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Monday, April 1st
All Day
  • Location: WKU Housing Portal | www.wku.edu/housing/portal
  • Time: All Day

Advanced registration is required for residents who will be moving directly into summer school housing from their Spring assignment on Friday, May 3, 2024.

Advanced registration will begin on April 1 online in the Housing Portal. Those registering early will receive their room assignment at check-in.

Students who are moving in AFTER May 3, 2024 should register at least 1 business day in advance through the Housing Portal. 

Tuesday, April 2nd
8:00am - 2:00pm
  • Location: E. A. Diddle Arena - Entrance 2
  • Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Head for The Hill is a free open house event that offers a comprehensive look at WKU’s outstanding academic offerings, student activities, and beautiful campus. Sessions are offered to provide valuable information about life on The Hill, and an information expo allows students and their families the opportunity to personally connect with representatives from different academic departments, student services, housing, financial aid, and more!

Register online at https://www.wku.edu/headforthehill/

Wednesday, April 3rd
2:00pm
  • Location: COHH 2121
  • Time: 2:00pm

Masters Thesis Defense: Sarah Hartman

The title of her thesis is “GREY RELATIONAL ANALYSIS AND CANONICAL CORRELATION ANALYSIS
OF AIR POLLUTION IN THREE KENTUCKY COUNTIES”

6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

For more about WKU Softball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/softball

Thursday, April 4th
5:00pm
  • Location: Southern Lanes, 2710 Scottsville Rd. Bowling Green, KY
  • Time: 5:00pm

Student Veteran Alliance monthly meeting. 

5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Location: Gary Ransdell Hall 1074
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

The PCAL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee and the Africana studies program presents documentary filmmaker, photojournalist, and author St. Clair Detrick-Jules, who will give a talk on "Black Hair + Storytelling as a Form of Social Activism." She will be discussing her journey photographing and interviewing Black women with natural hair for her recent photojournalism book, My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood, a large-scale visual anthropology exploring the deep, complex relationships across generations between Black women and their hair. She will also discuss how hair can be used as an entry point into related topics, such as self-love, anti-Blackness, healing from racial trauma, feminism, and community relationships, and offer a blueprint for using storytelling as a form of social activism.

The presentation is open to everyone, and will be held in the Gary Ransdell Hall auditorium (room 1074). We hope you can join us! Sponsored by the PCAL DEI committee, the Gender & Women’s Studies Program, the Intercultural Student Engagement Center, the OneWKU committee, the School of Media and Communication, and the Departments of History, Sociology & Criminology, and Folk Studies & Anthropology.

5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Location: GRH - GRH 1074
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The PCAL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee and the Africana studies program presents documentary filmmaker, photojournalist, and author St. Clair Detrick-Jules, who will give a talk on "Black Hair + Storytelling as a Form of Social Activism." She will be discussing her journey photographing and interviewing Black women with natural hair for her recent photojournalism book, My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood, a large-scale visual anthropology exploring the deep, complex relationships across generations between Black women and their hair. She will also discuss how hair can be used as an entry point into related topics, such as self-love, anti-Blackness, healing from racial trauma, feminism, and community relationships, and offer a blueprint for using storytelling as a form of social activism. The presentation is open to everyone, and will be held in the Gary Ransdell Hall auditorium (room 1074). We hope you can join us! Sponsored by the PCAL DEI committee, the Gender & Women’s Studies Program, the Intercultural Student Engagement Center, the OneWKU committee, the School of Media and Communication, and the Departments of History, Sociology & Criminology, and Folk Studies & Anthropology.
7:00pm
  • Location: Knicely Conference Center | 2355 Nashville Rd.
  • Time: 7:00pm
WKU Housing & Residence Life invites the WKU community to the 9TH ANNUAL WKU Drag Show to learn about the history of Drag and Drag culture!
 
  • Thursday, April 4, 2024
  • Doors open at 6:30 | Show begins at 7 PM
  • Knicely Conference Center | 2355 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY
  • Free event
  • Want to perform? Audition sign-ups are available at www.wku.edu/housing/drag
All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Friday, April 5th
All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 BFA Thesis Exhibition

6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

For more about WKU Baseball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/baseball

6:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 6:00pm - 11:30pm

The Southeastern Color Guard Circuit (SCGC) Championships will be held April 5-7 at WKU’s Diddle Arena.

