Today@WKU: March 22, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for March 22, 2018.
The Hilltoppers are headed to New York City for the NIT semifinals! WKU defeated Oklahoma State 92-84 Wednesday night and will face Utah on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.
- Cobane named American Council on Education Fellow: The American Council on Education (ACE) announced Wednesday that Dr. Craig T. Cobane, Executive Director of the Mahurin Honors College at WKU and the Jacque and John Jarve Endowed Professor, has been named an ACE Fellow for academic year 2018-19.
- Research Continues on Modeling and Evaluating the Influences of Class V Injection Wells on Urban Karst Hydrology: In a previous project, WKU Graduate student James Shelley discovered many problems related to the design, maintenance, and siting of Class V Injection Wells which are drilled wells into the limestone bedrock in Bowling Green and other places having karst topography, where stormwater can be directed underground into caves and cracks in the rock, eventually becoming part of the groundwater system. This led to further research.
- Sarah Bishop shares the charm of Bowling Green through a Southern Living style magazine: Sarah (McCullum) Bishop of Memphis, Tenn., came to Bowling Green to study English Literature at WKU. While she learned a great deal in the classroom, it was her applied experience outside the classroom that really ignited her love of writing and editing.
- WKU Alumni Lifetime Member Brian Lacefield appointed to agriculture role by U.S. President: Brian Lacefield , originally from Princeton, has a pretty lengthy family history at WKU. His parents, grandmother, brother, wife and sister-in-law all attended WKU. Lacefield came to the Hill as a History major, but ended up getting two degrees in Agriculture. Lacefield was appointed in October 2017 by President Donald Trump to serve as the Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
- Three former Hilltoppers honored as Trailblazers: For 21 years, Bowling Green’s Trailblazers Committee has recognized community leaders during Black History Month. This year, Wathetta Buford, Bea Isable and Delvagus Jackson were among the six local African-American citizens recognized on Feb. 25 for their leadership qualities in management, civic engagement, community service, law, entrepreneurship and higher education.
- 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: WKU Headed to New York City; Defeats Oklahoma State 92-84 in NIT Quarterfinals: Start spreading the news: WKU Hilltopper Basketball is headed to New York City. The Hilltoppers (27-10) led nearly the whole way in a hostile road environment at Oklahoma State on Wednesday night, outlasting the Cowboys 92-84 in the NIT quarterfinals. WKU advances to face Utah in the semifinals on Tuesday, March 27 at historic Madison Square Garden in New York.
- Baseball: 9th Inning Rally Falls Short vs. No. 15 Cardinals: In a back-and-forth midweek contest vs. No. 15 Louisville, a five-run eighth inning was the difference for WKU Baseball in an 8-5 loss to the visiting Cardinals. Steven Kraft went 3-for-4 to raise his season batting average to .383 and extend his hit streak to 10 games. Next: WKU at Rice this weekend.
- Softball: WKU Welcomes Jacksonville State to The Hill: WKU Softball will wrap up its four-game homestand today as Jacksonville State comes to town for a 3 p.m. CT, non-conference game on The Hill. Both the Hilltoppers (18-11) and Gamecocks (11-14) will look to get back into the win column after suffering setbacks their last time out. The midweek tilt will be available for streaming on CUSA.tv.
- WKU students plan local 'March for Our Lives' event: When thousands of students rally Saturday in Washington, D.C., for the national March for Our Lives event, local students will gather in downtown Bowling Green for their own demonstration.
- WKU continues remarkable run, faces Utah next: WKU, arguably, has now put together one of the greatest seasons in its storied history. No, it’s not in the NCAA Tournament. Nor is it playing for a national championship. And it didn’t come away with a conference title this year. But what the Hilltoppers are doing is going for a 28th win this season after cutting a swath of victories through Power 5 opponents en route to New York City next week and the semifinals of the National Invitational Tournament.
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. 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.
- 2018 Fulbright Week. Various events and locations. April 2-6. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
Thursday, March 22
- 9:30 a.m.: BG OnStage School Day Performance: Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. Van Meter Hall. Contact BG OnStage, (270) 904-1382.
- Noon: BG OnStage School Day Performance: Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. Van Meter Hall. Contact BG OnStage, (270) 904-1382.
- 3 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Jacksonville State. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 3:45 p.m.: University Senate Meeting. Faculty House. Contact Eric Kondratieff, (270) 745-8861.
- 5 p.m.: Presentation and Discussion: Rights of the Rock: The Alcatraz Occupation and Its Reverberations by WKU student Sarah Spalding. Downing Student Union, room 2124. Contact Center for Citizenship & Social Justice, (270) 745-3217.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Starry Tales for a Winter Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7 p.m.: Presentation: Kenan Trebincevic, author of The Bosnia List. Warren County Public Library’s Bob Kirby Branch, 175 Iron Skillet Court. Part of the International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Contact Sara Volpi, (270) 745-4502.
- 7 p.m.: Far Away Places Series: Poverty Is a Person: Human Agency, Women and Caribbean Households by Theresa Ann Rajack-Talley, University of Louisville. Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green. Contact Brian Coutts, (270) 745-6121.
- 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.
Friday, March 23
- 45th Annual History Contest. Diddle Arena. Contact Tamara Van Dyken, (270) 745-3842.
- 9:45 a.m.: BG OnStage School Day Performance: Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. Van Meter Hall. Contact BG OnStage, (270) 904-1382.
- 11:30 a.m.: Student Recital. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
- 6:30 p.m.: BG OnStage Performance: Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. Van Meter Hall. Contact BG OnStage, (270) 904-1382.
- 7 p.m.: Human iPod featuring John Rush. DSU Nite Class. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
- 7:30 p.m.: Student Recital: Tanner Age. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
- 8 p.m.: Dance Big Red. Preston Health and Activities Center. Contact Dana Matukas, (270) 935-9081.
Saturday, March 24
- 7:30 a.m.: 48th Annual Student Research Conference. Downing Student Union third floor. Contact Research, (270) 745-6733.
- 9 a.m.: Special Needs Expo. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex, (270) 745-2419.
- 10 a.m.: 48th Annual Student Research Conference Keynote Lecture: Neuroplasticity: Mapping a Path from Undergraduate to Postdoctoral Clinical Research by Dr. Kendra Cherry-Allen, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. Downing Student Union, room 3020. Contact Research, (270) 745-6733.
- 11 a.m.: West Kentucky Horse Sales. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Wayne Boyd, (270) 365-7272.
- 11 a.m.: March for Our Lives. Cherry Hall to Fountain Square Park. Contact Center for Citizenship & Social Justice, (270) 745-3217.
- 5 p.m.: Revolution 91.7 Alumni Reunion. Faculty House. Contact School of Journalism & Broadcasting, (270) 745-4144.
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