Lone Star Rodeo Feb. 9-11 at WKU's Ag Expo Center: The Lone Star Rodeo Company will make its 2018 visit to WKU’s L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center this weekend for four shows at 8 p.m. Feb 9; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 10; and 2 p.m. Feb. 11.
2018 Winter Weather Communications Plan: Check out a reminder about WKU’s winter weather communications plan that provides a number of ways you can find out if classes are delayed, canceled or if a campus is closed.
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/
Women’s basketball: Lady Toppers Down Old Dominion, 62-48, for Sixth Straight Win: Tashia Brown broke the 20-point barrier for the 18th time this season with 23 points and freshman Sherry Porter added 12 more for WKU as the Lady Toppers fended off Old Dominion, 62-48, inside E.A. Diddle Arena on Thursday evening for the team's sixth straight victory. Next: WKU (18-5, 9-1 C-USA) at Rice at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Athletics: Videoboard Upgrades to Begin This Spring on The Hill: The in-game fan experience at a number of WKU athletic events is set to take a major step forward in 2018-19 as the videoboards at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium and E.A. Diddle Arena will undergo renovations this spring to increase the size of the viewing area by nearly 400 percent.
Softball: WKU Begins 2018 Campaign at Gardner-Webb Tournament: WKU Softball is set to open the 2018 season this weekend in Boiling Springs, N.C., at a Gardner-Webb-hosted tournament. Five games are on the slate with doubleheaders today and Saturday and one more tilt on Sunday. Still one of the youngest teams in the nation, the Hilltoppers sport a 15-person roster that features 10 underclassmen and a redshirt-sophomore.
Track & Field: Music City Challenge Up Next for WKU: In the final meet before the Conference USA Indoor Championships, WKU Track & Field is headed to the Vanderbilt-hosted Music City Challenge today and Saturday. Up to 27 teams and 750 student-athletes are expected to compete this weekend from the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility in Nashville, Tenn.
Best-selling author visits WKU: When best-selling author Roxane Gay sat down to write her latest book, the last topic she wanted to confront was her own self-described “fatness” and the personal demons surrounding it.
WKU looks to Woods to shape offensive line: TJ Woods may not see his coaching efforts come to fruition right away. Makes him think of a nice dinner. “Sometimes with offensive linemen it takes a little bit of time and I think that that’s why it’s so rewarding, too. There’s not too many quick-fixes in offensive line play,” the new WKU assistant said. “They’re like a good steak, you gotta marinade ‘em for some time usually before. You can’t just slap ‘em on the grill. I think that’s why it’s so satisfying because it takes a lot of time for those kids to do what we ask them to do, to move their body in the ways that we’re asking them to move their body, to handle the volume of football that we give them. All of those things, I think, are pretty fulfilling when you see ‘em happen.”
Topper Travelers Program 2018: The WKU Alumni Association is planning a Baltic Cruise across Northern Europe June 21-July 2. The 10-night cruise across the Baltic Sea aboard Marina will begin in Copenhagen, Denmark, with stops in Berlin, Germany; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; and Stockholm, Sweden. For information, visit alumni.wku.edu/baltic2018 or contact the Alumni Association at 800-842-9023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibits at Downing Museum:The Story of Joe Downing: Select Works From the Collection; Emily Hendricksen, A Reflective Collection (through Feb. 24); David Marquez, Germination Series (Feb. 6-March 17). Downing Museum, 4801 Morgantown Road. Contact Jack LeSieur, (270) 842-7415.
7:30 p.m.: Cultural Enhancement Series: Ethnobotany and the Search for new ALS & Alzheimer’s Drugs in Remote Villages by Paul Alan Cox. Van Meter Hall. Free admission. Contact Cultural Enhancement, (270) 745-4375.