Today@WKU: August 30, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for August 30, 2018.
- WKU Offers New Online Local Government Graduate Certificate: Current and future local government employees now have access to a new online graduate certificate program through the Department of Political Science at WKU. WKU now offers a 100 percent online Local Government Graduate Certificate designed for working professionals. WKU Department of Political Science Assistant Professor Dr. Daniel Boden is the director of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program and program coordinator for this new certificate.
- Campus traffic advisory: Crews remain on scene this morning working to repair the traffic signal/control system damaged in an accident Wednesday night at the intersection of Old Morgantown Road/University Boulevard/College Heights Boulevard. The Old Morgantown Road side of the intersection is closed with a detour. Please allow extra time for your commute this morning. Stop signs are in place.
- Faculty House Drive Closed Today: The closure of Faculty House Drive, from Van Meter Hall to Faculty House, is extended through today while work continues on a gas line. Access to reserved and disability spaces in Old Fort Lot will remain. The entrance to Faculty House Drive will be used for two-way traffic. Please use caution. A few temporary 30 minute parking spaces will be available at the entrance to Faculty House Drive for errands at Potter Hall.
- John Asher Scholarship Fund: Our hearts go out to the family and friends of John Asher (’90), a devoted Hilltopper alumnus, volunteer and parent, who passed away Monday morning. As a lasting memorial to John, his family has established the John Asher Scholarship Fund housed in the College Heights Foundation at WKU. This fund will live on in perpetuity as a tribute to John, his accomplishments, and the impact he had on the lives he touched.
- Social Work Newsletter: Check out the Spring 2018 Newsletter from WKU’s Department of Social Work.
- 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/
- Cross Country: Former Hilltopper Patrick Cheptoek Returns to The Hill as WKU Distance Coach: Head coach Erik Jenkins has announced the hiring of former WKU standout Patrick Cheptoek as an assistant coach who will work primarily with the Hilltopper distance runners on both the Cross Country and Track and Field programs. Cheptoek, a native of Uganda, joins the Red and White following a successful professional running career.
- 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; photos from fall camp
- 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 Police: Increase in collisions as students return to campus: As students return to WKU, you may have noticed more foot and vehicle traffic around the city. Aside from slowing your commute down, that increase can also be dangerous. The WKU Police Department says they see an uptick in roadway accidents around campus, especially in the first few weeks of class, but that can be prevented.
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); 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; In Her Words (through Sept. 1); Remember Us (through Sept. 1). 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. 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.
Thursday, August 30
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Humans on Mars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Friday, August 31
- 6 p.m.: WKU Soccer vs. Lipscomb. WKU Soccer Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
Sunday, September 2
- 8 a.m.: WKU Baseball: Labor Day Weekend High School Prospect Camps Session I . Nick Denes Field. Contact Tommy Winterstein, (270) 745-2493.
- 1:30 p.m.: WKU Baseball: Labor Day Weekend High School Prospect Camps Session II . Nick Denes Field. Contact Tommy Winterstein, (270) 745-2493.
- 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Humans on Mars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.