Today@WKU: September 10, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Monday, September 10th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 10, 2018.
A large crowd packed the WKU South Lawn for a concert by Cage the Elephant on Saturday afternoon. View more photos on WKU's Facebook page.
- Don McGuire, member of Hilltoppers quartet, passes away: Don McGuire, a member of the legendary Hilltoppers musical quartet, passed away Sept. 6 at the age of 86. McGuire attended WKU on a basketball scholarship after a spectacular performance in the state high school all-star game, but it was his musical skill that brought him the greatest acclaim during his time on the Hill in the 1950s.
- 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/
- Men’s golf: Tops Finish Fuzzy Zoeller Invite with Best Round in 10 Years: Adversity struck early in the day Sunday for the WKU Hilltopper Golf team, but it ended with the program's best single round in more than 10 years in the first event under new coach Chan Metts. The Hilltoppers carded an 11-under 277 as a team in the final round of Indiana's Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational, their best round since also shooting a 277 at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic in the spring of 2008. Next: WKU returns to action this weekend in the Louisville Cardinal Challenge, which runs Friday through Sunday.
- Football: Hilltoppers Fall in Home Opener to Maine, 31-28: WKU's 48-yard field goal to tie the game was blocked, and the Hilltoppers fell in their 2018 home opener to Maine, 31-28. WKU jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first five minutes of the contest, but Maine rallied. WKU senior quarterback Drew Eckels threw for a career-high 347 yards on 23-of-41 passing with three touchdowns including two to junior receiver Lucky Jackson. Next: WKU at Louisville at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
- Volleyball: WKU Wraps Up 3-0 Weekend on The Hill; Kowalkowski Named Tournament MVP: With a 3-1 victory over Miami (OH) on Saturday, WKU Volleyball (6-4) secured its first tournament title of the 2018 season as the squad won its own Holiday Inn-University Plaza Invite. Junior Emma Kowalkowski was named Tournament MVP and sophomore Hallie Shelton also earned an All-Tournament Team nod. Next: With its first of two home pre-conference tournaments in the books, WKU Volleyball will remain home on The Hill again next weekend with the WKU Tournament on deck for Sept. 14-15. More: Coach Hudson statement on Alyssa Cavanaugh
- Cross Country: Hilltoppers Wrap Up Action at Golden Eagle Invite: For the second-consecutive weekend, the WKU Cross Country squads headed to the Volunteer State with its most recent outing at the Golden Eagle Invite hosted by Tennessee Tech. The Lady Toppers claimed runner-up honors in the field of three while the men finished third in their four-team field.
- 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.
- WKU celebrates first home game with free Cage The Elephant concert: WKU celebrated their first home game of the season with a free Cage The Elephant concert. The concert had been a plan for over a year through a series of tweets between President Caboni and the band.
- WKU Meteorology Program unveils new mobile classroom: WKU's meteorology program, in partnership with the WKU Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management, unveiled a new mobile weather classroom Friday afternoon.
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 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. 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.
Monday, September 10
- 7 p.m. ET: DiscoverWKU Louisville. Louisville Marriott East, 903 Embassy Square Blvd., Louisville. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
Tuesday, September 11
- 3 p.m.: Ribbon Cutting for Center for Applied Science in Health and Aging. Center for Research and Development, 2413 Nashville Road. Contact Jo Ellen Scruggs, (270) 745-3481.
- 5:30 p.m.: Fall 2018 WKU Student Funshop: Acrylic Paint Pour. Kentucky Museum. Pre-registration required by Sept. 4. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2594.
- 7 p.m.: Cuban Film Festival: Death of a Bureaucrat. Cherry Hall, room 125. Part of International Year of Cuba. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- 7 p.m. ET: DiscoverWKU Northern Kentucky. Receptions, 1379 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Humans on Mars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Wednesday, September 12
- 9:30 a.m.: Bowling Green Regional College Fair. Diddle Arena. Contact Alyson Manley, (270) 745-2551.
- 2 p.m.: Lecture: International Perspectives on Aging: A View from Poland by Dr. Grzegorz Zurek, Wroclaw Sport University. Downing Student Union, room 2081. Contact Center for Applied Science in Health & Aging, (270) 745-2077.
- 7 p.m.: Cuban Film Festival: Fresa y chocolate. Cherry Hall, room 125. Part of International Year of Cuba. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- 7 p.m.: DiscoverWKU Nashville South. Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Franklin Cool Springs, 9150 Carothers Parkway, Franklin, Tennessee. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
- 7:30 p.m.: Lecture: Stephanie Sinclair, documentary photographer. Jody Richards Hall Auditorium. Contact School of Journalism & Broadcasting, (270) 745-4144.