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Today@WKU: May 17, 2018

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  • Author: Thursday, May 17th, 2018
Today@WKU: May 17, 2018

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for May 17, 2018.

WKU students recognized by the Gilman International Scholarship Program include (top row from left) Riana Berry, Sheila Butler, Elizabeth Chagnon and Lillian Golden; (middle row from left) Elisabeth Hernandez-Torres, Michael King, Jeremy McFarland and Antonio McManis; (bottom row from left) Robert Myers, Aaliyah Neblett and Anna McAvoy (alternate); not pictured: Nyla Rogers and Casey McKinney (alternate).

WKU News

  • 13 WKU students recognized by Gilman International Scholarship Program: Eleven WKU students will receive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, and two students were selected as alternates.  Riana Berry of Lexington, Sheila Butler of Bowling Green, Elizabeth Chagnon of Lebanon, Tennessee, Lillian Golden of Campbellsburg, Elisabeth Hernandez-Torres of Bowling Green, Michael King of Franklin, Jeremy McFarland of Campbellsville, Robert Myers of Louisville, Antonio McManis of Shelbyville, Aaliyah Neblett of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, and Nyla Rogers of Charlotte, North Carolina, were selected as Gilman Scholars and will receive up to $8,000 to fund their study abroad programs during summer 2018. Anna McAvoy of Richmond and Casey McKinney of Burkesville were selected as alternates and may receive the scholarship as additional funding becomes available.
  • WKU wins Hearst multimedia competition for 7th straight year: WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting has won the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition for the seventh consecutive year.
  • Professor reports to UNESCO on Mammoth Cave/WKU partnership: University Distinguished Professor of Hydrogeology Chris Groves has returned from Paris, France, where he reported on activities of the Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve (MCABR) at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
  • Alumni student organization welcomes new members to promote WKU Spirit: WKU’s Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) recently welcomed 15 new members, bringing the membership total to 27 for Fall 2018.
  • Follow WKU student groups on social media: WKU students are participating in summer projects and courses. Follow the WKU storm chase course, Bike4Alz riders and WKU Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter on Twitter for updates.
  • 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/

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WKU Sports

  • Athletics: Four WKU Teams Receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards: A record-high four Hilltopper and Lady Topper athletic teams were honored on Wednesday for their success in the classroom as volleyball, men's cross country, women's golf and women's tennis received NCAA Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Awards for having a multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores in the top 10 percent nationally through the 2016-17 academic year.
  • Men’s golf: Sargent Concludes Tops' First NCAA Regional Trip in a Decade: WKU golfer Billy Tom Sargent wrapped up a standout season Wednesday with a final-round 76 in the NCAA Kissimmee (Fla.) Regional. Sargent finished tied for 70th with a three-day, 11-over tally of 227 (78-73-76) at the par-72, 7,154-yard Reunion Resort Watson Course.
  • Baseball: Thurston Leads WKU Into Final C-USA Series at FAU: Hoping to dodge raindrops in The Sunshine State, WKU Baseball will play Florida Atlantic in a three-game set to cap the regular season. The Hilltoppers and Owls face off today, Friday and Saturday, with the game times (in CT) at 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and noon, respectively.

More: For updates on WKU Athletics, follow @WKUSports on Twitter or WKU Athletics on Facebook.

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What’s Happening At-WKU

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Thursday, May 17

Friday, May 18

  • 7 p.m.: Dance Images Spring Recital. Van Meter Hall. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.

Saturday, May 19

For upcoming events: Visit the What's Happening at WKU page, Events@WKU page or WKU’s online events calendar

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