Today@WKU: September 20, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 20, 2018.
Gatton Academy Director Dr. Lynette Breedlove (left) congratulated Samantha Vaughn, a Gatton Academy senior who was named a 2018 People to People Award honoree by the Confucius Institute. Read more
- Samantha Vaughn Named 2018 Confucius Institute People to People Award Honoree: Samantha Vaughn, a senior at The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science and South Oldham High School, has been named a 2018 People to People Award honoree by the Confucius Institute.
- Dr. Marla Zubel named 2018-2019 Robert Penn Warren Fellow: Dr. Marla Zubel, assistant professor of English, has been named Fellow of the Robert Penn Warren Center at WKU for the 2018-2019 academic year.
- WKU Alumna’s work to air on PBS World Channel: A 2018 WKU alumna and photojournalist Brittany Greeson joined a team of four other young journalists during the fall of 2017 in an effort to explore the issues that divide us and the stories that can bring us together for “Crossing the Divide,” an initiative of the GroundTruth Project. The half-hour documentary, which will air on PBS World Channel on Sept. 24, follows the team as they cross the country documenting the daily lives of average Americans.
- Folk Studies Faculty Member Helps Run 4th Annual Wild Ricing Camp for Native American Medical Students: The weekend of Sept. 8-9, Folk Studies Assistant Professor Dr. Tim Frandy worked with Anishinaabe artist and educator Wayne Valliere and University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP) Director, Danielle Yancey, to run the 4th annual Wild Ricing Camp for NACHP students, staff, and families. NACHP’s mission is to improve Native American health care by increasing the number of Native American Health professionals working in Native American communities.
- 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 Earns Sixth Career C-USA Golfer of the Week Award: Following the best 54-hole performance in program history, WKU Lady Topper junior golfer Mary Joiner was named Conference USA Women's Co-Golfer of the Week on Wednesday. This is the sixth C-USA weekly honor of Joiner's career. She won three in a five-week span last spring as a sophomore. Dating back to last season, Joiner has won four of the last seven Golfer of the Week awards.
- Football: Practice Report: WKU Football concluded practice on Wednesday evening, preparing for the team's second-straight road trip on Saturday, Sept. 22, as the Hilltoppers make the trip up I-65 to Muncie, Ind. to take on Ball State. The game, set for a 2 p.m. CT kick off, can be seen nationally on ESPN3 with Jim Barbar and Mark Herrmann on the call.
- 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 graduate Gerron Hurt wins 'MasterChef' with southern-inspired dishes: Halfway through the two-hour finale of Fox's "MasterChef" season nine, Nashville teacher and WKU graduate Gerron Hurt had a feeling he'd be headed home with the coveted "MasterChef" title and the $250,000 grand prize. "I am a very humble person, but when I got to the finale, I walked into the studio feeling really confident about what I was cooking," Hurt told the Courier Journal. "I gave it my all. I knew that everything I had learned up until this point had to end up on the plate." More: Nashville teacher Gerron Hurt takes the MasterChef victory
- WKU students urge classmates to go vote: With Election Day fast approaching, WKU students are urging their classmates to register to vote so they can support candidates seeking state and local offices and make their voices heard.
- Eric D. Yates Memorial Run takes place for the ninth consecutive year: The ninth annual Eric D. Yates Memorial Run was held Wednesday. It's a 5-K meant to honor the life and sacrifice made by former WKU Army ROTC member Eric Yates.
- Tight end Fourtenbary emerging as another young weapon for the WKU offense: Among one of WKU’s many weapons emerging on the offensive side of the ball is a long-haired, Alabama native intent on quietly doing his job and doing it to the best of his ability. His play through 15 career games speaks for itself. And his play through three games this year seems to further indicate Kyle Fourtenbary is poised for a breakout season.
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.
- Stickwork at WKU by Patrick Dougherty. Oct. 1-19. Kentucky Museum front lawn. Contact Cultural Enhancement, (270) 745-4375.
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.