Today@WKU: March 5, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Monday, March 5th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for March 5, 2018.
WKU Ceramics students made, glazed and fired over 140 handmade bowls for the Empty Bowls of Bowling Green fundraising event. Empty Bowls aims to end hunger within our communities by partnering with local artists and community members who provide handcrafted bowls for the event. The 6th annual Empty Bowls event will take place Thursday (March 8). All funds from the event are donated to area charities to provide food to those in need.
- View from the Hill: Mahurin Honors College kicks off speaker series: The Honors College at WKU kicked off its first-ever speaker series with a Bowling Green native who is the Dean of Timothy Dwight College at Yale. WKU's Amy Bingham talks with Dr. Sarah Mahurin in this View from the Hill.
- Summer Early Entry 2018 Registration is Now Open: For many students, math, literacy, and English are challenging subjects. As students enter college, they often need developmental classes to prepare them for future coursework. Summer Early Entry (SEE) allows first-time freshman the opportunity to complete developmental courses during the summer, while bridging the gap between high school and university level courses.
- Ogden College of Science and Engineering newsletter: Check out the Winter 2018 newsletter from WKU’s Ogden College of Science and Engineering.
- PS1 & PS2 Used Nightly for Event Parking: WKU is hosting the 2018 KHSAA Regional Basketball Tournaments in Diddle Arena through March 6. PS1 and PS2 will be used for event parking. Students and faculty/staff with current WKU parking permits may use the structures as space allows.
- 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/
- Softball: Aikey Spins One-Hitter as Hilltoppers Top Dayton in Walk-Off Fashion: Sophomore pitcher Kelsey Aikey spun a one-hit gem for WKU Softball as the Hilltoppers closed weekend play with a 1-0 walk-off victory over Dayton (4-12 on Sunday. The Red and White closed Hilltopper Spring Fling play with a 3-2 record while moving to 14-6 overall with the team's fourth walk-off win of the season. Next: WKU will host SIUE at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
- Baseball: Toppers Fall to Mountaineers in Series Finale: With three unearned runs on the afternoon, West Virginia defeated WKU Baseball by a score of 7-1 at Nick Denes Field in the final game of the series. Colie Currie and Colin Butkiewicz each had a pair of hits for the Hilltoppers, who fell to 5-7. Next: WKU at Belmont at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
- Women’s golf: Lady Toppers Return to Action in North Florida's UNF Collegiate: The WKU Lady Topper Golf team enters its first of two straight weeks of competition in Florida, participating this week in North Florida's UNF Collegiate. The Lady Toppers will be one of 17 teams competing today and Tuesday at the par-72, 5,926-yard Jacksonville Golf and Country Club in Jacksonville, Fla.
- Men’s basketball: Hilltoppers Earn No. 3 Seed in Conference USA Basketball Championship: WKU Hilltopper Basketball will be the No. 3 seed in this week's 2018 Conference USA Basketball Championship and will open play against either sixth-seeded UAB or 11th-seeded Florida Atlantic at 9 p.m. CT Thursday in Frisco, Texas. The HIlltoppers' quarterfinal matchup on Court B will be streamed online on Facebook via Stadium from Ford Center at The Star, the training facility of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. More: Tops drops regular-season finale at UAB; C-USA tournament bracket
- Women’s basketball: Lady Toppers Drop Regular Season Finale at UTEP, 80-75: WKU led for much of the afternoon behind a career-high-tying 31 points from Ivy Brown, but a fourth-quarter comeback by UTEP dealt the Lady Toppers an 80-75 loss in the regular season finale for both teams on Saturday afternoon inside the Don Haskins Center. Next: The Lady Toppers (21-8, 12-4 C-USA) will be the No. 2 seed in this week's C-USA Tournament in Frisco, Texas. The Lady Toppers are set to open play on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. (CT) against the winner of seventh-seeded Florida Atlantic vs. 10th-seeded UTSA. More: C-USA tournament bracket
- Tennis: Lady Toppers Fall 4-0 to Indiana: WKU fought a hard battle on Saturday afternoon, but was ultimately defeated by the Indiana Hoosiers in a 4-0 decision. Next: WKU at UAB this Saturday.
- Art project honors Bosnian War's victims, survivors: When WKU junior McKayla Cash remembers high school, the history of the 1990s Bosnian War and the 100,000 people killed is starkly absent. Cash worked with Bosnian artists last week to carve the faces of those touched by the war into walls at the Kentucky Museum’s courtyard. For Cash, an art education major from Campbellsville, it was a moving experience.
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; Conference USA basketball tournament information
- 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.
- #ClimbWithUs: The WKU Office of Admissions helps future Hilltoppers as they start their journey on The Hill. You can reach us by calling 270-745-2551, emailing email@example.com or connecting with us on social media. Upcoming Important Dates/Deadlines: Admitted Student Nights; Housing Priority Deadline March 31; Spring TOP Dates: April 13 (Honors), April 14, April 20, April 28 and May 4. Students can reserve their TOP date and take their placement exams at www.wku.edu/top
- Useful links for prospective/admitted students: Campus tours; Let’s Talk, Topper; Admissions Timeline; Topper Orientation Program; Scholarships; Housing; MASTER Plan
- Admitted Student Nights: The WKU Office of Admissions is hosting several admitted student nights in various communities. These events are for high school seniors that have been admitted to WKU and their families. The Admissions Counselor for your area will be there to discuss your next steps and answer any questions you may have. Upcoming events include the following: Elizabethtown: Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m. ET at EC3. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; Nashville: Tuesday, March 6, 5:30 p.m. CT at Goodlettsville Public Library. Contact: email@example.com; Louisville: Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 p.m. ET at Jeffersontown Branch Public Library. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; Lexington: Wednesday, March 21, 6 p.m. ET at Lexington Public Library, Central Location (Room A). Contact: email@example.com Other admitted student nights are being planned. Visit https://www.wku.edu/admissions/counselors/ or call 270-745-2551 to get in touch with your WKU Admissions Counselor.
- 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); US Bank Celebration of the Arts (through April 7); 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; 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.
Monday, March 5
- 6 p.m.: High School Basketball: Boys’ 4th Region Tournament semifinals. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
- 7:30 p.m.: Cultural Enhancement Series: Daniel Levitin, neuroscientist, musician and author of This is Your Brain on Music. Van Meter Hall. Free admission. Contact Cultural Enhancement, (270) 745-4375.
- 8 p.m.: High School Basketball: Boys’ 4th Region Tournament semifinals. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
Tuesday, March 6
- 11:30 a.m.: Genderations Lecture Series: A New Coming Out: The Shifting Queer Narrative in Film and Television by Jessica Folk; and A Queer Disability History of the U.S. Children’s Bureau by Audra Jennings. Faculty House. Contact Gender & Women’s Studies, (270) 745-6477.
- 6 p.m.: High School Basketball: Boys’ 4th Region Tournament championship. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
- 7 p.m.: BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism Lecture Series: Brexit: The Road to Riches or Ruin? by Daniel Hannan, member of the European Parliament. Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Contact Brian Strow, (270) 745-7082.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Starry Tales for a Winter Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Wednesday, March 7
- 4 p.m.: Bosnian Coffee Demonstration. Faculty House. Contact Kentucky Folklife Program, (270) 745-4133.
- 5 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. SIUE. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
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