Friday, April 5

Saturday, April 6

Sunday, April 7

Saturday, April 6th
All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 BFA Thesis Exhibition

9:00am - 3:30pm
  • Location: Downing Student Union
  • Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Western Kentucky University’s 54th Annual WKU Student Scholar Showcase, formerly known as the WKU Student Research Conference, will be held Saturday, April 6, at Downing Student Union.

The WKU Student Scholar Showcase will feature research and creative projects from graduate, undergraduate and Gatton Academy students in all disciplines. All student projects are mentored by WKU faculty and staff members.

All presentations are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.wku.edu/showcase.

9:00am - 11:00pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 9:00am - 11:00pm

The Southeastern Color Guard Circuit (SCGC) Championships will be held April 5-7 at WKU’s Diddle Arena.

Friday, April 5

Saturday, April 6

Sunday, April 7

 

10:30am
  • Location: L.D. Brown Ag Expo Center Main Arena
  • Time: 10:30am

Check Facebook for more information

12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Mystic Arts Association, in partnership with the Kentucky Museum, warmly invites you to our Community Art Swap happening on April 6th at 12 pm.
 
This unique event is a perfect opportunity for artists and art lovers alike to give new life to their unwanted art supplies by trading them with fellow local artists. Whether you're looking to refresh your creative toolkit, find inspiration, or simply connect with like-minded individuals within the local art community, this event promises a vibrant and enriching experience for all.
 
Don't miss out on this chance to support sustainability in art, meet new friends, and perhaps even discover your next artistic collaboration. Mark your calendars!
 
Please reserve a free ticket here.
3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

For more about WKU Baseball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/baseball

5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Recital Hall - FAC 189
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Violin recital - Ja Seng Pauhkum and Sydney Ladd

Sunday, April 7th
All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 BFA Thesis Exhibition

12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

The Southeastern Color Guard Circuit (SCGC) Championships will be held April 5-7 at WKU’s Diddle Arena.

Friday, April 5

Saturday, April 6

Sunday, April 7

 

1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

For more about WKU Baseball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/baseball

3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Recital Hall - FAC 189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Katie Drybrough Master's Piano Recital

Monday, April 8th
All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 BFA Thesis Exhibition

4:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Location: DSU Nite Class (DSU 1037)
  • Time: 4:00pm - 7:30pm

Learn about the cultures, customs, and contributions of Afro-Latinos.

Tuesday, April 9th
All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 BFA Thesis Exhibition

1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Location: L.D. Brown Ag Expo Center
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

For more about WKU Baseball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/baseball

5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Finding the First Farmers  with Kentucky Archaeological Survey staff and guest curators: Dr. David Pollack, and Dr. A. Gwynn Henderson.Panelists from the Kentucky Archaeological Survey (KAS) will discuss the diverse nature of indigenous farm life in the Barren River drainage of south-central Kentucky during the Mississippian era. Exploring recent archaeological finds, the team will expand on the First Farmers of the Barren River Valley exhibition at the Kentucky Museum to address misconceptions on indigenous peoples’ identity, technology, settlement patterns, foodways, and trade routes to reveal the complex societies present before Europeans arrived in what is now North America. They will also explore the similarities between indigenous farmers and Kentucky farm families of the late nineteenth to early twenty-first centuries.

Location: Kentucky Museum 

All Day
  • Location: HCIC 1011
  • Time: All Day

Alpha Kappa Delta & Student Awards Ceremony, time TBA

Wednesday, April 10th
All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 BFA Thesis Exhibition

5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Location: First Year Village Lawn
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

All Living Learning Community students are invited to the second annual LLC Field Day

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2024
  • 5-7 PM
  • First Year Village Lawn
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place
  • Exclusive LLC red towels for participants 

Events include a water balloon toss, relay race, paper airplane toss, spaghetti and marshmallow tower building, and WKU trivia.

Register your team of 4-10 players: https://wku.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eaZCD3z2a7vc24m?Q_CHL=qr

7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, April 11th
All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 BFA Thesis Exhibition

4:15pm
  • Location: COHH 4123
  • Time: 4:15pm

More details to follow!

6:30pm
  • Location: The Capitol Arts Center (416 E Main Ave.)
  • Time: 6:30pm
The cultural roots of coal permeate the rituals of daily life in Appalachia, even as its economic power wanes. The journey of a coal miner's daughter reveals the region's dreams and myths.
 
