Today@WKU: February 12, 2019
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for February 12, 2019.
Winter Super Saturdays continued Feb. 9; check out Week 2 photos.
- WKU Forensics Team wins state championship for 27th straight year: The WKU Forensics Team won the 2019 Kentucky Forensic Association State Tournament on Saturday (Feb. 9) in Louisville. WKU won the debate team sweepstakes, the individual events team sweepstakes and the overall combined team sweepstakes. Of the 16 event championships at the state tournament, WKU students won 14. This is WKU’s 27th consecutive year as state champion.
- 22 students candidates for WKU's 2019 Coming Home King: Twenty-two WKU students are vying for the 2019 Coming Home King. The king will be crowned Saturday (Feb. 16) during halftime of Hilltopper Basketball’s game versus UAB. Tipoff is 2 p.m. at Diddle Arena.
- Winter Super Saturdays: Check out photos from Week 2 of Winter Super Saturdays, hosted by The Center for Gifted Studies.
- 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/
- College Heights Herald to host WKU Housing Fair on Feb. 26: Finding the right place to live is among the confusing choices college students face each year. On Feb. 26, the College Heights Herald will bring WKU students a new level of access to the best information when the Herald hosts the first WKU Housing Fair throughout Downing Student Union.
- Improving University Student & Community Engagement: Lessons Learned from Bingocize®: WKU is pleased to host the second annual HIPs in the States National Conference, an informal community of college and university educators working with the National Association of System Heads and Taking Success to Scale (TS3) to improve the definitions, tracking, and assessments of high-impact educational practices at public institutions. Dr. Jason Crandall and Dr. Jean Neils-Strunja will be presenting along with graduate assistants Spencer Otto and Gigi Lemberg. The conference will run from Feb. 20-22 in the Downing Student Union.
- Men’s golf: Tops Shoot Best 36-Hole Team Score in 14 Years in Mobile: WKU senior golfer Stuart Easton picked up Monday where he left off in the fall, finishing the first day of South Alabama's Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate tied for third individually. That set the tone for the Hilltoppers' best 36-hole showing in 14 years. The final round begins this morning.
- Volleyball: WKU Celebrates 2018 Season with Awards Banquet: WKU Volleyball celebrated another season this past Friday as the Lady Toppers held their annual postseason awards banquet inside the Jack and Jackie Harbaugh Stadium Club. With 24-year veteran head coach Travis Hudson serving as the master of ceremonies, several awards were handed out to commemorate the successes of the 2018 campaign.
- Men’s basketball: Bassey Named C-USA Freshman of the Week for Seventh Time: After averaging a double-double for the third straight week, WKU center Charles Bassey claimed his seventh Conference USA Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week award Monday. This is the third straight weekly freshman accolade for the 6-foot-11, 245-pound native of Lagos, Nigeria. Bassey averaged 14 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game in two road victories for WKU last week. Next: WKU vs. MTSU at 7 p.m. Thursday.
- 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.
- Remembering the National Corvette Museum sinkhole: Today marks five years since the National Corvette Museum sinkhole swallowed eight classic cars. Dr. Leslie North, Associate Professor of Geography at WKU, says it wasn't what she expected. "When we first arrived the interpretation was that it was just a sinkhole, and that didn't have a cave passage that extended beyond the hole that we could physically see," said North.
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- #HeartsontheHill: Love letters put the stamp of approval on their relationship: It was May of 1971 on the Hill where Stella (Bradley) lived in South Hall and worked as a counselor. Fred Pool was an art student. One day, he and a friend came into the lobby while Stella was on duty, and she instantly fell for Fred’s smile. A few days later, they had their first date and then Fred moved back to his hometown in Virginia for summer break. To help seal their new-found relationship, the two wrote letters to one another until they reunited that fall on the Hill. More #HeartsontheHill: They can’t deny that loving feeling anymore; A love story 50-plus years in the making
- 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; Even Coverlets Get the Blues; Jacqui Lubbers: A Legacy in Weaving; 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.
- International Year of Cuba: Various events during the 2018-19 academic year. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- Art Exhibit: The Island of My Love: The Faces and Stories of Cuba. Through April 6. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Gallery. Part of International Year of Cuba. Contact Miwon Choe, (270) 745-7052.
- Photo Exhibit: Mount Sterling: Gateway to the Heart. Through March 1. Jody Richards Hall Gallery. Contact Tim Broekema, (270) 745-3005.
- Black History Month Exhibit at Cynthia and George Nichols III Intercultural Student Engagement Center. Through February. Downing Student Union, room 2041. Contact Angie Link, (270) 745-5066.
Tuesday, February 12
- 5:30 p.m.: WKU Student Funshop: Woven Valentine Heart. Kentucky Museum, Classroom II. Pre-registration required. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2594.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Phantom of the Universe. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7 p.m.: Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers: The Blood is at the Doorstep. Capitol Arts Center, 416 E. Main St. Contact Cultural Enhancement, (270) 745-4375.
Wednesday, February 13
- 9 a.m.: Sixth Annual IdeaFestival Bowling Green. Van Meter Hall and Downing Student Union. Contact Erika Solberg, (270) 745-3015.
- 9 a.m.: Fellowships in :15 Information Sessions. Mahurin Honors College-International Center, room 1011. Contact Scholar Development, (270) 745-5043.
- 1 p.m.: Health and Human Services Career Fair. Academic Complex, first floor. Contact Career Services, (270) 745-3095.
- Noon: Black History Month Artist Talk: Different Shades of Identity and Reflection by student artists Malik Reece, Shayne Howell and Kennedie Nelson. Cynthia and George Nichols III Intercultural Student Engagement Center, Downing Student Union, room 2041. Contact Angie Link, (270) 745-5066.
- 6:30 p.m.: Presentation: What’s Love Got to Do With It?, sponsored by African American Studies Program. Downing Student Union, room 2123. Contact Saundra Ardrey, (270) 745-4558.
- 7 p.m.: Fourth Annual Black Excellence Exposition, presented by WKU Forensics Team and hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, featuring dance, choir and performances of poetry, prose and drama. Downing Student Union Auditorium. Contact WKU Forensics, (270) 745-6430.