Education

New Academic Year at WKU
1:55 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

WKU President Stresses "Retention" in Opening Remarks

Dr. Ransdell addresses faculty and staff
Clinton Lewis/WKU University Relations

Bowling Green, KY – WKU President Gary Ransdell says student retention is becoming an important measure of academic quality. Speaking to faculty and staff during his annual convocation address, Dr. Ransdell said WKU has a responsibility to help increase the number of college graduates in the state of Kentucky. During the speech, the University President also listed some key achievements and challenges facing the institution. Dan Modlin has more on the story.......

Impact of Social Media
9:48 am
Fri May 6, 2011

WKU Research Looks into Narcissism, Use of Social Media Sites

Bowling Green, Ky – The widespread popularity of social networking sites and devices has some wondering if young people are becoming too self-involved and narcissistic. But research done at WKU indicates these sites don't increase narcissism so much as they amplify the narcissism already present within the user. Kevin Willis has this story.

Brescia University
10:07 am
Wed January 12, 2011

Brescia University Aiming to Grow its Student Ranks

Owensboro, Ky – In Owensboro, a small Roman Catholic school is embarking on a strategic growth plan designed to boost enrollment. Brescia University is a liberal arts school that prides itself on graduating students who have a holistic view of education, and who are interested in serving their communities. We visited the school's downtown Owensboro campus to learn about Brescia's approach to education, and how it plans to grow in the near future.

Title IX
11:00 am
Tue May 4, 2010

Title IX Changes to Impact WKU, Other Universities

Bowling Green, Ky – Title IX is the landmark 1972 law that prohibits gender-discrimination in any federally supported education program or activity. You probably have heard about the law's impact on collegiate athletics. Universities recently learned of changes in how they can be Title IX compliant. Kevin Willis recently discussed the changes with WKU Attorney Deborah Wilkins, and WKU Professor Aaron Hughey, with the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gatton Academy
3:59 pm
Wed September 9, 2009

Many Gatton Academy Students Staying at WKU, While Others Pursue Higher Ed Elsewhere

Bowling Green, Ky – The Carol Martin Gatton Academy for Math and Science in Kentucky is now in its third year on the campus of WKU. Some of the best high school juniors and seniors take classes alongside WKU undergraduates, and engage in research projects with school faculty. After they graduate from Gatton, students can attend college anywhere. Kevin Willis has this report on the decision facing Gatton graduates: should they stay on at WKU, or pursue higher education elsewhere?

Education
11:58 am
Tue March 4, 2008

Bowling Green School Offers State's Only Arabic Class

Bowling Green, Ky – Most high school students wanting to study a foreign language choose from Spanish, German, and French. But Bowling Green High School students have the chance to take the only Arabic language class in Kentucky. Joe Corcoran spoke to teacher Touria Meyers and her pupils about the one-of-a-kind class.

WKU
8:56 am
Thu January 17, 2008

Gift to WKU Will Focus on 1st Amendment Media Freedoms

Bowling Green, Ky – A husband-and-wife legal team is giving the WKU School of Journalism and Broadcasting a $250,000 gift to create new classes that will focus on First Amendment media freedoms. The Louisville couple didn't attend WKU, but say they wanted to contribute something powerful to their native state. Kevin Willis reports on how the gift will be used.

WKU Gatton Academy
11:48 am
Fri November 9, 2007

First Semester at Gatton Academy Winding Down

Bowling Green, Ky – In mid-December, WKU students will take finals and conclude the fall semester. But for 120 WKU students, it's been a history-making few months. The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Math and Science opened its doors this semester to many of the state's brightest students. WKU Public Radio's Kevin Willis spoke to two Gatton Academy students, and the Academy's Executive Director.

Brescia University
11:59 am
Thu July 5, 2007

New Leader at Brescia Pushing Idea of "Education for Education's Sake"

Father Larry Hostetter, President of Brescia University in Owensboro

Owensboro, Ky – Father Larry Hostetter has been on the job as President of Brescia University for just a few weeks, but he's keenly aware of several challenges facing the Owensboro school. Father Hostetter wants to increase the enrollment and regional visibility of Brescia. As Kevin Willis reports, part of the plan is to sell prospective students on the concept of a liberal arts education.

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