Today@WKU: March 27, 2018
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Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for March 27, 2018.
The Hilltoppers are in New York City for the semifinals of the NIT. WKU will face Utah at 6 tonight at Madison Square Garden.
- Record Number of Gatton Academy Seniors Named National Merit Finalists: 19 seniors from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky have been recognized as finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition, marking the most students recognized in one school year in the school’s history.
- 5 Gatton Academy Seniors Recognized as Candidates for 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholar: Five Gatton Academy seniors learned recently they are candidates for the 2018 United States Presidential Scholars. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of the nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors.
- Dean Jeff Katz Named 2018 Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Dean: Dr. Jeff Katz, Dean and Professor of Management in the Gordon Ford College of Business, was recently named the 2018 Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Dean. The award is presented to a dean who contributes to the university’s Beta Alpha Psi chapter with time, financial support, and an aspiration to achieve chapter goals.
- WKU Week in Photos for March 12-24: Check out the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis of WKU Public Affairs.
- 2018 Faculty Awards Reception April 10: The 2018 Faculty Awards Reception will be held at 3 p.m. April 10 at the Faculty House. WKU annually recognizes outstanding contributions by faculty members in the areas of Teaching, Research/Creativity, Public Service, Student Advisement and Part-Time Teaching.
- Applications open for CCSA summer abroad programs: CCSA (Cooperative Center for Study Abroad) is accepting applications for its summer study abroad programs. The programs include eight options to English-speaking countries around the world.
- Summer Classes at WKU Just Got More Affordable: There are many benefits to enrolling in classes during the summer. You can catch up on a missed class, concentrate on a specific course or progress toward graduation. With the Summer Pell Grant, Financial Aid and Summer Scholarship, there are even more benefits.
- 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 Face Utah Tonight in NIT Semifinals in New York City: WKU Hilltopper Basketball has advanced to the NIT semifinals for the first time since 1954 and will face Pac-12 foe Utah for a spot in the championship game at 6 tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The fourth-seeded Hilltoppers knocked off three Power 5 programs (Boston College, USC, Oklahoma State) to reach the Final Four, including the last two on the road. The game will be televised on ESPN with radio broadcast on the Hilltopper IMG Sports Network.
- Women’s basketball: Brown Named Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American: Senior Tashia Brown has been named a 2017-18 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American as announced by the organization on Monday morning, becoming only the fifth Lady Topper in school history to achieve that prestigious feat.
- Baseball: WKU Hits the Road to Richmond, Looking to Split EKU Series: With WKU Baseball coming off its first-ever Conference USA series win over Rice, the Hilltoppers travel to Richmond this afternoon to take on Eastern Kentucky. First pitch at Earle Combs Stadium will be at 3 p.m. CT.
- Softball: WKU at Indiana This Afternoon: WKU Softball will open up a five-game road stretch at 3 this afternoon as the Hilltopper squad heads to Bloomington, Ind., to take on Indiana at Andy Mohr Field. Both the Hilltoppers (19-11) and Hoosiers (10-21) will look to add to their current win streaks.
- Women’s golf: Lady Tops Move Up in Second Round at Georgia State with 17-Shot Improvement: WKU Lady Topper Golf improved by 17 strokes in Monday's second round of Georgia State's John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate, moving up to seventh with one round to go. The Lady Toppers shot a 300 team total in the second round at the par-72, 6,043-yard Eagle's Landing Country Club, giving them a two-day total of 617. Although they're in seventh place, they're just two strokes back of fourth. The final round begins this morning.
- WKU students campaign for anti-poverty funding: Two WKU students recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for anti-poverty funding.
- Andy Beshear signs proclamation for Sexual Assault Prevention Month: April marks Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month. Attorney General Andy Beshear was at WKU for a proclamation and signing of the prevention month.
- High school students to join in international Arabic debate: Four students from The Gatton Academy at WKU will go head-to-head in an upcoming international Arabic debate championship against native and non-native speakers from around the world.
- Hilltoppers bring their own show to NYC in NIT final four: New York is a city where people go to see a show. The Hilltoppers are there this week to put on one of their own. “I don’t think no other team in this country is like us. For us to play well, we have to joke around,” WKU freshman Taveion Hollingsworth said. “I ain’t even gonna lie, when have ya’ll ever seen everybody on the team serious? I don’t think anybody has ever seen us serious. Either someone has a big smile or somebody’s dancing or somebody’s jumping around. That’s just how we win games. We have fun.” WKU (27-10) has been having a lot of fun as of late. The Tops are hoping the good times continue at 6 tonight when they face Utah (22-11) in the semifinals of the National Invitational Tournament in New York. More: ESPN's Fraschilla: 'Born salesman' Stansbury 'great fit' for Hilltoppers
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. 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.
Tuesday, March 27
- 4 p.m.: Second Tuesday Salons: Identity, Remembrance, and Innovation, a Discussion of Works by 10 Bosnian/Balkan Origin by Yvonne Petkus, WKU Art Department. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Gallery. Contact Leah Ashwill, (270) 745-3217.
- 6:30 p.m.: Mahurin Honors College Young Alumni Speaker Series: Clay Simpson and Dr. Tyler Jury, co-founders of Clayton & Crume. HCIC Ballroom. Contact Honors, (270) 745-2081.
- 7 p.m.: Boyd-Lubker Visiting Scholars Program: Why War? Three Answers from Psychology by Dr. David Winter, author of Roots of War and professor emeritus at University of Michigan. Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Contact John Baker, (270) 745-5149.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Starry Tales for a Winter Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7:30 p.m.: Choral Concert: The Woman's Voice, benefiting Hope Harbor. First Christian Church, 1106 State St. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
Wednesday, March 28
- 7:30 a.m.: WKU Learn and Earn Big Red Breakfast. The Club at Olde Stone. Contact Learn and Earn, (270) 745-3454.
- 1 p.m.: Student Health Fair. Preston Health and Activities Center. Contact Student Wellness, (270) 745-6531.
- 3 p.m.: Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention Training. Downing Student Union, room 2081. Contact Center for Local Governments, (270) 745-6192.
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