Today@WKU: January 17, 2019
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Thursday, January 17th, 2019
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for January 17, 2019.
Rainy this morning on the WKU campus. For updates, follow @WKUweather
- Minton Hall will remain closed for spring semester: WKU will delay the reopening of Minton Hall until fall 2019. The residence hall closed on November 12, 2018, when common mold was discovered within the building. Remediation included replacement of all room ceiling tiles, the addition of venting tiles, new air filters, and the repairs and balancing of critical air handling equipment. During an inspection this week, ahead of the planned reopening, WKU staff identified additional work to be completed which expands the scope of the project. These additional items include replacement of porous tiles and possible replacement of windows to mitigate future issues. More: Additional information for students
- Student Success Summit begins this morning: WKU will host the Student Success Summit today at Downing Student Union. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The goal of the one-day conference is to provide a unique opportunity for faculty, staff and administrators to discuss best practices and collaboratively develop working strategies related to advising, retention, engagement and student success. The keynote address by Kristen Renn will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the DSU Auditorium. More: Parking information.
- Spring 2019 Parking and Transportation: Check out updates for the parking and transit operations for the spring semester -- Housing parking regulations resume at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 20); normal parking regulations and full transit services resume at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 22).
- 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 basketball: Lady Tops Kick Off Florida Road Swing at FIU This Morning: A winner in all four games of its recent homestand, WKU will take its show on the road for the first time in conference play today, squaring off against FIU for a 10 a.m. (CT) tipoff inside Ocean Bank Convocation Center.
- Men’s basketball: Tops Play Long-Awaited First C-USA Home Game vs. FIU Tonight: WKU Hilltopper Basketball begins a stretch of three home games in five days – and five games in 10 days overall – against FIU at 7 CT tonight at E.A. Diddle Arena. The game will air on beIN SPORTS. More: Event parking
- Cross Country: Four Former Hilltoppers & Lady Toppers Named to 2018 KTCCCA Hall of Fame Class: Four former Hilltopper greats were inducted into the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame as Ronda Boyd-Parks, Camille Forrester Estes, David Jaggers and Sam Seemes were recognized for their accomplishments and contributions in the running world. In total, four coaches and 10 athletes made up the 2018 induction class.
- Baseball: Countdown to First Pitch - 100 Days of Hilltopper History: As WKU prepares for the 100th Season of Hilltopper Baseball, WKU Athletics is treating fans to unique moments and interesting history from Hilltopper Baseball, leading up to First Pitch at Nick Denes Field on February 15. More: Fan voting open for All Century Team.
- Elgedawy still adapting while carrying responsibility for Lady Toppers: Raneem Elgedawy has no time or place for a comfort zone. Culturally or fundamentally, much has been asked of Elgedawy in her second season with the WKU women’s basketball program.
- The School Dedicated To Longrifle Building: Knowledge is a fleeting thing if steps aren’t taken to preserve it. Whether it’s building the pyramids or a family recipe, if knowledge isn’t passed on to subsequent generations, it is eventually forgotten and lost. Thirty-four years ago, the passionate desire to preserve the 18th century gun-making techniques, by which American longrifles were handcrafted, led to the creation of an extraordinary training seminar by WKU Professor Terry Leeper and master gunmakers Wallace Gusler and Jon Bivins.
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- Upcoming WKU Alumni events: 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: Share your #RedTowelsAtWork photos; 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); Highbrow; plus other gallery and on-campus exhibits. (Museum hours/visitor information) Call for Artists: US Bank Celebration of the Arts deadline for entries is Feb. 8. 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.
- International Year of Cuba: Various events during the 2018-19 academic year. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
Thursday, January 17
- 8 a.m.: Student Success Summit. Downing Student Union, third floor. Parking information. Contact Christopher Jensen, (270) 745-5065.
- 3:45 p.m.: University Senate Meeting. Faculty House. Contact Academic Affairs, (270) 745-2296.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Phantom of the Universe. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. FIU. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
Friday, January 18
- Final Exams for Winter Term Classes.
- 7 a.m.: Topper Orientation Program for Spring Semester. Downing Student Union. Contact TOP, (270) 745-4242.
- 8 a.m.: Residence Halls Reopen for Spring Semester. Contact Housing, (270) 745-4359.
Saturday, January 19
- 2 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. Florida Atlantic. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
Sunday, January 20
- 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Phantom of the Universe. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Monday, January 21
- Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. University closed.
- 8 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. Marshall. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.