Honors College on Tour for Alums

The Honors College is coming to a city near you! Enjoy a reception with Dr. Cobane and take advantage of the opportunity to network, reunite with fellow alums, and hear about the latest HC happenings, like our new building. Dates and locations are as follows: Nashville, TN April 12 The Local Taco- 146 Pewitt Drive, Brentwood 6:30 pm Louisville, KY
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Mayor Speaks With Citizen and Self Class

Making a difference is about rolling up your sleeves and getting to know the community. This was the message of Mayor Bruce Wilkerson in his visit to Honors 251: Citizen and Self on Monday, March 17. Wilkerson first explained the structure of Bowling Green’s city government. He then told the story of his decision to run for public office after
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Honors Professor Recognized By University of Michigan

The Honors College congratulates Dr. Alexander Olson for securing an honorable mention in the University of Michigan’s ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award competition for 2013. Over 800 dissertations were produced at the University of Michigan last year; this honor recognizes Dr. Olson’s as being among the very best. A total of ten awards and ten honorable mentions were granted. Dr. Olson’s
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International reach extends to Kenya

Partners In Caring, Medicine In Kenya (PICMIK)  is not your average study abroad.  Students on the seven-day journey conduct medical research by day and camp in tents each night.  The demands of the program test both passion and preparation. Dr. Nancy Rice, who leads the program, said part of the goal is to “provide a niche in that community’s development.”
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Honors Scholar Earns Teach for America Placement

The nationally competitive Teach for America program placed Honors Scholar Justin Wellum among the ranks of the top 14 percent of applicants chosen to begin their career in education by traveling the country. TFA will take Wellum to Phoenix, Arizona, to teach high school chemistry for two years. “This experience will allow me to grow, think critically, and stretch me
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Rocking the Academic World

You don’t have to be a rock star to study rock and roll. Taking students beyond classical theory into the realm of rock, Dr. Scott Harris says his new class will help “keep your mind open,” broadening understandings of music as it operates within our popular culture. “Music is universal,” Harris said, making it an important topic to study with
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Getting a Glimpse of the Future in Hon 380

One chilly spring morning, a view on top of the Preston Center illuminates a rarely seen perspective of WKU. Eighty-eight solar panels on Preston’s roof transfer heat from the sun to the pool. The sustainability tour of WKU’s facilities is just beginning. This insider access to the mechanics of our University’s sustainability efforts are part of  HON 380: Trends Shaping
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Back to the Basics with Food, Farmers, and Fun

By Brooke Barber On Saturday, October 21, Dr. Alex Olson and two groups from Honors 251 embarked on a field trip to Rough Draft Farmstead in Monroe County, Kentucky. The two group’s topics for their Honors 251 State of the City reports are sustainable agriculture and local food. Hannah Crabtree and Jesse Frost, the owners of the farm, prepared a
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Getting to Know Emily Gott

The 2013 Honors College candidate for Homecoming Queen cultivated her home in our Honors community. From attending H4 every year to planning Honors Club events, Emily said she is grateful for the opportunities for leadership and growth that the Honors College provides. Emily has never run for a homecoming court before and thinks it will be cool to represent Honors
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Linking Literature to Travel

English Honors Advisor Walker Rutledge brings literature to life for students through travel.  Study abroad opportunities in Harlaxton and Cuba, and a Fall Break trip to Chicago help students connect with class readings on a deeper level. Connecting a story to the context in which it was written illuminates truth behind the fiction. Great authors write about what they know.
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