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Friday, March 1st
9:30am - 12:00pm
  • Location: Jody Richards Hall Auditorium
  • Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

The annual Kentucky Mark of Excellence Competition, sponsored by the WKU Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, rewards the outstanding efforts of high school journalists throughout the state. More information about the 2019 event

6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Semifinal games at 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, March 2nd
6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Championship game at 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 3rd
2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

For ticket information, contact WKU Ticket Office at (270) 745-5222 or visit wkutickets.com

Follow Hilltopper Basketball online, on Twitter or on Facebook

Monday, March 4th
6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Semifinal games at 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Championship game at 6 p.m.

7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Free public show Tuesday nights at the Planetarium
Wednesday, March 6th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

For ticket information, contact WKU Ticket Office at (270) 745-5222 or visit wkutickets.com

Follow Hilltopper Basketball online, on Twitter or on Facebook

Thursday, March 7th
2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Due to weather concerns, WKU Baseball's opening game vs. Memphis at Nick Denes Field will be moved up to Thursday, March 7 at 2 p.m. With this change, the remaining two games of the series are TBD at this time. For March 8-10 schedule updates, visit http://wkusports.com/schedule.aspx?path=baseball

6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

For ticket information, contact WKU Ticket Office at (270) 745-5222 or visit wkutickets.com

Follow Lady Topper Basketball online, on Twitter or on Facebook

7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
free public Planetarium shows on Thursday nights
Friday, March 8th
7:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 7:00pm - 10:30pm
For ticket info, please pick up from Greenwood High School front office or call 270-842-3627
Saturday, March 9th
4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
For ticket info, please pick up from Greenwood High School front office or call 270-842-3627
Monday, March 11th
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday, March 12th
7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Free public show Tuesday nights at the Planetarium
Thursday, March 14th
9:30am - 11:30am
  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
For ticket information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/o/bg-onstage-3297119400
7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
free public Planetarium shows on Thursday nights
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
7:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Location: GCC - GCC 0110
  • Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday, March 15th
8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Downing Student Union
  • Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Conference schedule highlights

  • Registration: 8-8:45 a.m. at Downing Student Union Lobby
  • Opening General Assembly: 8:45 a.m. at DSU Auditorium
  • Competitive Events: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at locations in DSU, Gary Ransdell Hall and Grise Hall
  • Voting Delegate Assembly: Noon at DSU Auditorium
  • Talent Show: 1 p.m. at DSU Auditorium
  • Awards Assembly/Closing General Session: 2 p.m. at DSU Auditorium
9:45am - 11:30am
  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 9:45am - 11:30am
For ticket information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/o/bg-onstage-3297119400
5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 16th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, March 17th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: Knicely Conference Center
  • Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

ACT Blitz courses during the academic year prepare students to reach the test date of their choice at peak performance. These courses meet once per week, allowing time to practice new skills during the week. This multi-week format of the ACT Prep Course leads to greater opportunities for learning and interaction with our expert instructors. Courses are conveniently scheduled in the weeks leading up to the most popular ACT dates and include 16 hours of instruction.

1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Monday, March 18th
10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Location: DSU - DSU 1000B
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday, March 19th
5:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0198
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Free public show Tuesday nights at the Planetarium
Wednesday, March 20th
5:30pm
  • Location: JRH Auditorium
  • Time: 5:30pm

The John B. Gaines Family Lecture Series Presents:
 
The Cincinnati Enquirer
 
2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Local Reporting
 
Enquirer journalists spent a week documenting the impact of heroin throughout their community.
 
Join us to hear what they discovered and how their coverage is making a difference today.
 
Check out their coverage of the heroin crisis, titled "Seven Days of Heroin: This is What an Epidemic Looks Like," HERE.
 
Guest speakers: Amy Wilson & Cara Owsley (WKU '95) from The Cincinnati Enquirer
 
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20
 
Jody Richards Hall Auditorium
 
FREE, open to the public & swipeable event
Thursday, March 21st
11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Location: DSU - DSU 1000I
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
3:45pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: FH - FH 0100
  • Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm
7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
free public Planetarium shows on Thursday nights
7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: Downing Student Union Auditorium
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join New York Times bestselling author Adam Alter as he explores why technology is making us less happy with his presentation Irrestible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and The Business of Keeping us Hooked. This event is free to attend and open to the public. 

About the Presenter

Adam Alter is an Associate Professor of Marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business, with an affiliated appointment in the New York University Psychology Department.

He is the author of the bestselling book Irresistible (2017) and has also written for the New York Times, New Yorker, Washington Post, Atlantic, WIRED, Slate, Huffington Post, and Popular Science, among other publications.

About the WEDGE Visiting Scholar Presentations

The Wedge Visiting Scholar Presentations, a free evening lecture and all-day workshop for educators and the public, has been presented each year since 2003 through a gift from the Wedge family. Presentations have included Dr. Carol Tomlinson on “Defensible Differentiation: What Will It Take to Get It Right?”; Dr. Donald Treffinger on teaching children to think critically and creatively; Jonathan Plucker on excellence gaps; Bronwyn MacFarlane on “Curriculum for Every Student to Succeed: Integrating Best Practices from Gifted Education in the Content Areas; and Barbara Kerr on “From Imagination to Innovation: Encouraging Students in STEM.”

7:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Location: GCC - GCC 0110
  • Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
9:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Location: DSU - DSU 1071
  • Time: 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Friday, March 22nd
7:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 7:00pm - 10:30pm
For ticket information, please call South Warren High School at 270-467-7500
Saturday, March 23rd
8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Location: HCIC - HCIC 1011
  • Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Various Sigma Chi chapters and members from Headquarters coming to talk
1:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
7:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 7:00pm - 10:30pm
For ticket information, please call South Warren High School at 270-467-7500
All Day
  • Location: WKU's Bowling Green Campus
  • Time: All Day

This event will feature tours and information sessions tailored for high school juniors starting their college search. RSVP at https://www.wku.edu/headforthehill/.

