Today@WKU: February 5, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Monday, February 5th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for February 5, 2018.
- WKU named Diversity & Inclusion Champion in International Education: WKU has taken a leap forward in its diversity and inclusion efforts, receiving a prestigious award from Diversity Abroad. WKU has been named the Diversity & Inclusion Champion in the 2018 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education (EDIIE) Awards.
- WKU Department of Finance to Host Personal Financial Planning Symposium: Five of the country’s top experts in the financial planning profession are scheduled to converge upon the Knicely Conference Center on Wednesday (Feb. 7) to share knowledge and advice with more than 150 financial planning professionals and students at the WKU Personal Financial Planning Symposium. The day begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. and will provide qualified attendees with six hours of Certified Financial Planning Continuing Education credit.
- 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/
- Women’s basketball: Lady Toppers Down Florida Atlantic, 82-63, for Fifth Straight Win: Tashia Brown and Ivy Brown each recorded double-doubles and Raneem Elgedawy added 15 points as WKU's 32-point second quarter carried the Lady Toppers past Florida Atlantic, 82-63, on Saturday afternoon inside E.A. Diddle Arena. Next: WKU vs. Old Dominion at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
- Men’s basketball: Offensive Woes Cost Hilltoppers in 74-63 Loss at UTSA: WKU could never get anything going from the outset Saturday afternoon, falling 74-63 at UTSA. The loss snapped a five-game road winning streak for the Hilltoppers (16-7 overall, 8-2 Conference USA), who had also won four straight on the road against league opponents. Next: WKU vs. FAU at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
- Football: Woods Joins Hilltopper Coaching Staff to Direct Offensive Line: His offensive lines have paved the way for a Doak Walker Award winner and set records for rushing offense, and now TJ Woods is set to bring that coaching acumen to The Hill as he joins Mike Sanford's coaching staff as offensive line coach. "The addition of TJ Woods to our program is a game-changer for our offensive line unit," Sanford said. "He has overseen dominant rushing attacks at the highest level of college football. I look forward to working directly with TJ to produce a balanced and explosive offense on The Hill in 2018 and beyond."
- WKU recognized for diversity, inclusion efforts: WKU has earned recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts from a group dedicated to expanding access to global education opportunities.
- WKU history department to hold forum on race, memory and the Civil War: More than 150 years after the American Civil War pitted brother against brother, discussions and disagreements over the war’s legacies have stoked recent protests and violence nationally. At 6:30 p.m. Monday, four WKU historians will engage the public in a forum, “Uncivil: Race, Memory, and the Civil War,” in the auditorium at Jody Richards Hall on the WKU campus. The event is free and open to the public.
- After Texas split, Tops head home looking for lost swagger: Justin Johnson didn’t hold back Saturday evening – not about his team or his own play. “That was bad. No ifs, ands, buts or anyway to put it. That was bad,” the senior forward said after WKU’s 74-63 loss to Texas San Antonio. “It starts with me and Darius (Thompson) and Dwight (Coleby), us as seniors and where we step out and are ready to play. We come out and we weren’t ready to play. They knocked us in the mouth and we didn’t respond. No easy way of putting it, we just got our butt kicked tonight.”
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 (through Dec. 18); plus other gallery and on-campus exhibits. (Museum hours/visitor information) Contact Kentucky Museum, (270) 745-2592.
- Arts at WKU 2017-2018. Various events and locations. Contact Potter College of Arts & Letters, (270) 745-2344.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Tuesday, Feb. 6
Wednesday, Feb. 7
- 8 a.m.: Kentucky DECA Regional Conference. Downing Student Union. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
- 8 a.m.: Personal Financial Planning Symposium. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Gordon Ford College of Business, (270) 745-6311.
Thursday, Feb. 8
- 5:30 p.m.: Lady Topper Basketball vs. Old Dominion. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Musica. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7:30 p.m.: Cultural Enhancement Series: Roxane Gay. Van Meter Hall. Free admission. Contact Cultural Enhancement, (270) 745-4375.
- 7:30 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. Florida Atlantic. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
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