Today@WKU: January 31, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for January 31, 2018.
- WKU alumnus is taking his career to the sky serving in U.S. Navy: After graduating from WKU with a degree in Marketing, Alex Sajewski of Fort Worth, Texas, used his family’s legacy as inspiration for his next career move. “My father was a Marine for over 25 years,” stated Sajewski. “My grandfather served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was awarded a Purple Heart. I was brought up in a military lifestyle and grew to appreciate what the armed forces do for our country.”
- WKU CCSJ to present 'Second Tuesday Salons' lecture series: The WKU Center for Citizenship & Social Justice will present the first 2018 lecture in its “Second Tuesday Salons” series from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 13 in Downing Student Union, room 2123.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina photo exhibition opening, film screening tonight: WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting will host a reception this evening for the opening of a photographic exhibition Bosnia and Herzegovina: Then and Now followed by a screening of the documentary film Sarajevo Roses: A Cinematic Essay.
- New Year. New Goals. Be Aggressive With Your Education: Deciding to go to college is a major decision. Some attend college to further their education, advance their career, and/or increase their salary. By following some simple steps, you’ll be able to better identify why you want to go to college.
- WKU Online & WKU On Demand newsletter: Check out the Winter 2018 edition.
- What’s Happening at WKU: Check out a listing of WKU events for Jan. 31-Feb. 17.
- 2018 Winter Weather Communications Plan: Check out a reminder about WKU’s winter weather communications plan that provides a number of ways you can find out if classes are delayed, canceled or if a campus is closed.
- 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/
- Track & Field: Indoor PR Secures Second-Straight C-USA Honor for McIntyre: For the second-consecutive week, WKU Track & Field's Morgan McIntyre has been tabbed the Conference USA Women's Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. The senior's second career accolade comes after clearing an indoor pole vault personal record of 3.98 meters (13'0.75") over the weekend at the Indiana University Relays.
- Men’s basketball: Hollingsworth Named Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year Finalist: WKU Hilltopper Basketball freshman guard Taveion Hollingsworth has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2017 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year Award. Hollingsworth, a 6-foot-2 native of Lexington, Ky., is the highest active WKU men's basketball figure in the award's voting since coach Ralph Willard in 1993. He's the highest active WKU men's basketball player since Ty Rogers in 2008.
- Internship in memory of BGHS graduate gives students opportunities: McKenzi Loid, a young public relations professional and Bowling Green High School graduate, was still starting her career when she was suddenly killed in a car accident last summer. Now, through a new internship in her name, a public relations student at WKU is working with BGHS journalism students to pass on public relations principles as they plan and run their own publicity campaign.
- Getting to the line helping to fuel WKU's success: WKU is not a great free-throw shooting team. In fact, WKU ranks in the 36th percentile among all Division I teams by having made just 69.7 percent of its shots from the line. But what the Hilltoppers do exceptionally well is get to the line in the first place. So even if the percentage of shots made from the line may be lacking, the quantity of shots made is not.
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- Upcoming WKU Alumni events: For a listing of 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: WKU SpiritFunder
- Topper Travelers Program 2018: The WKU Alumni Association is planning a Baltic Cruise across Northern Europe June 21-July 2. The 10-night cruise across the Baltic Sea aboard Marina will begin in Copenhagen, Denmark, with stops in Berlin, Germany; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; and Stockholm, Sweden. For information, visit alumni.wku.edu/baltic2018 or contact the Alumni Association at 800-842-9023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.
- Exhibits at Kentucky Museum: Instruments of American Excellence; A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green (through June 30); Kaleidoscope: Kentucky Museum Quilts; New Kentuckians (through Feb. 2); 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; Emily Hendricksen, A Reflective Collection (through Feb. 24); David Marquez, Germination Series (Feb. 6-March 17). Downing Museum, 4801 Morgantown Road. Contact Jack LeSieur, (270) 842-7415.
- International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Various events and locations during 2017-18 academic year. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- Arts at WKU 2017-2018. Various events and locations. Contact Potter College of Arts & Letters, (270) 745-2344.
- Photographic Exhibition: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Then and Now. Jan. 31-April 13. Jody Richards Hall Gallery. Contact Tim Broekema, (270) 745-3055.
- Art Exhibition: Proof of Existence: An Exhibit of Work by Contemporary Artists of Bosnian and Balkan Origin. Through April 6. Contact Art, (270) 745-3944.
Wednesday, Jan. 31
- 6 p.m.: Exhibition Opening Reception: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Then and Now. Jody Richards Hall Atrium. Contact Tim Broekema, (270) 745-3055.
- 7:30 p.m.: Documentary Screening: Sarajevo Roses: A Cinematic Essay. Jody Richards Hall Auditorium. Contact Tim Broekema, (270) 745-3055.
- 7:30 p.m.: Faculty Recital: Wes Baldwin. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
Thursday, Feb. 1
Friday, Feb. 2
- 7:30 p.m.: Cultural Enhancement Series: Yamato Drummers. Van Meter Hall. Free admission. Contact Cultural Enhancement, (270) 745-4375.
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