Today@WKU: February 15, 2018
- Author: WKU News
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Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for February 15, 2018.
Photo caption: IdeaFestival Bowling Green (#IFBG18) begins this morning at WKU.
- Holocaust mural exhibit to open March 1 at National Corvette Museum: An exhibit of 20 murals depicting powerful messages about the Holocaust will open March 1-15 at the National Corvette Museum. The murals were created by students participating in The Center for Gifted Studies’ VAMPY program.
- Black History Month Salute: Sharon Hunter: 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 Sharon Hunter, Director of Strategic Enrollment Management and Retention Support at WKU.
- IdeaFestival Bowling Green today at WKU: The fifth annual IdeaFestival Bowling Green will be held today in the Van Meter Auditorium and Downing Student Union at WKU from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- 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 tonight at Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane.
- Parking advisory: PS2 Reserved Monday: Parking Structure 2 will be reserved Monday morning (Feb. 19) for Head for The Hill, a major student recruitment event. The garage is scheduled to reopen at approximately 10 a.m. Alternate commuter parking will be available in several other lots. More: Portion of Chestnut Street North Lot Closed Monday
- 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 Head to Middle Tennessee Tonight: For the 72nd time in program history, longtime rivals WKU and Middle Tennessee are set to clash in Murfreesboro, Tenn., this evening at 6:30 for the second time this season. In the first meeting, WKU earned a 57-43 victory inside E.A. Diddle Arena on Jan. 4 to open C-USA play for both sides.
- Men’s basketball: Tops Head Back to Texas to Face Mean Green Tonight: Winner of 11 of its last 13 games, WKU Hilltopper Basketball visits North Texas at 8 CT tonight in Denton, Texas. The Hilltoppers won two home games last week but play four of their last six on the road, where they're 4-1 in league play. Watch the game live on WatchStadium.com and WKU PBS.
- Softball: Chattanooga Challenge on Deck for WKU: Back in action after going 3-1 on opening weekend including the program's sixth-straight season-opening win, WKU Softball is headed to the Chattanooga Challenge for a full slate of games. Play from Chattanooga, Tenn., will commence today as the Hilltoppers will take on Tennessee Tech and Sacred Heart in back-to-back games from Frost Stadium. The Red and White will play as many as six games on the weekend, weather pending.
- Baseball: 2018 Media Day at Nick Denes Field: With only a few days remaining before first pitch of the 2018 WKU Baseball season in Memphis, head coach John Pawlowski along with seniors Colie Currie, Ben Morrison and Ryan Thurston spoke at Nick Denes Field at the Hilltoppers' media day.
- Photography exhibit features Bosnia and Herzegovina: The culture, people and beauty of Bosnia and Herzegovina will go on display at Spencer’s Coffee on College Street with the opening of a new photography exhibition. James Kenney, a photojournalism professor at WKU, will showcase his work beginning at 7 tonight.
- Overcoming Obstacles, The Tops Are On A Tear: The WKU Men’s Basketball team has faced its share of challenges this season. From the departure of freshman five-star Mitchell Robinson, to eligibility issues with freshman guard Josh Anderson and redshirt sophomore transfer Moustapha Diange, the Hilltoppers have battled adversity this year.
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.
- 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.
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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