Today@WKU: December 14, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Friday, December 14th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for December 14, 2018.
WKU’s Panhellenic Council recently voted to make additional gifts to their three scholarship funds. Read more
- Geology graduate student takes unique path on journey up The Hill: From rock climber to Hilltopper, the journey to the top has been worth the climb for WKU graduate student Mike Arthur. Arthur is wrapping up a college career that began in 2009 with several zigzags along the way. He received his bachelor’s degree in Montana and has earned his master’s degree in geoscience at WKU. In early 2019 he will begin work as an exploration geologist for Exxon Mobil in Houston, Texas. “I took my unique path but I finally got to where I want to be,” he said. More: View from the Hill
- WKU Panhellenic Council makes gift to enhance Greek scholarships: WKU’s Panhellenic Council recently voted to make additional gifts to their three scholarship funds: United in Sisterhood Scholarship for Greek Women, Panhellenic New Member Academic Scholarship and the Panhellenic Association Pillars Scholarship Fund. This gesture comes a year after the Council made a contribution to help these funds reach endowment level so each scholarship could begin supporting students.
- WKU Business Plan Competition Finalists Announced: The WKU Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation of the Gordon Ford College of Business awarded $3,250 to seven student teams that participated in the annual WKU Business Plan Competition.
- WKU Staff Council Announces Staff Leadership Institute Class of 2019: The WKU Staff Council’s Staff Leadership Institute (SLI) Committee has selected the SLI Class of 2019. Through a competitive process, the committee selected 21 WKU staff members to participate in the eight-month program, which develops leadership skills for a cohort of WKU staff who has demonstrated advancement potential.
- Winter Break Parking Lot Closures and Energy Conservation: In order to maximize energy savings initiatives, lights will be turned off in low use parking lots during Winter Break (Dec. 16-Jan. 1). “LOT CLOSES AT DUSK” signs will be placed at the entrance of these lots. More: Winter break parking and transit; Winter Term intersession parking and transit
- Finals Week parking and transit: Check out an update from Parking & Transportation about parking and transit changes for Finals Week. More: Final exam schedule; bus congestion on College Heights Boulevard
- Board of Regents to hold quarterly meeting today: The WKU Board of Regents will hold its fourth quarterly meeting at noon today (Dec. 14) in the Martin Regents Room of Jody Richards Hall.
- WKU to recognize fall graduates Saturday: WKU’s five academic colleges will recognize more than 1,400 fall graduates in ceremonies on Saturday (Dec. 15). More: Parking information
- 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/
- Athletics: Hilltopper Student-Athletes Set For Winter Graduation With High Academic Marks: Twenty-two WKU student-athletes, sporting a cumulative grade point average of 3.22, are expected to participate in college recognition ceremonies and receive their degrees from WKU on Saturday.
- Baseball: Countdown to First Pitch - 100 Days of Hilltopper History: As WKU prepares for the 100th Season of Hilltopper Baseball, WKU Athletics is treating fans to unique moments and interesting history from Hilltopper Baseball, leading up to First Pitch at Nick Denes Field on February 15, 2019.
- BG OnStage to perform musical adaptation of 'Elf': The only public performance of the show is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at Van Meter Hall at WKU, according to bgonstage.org.
- Congress passes farm bill; what that could mean for Kentucky farmers: WKU Agriculture Professor Todd Willian says they've been part of experimental programs with industrial hemp for five years.
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- 2018 Year-End Giving Information: As we celebrate the holiday season, please consider adding a gift to WKU as part of your annual traditions. Your support will make a difference in the lives of our students and in the life of our University. With only a few days remaining on the 2018 calendar, this is your last chance to add to your charitable giving for the year. If you have questions about 2018 year-end giving, visit alumni.wku.edu/yearend.
- Upcoming WKU Alumni events: 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; 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); Highbrow; Kaleidoscope: Kentucky Museum Quilts (through Dec. 15); The Essential Tree (through Dec. 15); Process Oriented Works (through Dec. 14); 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.
- International Year of Cuba: Various events during the 2018-19 academic year. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- Final Exams. Dec. 10-14.
Friday, December 14
- Final Exams End.
- Noon: Board of Regents Quarterly Meeting. Martin Regents Room, Jody Richards Hall. Contact Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295.
- 3 p.m.: WKU ROTC Commissioning. Diddle Arena. Contact ROTC, (270) 745-4293.
- 6 p.m.: ISEC Graduation Celebration. Downing Student Union Auditorium. Contact Cynthia & George Nichols III Intercultural Student Engagement Center, (270) 745-5066.
Saturday, December 15
- 8 a.m.: Gordon Ford College of Business Recognition Ceremony. Diddle Arena. Contact Registrar, (270) 745-3351.
- 10:30 a.m.: Potter College of Arts & Letters Recognition Ceremony. Diddle Arena. Contact Registrar, (270) 745-3351.
- 1 p.m.: Ogden College of Science and Engineering Recognition Ceremony. Diddle Arena. Contact Registrar, (270) 745-3351.
- 3:30 p.m.: College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Recognition Ceremony. Diddle Arena. Contact Registrar, (270) 745-3351.
- 6 p.m.: College of Health and Human Services Recognition Ceremony. Diddle Arena. Contact Registrar, (270) 745-3351.
- 6 p.m.: Residence Halls Close for Winter Break. Note: Barnes-Campbell, Northeast and Hilltopper halls remain open. All halls reopen at 8 a.m. Jan. 18. Contact Housing, (270) 745-4359.
Sunday, December 16
- 2 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. Troy. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Celebrations for a Long Winter’s Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 5 p.m.: Lady Topper Basketball vs. Ball State. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
Monday, December 17
- WKU Winter Break. University closed. Offices reopen and Winter Term 2019 begins Jan. 2.