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Friday, October 14th, 2016

Friday, October 14th
9:00am - 4:00pm

Standing the Test of Time: Kentucky's White Oak Basket Tradition

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Learn more about the exhibit on the Kentucky Museum website.

9:00am - 3:00pm

Special Needs Summit

  • Location: Knicely Center
  • Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Hello Everyone  –

The Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU will be hosting an annual Special Needs Summit. The Special Needs Summit will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the Knicely Center. The target audience consists of parents, caregivers, family members, professionals, staff, and students. The Summit’s theme is “The Difference Is You”. The goal of the conference is to connect members of the special needs community with one another, provide valuable information and strategies on working with individuals and children with special needs, and provide information on community resources and services. We have some AMAZING speakers coming to share their expertise with you! 



The topics and speakers are as follows:

Keynote speaker: Amalia Starr, A Mother and Son's 40 year Journey

Session speaker: Robin Abbott, Get into your child's head through their ears; learn how
the auditory and vestibular senses form the foundation for learning and
our interaction with the world.

Session speaker: Jessica Bennett, Youth Nutrition and Healthy Eating Behavior Change

Session speaker: Bailey Robinson, Implementing Function Based Intervention
to Decrease Challenging 

Please go to our summit link for registration and (or) 

additional information at www.wku.edu/summit/


We are offering 4 Continued Education Credits for professionals throughout different
disciplines, which include Early Childhood, Social Work, First Steps, Nursing,
SLP's, Occupational Therapy, EILA (Education), and Psychology pending approval. 

11:00am - 1:00pm

October Freebie Friday

  • Location: OD - OD CentenMall A
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Fifth Element Podcast Tabling Event

  • Location: OD - OD CentenMall B
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm


  • Location: DSU - DSU 1037
  • Time: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

WKU Volleyball vs. UAB

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

Hilltopper Hysteria for WKU Basketball will follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Alpha Gamma Delta

  • Location: GCC - GCC 0111
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Hilltopper Hysteria

  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 7:30pm

WKU’s annual tip-off event for Hilltopper and Lady Topper Basketball.

Parking and admission are free for the event. The first 500 fans will receive a free T-shirt.

Hilltopper Hysteria includes individual player and coach introductions for both programs, scrimmages by both teams, a shooting stars challenge, an autograph session to end the night and giveaways and prizes for fans. WKU's Spirit Squad will also entertain fans at the event.

The event will begin with the WKU volleyball team’s conference matchup against UAB at 6 p.m., with the basketball festivities to follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.

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