will end at the conclusion of this academic year.

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Education/New Testing Standards
6:39 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Business and Education Leaders Preparing for New Test Scores

Kentucky Chamber Foundation

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the State Department of Education, is promoting dialogue about the future of education in the Commonwealth. The business organization says the goal of creating a more highly-skilled workforce will depend upon the success of new education initiatives in the state.

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Education
2:29 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Owensboro School to Host New Veterinary Program

Owensboro Community and Technical College is filling a need in the field of veterinary medicine. The school on Tuesday announced a $475,000 grant to establish a two-year veterinary technician program.  

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Education
9:01 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Logan County Native Was an Unsuspecting--but Willing--Pioneer as First Black Undergraduate at WKU

Margaret Munday plays the organ every Sunday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Auburn. She's been playing there since she was 10.
Kevin Willis

Margaret Munday is a woman who is both a pioneer, and an eyewitness to an amazing time in Kentucky history. Ms. Munday helped change the course of higher education in south-central Kentucky, and Western Kentucky University in particular. In 1956, she became the first African-American undergraduate student to enroll in what was then called Western Kentucky State College.

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