Education

KYCIR
9:55 am
Wed March 18, 2015

University of Louisville’s Major Gift from Pizza CEO, Koch Comes With Caveat

Credit Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

 

  A week after announcing the receipt of $6.3 million from the foundations of businessmen “Papa” John Schnatter and Charles Koch, the University of Louisville has released the underlying seven-year agreements.

The two documents affirm that the new John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise will be created by Dec. 1. It also states that the money will be spent on two tenure-track professorships, two visiting professors, center staff and expenses, up to five research grants, up to four doctoral fellowships, and classes, seminars and annual lectures.

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Education
4:22 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

UK Board Approves Tuition Increase

Credit University Logo, Wikimedia Commons

The University of Kentucky's Board of Regents has approved a tuition and mandatory fees plan for the fall semester. 

School officials say the increases are in line with recent years.

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Education
4:15 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Murray State Equine Science Professor Pairs Student Interests with Real-World Research

Credit Courtesy of Dr. Shea Porr

WKMS continues a new series of reports called "Racer Scholar Profiles" - highlighting Murray State Faculty research, scholarly and creative activities across colleges and schools. Our guest is Dr. Shea Porr, whose background is nutrition and exercise physiology in horses with the Hutson School of Agriculture's equine program. Dr. Porr speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about her work with students, from incorporating social media in the classroom to testing hemp as an alternative to traditional horse bedding.

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Education
1:48 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Calloway County Library Welcomes Holocaust Survivor Fred Gross

Sandy Linn on Sounds Good
Credit Jenni Todd, WKMS

Calloway County Public Library has a new website for Spring 2015 and its filled with information about community events and activities. Sandy Linn stops by Sounds Good with a preview of some of those activities, including a series of programs featuring holocaust survivor Fred Gross and a literacy night on March 26 with education students.

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Education
5:14 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Visionary Day: Exploring Art for Blind & Visually Impaired Students and Their Parents

Kentucky School for the Blind logo
Credit ksb.kyschools.us

Two free events for western Kentucky students who are blind or visually impaired and their parents or siblings as well as school administrators are scheduled for mid-April in Madisonville. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Kentucky School for the Blind Outreach Consultant with the West Kentucky Special Education Cooperative Robbin Cox, whose office is at Lone Oak Middle School.

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Education
2:33 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Student Injured in Christian County School Bus Crash

Credit Mario Sánchez Prada, Wikimedia Commons

A Christian County School bus ran off the road this morning around 6:30 AM, injuring 1 of the 5 students on board.

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Education
10:41 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Meet Murray State International Students Miyanda and Chi Chi

Miyanda and Chi Chi

Murray State University's Institute for International Studies hosts students from 57 countries for their undergraduate and graduate programs. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets the Hichilema sisters, Chi Chi and Miyanda from Lusaka, Zambia, the capital of this south central African country. We'll learn about how they came to Murray State, what they think of Murray, their dreams after graduation and how to greet someone in the native language, Tonga.

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School Closings
10:59 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Winter-Related Closings and Cancellations: Friday/Saturday March 6-7

Credit Rob Canning

Murray State University is closed Friday, but will reopen on 8am Saturday. 

We'll update this post as we learn of closures.

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Education
4:24 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

School and Winter-Related Closings: Thursday, March 5 (Murray State University Closed)

Credit Rob Canning, WKMS

We'll update this post as we learn of closures for Thursday, March 5.

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Education
11:11 am
Wed March 4, 2015

School and Winter-Related Closings: Wednesday, March 4 (Murray State University Closed)

Credit Matt Markgraf/WKMS

UPDATED: Mid-day Wednesday

Some institutions in our area have canceled afternoon classes. 

We'll update this post as we learn of closures for Wednesday, March 4.

Scroll down for  a list of business closings and event cancellations. 

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