Free tickets are available at capitolbg.org. After the screening, a Q&A with filmmakers will be offered.
All Day
  • Location: Snell Hall 1102 & Ogden College Hall 1006
  • Time: All Day

You are cordially invited to the Third Annual Data Science Day on Thursday, April 11, sponsored by the WKU Applied Center for Data Science and the Applied Research Technology Program.  There will be a plenary talk delivered by Dr. Mahdi Yazdanpour of Northern Kentucky University from 4:15-5:15 PM in Ogden College Auditorium room 1006.  Dr. Yazdanpour will talk about how the human brain can directly interface with electromechanical devices through the use of deep-learning algorithms.

There wlll also be industrial and student presentations from 1:40-4:00 PM in Snell Hall room 1102.  Presenters from industry and government are Beth Rogers, a Senior Manager of Data Science at Bath & Body Works; JC Watkins from the Kentucky APEX Accelerator and the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation; Data4All Podcaster Charlie Yielding; and WKU alum Cameron White, Dollar General Corp.  Beth Rogers will describe her career path which includes moving from a top marine biology lab to a brain imaging research center to a cave research program to a leader in corporate industry.  JC Watkins will present on post-graduation opportunities for data scientists across various industries, the federal government and with firms that service departments of the government.  Charlie Yielding will talk about helping companies operationalize with AI.  Cameron White will talk about what experienced data scientists do if their data set is not large and comprehensive or there is too much data.

The students presentations are by graduate students Nima Esmaeilzadeh and Shake Ibna Abir, Gatton Academy students Luna Asbell and Katie Isaacs, and undergraduates Jack Galloway and Cheyla Ferguson.  Galloway and Ferguson are supported on Undergraduate Student in Data Science grants from the Applied Center for Data Science.

The schedule, including presentation abstracts, can be found at https://www.wku.edu/artp/data_science_day_2024.php

Friday, April 12th
All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 BFA Thesis Exhibition

12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Cherry Hall (Third Floor)
  • Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Join the WKU Department of Poilitical Science for the Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on Friday, April 12th, on the third floor of Cherry Hall!

Dr. Corey Reed, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Butler University, will give a keynote address entitled, "Controlling Images: Black Existentialism as the Political Negotiations between the World, the Self, and Racialized Imagery". Dr. Reed specializes in Africana Philosophy and the Critical Philosophy of Race and Racism, with sub-interests in Existentialism, Phenomenology, Feminism/Male Theory, 20th Century French Continental Philosophy, and Aesthetics.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Dr. Landon Elkind at landon.elkind@wku.edu. We hope to see you there!

5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
All Day
  • Location: Cherry Hall
  • Time: All Day

Western Kentucky University is holding its second undergraduate philosophy conference on Friday, April 12th, 2024. The conference's keynote speaker is Professor Corey Reed (Butler University), whose talk is titled "Controlling Images: Black Existentialism as the Political Negotiations between the World, the Self, and Racialized Imagery".

The deadline for submitting papers is February 4th, 2024. Students currently enrolled (or who will be enrolled during the spring 2024 semester) at any institution of higher education (community college, college, university) are eligible to submit a paper for the event. To submit a paper, please enclose an anonymized paper with an abstract and title, together with an cover sheet that includes your institution.

Please keep papers to a length suitable for reading and/or presenting in 30 minutes (i.e. no more than 5,000 words). Speakers will also have a Q&A of 15-to-20 minutes (depending on the conference schedule).

The review process is as follows: papers will be reviewed by fellow students who are officers of the WKU Philosophy Club, who will then decide which papers to accept.

The conference venue will be in Cherry Hall (Room TBA). Cherry Hall is an accessible building. At present we are unable to offer funding for travel and lodging, but we strongly encourage you to seek funding through your department, college, undergraduate student government, and other available resources. Lunch or dinner will be provided to presenters.

Those with questions can contact the Philosophy Club faculty advisor, Professor Landon D. C. Elkind (landon.elkind@wku.edu) directly.

All Day
  • Location: Downing Student Union
  • Time: All Day

The Topper Orientation Program allows students and families to connect with the WKU campus and community. Students and their guests will learn about class registration and graduation requirements, meet other students, attend an advising session, and register for classes. This program will last all day. We ask that you plan to be on-campus until 4:30pm the day of your TOP. Pre-registration is required. We are excited you are officially joining the Hilltopper family!

For more information or to reserve your TOP date, visit www.wku.edu/top.

