Today@WKU: March 14, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for March 14, 2018.
- Talisman wins Gold Crown for magazine, website: Talisman, WKU’s student-run life and culture magazine and companion website, has been awarded the Gold Crown, the top honor given by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
- WKU research shows set of anti-cancer compounds that do not damage cells used in hearing: New WKU research shows that a set of structurally unique platinum compounds are effective against cancer but do not damage sensory hair cells that are responsible for hearing.
- Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange accepting new applicants: The Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange is accepting applicants for its 2018 cohort. Members from across the state will gather in Bowling Green June 8-10, in Knott County Aug. 3-5, and in Covington Oct. 12-14.
- WKU Week in Photos for March 5-9: Check out the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.
- 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: Hilltoppers Rout Boston College 79-62 at Home in NIT Opener: WKU Hilltopper Basketball kept its season alive with a dominant performance Tuesday night, routing ACC foe Boston College 79-62 in a first-round NIT home game at E.A. Diddle Arena. The Hilltoppers (25-10) shot 55.4 percent from the field and held Boston College to 38.5 percent, picking up their first NIT victory since a 2005 win over Kent State. Next: WKU at Southern California at 10:30 p.m. CT Monday.
- Women’s golf: Lady Tops, Joiner Notch Commanding Spring Break Shootout Victories: Tuesday proved to be a dominating day with two victories for WKU Lady Topper Golf at their own Spring Break Shootout. The Lady Toppers won the team crown by a convincing 24 strokes with an 880 (289-301-290) tally, while sophomore Mary Joiner claimed individual medalist honors with a 4-under 212 (79-73-70) – eight strokes ahead of second-place teammate Georgina Blackman.
- Softball: Early Lead Doesn't Hold for Hilltoppers at No. 8 LSU: Leading as much as 3-0 over No. 8 LSU from Tiger Park Tuesday night, WKU Softball would ultimately drop the midweek tilt, 7-3. The Hilltoppers became just the third team to put up three or more runs on the nationally-ranked Tigers (23-2) this season while moving to 17-8 on the season with the setback. Next: WKU at South Alabama at 4 p.m. today.
- Baseball: WKU’s Rally Falls Shy of Visiting Colonels, 7-5: Trailing Eastern Kentucky by five runs going into the bottom of the third, WKU Baseball almost found a way to rally back, but ultimately fell short by a score of 7-5 on Tuesday afternoon. Colin Butkiewicz went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI, extending his team-best hit streak to seven games. Next: WKU begins Conference USA play with rival Middle Tennessee coming to Nick Denes Field for a Friday-to-Sunday set.
- Women’s basketball: Ticket Information, Fan Bus Available for NCAA Tournament in Knoxville: Ticket information for Friday's first-round NCAA Tournament game against Oregon State in Knoxville, Tenn., at 11 a.m. (CT) is now available, and the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation will also send a fan bus from Bowling Green for Friday's contest. Tickets for the WKU fan section inside Thompson-Boling Arena will be $25 for chair back seats and will be allocated based on Hilltopper Athletic Foundation priority rank. Tickets are only available for fans through the WKU Ticket Office at (270) 745-5222 locally or 1-800-5-BIGRED. Only limited tickets are available, and fans are encouraged to purchase tickets as soon as possible.
- Tennis: Singles Rally Allows WKU to Defeat EKU 5-2: WKU defeated in-state foe EKU 5-2 in a neutral site match Tuesday at the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center. After losing the doubles point, the Lady Toppers rallied to win five of six singles matches and to claim the overall victory.
- Tops bury Boston College to advance to NIT's second round: WKU and Boston College battled for about a quarter-and-a-half Tuesday – then the home team kicked it into hyperdrive. The Hilltoppers (25-10) sent BC home with a 79-62 win in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament. Justin Johnson led the way with 19 points and 12 rebounds during WKU’s offensive explosion.
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.
- #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: Lexington: Wednesday, March 21, 6 p.m. ET at Lexington Public Library, Central Location (Room A). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Wednesday, March 14
- WKU Spring Break. No classes. Offices open.
Thursday, March 15
- WKU Spring Break. No classes. Offices open.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Starry Tales for a Winter Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Friday, March 16
- WKU Spring Break. No classes. Offices open.
- 5 p.m.: Bowling Green Gallery Hop. Kentucky Museum. Contact Kentucky Museum, (270) 745-2592.
- 5 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Middle Tennessee. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 7 p.m.: Greenwood High School Musical: Thoroughly Modern Millie. Van Meter Hall. Contact Greenwood High School, (270) 842-3627.
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