Sunday, March 24th
1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: Knicely Conference Center
  • Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

ACT Blitz courses during the academic year prepare students to reach the test date of their choice at peak performance. These courses meet once per week, allowing time to practice new skills during the week. This multi-week format of the ACT Prep Course leads to greater opportunities for learning and interaction with our expert instructors. Courses are conveniently scheduled in the weeks leading up to the most popular ACT dates and include 16 hours of instruction.

2:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
For ticket information, please call South Warren High School at 270-467-7500
3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday, March 25th
5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday, March 26th
10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Location: Downing Student Union first floor
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Students can attend this event to learn about sexual assault prevention resources on campus. There will interactive games to test knowledge as well as giveaways. For more information visit, www.wku.edu/heretohelp/sapm.

1:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Downing Student Union first floor
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:00pm

A proclamation will be signed by WKU recognizing Sexual Assault Prevention Month. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to attend to show support. For more information visit, www.wku.edu/heretohelp/sapm.

7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Free public show Tuesday nights at the Planetarium
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday, March 27th
9:50am - 12:30pm
  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 9:50am - 12:30pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Location: Augenstein Alumni Center
  • Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm

May graduates should visit the Grad Fair to pick up their cap and gown, order photos, class rings, and more.

4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: GRH - GRH 3011
  • Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
$5 admission
Thursday, March 28th
10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Location: Augenstein Alumni Center
  • Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm

May graduates should visit the Grad Fair to pick up their cap and gown, order photos, class rings, and more.

5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Location: OD - OD South Lawn
  • Time: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
free public Planetarium shows on Thursday nights
7:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Location: GCC - GCC 0110
  • Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday, March 29th
3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Due to weather concerns on Saturday, WKU Baseball's series vs. Charlotte at Nick Denes Field has been altered. The teams will play a doubleheader on Friday starting at 3 p.m. (second game will begin approximately 30 minutes after completion of first game). The series ends at noon Sunday.

8:00pm - 8:00am
  • Location: Preston Health and Activities Center
  • Time: 8:00pm - 8:00am

The Fifth Annual Dance Big Red student-led dance fundraising event at Western Kentucky University will be held March 29. This past March, nearly 800 students danced for 12 hours and raised over $73,000 for Norton Children's Hospital.

Since it began, Dance Big Red has raised more than $176,000 for pediatric cardiovascular services and adolescent cancer care at Norton Children’s Hospital.   A total of five high schools hosted Dance Little Reds contributing to the overall success and growth of Dance Big Red.  Join our efforts by participating as a dancer, making a donation, and/or becoming an event sponsor today! 

Important Details

The overall goal for Dance Big Red 2019 is to raise $85,000 and recruit 1,000 dancers.   All Western Kentucky University students, faculty and staff are invited to participate as a DANCER.  All WKU friends and family can support the event with a donation and/or become a business sponsor the event! 

  • Date: March 29, 2019
  • Time:  8 p.m. to 8 a.m. CT
  • Location:  WKU's Raymond B. Preston Health & Activities Center
  • Registration Fee: $14 per person (tax included)
  • WKU ID: required to participate as a dancer

NEW - Community Hour Details

All friends and family of WKU & Norton Children's Hospital are invited to visit DBR in person and encourage dancers to keep fundraising!

  • Date: March 29, 2019
  • Time:  9 p.m. to 10 p.m. CT
  • Location:  WKU's Raymond B. Preston Health & Activities Center - Second Floor, TRACK
  • Fee: no cost, but donations welcomed

Event details

Saturday, March 30th
8:00pm - 8:00am
  • Location: Preston Health and Activities Center
  • Time: 8:00pm - 8:00am

The Fifth Annual Dance Big Red student-led dance fundraising event at Western Kentucky University will be held March 29. This past March, nearly 800 students danced for 12 hours and raised over $73,000 for Norton Children's Hospital.

Since it began, Dance Big Red has raised more than $176,000 for pediatric cardiovascular services and adolescent cancer care at Norton Children’s Hospital.   A total of five high schools hosted Dance Little Reds contributing to the overall success and growth of Dance Big Red.  Join our efforts by participating as a dancer, making a donation, and/or becoming an event sponsor today! 

Important Details

The overall goal for Dance Big Red 2019 is to raise $85,000 and recruit 1,000 dancers.   All Western Kentucky University students, faculty and staff are invited to participate as a DANCER.  All WKU friends and family can support the event with a donation and/or become a business sponsor the event! 

  • Date: March 29, 2019
  • Time:  8 p.m. to 8 a.m. CT
  • Location:  WKU's Raymond B. Preston Health & Activities Center
  • Registration Fee: $14 per person (tax included)
  • WKU ID: required to participate as a dancer

NEW - Community Hour Details

All friends and family of WKU & Norton Children's Hospital are invited to visit DBR in person and encourage dancers to keep fundraising!

  • Date: March 29, 2019
  • Time:  9 p.m. to 10 p.m. CT
  • Location:  WKU's Raymond B. Preston Health & Activities Center - Second Floor, TRACK
  • Fee: no cost, but donations welcomed

Event details

1:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Sunday, March 31st
12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: Knicely Conference Center
  • Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

ACT Blitz courses during the academic year prepare students to reach the test date of their choice at peak performance. These courses meet once per week, allowing time to practice new skills during the week. This multi-week format of the ACT Prep Course leads to greater opportunities for learning and interaction with our expert instructors. Courses are conveniently scheduled in the weeks leading up to the most popular ACT dates and include 16 hours of instruction.

2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC Colonnade
  • Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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