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2011 Press Room
Help for area homeless is commendable
(12/27/11) Bowling Green Daily News
Turning a blind eye to the plight of the homeless is unacceptable in any society.
Helping the Homeless
(12/27/11) Bowling Green Daily News
Nonprofit agencies, faith-based groups and community activists have begun seeking solutions together in addressing homelessness in the region with the formation of the South Central Kentucky Coalition on Homelessness.
Greenwood's Junior ROTC earns grains to feed hungry
(12/20/11) Bowling Green Daily News
Greenwood High School's Junior ROTC program won the Gain the Grain challenge against other city and county schools to donate the most rice for the United Nations World Food Program.
Greenwood wins 'Gain the Grain' event
(12/15/11) WKU News
Greenwood High School's Jr. ROTC accepted the Gain the Grain challenge and won against other Bowling Green and Warren County schools to donate the most rice for the United Nations World Food Program. The students joined together to earn nearly ...
WKU student group helps Kelly Autism Program
(12/06/11) College Heights Herald
The Kelly Autism Program recently received a special gift thanks to a group of students — a wide array of everyday equipment to help children diagnosed with autism learn about and better control their balance and senses.
Donations being taken for program providing teenagers holiday gifts
(12/02/11) Bowling Green Daily News
The Vision Council is taking final donations until 6 p.m. today for the Teen Angel program, which provides holiday gifts for Warren County teens.
Office of International Programs announces four funding awards
(12/01/11) WKU News
The Office of International Programs at WKU announced four funding awards totaling $5,000. The awards are as follows: Dr. Ric Keaster, professor of Educational Administration, Leadership & Research (College of Education and Behavioral Sciences), and Dr. Gary Houchens, associate professor ...
Work groups continue to form through Campus & Community Network
(11/25/11) Bowling Green Daily News
"Anyone can participate in the Campus & Community Network, either as a concerned citizen, service provider, student, faculty or staff member," said Leah Ashwill, director at the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships. The Campus & Community Network brings together members of the campus and the broader community who are interested in working together to address ongoing societal challenges that have proven difficult to address adequately with existing programs and resources.
Homelessness forum focuses on the problem
(11/16/11) Bowling Green Daily News
She did not think it would ever happen to her, but Amber Burdette has endured three bouts of homelessness in the past seven years.
Banquet provides taste of world's unequal food distribution
(11/17/11) Bowling Green Daily News
The World Hunger Banquet was not what many participants were expecting, as half of them had to eat on the floor of the Bowling Green Parks & Recreation Community Room.
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week to take place at WKU
(11/13/11) College Heights Herald
The first-ever Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week will take place at WKU from today until Saturday.
Plight of those who need help growing
(11/13/11) Bowling Green Daily News
According to Oxfam America's website, one in seven people goes to bed hungry every night. Not because there isn't enough food, but because of deep imbalances in access to resources like fertile land and water.
Campus and Community Challenged Through Food Drive
(11/08/11) Bowling Green Daily News
"Have you ever been hungry or not had the resources to buy food? The fact is 1 in 8 Americans struggle with hunger. A total of 36 million Americans struggle with hunger, including 13 million children," said Karen Myers, Director of HOTEL INC, home to one of the Bowling Green's largest food banks. Myers sees countless families come through her office in need of food assistance during the year, and the WKU ALIVE Center plans to encourage campus and community members to help.
WKU joins community to promote Hunger & Homelessness Awareness
(11/04/11) WKU News
According to the 2010 Point in Time Count, there are 6,623 homeless men, women and children in the state of Kentucky. In Bowling Green alone, more than 400 individuals are homeless or "precariously housed," according to the Count.
ALIVE Center planning Campus & Community Food Drive Nov. 14-18
(10/31/11) WKU News
"Have you ever been hungry or not had the resources to buy food? The fact is 1 in 8 Americans struggle with hunger. A total of 36 million Americans struggle with hunger, including 13 million children," said Karen Myers, Director
Campus & Community Network fall workshop scheduled for Oct. 27
(10/06/11) WKU News
"Anyone can participate in the Campus & Community Network, either as a concerned citizen, service provider, student, faculty or staff member," said Leah Ashwill, director at the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships. The Campus & Community Network brings together
Solving problems on a budget
(09/30/11) Bowling Green Daily News
How far can $100 go in helping a community?
WKU volunteers to help at Bowling Green International Festival
(09/22/11) College Heights Herald
More volunteers than ever are helping out with this year's Bowling Green International Festival.
