Little Learners took a variety of roles in reading "Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons" in the story time center.

Pete the Cat Storytime

A special story-time held March 27 by Little Learners, Big Ideas (a special project by The Center for Gifted Studies) gave little learners an opportunity to partake in a variety of interactive activities all centered around the book “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.” The event was sponsored by Barnes and Noble, Warren County Public Library and Chic-Fil-A.

After making maracas in the "Create, Music and Movement" center, little learners put their maracas to use by dancing along to songs.
After making maracas in the “Create, Music and Movement” center, little learners put their maracas to use by dancing along to songs.
Pete the Cat mingled with students at the "Cooking with Pete" center.
Pete the Cat mingled with students at the “Cooking with Pete” center.

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Julia Link Roberts poses with University of Missouri College of Education Dean Daniel Clay after being honored with the college's Honorary Alumni award March 13 at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo.

Roberts recognized by alma mater for distinguished work in gifted education

Julia Link Roberts was recognized for her contributions to the field of gifted education with an award given by her alma mater, the University of Missouri, March 13 in Columbia, Mo.

The Honorary Alumni award given annually by the MU College of Education was presented to Roberts for her work as director of The Center for Gifted Studies and executive director of The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.

The award is bestowed upon individuals who have made professional contributions to the concerns and objectives of the MU College of Education or to the advancement of quality education at the state or national level. Recipients must be nominated by an alumnus of the MU College of Education or a member of its faculty or administration.

Originally from Kirksville, Mo., Roberts received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Missouri before turning her focus to education and earning doctoral and master’s degrees in education and social sciences from Oklahoma State University. Continue reading “Roberts recognized by alma mater for distinguished work in gifted education” »

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Keynote speaker John All discusses the importance of being prepared for any possibility. All fell 70 feet down a crevasse in the Himalaya last May, climbed out, and survived, despite breaking 15 bones.

IdeaFestival Bowling Green 2015

Captivating speakers from a variety of industries and backgrounds spoke on topics related to the theme of “Ideas, Innovation, Invention” during IdeaFestival Bowling Green March 20 at the Downing Student Union at WKU.

Malayan Plaut, the social strategy and projects manager at Oberlin College, talks about using social media to tell the story of an organization or individual.
Ma’ayan Plaut, the social strategy and projects manager at Oberlin College, talks about using social media to tell the story of an organization or individual.
IdeaFestival Bowling Green attendees paint a mural created by Andee Rudloff with items representing the day's speakers.
IdeaFestival Bowling Green attendees paint a mural created by Andee Rudloff with items representing the day’s speakers.
IdeaFestival Bowling Green attendees paint a mural created by Andee Rudloff with items representing the day's speakers.
IdeaFestival Bowling Green attendees paint a mural created by Andee Rudloff with items representing the day’s speakers.
Attendees partake in improv games led by Dr. Julie Ellis and Dr. Merrill Price between speaker sessions.
Attendees partake in improv games led by Dr. Julie Ellis and Dr. Merrill Price between speaker sessions.

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