Learn more about The Mahurin Honors College at WKU at www.wku.edu/honors.

Saturday, April 13th
10:00am
  • Location: L.D. Brown Ag Expo Center Main Arena
  • Time: 10:00am

For more information: Facebook

2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: 1328 Adams St.
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

LifeWorks at WKU will host an open house on Saturday, April 13, from 2-4 p.m. Drop by anytime to learn more about programs for autistic young adults and tour the living and learning community.

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Jazz Honor Band

7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: The Capitol, downtown Bowling Green
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lost River Sessions will host singer/songwriter Hannah Juanita with opener Pierce Edens at 7 p.m. April 13 at The Capitol, 416 E. Main St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15; students free with ID.

Learn More

All Day
  • Location: Downing Student Union
  • Time: All Day

The Topper Orientation Program allows students and families to connect with the WKU campus and community. Students and their guests will learn about class registration and graduation requirements, meet other students, attend an advising session, and register for classes. This program will last all day. We ask that you plan to be on-campus until 4:30pm the day of your TOP. Pre-registration is required. We are excited you are officially joining the Hilltopper family!

For more information or to reserve your TOP date, visit www.wku.edu/top.

Learn more about The Mahurin Honors College at WKU at www.wku.edu/honors.

Monday, April 15th
4:30pm
  • Location: Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre
  • Time: 4:30pm

This Sexual Assault Prevention Month event will feature students, faculty, staff, and community members showcasing their creative talents via spoken word, nonfiction essays, and other works which highlight issues surrounding sexual assault awareness & prevention, domestic violence, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, and more. Hope Harbor representatives will be in attendance to speak about the services they offer to the community for those affected by sexual trauma.

4:30pm
  • Location: Gordon Wilson Lab Theatre
  • Time: 4:30pm

This Sexual Assault Prevention Month event will feature students, faculty, staff, and community members showcasing their creative talents via spoken word, nonfiction essays, and other works which highlight issues surrounding sexual assault awareness & prevention, domestic violence, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, and more. Hope Harbor representatives will be in attendance to speak about the services they offer to the community for those affected by sexual trauma.

Tuesday, April 16th
9:00am
  • Location: L.D. Brown Ag Expo Center
  • Time: 9:00am
3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: First Year Village Lawn
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

HRL First Year Village West has partnered with the Intercultural Student Engagement Center to host residents of Douglas Keen Hall, Pearce Ford Tower, and Hugh Poland Hall for "Scooping Your Identity," a free, interactive ice cream social. 

3-5 PM, First Year Village Lawn 

Rain Date: April 17, 3-5 PM

7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Location: KTH - KTH 5001
  • Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Meet in the lobby of KTH so you can be escorted up to the Rooftop Observatory.
Wednesday, April 17th
1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Location: Downing Student Union (DSU) 3rd Floor
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Are you looking to network with employers in all types of industries? Are you hoping to gain experience in your desired career field before graduating college? Then this opportunity is just for you! 

70+ employers will be coming to WKU's Bowling Green campus, and they want to meet YOU! These employers will be expressing opportunities within their companies, such as networking events, internships, part-time/full-time jobs, and more. Why not take advantage of this free opportunity to showcase yourself in a positive light! So come on out and show them what you have to offer!
 
Want to know how you can stand out from others? Register for the fair and find out! 

Log into Handshake for more details. If you don’t have a Handshake account, sign up here for free.

3:00pm
  • Location: COHH 4123
  • Time: 3:00pm

The SIAM Student Chapter is excited to announce a mini workshop on the "Control of Partial Differential Equations." Please find attached the event flyer for more details. Following the workshop, the chapter will be hosting SIAM's Game Night, which will also include elections for the Executive Board, including the Presidency. We encourage you to share this information with your students to increase participation.

3:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: Gary Ransdell Hall, Room TBD
  • Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

 Art Night - a fun evening of pour painting a canvas, and NO experience needed! Event sponsored by Military Student Services and open to students who are veterans, actively serving, or dependents. Please RSVP to suzanne.thomas@wku.edu no later than 4/10/24 so that we'll be sure to have enough supplies.

3:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: Gary Ransdell Hall #1089
  • Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Sponsored by Military Student Services. A fun art project, with no experience needed and all supplies provided.
If you are military/affiliated or veteran student, please come and join us.
RSVP needed by 4/10/24 by emailing military@wku.edu. 

