Today@WKU: February 14, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for February 14, 2018.
- 21 WKU students candidates for 2018 Coming Home King: Twenty-one WKU students are vying for the 2018 Coming Home King. The king will be crowned Feb. 22 during halftime of WKU’s men’s basketball game versus Charlotte.
- Black History Month Salute: Gaines Brown: This month, we're highlighting the work of African American faculty, staff, students and alumni who make a difference each day at WKU. Today, we focus on Gaines Brown, a Distinguished Minority Fellow and MPA student from Lexington.
- Students Attend TD Ameritrade National LINC Conference: WKU students Alec Broughton and August Hemmerich were two of 56 financial planning students from 28 colleges and universities who attended TD Ameritrade Institutional’s annual conference for independent registered investment advisors (RIAs), National LINC 2018.
- Kentucky Live! presents Mary Ellen Pethel on “College Life and the Making of Modern Nashville”: The Kentucky Live! Series presents Mary Ellen Pethel on College Life and the Making of Modern Nashville at 7 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 15) at Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane.
- WKU Department of Communication Presents the Carl L. and Mary Anne Kell Distinguished Lecture Series in Communication: WKU’s Department of Communication is introducing The Carl L. and Mary Anne Kell Distinguished Lecture Series in Communication at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Guillaume Auditorium in Grise 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 golf: Hilltoppers Shoot 6 Under as Team to Finish Third in Mobile: WKU Hilltopper Golf turned in one of its best rounds in several years Tuesday, finishing third in a stout 16-team field at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate. The Hilltoppers shot a 6-under 858 total as a team across three rounds, which marked the first time they've broken par as a team since shooting 2 under at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic in April 2016. The 858 total was the team's lowest since shooting 852 in the Sam Hall Intercollegiate to open the fall of 2016.
- What's the Big Idea? Bowling Green Festival Looks to Make Student Dreams a Reality: An estimated 800 middle and high school students will be on the campus of WKU Thursday for the fifth-annual IdeaFestival Bowling Green. The theme of this year’s event is “What’s the Big Idea?”, and is focused on helping young people identify and achieve their dream ideas.
- Woods sees potential in WKU's next offensive line: WKU’s top emphasis this offseason is reviving its run game. It’s part of why Mike Sanford hired TJ Woods as the Hilltoppers’ new offensive line coach.
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 email@example.com.
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.
- 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 (through 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. Through 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. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Gallery. Contact Art, (270) 745-3944.
- Exhibit at Intercultural Student Engagement Center: Black History Month student artwork. Downing Student Union, room 2041. Contact ISEC, (270) 745-5066.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
- 1 p.m.: College of Health and Human Services Career Fair. Academic Complex. Contact Center for Career and Professional Development, (270) 745-3095.
Thursday, Feb. 15
- 8 a.m.: IdeaFestival Bowling Green. Van Meter Hall and Downing Student Union. Contact Erika Solberg, (270) 745-3015.
- 2:30 p.m.: Presentation: Kelly Craft, U.S. Ambassador to Canada. Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-3975.
- 3 p.m.: Lecture: Leadership for Today’s Global Issues by Ted Nicholas. Guillaume Auditorium, Grise Hall. Contact Wendi Kelley, (270) 745-2279.
- 3:45 p.m.: University Senate Meeting. Faculty House. Contact Eric Kondratieff, (270) 745-8861.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Starry Tales for a Winter Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7 p.m.: Kentucky Live Series: College Life and the Making of Modern Nashville by Mary Ellen Pethel, Harper Hall School. Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green. Contact Brian Coutts, (270) 745-6221.
Friday, Feb. 16
- 9 a.m.: Spring Nursing Recruitment Day Job Fair. WKU-Medical Center Health Sciences Complex, 700 First Ave. Contact Center for Career and Professional Development, (270) 745-3095.
- 6 p.m.: Interfaith Workshop on Sustainability and Social Justice. Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Contact Bella Mukonyora, (270) 745-5754.
Saturday, Feb. 17
- 8 a.m.: Interfaith Workshop on Sustainability and Social Justice. Islamic Center of Bowling Green, 2140 Morgantown Road. Contact Bella Mukonyora, (270) 745-5754.
- 8:30 a.m.: Kentucky 4-H Livestock Skillathon Contest. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
- Noon: Winter Super Saturdays. Various campus locations. Continues Feb. 24. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
- 2 p.m.: Lady Topper Basketball vs. Marshall. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 7:30 p.m.: Recital: Zachary Bush, vocal. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
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