Today@WKU: September 6, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Thursday, September 6th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 6, 2018.
Check out the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos.
- 2018 Majors and Minors & Study Abroad Fair Sept. 19: The Advising & Career Development Center (ACDC) and Study Abroad and Global Learning (SAGL) offices of WKU will host the 2018 Majors and Minors & Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities Center.
- WKU Imagewest students revamp the Historical Railpark and Train Museum’s advertising: The Fall 2018 Imagewest student staff spent the week before the start of the semester working with the Historic Railpark and Train Museum to revamp the outdated promotional material. The staff took on tasks dividing the promotion of events to create a creative campaign for the Railpark at no cost. This project was the first real business experience for many at Imagewest and a first step in finding a job after graduation.
- Parking Lot & Road Closings for WKU vs. Maine: On Saturday (Sept. 8), the WKU Hilltoppers will host the University of Maine Black Bears in the home opener football game with a 6:30 p.m. kickoff. Several parking lots will be reserved for event parking and road closures will occur before game time. More: Cage the Elephant special appearance; 2018 gameday and tailgating guide; 2018 tailgating map; Clear Bag Policy
- WKU Week in Photos: Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2018: Check out the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.
- WKU Public Radio Weekday Newscast Schedule: Tune into WKU Public Radio for national and international news from NPR, and local newscasts every half hour during Morning Edition (4-9 a.m. Central), and All Things Considered (3-6 p.m. Central), as well as local news features and interviews produced by the WKU news staff. WKU's Public Radio can be heard on WKYU-FM (88.9) in Bowling Green/Glasgow; WDCL-FM (89.7) in Somerset/Campbellsville; WKPB-FM (88.9) in Henderson/Owensboro; WKUE-FM (90.9) in Elizabethtown/Bardstown; and online at http://www.wkyufm.org/
- Football: Practice Report: WKU Football concluded practice on Wednesday afternoon, gearing up for the first home game at Houchens-Smith Stadium this Saturday, September 8 against Maine at 6:30 p.m. More: Cage the Elephant special appearance; 2018 gameday and tailgating guide; 2018 tailgating map; Clear Bag Policy
- Soccer: Lady Toppers Close Non-Conference Schedule at Vanderbilt Tonight: Coming off one of the biggest wins in program history, WKU Soccer will round out its 2018 non-conference schedule at 7 tonight as the Lady Toppers make the short trek to Nashville, Tenn., to square off against SEC foe Vanderbilt.
- Men’s basketball: Countdown to Tipoff - 100 Days of Hilltopper Basketball History: The 100th season of WKU Hilltopper Basketball will tip off in November. WKU Athletics is treating fans to unique moments and interesting history from Hilltopper Basketball leading up to the start of the 2018-19 season. More: Vote for All-Century Team.
- WKU kicks off International Year of Cuba: WKU kicked off its International Year of Cuba on Tuesday as two history professors peeled back the curtain and offered students a glimpse into the country’s past and present.
- Louisville says goodbye to Churchill Downs legend: He was known as the face of Churchill Downs, but John Asher’s reach was far wider. That was evident with every single face that filled the Cathedral of the Assumption in downtown Louisville for his funeral Wednesday afternoon. It's been said John Asher had five passions in life- his family, his Catholic faith, his alma mater WKU, music, and the Kentucky Derby. More: Churchill Downs exec John Asher laid to rest Wednesday
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- Upcoming WKU Alumni events: To the Hill and Beyond is the theme for Homecoming 2018 festivities; Homecoming game vs. FIU on Oct. 27 is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. kickoff. For a listing of Alumni events, visit the Alumni website and click on the Events Calendar. Or contact the WKU Alumni Association at 888-958-2586. For a list of Alumni news, visit the Alumni News page. More: John Asher Scholarship Fund; 2018 Football Central; WKU Alumni Connection App; WKU SpiritFunder; Topper Travelers – Castles of the Rhine 2019
More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.
- #ClimbWithUs: The WKU Office of Admissions helps future Hilltoppers as they start their journey on The Hill. You can reach us by calling 270-745-2551, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or connecting with us on social media. Schedule a tour. Visit https://www.wku.edu/admissions/counselors/ or call 270-745-2551 to get in touch with your WKU Admissions Counselor. Students can reserve their TOP date and take their placement exams at www.wku.edu/top
- #WKU2023: Attention high school seniors, WKU has opened the Fall 2019 application! Join the Hilltopper Family at http://wku.edu/apply. More: DiscoverWKU & Head for The Hill events
- Useful links for prospective/admitted students: Campus tours; Let’s Talk, Topper; Admissions Timeline; Topper Orientation Program; Scholarships; Housing; MASTER Plan
- Exhibits at Kentucky Museum: A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green (through May 11, 2019); Kaleidoscope: Kentucky Museum Quilts (through Dec. 15); The Essential Tree (through Dec. 15); Process Oriented Works (through Dec. 14); Salient Features: Trees of Old Forests and Woodland Pastures (through Dec. 1); plus other gallery and on-campus exhibits. (Museum hours/visitor information) Contact Kentucky Museum, (270) 745-2592.
- Exhibits at Downing Museum: The Story of Joe Downing: Select Works From the Collection. Downing Museum, 4801 Morgantown Road. Contact Jack LeSieur, (270) 842-7415.
- Photo Exhibits: WKU Project 68. Through Nov. 27. Jody Richards Hall Atrium. The Women Photojournalists of Washington, D.C. Through Nov. 27. Jody Richards Hall Gallery. Contact School of Journalism & Broadcasting, (270) 745-4144.
- International Year of Cuba: Various events during the 2018-19 academic year. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
Thursday, September 6
- 10 a.m.: Fire & Life Safety Training Day. Centennial Mall. Contact Environmental Health and Safety, (270) 745-2395.
- 7 p.m.: DiscoverWKU Owensboro. Owensboro Convention Center, 501 W. Second Ave., Owensboro. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Humans on Mars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Friday, September 7
- 11 a.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. Chattanooga. Part of Holiday Inn-University Plaza Invitational. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 5 p.m.: Opening Reception for Salient Features: Trees of Old Forests and Woodland Pastures. Kentucky Museum. Contact Brent Bjorkman, (270) 745-6261.
- 6 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. Notre Dame. Part of Holiday Inn-University Plaza Invitational. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
Saturday, September 8
- West Kentucky Horse Sale. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
- 8 a.m.: Football Tailgating Areas Open. Various locations. 2018 tailgating map. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
- 9 a.m.: Gifted Education Update. Gary Ransdell Hall, room 2064. Contact Kentucky Association for Gifted Education, (270) 745-4301.
- 2:30 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. Miami (Ohio). Part of Holiday Inn-University Plaza Invitational. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 4 p.m.: WKU Alumni Tailgate & Celebrate. Near Preston Center on WKU South Lawn. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-2586.
- 4:30 p.m.: Special Appearance: Cage the Elephant. WKU South Lawn. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 6:30 p.m.: WKU Football vs. Maine. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.