6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

For more about WKU Softball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/softball

Thursday, April 18th
11:00am
  • Location: WKU Recital Hall
  • Time: 11:00am

Milan Rericha is a professor at Musikhochschule in Lugano, Switzerland and guest professor at Janacek Academy of performing arts in Brno. He has led master classes in Dresden (Musikhochschule C. M. Weber), Milano (Conservatorio di G. Verdi), Enschede and Amsterdam (Royal Music Academy), JAMU in Brno, in Prague Conservatory and Conservatory Teplice as well as in other places in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, China, USA, Mexico, Italy, Slovenia and Spain, Russia (Gnessin Special Moscow School of Music), Ukraine (Central Music School in Kiyv), Kazakhstan (Kazakh National Conservatoire), Hanoi (Viet Nam National Academy of Music), Hungary (Ferenc Liszt Music Academy), Norway (Royal Music Academy in Oslo), Sweden (Royal College of Music).

Already in early youth he manifested himself as a major musical talent and drew attention to himself by winning the national competition for music schools. He graduated with honours from the Conservatoire in Teplice and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (S. Koutnik, J. Hlavac, V. Mares). He studied then at the International Academy of Contemporary Music at the Paris Conservatoire in the class of A. Damiens and P. Boulez as well as with prof. F. Benda as a fellow of the Swiss Government at the Academy of Music in Basel. He attended master classes of Milan Etlik, Michel Arignona (Conservatoire Briten in Perigeux in France) and Charles Neidich (Julliard School in New York). Milan Rericha recieved PhD under the guidance of prof. M. Polak at the Janacek Academy in Brno.

Milan Rericha is a prize winner of many national and international competitions such as Mozart Chamber Music Competition in Prague, Prix Mercure ORF in Vienna, Swiss Rides, International Music Competition BOG in Basel.

Admission is free.

12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: First Year Village Lawn
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Students in Normal Hall, Regents Hall, Zacharias Hall, and Meredith Hall are invited to "Spring Fling Wellness Stop" on Thursday, April 18, Noon-2 PM, on the First Year Village Lawn. 

  • Free hot dogs, burgers, & Rita's Italian Ice
  • Lawn games with WKU ORAC
  • Coloring sheets & activities 

Hosted by the First Year Village East staff (NH, RH, ZA, ME), in partnership with the WKU Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Center (ORAC) 

2:00pm
  • Location: Construction Entrance on Normal Street
  • Time: 2:00pm

Join us in witnessing the final beam's placement atop the new building. Beginning at 1:30 p.m., attendees have the opportunity to sign the beam before it is lifted into place. 

This event will take place on an active construction site with uneven terrain. Guests should wear appropriate closed toe shoes. No hard hat required. 

Learn more about the new Gordon Ford College of Business Building at wku.edu/businesscollege.

3:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Location: Virtual Event
  • Time: 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Join the WKU Graduate School to learn more about the opportunities available to go beyond your bachelor's degree! You are invited to find out about opportunities for graduate study options, how to apply for admission, and anything else you would like to know. These are drop-in/drop-out sessions; you join for as long as you'd like.

Register at https://www.wku.edu/graduate/grad/.

3:45pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: DSU - DSU 2081
  • Time: 3:45pm - 5:30pm
6:35pm
  • Location: Bowling Green Hot Rods Bowling Green Ballpark 300 E. 8th Avenue Bowling Green, KY 42101
  • Time: 6:35pm

Join the Student Veteran Alliance (SVA) at the Ball Park and meet fellow service members, veterans, and family members from WKU.

Stop by
Have a laugh
Meet new members
Make new connections 
Support the Student Veteran Alliance 

7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Community Band and Symphonic Bands

Friday, April 19th
10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Location: Centennial Mall
  • Time: 10:30am - 2:00pm

This event bring together WKU and the wider Bowling Green community to celebrate Earth Day. Come and check out vendors, student organizations, games, food trucks, and more! 

2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Medical Center - WKU Health Sciences Complex
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Are you a nursing student looking to network with employers in healthcare industries? Are you hoping to gain experience in your desired career field before graduating college? Then this opportunity is just for you! 

30 employers will be coming to the Medical Center - WKU Health Sciences Complex, and they want to meet YOU! These employers will be expressing opportunities within their companies. Why not take advantage of this free opportunity to showcase yourself in a positive light! So, come on out and show them what you have to offer!

Want to know how you can stand out from others? Register for the fair and find out! 

