Today@WKU: September 5, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 5, 2018.
- Details Announced for Cage the Elephant Special Appearance at Football Home Opener: GRAMMY® AWARD-winning rock band – and Bowling Green natives – Cage the Elephant will play a pregame set ahead of WKU Football's season opener on Saturday (Sept. 8) at 4:30 p.m. on WKU’s South Lawn. Fans with game tickets and WKU students with valid student IDs will be admitted into the appearance free of charge. More: 2018 gameday and tailgating guide; 2018 tailgating map; Clear Bag Policy
- WKU CCSJ to present 'Social Justice Salons' lecture series: The WKU Center for Citizenship & Social Justice will host the first Fall 2018 lecture of its "Social Justice Salons" series from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at Downing Student Union, room 2113.
- Dedicated Professional Advising Services Experiencing Changes for the Fall Semester: Professional academic advising services provided by WKU’s Gordon Ford College of Business (GFCB) is not only recognized as a Best Practice by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) but one of many student-centered resources that has allowed the College to recruit and retain record numbers of students over the past five years. Recent changes to the professional advising structure will only enhance the student-centered focus of the GFCB.
- What’s Happening at WKU: Check out a list of events through Sept. 22.
- 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: WKU Finalizes 2018-19 Schedule, Roster: After previously announcing its 2018-19 C-USA slate earlier this summer, Lady Topper Basketball has announced its full non-conference schedule under first-year Head Coach Greg Collins that features eight dates inside E.A. Diddle Arena and marquee matches against Power 5 opponents Louisville, Oklahoma, Iowa, Oregon State and Notre Dame.
- Football: Practice Report: WKU Football wrapped up practice on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the team's first home game this Saturday, September 8 against Maine at 6:30 p.m. at Houchens-Smith Stadium. More: 2018 gameday and tailgating guide; 2018 tailgating map; Clear Bag Policy
- Football: Seven Hilltoppers Make 53-Man NFL Rosters: NFL teams released their 53-man rosters for this upcoming season, which included seven former Hilltoppers.
- 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.
- Churchill Downs honors John Asher as thousands pay respects to family: Churchill Downs paid a special tribute Tuesday to longtime spokesman and WKU graduate John Asher, who died last week. The hearse transporting Asher for Tuesday's public visitation at the track carried him for a final lap around the historic oval. His funeral will be held today at the Cathedral of the Assumption.
- Miss Kentucky to serve as spokesperson for Kentucky Proud: WKU graduate and Miss Kentucky 2018, Katie Bouchard, is heading to the Miss America competition with a new job. Bouchard will serve as the official spokesperson for Kentucky Proud, as part of a decades-long partnership between the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) and the Miss Kentucky Organization.
- Hungry, Hungry Hilltoppers: Dietitians key to helping student-athletes succeed: Nutrition in collegiate athletics has evolved. "You need to know when to eat, what to eat, where to eat, and how much to eat," said WKU Dietitian Brandi Breden. Specific diet components hasn't always been a major focus in the lifestyles of student-athletes. Now, in 2018, all of that has changed.
- Cage the Elephant, an all-century team and a Maine squad on a mission all part of WKU’s home opener: If ever there were a time for the Hilltoppers to, “get right,” Saturday is that time. WKU has lost 6 of 7 dating back to last year and is desperate for an evening of celebration instead of demoralization. And the last thing the 2018 team wants to do is let down all the folks at Houchens-Smith Stadium who will be showing up to enjoy a Cage the Elephant concert at 4:30 p.m. and a possible WKU win soon after. As icing on the cake, WKU is also recognizing members of the program’s all-century team all day Saturday as part of a year-long remembrance of 100 seasons of WKU football.
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: John Asher Scholarship Fund; 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 email@example.com 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. 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. Through 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.
Wednesday, September 5
- 9 a.m.: Fellowships in :15. Mahurin Honors College-International Center, room 1011. Contact Office of Scholar Development, (270) 745-5043.
Thursday, September 6
- 10 a.m.: Fire & Life Safety Training Day. Centennial Mall. Contact Environmental Health and Safety, (270) 745-2395.
- 7 p.m.: DiscoverWKU Owensboro. Owensboro Convention Center, 501 W. Second Ave., Owensboro. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Humans on Mars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Friday, September 7
- 11 a.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. Chattanooga. Part of Holiday Inn-University Plaza Invitational. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 5 p.m.: Opening Reception for Salient Features: Trees of Old Forests and Woodland Pastures. Kentucky Museum. Contact Brent Bjorkman, (270) 745-6261.
- 6 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. Notre Dame. Part of Holiday Inn-University Plaza Invitational. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
Saturday, September 8
- West Kentucky Horse Sale. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
- 8 a.m.: Football Tailgating Areas Open. Various locations. 2018 tailgating map. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
- 2:30 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. Miami (Ohio). Part of Holiday Inn-University Plaza Invitational. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 4 p.m.: WKU Alumni Tailgate & Celebrate. WKU South Lawn. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-2586.
- 4:30 p.m.: Special Appearance: Cage the Elephant. WKU South Lawn. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 6:30 p.m.: WKU Football vs. Maine. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.