Today@WKU: October 2, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 2, 2018.
The Micatrotto family (from left: Sunshine, Kai, Rocco and Joe) has made a $1 million gift to WKU to support capital projects, the WKU Football and Volleyball programs and the WKU Opportunity Fund. Read more
- Herald, Talisman finalists for three national Pacemaker Awards: The College Heights Herald and the Talisman are finalists for three national Pacemaker Awards in 2018 – College Heights Herald – newspaper Pacemaker finalist; WKUHerald.com – online Pacemaker finalist; and WKUTalisman.com – online Pacemaker finalist. In addition, 16 students on the staffs of the Herald and Talisman are finalists for ACP national individual awards in nine categories.
- WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 24-29, 2018: Check out the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs on WKU's Facebook page.
- University College Grants Research/Creativity Award to Professor for Creative Works: In spring of 2018, University College awarded Dr. Cheryl Hopson the Faculty Award for Research/Creativity within her department of Diversity and Community Studies. Chosen for outstanding contributions in her field, Dr. Hopson is a self-identifying poet scholar; she has written four published journal articles, a poetry collection titled Fragile, and published 11 poems in various publications.
- Appointments open for annual WKU vs. MTSU Blood Drive: WKU and Middle Tennessee State University will continue their annual blood drive competition this year to collect donations for the American Red Cross. In Bowling Green, campus and community members can schedule appointments to donate from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 29-31 at the Preston Health and Activities Center. For information, visit www.wku.edu/givered
- 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/
- Athletics: Micatrotto Family Makes $1 Million Gift to Support WKU Athletics: WKU has received the largest outright gift from a former student-athlete with a gift of $1 million from Joe and Sunshine Micatrotto of Las Vegas, Nev. The Micatrotto gift includes support for capital projects, the WKU Football and Volleyball programs and the WKU Opportunity Fund.
- Volleyball: Rachel Anderson Selected as Senior CLASS Award Candidate: WKU Volleyball's Rachel Anderson has been named as one of 30 NCAA Women's Volleyball Senior CLASS Award candidates. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
- 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.
- Stickwork at WKU begins: WKU has a new sculpture coming to the Hill. Patrick Dougherty, an award-winning artist from North Carolina, began the harvest stage for his stickwork project on Monday. More: Award-winning artist to create sculptures out of sticks at WKU
- WKU swears in new police officer, only female police officer on the force: WKU’s police department swore in a new officer on Monday morning. Melissa Bailey took her oath inside President Caboni's office on campus surrounded by family, friends, and fellow officers. She is currently the only female police officer at WKU. More: WKU Police swears in new female officer Melissa Bailey
- WKU grads create scholarship for Owensboro, Henderson grads: A couple who are WKU graduates have established a scholarship for Henderson County and Owensboro high schools that will be awarded for the first time in the spring of 2019 for the 2019-20 school year.
- WKU to host blacksmiths with Hammer-In: Some of Kentucky’s best knife makers, gunsmiths and metalworkers will come together at WKU this weekend for its third annual Hammer-In.
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.
- ISEC Exhibit: Faces of Domestic Violence. Oct. 1-31. Cynthia and George Nichols III Intercultural Student Engagement Center, Downing Student Union. Part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Contact Elizabeth Madariaga, (270) 745-3159.
Tuesday, October 2
- 4 p.m.: Topper Tank Elevator Pitch Competition. Grise Hall, room 238. Entry deadline Sept. 28. Contact Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, (270) 745-4142.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Lives of the Stars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Wednesday, October 3
- 9 a.m.: Weaving Workshop: Rib Work Techniques. Kentucky Museum Classroom II. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2594.
- 11 a.m.: Through the Eyes of a Child. Downing Student Union Courtyard. Part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Contact Elizabeth Madariaga, (270) 745-3159.
- 11:30 a.m.: Society for Lifelong Learning Food for Thought Series: Skeleton Keys: Using Bones to Unlock the Past by Dr. Elizabeth A. Newell, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Elizabethtown College. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Cindy Ehresman, (270) 745-1912.
- 1 p.m.: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation Signing. Centennial Mall. Contact Elizabeth Madariaga, (270) 745-3159.
- 1 p.m.: Open Weaving Studio. Kentucky Museum Classroom II. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2594.
- 5:30 p.m.: National Anthem Auditions for WKU Basketball. Diddle Arena. Register by noon Oct. 1. Contact Seth Sales, email@example.com
- 6 p.m.: Artist Talk: and the child draws another inscrutable house... by Danielle Mužina. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, room 156. Contact Art, (270) 745-3944.