Today@WKU: March 19, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Monday, March 19th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for March 19, 2018.
- WKU Forensics Team wins Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament: WKU’s Forensics Team won the 51st Biennial Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament the weekend of March 14-17. WKU was crowned the team sweepstakes national champions in both individual events and overall, for both speech and debate, and won 10th in debate team sweepstakes. This is the first time that WKU has attempted to compete at PKD in full force, and the first time the team has won the sweepstakes championship.
- Transit Alerts: Bowling Green Public Works will be continuing repairs to multiple intersections on Center Street beginning today. The intersection of 8th and Center Street will be closed. Passengers using the Red Line getting on at the Downtown Parking Garage should board the temporary bus stop at the corner of 8th and College Street. The 11th and Center Street bus stop (GoBG Transit Center) will be also closed. Passengers should use The Column’s bus stop.
- 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 Visit Top-Seeded USC in NIT Second Round: WKU Hilltopper Basketball will look to win multiple games in the NIT for the first time since 1948 when it travels to top-seeded USC for a second-round matchup at 10:30 CT tonight in Los Angeles. The game will be televised on ESPN2 with radio broadcast on the Hilltopper IMG Sports Network. More: Johnson, Thompson Named to NABC All-District Team
- Baseball: Morrison Shuts the Door, Closes Out 10-7 Victory: WKU Baseball used a relentless effort to claim a 10-7 win vs. Middle Tennessee on Sunday afternoon. Ray Zuberer III went 3-for-4 with three RBI and Chase Larsen went 3-for-3 with three runs scored for the Hilltoppers, who salvaged Game 3 of the Conference USA-opening series against the Blue Raiders. Next: WKU vs. Louisville at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bowling Green Ballpark.
- Softball: Blue Raiders Outlast Hilltoppers in Extra-Inning Series Finale: In an eight-inning series finale with rival Middle Tennessee, WKU Softball dropped its first series to the Blue Raiders since the 2010 season. A low-scoring affair compared to Saturday's doubleheader, MTSU used a three-run eighth inning to claim the 5-2 decision. Next: WKU (18-11 overall, 3-3 Conference USA) vs. Jacksonville State at 3 p.m. Thursday.
- Women’s basketball: WKU Falls 82-58 to Oregon State in NCAA Tournament: Marie Gulich scored 21 of her 29 points in the second half and grabbed 15 rebounds as No. 6 seed Oregon State beat No. 11 Western Kentucky 82-58 in the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament on Friday.
- With renewed focus, Tops look to upend USC in NIT's second round: WKU has played just about everywhere this season: Costa Rica, the Bahamas, Wisconsin, Ohio, five other states and in five different cities in Texas. Next stop for the globetrotting Hilltoppers? The City of Angels. WKU takes the floor at 10:30 CDT tonight at Southern California in the second round of the National Invitational Tournament, another step in a long journey of a season now 4 1/2 months running.
- Tashia Brown and Ivy Brown leave without one final win, but not without a lasting legacy: It was a loss in no way indicative of what Ivy Brown and Tashia Brown had done for 40 minutes – or for four years. But by Friday afternoon the careers of two of WKU’s greatest had come to an unceremonious end. “There’s no other place I’d rather be and no other coach I’d rather be playing for the past four years,” said Ivy Brown, tears freely flowing from her eyes. “And no other best friend I’d rather have to be playing with. It’s been really fun and really enjoyable.”
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.
- #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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: 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. 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 19
- 3 p.m.: REACH Week Presentation: The Meaning of Research-Based in Education: A Scientific Perspective by Dr. Dan Willingham, University of Virginia. Jody Richards Hall Auditorium. Contact Jenni Redifer, (270) 745-4081.
Tuesday, March 20
- 4 p.m.: Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Partnering up for Entrepreneurial Success by Jennifer Travelsted and Danielle Smith, founders of Barre Co. Grise Hall, room 238. Contact Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, (270) 745-4142.
- 5:30 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Louisville. Bowling Green Ballpark. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Starry Tales for a Winter Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7:30 p.m.: Concert: WKU Steel Band. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Admission is $4. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
Wednesday, March 21
- 1 p.m.: Potter College of Arts & Letters Liberal Arts Career Fair. Downing Student Union, third floor. Contact Center for Career and Professional Development, (270) 745-3095.
- 4:30 p.m.: Presentation: Finding the Missing: The Recovery and Identification of Victims from the 1990’s Conflict in Bosnia by Cecily Cropper, Consulting Archeologist, Wiltshire, England. Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Part of the International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- 8 p.m.: Theatre Production: Studio Series A. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Admission is $5. Recommended for mature audiences. Contact Theatre and Dance, (270) 745-5845.
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