Today@WKU: September 17, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Monday, September 17th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 17, 2018.
Rainy morning on the WKU campus. For updates, follow @WKUweather
- Cycles of Life and Learning at WKU’s Green River Preserve: Along a remarkable stretch of land that’s more than 1,600 acres in size, you’ll find no shortage of habitats, including caves, uplands, limestone glades and the Green River. This is the Green River Preserve, which is owned and managed by WKU. The land is undoubtedly beautiful, but its significance extends far beyond aesthetics. The Green River Preserve’s varied habitats, foliage and animals make it one of the most important research sites in the world.
- WKU to celebrate Homecoming ‘To the Hill and Beyond’ Oct. 25-28: WKU will celebrate Homecoming 2018 “To the Hill and Beyond” Oct. 25-28. The Toy Story-themed celebration will include pep rallies, reunions, concerts, award presentations, hall of fame inductions, a parade, the crowning of the Homecoming queen and the football game between the Hilltoppers and Florida International. More: 3 to join WKU Athletic Hall of Fame
- View from the Hill: White Squirrel Weather mobile classroom: WKU’s meteorology program is taking its forecasting skills on location and helping with emergency management in the process. WKU's Amy Bingham has more on the White Squirrel Weather mobile classroom in the View from the Hill.
- Veterans Upward Bound at WKU accepting new students: Attention U.S. Military Veterans, Guardsmen and Reservists: Veterans Upward Bound at WKU is accepting new students.
- 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 golf: Joiner, Lady Toppers in Title Contention at USA Intercollegiate: Junior Mary Joiner and the WKU Lady Topper Golf team are back in the championship chase with a series of career and program lows in their first event of the season. Joiner is just three strokes back of the individual lead with one round to play at South Alabama's USA Intercollegiate, while the Lady Toppers are just four strokes out of first place in the team standings.
- Men’s golf: Lo's Career-Low Tourney Score Leads Tops in Louisville: Redshirt junior Linus Lo led the way for the WKU Hilltopper Golf team Sunday, finishing in a tie for 15th place at the Louisville Cardinals Challenge. Lo shot an even-par 71 in the final round at the par-71, 7,101-yard University of Louisville Golf Club to finish with a career-low 211 (68-72-71) total. As a team, WKU tied for seventh with a three-day total of 859 (277-294-288) – less than five strokes from being one of the program's top-10 tallies in the last 30-plus years.
- Football: Louisville Rallies Past WKU, 20-17: Dae Williams rushed for a pair of 1-yard touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead score with 5:01 remaining, as Louisville rallied from a 14-0 deficit to beat in-state rival WKU 20-17. Next: WKU at Ball State at 2 p.m. Saturday.
- Volleyball: WKU Claims Second-Straight Tournament, Cerino Named MVP: For the second-consecutive weekend, WKU Volleyball claimed its home tournament title after posting a 2-1 weekend record and owning the best set record percentage between the field's three tied teams. Sophia Cerino earned her first-ever All-Tournament Team nod with MVP recognition while Rachel Anderson landed on the All-Tournament Team as well. WKU closed weekend action with a five-set win over NIU to improve to 8-5 on the season. Next: WKU vs. Cincinnati at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Diddle Arena.
- Soccer: WKU Falls 1-0 in Overtime at Southern Miss: In its 2018 C-USA opener on Sunday afternoon, WKU fell 1-0 on a Southern Miss golden goal in overtime at the USM Soccer Complex. Next: WKU at Louisiana Tech on Sept. 23.
- Baseball: Brown, Taylor Help WKU Split Fall Scrimmage Doubleheader: WKU Baseball held on for a 6-5 victory in Game 2 of a fall scrimmage doubleheader against Louisville on Saturday afternoon. In all, the Hilltoppers and Cardinals played two six-inning games at Jim Patterson Stadium, with the hosts taking Game 1 by a score of 7-4.
- Cross country: WKU Distance Squads Wrap Up Commodore Classic: In its third trip to the Volunteer State in as many weeks, WKU Cross Country used this weekend's Vanderbilt Commodore Classic as a training opportunity to prepare for upcoming competitions. Freshman Heather Whitlow ran a 22:04.8 5K mark to finish 169th in the field of nearly 200 competitors. Whitlow has led the Lady Toppers in all three races of her debut campaign in the red and white.
- 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.
- Shanley shines as WKU tries to continue to move the offense forward: WKU may have found the offensive spark it has been looking for – and it may be coming in one of the more unexpected names on the roster. Davis Shanley played quarterback for the Hilltoppers after coming off the bench in the first quarter Saturday at Louisville. He helped stake his team to a 14-0 lead, then put them in position for a game-tying field goal that eventually sailed wide as time expired. Still, WKU perhaps found an answers to its struggles on offense with a young, slim kid from Georgia.
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- At 1,500 feet in the sky, 4 WKU alumni are saving lives as part of the Air Evac Lifeteam: In 1985, a group of citizens in West Plains, Mo., established the Air Evac Lifeteam with the goal of providing air medical transportation to remote and rural areas of the Missouri Ozark region. Now, 33 years later, the Air Evac Lifeteam is the world’s largest air ambulance service with more than 130 bases across 15 states. Each team is made up of a pilot, a nurse and a paramedic. They transport critically ill or injured patients from hospitals or accident scenes to hospitals via helicopter. Base 62 is located right here in Bowling Green, where four WKU alumni work in various roles.
- 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 17
- 7:30 p.m.: Unity Walk. Centennial Mall. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
Tuesday, September 18
- 4 p.m.: Social Justice Salons: Housing, Inequality, & Violent Crime: Perspectives on American and Cuba by Dr. James Kanan, WKU Sociology Department. Downing Student Union, room 2113. Contact Center for Citizenship & Social Justice, (270) 745-3218.
- 4 p.m.: Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Rolling in the Dough: Recent WKU Alum’s Journey as a Food Entrepreneur by Spence Sheldon, owner of Donatos Pizza. Grise Hall, room 238. Contact Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, (270) 745-4142.
- 6 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. Cincinnati. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 6:30 p.m.: Lecture: Keeping It Real in Reality by Santos Lopez, executive producer, Scripps Network Interactive. Downing Student Union Auditorium. Contact Communication, (270) 745-3296.6.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Humans on Mars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7 p.m. ET: DiscoverWKU Lexington. Signature Club of Lansdowne, 3256 Lansdowne Drive, Lexington. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
- 7 p.m.: Cuban Film Festival: Viva Cuba. Cherry Hall, room 125. Part of International Year of Cuba. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- 7 p.m.: Southern Tour of Independent Filmmakers: Hillbilly, screening and Q&A with Associate Producer Sam Cole. Capitol Arts Theater, downtown Bowling Green. Free admission. Contact Warren County Public Library, (270) 781-4882.
Wednesday, September 19
- 10 a.m.: Majors, Minors & Study Abroad Fair. Preston Health and Activities Center. Contact Study Abroad, (270) 745-5334.
- 5 p.m.: Sing Out! Choral Leadership Event. Van Meter Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
- 6 p.m.: 9th Annual Eric D. Yates Memorial Run. Chaney’s Dairy Barn, 9191 Nashville Road. Contact ROTC, (270) 745-4293.
- 7 p.m.: Cuban Film Festival: Los Sobrevivientes. Cherry Hall, room 125. Part of International Year of Cuba. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.