Log into Handshake for more details. If you don’t have a Handshake account, sign up here for free.

3:00pm
  • Location: COHH 4123
  • Time: 3:00pm

Monthly Math Department Meeting

6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

For more about WKU Softball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/softball

6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

For more about WKU Baseball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/baseball

7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

WKU Wind Ensemble

All Day
  • Location: Downtown Bowling Green, KY
  • Time: All Day

Join a family-friendly celebration of the arts at Bowling Green’s White Squirrel Arts Fest, April 19-21, in downtown Bowling Green, KY. Enjoy concerts, the arts fair, plays, poetry slams, youth talent show competitions, writers’ conferences, food; music, and activities for all ages. Several WKU student artists, clubs and departments will be participating.

Dates and Times:

Kickoff- Friday, April 19th, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Saturday, April 20th, 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

Sunday, April 21st, 1:05 pm - 7:00 pm

Location Addresses: 

Main & State Streets, Fountain Square, Circus Square & Heritage Trail

Bowling Green, KY 42101

For more information, visit whitesquirrelartsfest.com

Saturday, April 20th
All Day
  • Location: Downtown Bowling Green, KY
  • Time: All Day

Join a family-friendly celebration of the arts at Bowling Green’s White Squirrel Arts Fest, April 19-21, in downtown Bowling Green, KY. Enjoy concerts, the arts fair, plays, poetry slams, youth talent show competitions, writers’ conferences, food; music, and activities for all ages. Several WKU student artists, clubs and departments will be participating.

Dates and Times:

Kickoff- Friday, April 19th, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Saturday, April 20th, 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

Sunday, April 21st, 1:05 pm - 7:00 pm

Location Addresses: 

Main & State Streets, Fountain Square, Circus Square & Heritage Trail

Bowling Green, KY 42101

For more information, visit whitesquirrelartsfest.com

10:00am
  • Location: College High Hall 3rd Floor
  • Time: 10:00am

Contest for Undergraduates and Gatton students with prizes for the best skills in evaluating indefinite/definite integrals.

The contest consists of timed elimination rounds followed by qualifying round.

As the contest progresses, functions increase in complexity.

No “+C” implies direct elimination.

Winner: $75 Gift Card.

1st Runner-up:$50 Gift Card.

2nd Runner-up:$25 Gift Card.

Sponsored by: Department of Mathematics, Pi Mu Epsilon and WKU Math Club
 
Organized by: AMS & SIAM
10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Join the Kentucky Museum and The Mystic Arts Association to celebrate the unusual! Take a walk through the museum to admire the brilliant exhibits before checking out the 2nd floor market, where you can shop the works of talented local artists and craftsmen. Stop by your favorite food trucks for a delicious bite to eat, and then check out demonstrations and workshops for some unique entertainment.

Don't forget to bring your yoga mats and join an energizing morning yoga practice in nature with Jessica from the Nightingale. We will move mindfully with intention as we connect to our breath, energy, and spirit. You can also take part in workshops and enjoy mesmerizing performances. Don’t forget to check out the giveaways at 2pm! This event promises to be a fun-filled day that you won't want to miss! 

For more information, click here.
 
Hosted by The Mystic Arts Association in partnership with the Kentucky Museum and Kentucky Forge Council. 

Please note that all vendor applications and fees are processed by The Mystic Arts Association's President (Ashley Swindle) and Secretary (Mary Gibbs). No other individuals are authorized to collect monetary fees or donations on behalf of the Mystic Arts Association. For more information, please contact The Mystic Arts Association directly at tmaa.create@gmail.com
 
1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

For more about WKU Softball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/softball

2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The WKU Football Red & White Spring Showcase is scheduled to begin at approximately 2 p.m. CT. The event will be free for fans to attend.

 

3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Recital Hall - FAC 189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Chinese Music Ensemble Concert

3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: Nite Class of DSU
  • Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Red Carpet, Photo Booth, and entertainment will be provided and present
  • !FREE ENTRY!
4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

For more about WKU Baseball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/baseball

5:00pm
  • Location: WKU's DSU Auditorium
  • Time: 5:00pm

Exposure: The masterpiece (Spring showcase)

Free Entry!

Sunday, April 21st
All Day
  • Location: Downtown Bowling Green, KY
  • Time: All Day

Join a family-friendly celebration of the arts at Bowling Green’s White Squirrel Arts Fest, April 19-21, in downtown Bowling Green, KY. Enjoy concerts, the arts fair, plays, poetry slams, youth talent show competitions, writers’ conferences, food; music, and activities for all ages. Several WKU student artists, clubs and departments will be participating.

