Today@WKU: March 20, 2018
- WKU News
- Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for March 20, 2018.
- 2 WKU students honored in Hearst multimedia competition: Two WKU students have been honored in the second multimedia competition in the 2017-2018 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Rune Aarestrup Pedersen, an exchange student from Denmark, placed second in the Multimedia II/News Competition while Srijita Chattopadhyay, a senior from Bowling Green, placed third.
- Budget Stabilization Plan Update: President Timothy C. Caboni updated the campus community on the budget stabilization plan.
- WKU student & CCSJ to host 'Rights of the Rock' presentation on March 22: Rights of the Rock: The Alcatraz Occupation and Its Reverberations, a presentation and group discussion hosted by Sarah Spalding in cooperation with the WKU Center for Citizenship & Social Justice, will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday (March 22) at Downing Student Union, room 2124.
- WKU CCSJ organizing March for Our Lives event March 24: On Saturday (March 24), the March for Our Lives movement will take to the streets to demand that we end the epidemic of mass shootings in our schools and community. Bowling Green will be one of the more than 581 cities gathering to demand action. Participants will gather at Cherry Hall on WKU's campus at 11 a.m. and march to Fountain Square Park where a series of speakers will highlight the importance of action on gun reform.
- WKU CCSJ 'Second Tuesday Salons' series continues March 27: The WKU Center for Citizenship & Social Justice invites campus and community members to the second lecture in its spring 2018 “Second Tuesday Salons” series on March 27.
- 42nd Annual National Council for Black Studies Conference: Alexus Richardson attended the 42nd annual National Council for Black Studies Conference with Dr. Saundra Ardrey from March 14-17.
- 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 Edge Top-Seeded USC to Reach NIT Quarterfinals: WKU Hilltopper Basketball notched its first Pac-12 road victory in program history Monday night, advancing through the second round of the NIT with a 79-75 win at top-seeded USC. The Hilltoppers (26-10) came back in the final four minutes, surging past the Trojans (24-12) to win multiple games in the NIT for the first time since 1948. WKU advances to face second-seeded Oklahoma State on the road at 7 p.m. CT Wednesday in the quarterfinals on ESPN2.
- Football: Hilltoppers Open 2018 Spring Practices Today: As construction continues high above Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium on new video boards, the action ramps up on the field today as WKU opens up spring practice for the 2018 season. Under second-year head coach, the process has already begun to replace 11 starters, including seven on offense, but is bolstered by 15 returning starters and 55 lettermen from last year's Cure Bowl team.
- Emerging Lane -- Home-Grown Innovation: New business start-ups in Kentucky have numerous tools at their disposal, thanks to a vibrant scene of incubators and accelerators. Much of this work was kickstarted in 2001 with the founding of the Kentucky Innovation Network by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (CED). The WKU Center for Research and Development houses the WKU Small Business Accelerator and the central region office of KIN.
- What to watch for as WKU starts spring ball in the second year of the Sanford era: If Year One of the Mike Sanford administration brought forth a new era of WKU football, then Year Two is going to bring forth a really new era of WKU football. More: Sanford makes staff adjustments prior to start of spring ball
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. 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.
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.
- 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 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Louisville. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 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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