Today@WKU: February 2, 2018
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Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for February 2, 2018.
Yamato, the Drummers of Japan, will perform tonight at Van Meter Hall as part of the Cultural Enhancement Series. (Photo by Hiroshi Seo)
- WKU planning two-day celebration for 2018 Spring Commencement: WKU’s 2018 Spring Commencement will be a two-day celebration for graduates and their families with a University-wide outdoor ceremony and Big Red Bash on May 11 and six individual college ceremonies on May 12. More: View from the Hill segment.
- WKU student awarded Freeman-Asia scholarship: WKU student Keeley Rather of Owensboro is studying abroad in Japan this spring through support from the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia scholarship program.
- Kentucky Museum adds Pay As You Will Saturdays: The Kentucky Museum is offering Pay As You Will every Saturday from Feb. 3 through May 26. We want to ensure that everyone in our community can see our exhibits, so each Saturday, instead of standard admission prices, guests will make a donation of admission — at ANY amount. By eliminating cost barriers, it is our hope that more people can visit the Museum.
- Yamato, the Drummers of Japan, to perform tonight at WKU: The 2017-2018 Cultural Enhancement Series continues tonight with a performance by Yamato, the Drummers of Japan, at 7:30 at Van Meter Hall.
- 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/
- Men’s basketball: Hollingsworth's Hot Second Half Leads Tops to 72-60 Win at UTEP: Freshman guard Taveion Hollingsworth's hot second-half shooting sparked a comeback for WKU on Thursday night, as the Hilltoppers rallied for a 72-60 win at UTEP. Hollingsworth knocked down a career-high five 3-pointers – all in the second half – as WKU (16-6 overall, 8-1 Conference USA) earned its fifth straight road win, including its fourth in a row in league play. Next: WKU at UTSA at 3 p.m. Saturday. The game will air on Fox College Sports/Hilltopper Sports Satellite Network.
- Volleyball: WKU Announces 2018 Camp Schedule: With another remarkable season in the record books, the WKU Volleyball staff is excited to announce that registration for the Lady Topper summer is now open. Camp sessions are scheduled for June 4-6 (Lil' Volley Topper Camp), June 11-13 (All Skills Camp & Elite Camp) and July 11-13 (High School Team Camp).
- WKU president makes the case for steady funding to lawmakers: Speaking Thursday to House lawmakers, WKU President Timothy C. Caboni made the case for “stable and predictable funding” from the state for higher education. “Over the last decade, state funding has been down in most years,” he said. “At best state support has been sporadic and unstable and certainly not a predictable budget source for us.”
- Hilltoppers on high alert as they travel to face dangerous UTSA team: The good news for WKU is the Hilltoppers escaped El Paso with a win Thursday. Maybe even better news is WKU got a 12-point victory without playing its best – and the Tops feel like it’s been quite some time since that best ball was showcased.
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.
Friday, Feb. 2
- 7:30 p.m.: Cultural Enhancement Series: Yamato Drummers. Van Meter Hall. Free admission. Contact Cultural Enhancement, (270) 745-4375.
Saturday, Feb. 3
- 9 a.m.: Farmer’s Market Tote Basket Workshop. Kentucky Museum. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2594.
- 9 a.m.: College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Preview Day. Gary A. Ransdell Hall. Contact Tammy Spinks, (270) 745-4664.
- 9 a.m.: College of Health and Human Services Preview Day. Downing Student Union. Contact CHHS, (270) 745-2425.
- 11:30 a.m.: Southern Kentucky Team Penning. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
- Noon: Winter Super Saturdays. Various campus locations. Continues Feb. 10, Feb. 17 and Feb. 24. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
- 2 p.m.: Lady Topper Basketball vs. Florida Atlantic. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
Sunday, Feb. 4
Monday, Feb. 5
- 5 p.m.: WKU Glasgow Visit Day. WKU Glasgow, room 131. Contact John Roberts, (270) 861-6984.
- 6:30 p.m.: Civil War Forum: Uncivil: Race, Memory, and the Civil War featuring WKU History faculty members Dorothea Browder, John Hardin, Glenn LaFantasie and Selena Sanderfer. Jody Richards Hall Auditorium. Contact History, (270) 745-3841.
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