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Bonner Leaders begin again this fall

The Bonner Leader Program is in its third year at WKU. Continuing the program’s mission to provide access education and an opportunity to serve, seven new freshman students have been added to the group. The Bonner Leader Program has grown and now includes a total of twelve students; each student is actively serving with a […]

2014.08.22_ alive center bonner scholars _lewis-0115

Bonner Leaders begin again this fall

The Bonner Leader Program is in its third year at WKU. Continuing the program’s mission to provide access education and an opportunity to serve, seven new freshman students have been added to the group. The Bonner Leader Program has grown and now includes a total of twelve students; each student is actively serving with a […]

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Nonprofit organizations partner for Big Red’s Blitz day of service

Bowling Green, KY – The WKU ALIVE Center and Housing and Residence Life are encouraging students and community organizations to “Do Something Big!” this summer by participating in Big Red’s Blitz on August 22nd. Twenty-eight nonprofit organizations and campus departments will serve as project sites for this day of service by offering first year students […]

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Edwards enjoys life by serving others

Student Spotlight: Jeffry Edwards Written by: LaVella Hall “I just enjoy it. I always say, ‘If I’m not enjoying it, why am I doing it?’” said Jeffry Edwards. The “it” Edwards speaks of is volunteering to help others. As a recipient of a gold President’s Volunteer Service Award, Edwards is a dedicated volunteer. He has […]

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Professor applies course concepts outside the classroom

  Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Mize Smith Written by: Lauren Cunningham The teaching philosophy of Dr. Jennifer Mize Smith is one that was shared with her by one of her Western Kentucky University professors nearly 20 years ago: “prepare the child for the path, not the path for the child.” “My goal as a teacher […]

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WKU students’ personal experiences lead to projects benefiting community

Written by: Aurelia Spaulding Twenty-seven projects, 17 community partners, five classes, and 123 students are utilizing the five principles of service-learning to answer a central question: “with this $100 bill, what can I do to enhance someone’s quality of life?” The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships coordinates The $100 Solution™ program at WKU as […]

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