Today@WKU: August 24, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Friday, August 24th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for August 24, 2018.
- Mexican journalist to receive Award for Courageous International Reporting: WKU's School of Journalism & Broadcasting will welcome Mexican journalist Marcela Turati to campus in late September as the recipient of the third annual Fleischaker/Greene Award for Courageous International Reporting.
- Faculty & Staff Convocation This Morning: WKU will kick off the new academic year at 8 this morning with the annual WKU Faculty & Staff Convocation at Van Meter Hall Auditorium. The event will feature entertainment by the WKU Redshirts, faculty and staff award presentations and remarks by Provost Terry Ballman and President Timothy C. Caboni. For updates, check out www.wku.edu/news or follow @wku and @wkunews on Twitter.
- View from the Hill: Topper U introduces freshmen to WKU traditions: Classes don’t start until Monday at WKU but the incoming freshmen are already getting “schooled” on the university’s rich history as part of M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan. WKU's Amy Bingham has highlights from Topper U in the View from the Hill.
- M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan: Activities continue through Saturday for M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan 2018. For updates, follow @WKUMASTERPlan on Twitter. For photos from this week’s events, visit WKU on Facebook.
- 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/
- Soccer: Barnett's Big Night Leads WKU Past Evansville, 4-1: Freshman Ambere Barnett fired two goals and assisted on a third, and two more strikes from Aleksandra Kozovic and Sarah Gorham powered WKU to a 4-1 win at Evansville on Thursday evening for the team's first victory of the 2018 regular season. Next: WKU will host Miami (Ohio) at 1 p.m. Sunday at the WKU Soccer Complex. All WKU Soccer home matches this season will feature free admission for all fans.
- Football: Practice Report: After WKU Football team practice wrapped up on Thursday evening, senior quarterback Drew Eckels and the Hilltopper offensive line gathered near the sideline and set up formation in front of the loudspeaker. Cranked up to the max, tracks of crowd noise and House of Pain's infamous 1992 hit "Jump Around" alternated as Eckels practiced communicating with his protection unit. With over 80,000 Wisconsin fans expected at Camp Randall Stadium when the Hilltoppers face the Badgers on August 31, this is necessary preparation.
- Volleyball: WKU Headed For Opening Weekend in Charleston: With its preseason training camp in the books, WKU Volleyball is headed for opening weekend of the 2018 season at the Hampton Inn Charleston/West Ashley CofC Classic. The Lady Toppers will take the court once today, with a match slated for 2:30 p.m. CT from TD Arena in Charleston, S.C., playing Alabama. Weekend play will continue on Saturday for the Red and White with matches against host College of Charleston and Missouri State.
- Baseball: WKU Adds Assistant Coach Ben Wolgamot to Staff: WKU Baseball head coach John Pawlowski announced the hiring of assistant coach Ben Wolgamot to the Hilltopper staff on Thursday morning. Wolgamot comes to The Hill from Valparaiso University, where he had been an assistant coach since 2013.
- Football: Countdown to Kickoff – 100 Days of Hilltopper History: WKU Football will kick off its 100th season on August 31, and WKU Athletics is treating fans to unique and interesting history of Hilltopper Football. More: Clear Bag Policy
- 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, SKYCTC band together for engineering pathway: A new engineering pathway between Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College and WKU is offering students a smoother path to a four-year degree.
- Baker Arboretum hosting lecture on garden pollinators: For this year's distinguished lecture, the Baker Arboretum is hosting horticulturist Jason Reeves to speak on the importance of planting pollinator-attracting plants in gardens at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Knicely Conference Center.
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: 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); Summer Camp Exhibit (through Aug. 25); The Essential Tree (through Dec. 15); Process Oriented Works (through Dec. 14); Salient Features: Trees of Old Forests and Woodland Pastures (Aug. 21-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; In Her Words (through Sept. 1); Remember Us (through Sept. 1). Downing Museum, 4801 Morgantown Road. Contact Jack LeSieur, (270) 842-7415.
- M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan 2018: Educational sessions and special events, Aug. 22-25. Various locations. Contact Housing, (270) 745-2037.
- Photo Exhibits: WKU Project 68. Aug. 27-Nov. 27. Jody Richards Hall Atrium. The Women Photojournalists of Washington, D.C. Aug. 29-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.
Friday, August 24
- 8 a.m.: Faculty & Staff Convocation. Van Meter Hall. Contact Public Affairs, (270) 745-4295.
- 9 a.m.: M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan Educational Sessions. Various locations. Contact M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan, (270) 745-2037.
- 6:30 p.m.: M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan Convocation. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan, (270) 745-2037.
- 7:30 p.m.: M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan Carnival. WKU South Lawn. Contact M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan, (270) 745-2037.
- 7:30 p.m.: Recital: Music for Strings, Piano and Clarinet, featuring Gabrielle Baffoni, Ching-Yi Lin, Andrew Braddock and Zach Lopes. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
Saturday, August 25
- 8 a.m.: Residence Halls Open for Fall Semester. Contact Housing, (270) 745-4359.
- 9 a.m.: WKU Softball Prospects Showcase II. WKU Softball Field. Contact Kayla Bixel, (270) 745-6269.
- 9 p.m.: M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan Big Red’s Blitz. Centennial Mall. Contact M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan, (270) 745-2037.
- 5 p.m.: High School Football Citizens First Bowl: South Warren vs. Warren Central. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
- 8 p.m.: High School Football Citizens First Bowl: Warren East vs. Greenwood. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
Sunday, August 26
- 1 p.m.: WKU Soccer vs. Miami (Ohio). WKU Soccer Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 2p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Humans on Mars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 2 p.m.: Society for Lifelong Learning Open House and Annual Meeting. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Society for Lifelong Learning, (270) 745-1912.
Monday, August 27
- Classes Begin for Fall 2018 Semester.
Tuesday, August 28
- 6 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. Belmont. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Humans on Mars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.