(09/22/11) Bowling Green Daily News
Ram Pasupuleti and his wife, Kavita Rao, have looked forward to adding their Indian culture to the melting pot that is the Bowling Green International Festival for the past two years.
A look back at WKU's Constitution Week
(09/16/11) College Heights Herald
In honor of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, this year's Constitution Week was themed "The Tenth Anniversary of 9/11: Lessons Learned."
$100 Solution workshop Sept. 29
(09/16/11) WKU News
Last year, 35 campus groups participated in The $100 Solution™ projects and this year, the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships is preparing for new projects with the Steps to a $100 Solution workshop. At the workshop on Sept. 29
Student Engagement Fair Sept. 15
(09/13/11) WKU News
"We want to introduce students to the notion that giving of your time and resources can and should be a lifelong commitment that can start with a volunteer experience but hopefully grows into a socially responsible mindset," said Leah Ashwill,
WKU honors military, Sept. 11 victims at football game
(09/11/11) Bowling Green Daily News
Tailgating on Saturday afternoon was about more than getting ready for the WKU-Navy football game.
WKU students reflect at ALIVE Center's 'We Remember 9/11'
(09/11/11) College Heights Herald
The WKU ALIVE Center memorialized those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Saturday through an event called "We Remember 9/11."
Hill House creates second chance for neighborhood
(09/09/11) College Heights Herald
When WKU graduate Bob Basham's mother moved to the East Eleventh Avenue neighborhood, he was shocked to find out the level of crime in the area.
GameStop's zombie walk benefits Center for Courageous Kids
(09/02/11) College Heights Herald
Zombies aren't usually known for being the most charitable or fun loving monsters, but come this Labor Day, a group of zombies will be just that.
WKU to remember 9/11, honor military during Navy game on Sept. 10
(09/02/11) WKU News
WKU will remember the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and honor veterans, military personnel and their families on Saturday (Sept. 10) when the Hilltoppers host Navy.
9/11 anniversary theme of Constitution Week activities Sept. 10-16 at WKU
(09/02/11) WKU News
The Tenth Anniversary of 9/11: Lessons Learned will be the theme of Constitution Week activities Sept. 10-16 at WKU.
(09/23/11) Bowling Green Daily News
A look at what's going on in the field of education.
First-year students will start semester serving in Big Red's Blitz Aug. 25
(08/19/11) WKU News
"Giving back to the community that you live in is very important," said Bryan Hartzell, a junior from Nashville, Tenn., who has worked with planning WKU's Big Red's Blitz event this year as part of the M.A.S.T.E.R. (Making Academic a
ALIVE Center recognized for service
(08/19/11) WKU News
The Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS), through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, recognizes accomplishments in community service during the year with the Governor's Citation.
New Hill House program participants ready to connect in neighborhood
(08/19/11) WKU News
After working on a faculty-assisted research project during her time as an undergraduate student at Murray State University, Jacqulynn Skaggs found she wanted to gain more research experience — this time, on a broader scale.
ALIVE Center Shares Resources Through Workshop on Volunteer Recruitment and Retention
(09/11/11) Bowling Green Daily News
For seven years, Western Kentucky University's ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships has connected with nonprofit organizations to provide information on service opportunities in the local and regional area, and the Center will host a workshop on Aug. 17 to continue developing those resources for the community.
ALIVE Center will host workshop on volunteerism
(08/09/11) Bowling Green Daily News
Western Kentucky University's ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships will host the Volunteer Recruitment and Retention workshop Aug. 17. The workshop will provide information on service opportunities in the local and regional area.
ALIVE Center planning Aug. 17 workshop on volunteer resources
(08/04/11) WKU News
For seven years, WKU's ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships has connected with nonprofit organizations to provide information on service opportunities in the local and regional area, and the Center will host a workshop on Aug. 17 to continue developing
WKU honors online student serving in Afghanistan
(08/03/11) Bowling Green Daily News
Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Brownwell stands as proof that a Western Kentucky University distance learning student can work on earning a master's degree almost anywhere.
WKU to honor adopted soldier
(08/01/11) WKU News
On Tuesday (Aug. 2), the WKU community will honor Command Sergeant Major John Brownell, the Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Administration (KRS) graduate student whose 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (6-4 Cav) from Fort Knox was
WKU honors 'adopted' soldier Brownell at luncheon
(08/02/11) College Heights Herald
Next Monday, he deploys back to Afghanistan to finish a year-long tour of duty.
