Today@WKU: September 19, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 19, 2018.
- WKU's 2018 Parent & Family Weekend Sept. 28-29: WKU’s annual Parent & Family Weekend begins on Friday, Sept. 28, and continues with a full day of activities on Saturday, Sept. 29.
- Folk Studies and Kentucky Folklife Program Present at Horse Cave Heritage Festival: On Saturday (Sept. 15), graduate students, faculty and staff in the WKU Folk Studies Program and Kentucky Folklife Program partnered to produce the Chattin’ on the Porch stage at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival. More: Folk Studies and Anthropology Newsletter
- 2018 Majors and Minors & Study Abroad Fair Today: The Advising & Career Development Center (ACDC) and Study Abroad and Global Learning (SAGL) offices of WKU will host the 2018 Majors and Minors & Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities Center.
- 9th annual Eric D. Yates Memorial Run Tonight: The WKU Army ROTC program will host the ninth annual Eric D. Yates Memorial Run this evening. The 5K Run and 2 Mile Walk will begin at 6 p.m. at Chaney’s Dairy Barn, 9191 Nashville Road.
- Political Science Podcast: WKU’s Department of Political Science is releasing its first WKU PoliSci Podcast today. Episode 1 features Dr. Joel Turner and Dr. Jeff Budziak discussing the Supreme Court confirmation. More: Follow and access the podcast on Twitter @WKUPSPodcast
- Adult Ed Master’s degree recognized as one the country’s best: WKU’s Master’s degree in Adult Education, which is housed in the Department of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research, was recently recognized in the annual College Choice rankings. More: EALR welcomes new faculty member Dr. Lester Archer
- WKU Libraries Blog: Southern Normal School Catalog: WKU Archives’ newest acquisition is this 1884-85 catalog for the Southern Normal School & Business College. More: Read more from the WKU Libraries Blog.
- What’s Happening at WKU: Check out a list of events through Oct. 6.
- 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/
- Volleyball: WKU Finds Rhythm and Takes Down Cincinnati, 3-1: Behind 17 Rachel Anderson kills, Lauren Matthews' Diddle Arena debut and a solid all-around effort, WKU Volleyball defeated Cincinnati in four sets Tuesday night. The Lady Toppers improved to 9-5 with their second win over a team receiving votes this season while the Bearcats moved to 9-4. Next: WKU’s homestand continues this weekend as Middle Tennessee and Charlotte visit The Hill Friday and Sunday, respectively.
- Football: Practice Report: After appearing in a relief role in road games at No. 4 Wisconsin and Louisville, quarterback Davis Shanley is preparing to make his first career start for WKU Football. The Hilltoppers travel to Muncie, Ind., on Sept. 22 for a Saturday-afternoon matchup at Ball State.
- Tennis: Gonzalez Agud Leads WKU in Opening Tournament: Freshman Judit Gonzalez Agud led the Lady Toppers at the Greater Cincinnati Invitational over the weekend, winning third place in the No. 7 Women's Singles bracket. WKU notched eight match wins over competitors from Siena, Wofford, Northern Kentucky and Dayton.
- Football: Higbee, Taylor Score Touchdowns in NFL Week 2 Action: Nine former Hilltoppers are currently signed with NFL teams, check out what they did during Week 2.
- 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 to start at QB for WKU at Ball State: Davis Shanley was a spark plug off the bench last week for WKU. Now he’ll get the chance to start a college game for the first time.
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.
- Stickwork at WKU by Patrick Dougherty. Oct. 1-19. Kentucky Museum front lawn. Contact Cultural Enhancement, (270) 745-4375.
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.
Thursday, September 20
- Noon: Center for Citizenship and Social Justice Open House. Diversity and Community Studies House, 1532 State St. Contact CCSJ, (270) 745-3218.
- 3:45 p.m.: University Senate Meeting. Faculty House. Contact Academic Affairs, (270) 745-2296.
- 5:30 p.m.: Eezy Graphic Design Meetup: Mike Nelson, founder of ReallyGoodEmails.com and Global Director of E-commerce & Commercial Partnerships at Lonely Planet. Eezy Offices, WKU Center for Research and Development, 2413 Nashville Road, Suite 125, Bowling Green. Contact Elissa Wyne, (517) 499-9940.
- 6 p.m.: U.S. Service Academy Information Fair. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Sen. Rand Paul’s office, (270) 782-8303.
- 7 p.m.: Baker Arboretum Distinguished Lecture: Great Garden Plants – Attracting Bees, Butterflies and Other Pollinators by Jason Reeves. Knicely Conference Center, WKU South Campus. Free admission. Contact Baker Arboretum, (270) 842-7415.
- 7 p.m.: DiscoverWKU Bowling Green. Downing Student Union. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Humans on Mars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Friday, September 21
- 8 a.m.: WKU Forensics Fall Tournament. Garrett Conference Center and other locations. Through Sept. 23. Contact Forensics, (270) 745-6340.
- 8 a.m.: High School Leadership Conference. Downing Student Union. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
- 6 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. Middle Tennessee. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 7:30 p.m.: Concert: The Symphony at WKU. Van Meter Hall. Admission is $10; $5 for students with WKU ID. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.