Dates and Times:

Kickoff- Friday, April 19th, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Saturday, April 20th, 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

Sunday, April 21st, 1:05 pm - 7:00 pm

Location Addresses: 

Main & State Streets, Fountain Square, Circus Square & Heritage Trail

Bowling Green, KY 42101

For more information, visit whitesquirrelartsfest.com

1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

For more about WKU Softball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/softball

1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

For more about WKU Baseball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/baseball

3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

WKU Chorale, University Singers, and Treble Chorus with special features from the WKU Treblemakers and Redshirts! 

5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday, April 22nd
5:30pm
  • Location: TJ Samson Pavilion Community Room 
  • Time: 5:30pm

Deadline to RSVP is April 15, 2024.

Click Here to RSVP.

This is a brief ceremony to honor WKU graduates from WKU in Glasgow.

Graduates receive their WKU Glasgow tartan stole which can be worn with their cap & gown at WKU Commencement. 

Following the ceremony, there are photo opportunities, and graduates pick up a celebratory cake to take home.

Dress is business casual – no cap & gown.

Graduates should arrive by 5 p.m. (CT).

All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 Graduating Seniors Exhibition

Tuesday, April 23rd
All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 Graduating Seniors Exhibition

1:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: South Lawn
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Relieve some of that end of semester stress at RAGE N RELAX, Tuesday, April 23, 1:00-4:30 PM, South Lawn.

  • Axe throwing
  • 5-minute massages
  • Car smashing
  • Bunny petting
  • Yoga
  • Rock Painting 

Free event hosted by WKU Housing & Residence Life, WKU Campus Recreation and Wellness, Campus Activities Board, and Hilltopper Nutrition. 

Thank you to Re Harp & Sons Salvage, Inc. for the car donation. 

4:00pm
  • Location: COHH 3119
  • Time: 4:00pm

Have you ever wondered what some of the benefits are to studying mathematics at WKU? Are you unsure of what to do after graduation? A great resource for answers to these questions are the people who have been in your shoes before! In the monthly Pi Mu Epsilon Math Alumni Speaker Series (PME MASS), WKU Mathematics alumni speak about their career paths and how studying mathematics at WKU has been beneficial to them. Each event ends with a Q&A session.

We are pleased to announce our final speaker for the semester, Chelsea (Gelley) Fimek (BA ‘13)a Consulting Actuary at Liscord, Ward & Roy. Chelseawill be speaking to us in person on Tuesday, April 23, at 4:00 PM in COHH 3119. She is making the trip from DC just to speak to us, so please attend and make her visit worthwhile! See the picture below and attached PDF for more information!

5:00pm
  • Location: COHH 4123
  • Time: 5:00pm

Hello Math Lovers!!

We’re going to celebrate the end of the Spring Semester with a Team Trivia Contest on Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30 P.M. in COHH 4123. 

We will randomly assign teams on site, so you can come alone or bring friends – just know that you may not end up on the same team!

The questions will not be Math questions, but just general trivia questions. It should be a fun time for all.

BEST OF ALL: There will be Free Food and PRIZES!! Prizes for the winning team, randomly drawn door prizes, PRIZES FOR EVERYONE!!

We will also have a brief Math Club business meeting at 5:00 P.M. during which time we will elect officers for next year. If you want to be involved in determining the direction of the WKU Math Club, please plan to be there at 5!!

Be there or b2!!

See you!!

Wednesday, April 24th
All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 Graduating Seniors Exhibition

11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Location: Centennial Plaza
  • Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

The WKU Market on the Avenue is a pop-up outdoor farmers market hosted between the WKU Office of Sustainability, WKU Dietetics, WKU Resource Conservation and WKU Restaurant Group. The Market offers fresh produce and handmade items from our local farmer's markets.  

12:00pm - 12:30pm
  • Location: Virtual Event
  • Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Join the WKU Graduate School to learn more about the opportunities available to go beyond your bachelor's degree! You are invited to find out about opportunities for graduate study options, how to apply for admission, and anything else you would like to know. These are drop-in/drop-out sessions; you join for as long as you'd like.

Register at https://www.wku.edu/graduate/grad/.