(07/06/11) Bowling Green Daily News
News about businesses and businesspeople.
WKU ALIVE Center Encourages Youth to Make Cards for Soldiers
(06/29/11) By: Aurelia Spaulding, news release. Also featured on theWKU Blog
The WKU Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport (KRS) is organizing its final shipment of care packages to its adopted troops currently serving in Afghanistan, and this shipment will include something special from area youth. Along with the essential items being donated, youth are making cards to show their appreciation for the soldiers. (read more)
Grant Research Workshop Offered for Community
(06/28/11) By: Aurelia Spaulding, news release. Also featured on the WKU News Blog.
Western Kentucky University’s ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships continues its Summer Workshop Series July 20th with the grant research workshop titled “Is Any Money Out There?” Participants from across the region have attended the previous two workshops titled “Working with Diverse Communities” and “Major Gifts and Capital Fundraising.” The ALIVE Center staff looks forward to keeping up the same pace with the grant research workshop. (read more)
Youth Group Raises Thousands
(06/05/11) By: Tessa Duvall, The Daily News,
At age 14, Caroline Ford doesn’t know what she wants to study in college.But she does know she wants to help people, no matter what profession she one day chooses. (read more)
Talent Show to Benefit Camp
(05/05/11) By: Alyssa Harvey, The Daily News, email@example.com
Caroline Ford was at the ALIVE Center when she saw a brochure for the Center for Courageous Kids.
“I had heard of it before but wasn’t that familiar with it,” the 14-year-old Bowling Green girl said. (read more)
Bowling Green Resident Holds Donation Drive for Alabama
(05/02/11) By: Christopher Gardner, WBKO
A Bowling Green resident is doing her part to help those in need in Alabama. (read more)
Hope Harbor leading Hispanic outreach effort
(03/17/11) By: JUSTIN STORY, The Daily News, firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers will be visiting more than 300 residences and businesses Saturday in the city’s Hispanic community to raise awareness of community resources. (read more)
Community members form work groups to address needs, identify resources
WKU News Room (02/17/2011)
WKU junior Emily Powell introduced herself at the Campus & Community Network (CCN) as a “concerned student.” The group participating in the CCN smiled after her introduction, but each of the 35 individuals in the room attended the workshop on Feb. 17 also interested in discussing ways to work together to address community issues. (read more)
WKU Helping Out Special Graduate Student
By: Andrew Dawson, WBKO (02/17/2011)
Dr. Randy Deere has a bunch of different students in his online classes but there is one quite different from the rest.
"He's such a, what's the best way to put it, non traditional student obviously in his job because he is directing five hundred men in Afghanistan at the present time," College of Health and Human Services Assistant Dean Randy Deere said. (read more)
WKU department adopts deployed student's squadron
The Associated Press, Kentucky.com, 02/16/2011
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Some students at Western Kentucky University are collecting items to send to Afghanistan. (read more)
The WKU ALIVE Center is gearing up for a busy semester ahead
by KaiLee Viehland, The WKU Alive Center for Community Partnerships
The Amplifier.com, The Daily News (02/17/11)
The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships will be hosting several events this semester and encourages Western Kentucky University students to get involved. (read more)
Program Teaches WKU Students the Value of a Dollar
WBKO News (02/09/11)
WKU students will learn just how much $100 can do to help the community.
WKU's Alive Center for Community Partnerships will host the steps to a $100 solution workshop on February 24th. (read more)
$100 Solution workshop Feb. 24
WKU News Blog (02/08/11) WKU students will learn how powerful $100 can be during the Steps to a $100 Solution workshop on Feb. 24. (read more)
Students’ community role lauded
By Amira Ahmetovic, The Daily News (02/01/11)
The Bowling Green Coalition of Active Neighborhoods - also known as B.G. CAN - held its Winter Rally of the Neighborhoods on Monday night at Bowling Green Parks and Recreation (read more)
WKU ALIVE Center planning several events during spring semester
WKU News Blog (01/26/11)
The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships will be hosting several events this semester and encourages WKU students to get involved. The $100 Solution™ came to WKU bringing with it an opportunity for students to change the Bowling Green community … (read more)
WKU ALIVE Center recognizes national volunteer service
WKU News Blog (01/03/11)
"I feel that we can wish all we want that the world would change, but until we make the effort to make the change happen, it won’t,” WKU senior Jill Gladish said in reference to her experiences volunteering. Unsung heroes … (read more)