Thursday, April 25th
All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 Graduating Seniors Exhibition

6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: The Valley (Outside Gilbert, McCormack, & Rodes)
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Students residing in the Valley (Gilbert, McCormack, & Rodes) are invited to "Bubbles & Brushes," for a "paint and sip" experience. Painting supplies, mocktails, and snacks provided.

Thursday, April 25, 6-8 PM in the Valley

Limited supplies available. 

Friday, April 26th
All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 Graduating Seniors Exhibition

12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Location: 4th Floor Grise Hall
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Unlock the keys to research and education growth at the Grant Funding Success Roadmap Event. The event promises to equip faculty and staff with the knowledge and strategies necesssary for effective grant procurement.

  • 12:00 PM- 12:15 PM- Opening Remarks- Dr. Evelyn Thrasher- Dean GFCB
  • 12:15 PM- 12:30 PM- Top Reasons to Pursue Grant Funding- Dr. Ritchie Taylor-Faculty Research Fellow, CHHS
  • 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM- Harnessing CITL Grant Opportunities- Dr. Marko Dumancic- Director of CITL
  • 12:45 PM- 1:30 PM- Interactive sessions: a chance to explore five research-rich stations on various grants. 
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

WKU Symphony and Choirs

All Day
  • Location: L.D. Brown Ag Expo Center Main Arena
  • Time: All Day

For more information: KJCA Cattle Working Contest

All Day
  • Location: Downing Student Union
  • Time: All Day

The Topper Orientation Program allows students and families to connect with the WKU campus and community. Students and their guests will learn about class registration and graduation requirements, meet other students, attend an advising session, and register for classes. This program will last all day. We ask that you plan to be on-campus until 4:30pm the day of your TOP. Pre-registration is required. We are excited you are officially joining the Hilltopper family!

For more information or to reserve your TOP date, visit www.wku.edu/top.

Saturday, April 27th
All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 Graduating Seniors Exhibition

9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Location: Cherry Hall (Third Floor)
  • Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Join the WKU Department of Poilitical Science for the Kentucky Philosophical Association Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 27th, on the third floor of Cherry Hall!

Dr. Robert Talisse, Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, will give a keynote address entitled, "The Civic Value of Solitude". Dr. Talisse specializes in contemporary political philosophy, with particular interest in democratic theory and political epistemology. In addition, he pursues topics in pragmatism, analytic philosophy, argumentation theory, and ancient philosophy.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Dr. Landon Elkind at landon.elkind@wku.edu. We hope to see you there!

5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
All Day
  • Location: Downing Student Union
  • Time: All Day

The Topper Orientation Program allows students and families to connect with the WKU campus and community. Students and their guests will learn about class registration and graduation requirements, meet other students, attend an advising session, and register for classes. This program will last all day. We ask that you plan to be on-campus until 4:30pm the day of your TOP. Pre-registration is required. We are excited you are officially joining the Hilltopper family!

For more information or to reserve your TOP date, visit www.wku.edu/top.

Sunday, April 28th
All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 Graduating Seniors Exhibition

3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday, April 29th
All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 Graduating Seniors Exhibition

2:00pm
  • Location: Somerset Community College, Hal Rogers Student Commons Community Room
  • Time: 2:00pm

Note: This event takes place at 2 p.m. (ET).

Deadline to RSVP is April 22, 2024.

Click Here to RSVP.

Family, friends, mentors, and other guests are encouraged to attend.

This is a brief reception to honor the first WKU graduates from WKU in Somerset.  

Each graduate will speak and receive a WKU in Somerset stole which can be worn with their cap & gown at WKU Commencement. 

Dress is business casual – no cap & gown.

Graduates should arrive by 1:45 p.m. (ET).

Tuesday, April 30th
All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Spring 2024 Graduating Seniors Exhibition

5:00pm
  • Location: Owensboro Community & Technical College, Humanities Building – Blandford Hall
  • Time: 5:00pm

Deadline to RSVP is April 23, 2024.

Click Here to RSVP.  

This is a brief ceremony to honor WKU graduates from WKU in Owensboro.

Graduates receive their WKU Owensboro stole which can be worn with their cap & gown at WKU Commencement. 

Following the ceremony, there are photo opportunities, and graduates pick up a celebratory cake to take home.

Dress is business casual – no cap & gown.

Graduates should arrive by 4:30 p.m. (CT).

5:30pm
  • Location: HCIC
  • Time: 5:30pm

Graduates and their friends and families are invited to attend and celebrate.

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