Today@WKU: April 10, 2018
- WKU News
- Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for April 10, 2018.
- ENACTUS Team Advances to National Competition: WKU’s ENACTUS team advanced to the National Convention to be held in Kansas City in May after being named a regional champion on Monday.
- View from the Hill: WKU broadcasting graduate finds success in Hollywood: A WKU broadcasting graduate, who is now a Hollywood producer, is completing a film on the military newspaper, “Stars and Stripes." WKU's Amy Bingham talks with Steve Barber and one of his former professors about the project in this View from the Hill.
- Provost announces three appointments in Academic Affairs: Dr. David D. Lee, WKU’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has announced three appointments to administrative roles in Academic Affairs.
- Partnering Up for Entrepreneurial Success with the Founders of Barre Co.: Jennifer Travelsted and Danielle Smith, founders of Barre Co. in Bowling Green definitely raised the “Barre” on entrepreneurship while speaking to more than 40 entrepreneurial students on March 20 in Grise Hall.
- WKU Week in Photos for April 2-6: 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/
- Track & Field: Morris Qualifies for 200-Meter Semifinals at Commonwealth Games: WKU senior Julius Morris qualified for the semifinals of the 200-meter dash at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games late Monday evening. Representing his home country of Montserrat, the All-American clocked a time of 20.67 to finish first in the fourth heat of the running event. Only six out of the 73 competitors notched faster times than Morris.
- Men’s golf: Easton Shoots Career-Low 67 with Tops Tied for Second in Nashville: WKU's Stuart Easton shot a career-low 67 in Monday's second round of the Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate, helping Hilltopper Golf finish the first day tied for second place as a team. Easton – a junior from Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland – is in fifth place individually with a two-round total of 141 at the par-71, 6-943-yard Richland Country Club. The final round begins this morning.
- Baseball: WKU at No. 15 Vanderbilt Tonight: WKU Baseball has an opportunity for its second ranked victory in four days when the Hilltoppers head to Nashville for a midweek contest at No. 15 Vanderbilt. First pitch of today’s matchup with the Commodores will be at 6:30 p.m.
- Softball: Hilltoppers Announce 2018 Camp Opportunities: Head coach Amy Tudor and the WKU Softball program are excited to announce several opportunities for softball players ranging from first grade all the way through junior college athletes to come to The Hill for numerous Hilltopper camps and clinics this summer.
- Kelly Autism Program helps kids forge friendships: When Amy Hardin’s son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age 4, he struggled to have a conversation and make friends. Now 7 years old, J.W. Hardin has a village of friends and his mother said he’s testing at or above grade level in reading and math at his mainstream public school. His mother credits the staff at the Kelly Autism Program at WKU as her son’s secret to success.
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
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; 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); 2018 Side by Side (April 14-June 30); Create It Forward (April 19-May 2); 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; Marilee Salvator: Propagation (through April 14). 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 13. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Gallery. Contact Art, (270) 745-3944.
Tuesday, April 10
- 3 p.m.: 2018 Faculty Awards Reception. Faculty House. Contact Academic Affairs, (270) 745-2296.
- 4 p.m.: Second Salon Tuesdays Series: Race, Class, Region and Television from the Beverly Hillbillies to Duck Dynasty by Dr. Anthony Harkins, WKU History Department. Downing Student Union, room 2123. Contact Center for Citizenship & Social Justice, (270) 745-3217.
- 5 p.m.: Student Recital: Brittany Bagwell. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
- 5:30 p.m.: International Fly Fishing Film Festival. Downing Student Union, room 3020. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at door. Contact Raymond Poff, (270) 745-2498.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: MoonBeings. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Wednesday, April 11
- KMEA Third District Strings Large Ensemble Event. Van Meter Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
- 3 p.m.: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Centennial Mall. Part of Sexual Assault Prevention Month. Contact Counseling & Testing Center, (270) 745-3159.
- 3 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Eastern Kentucky, doubleheader. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 6:30 p.m.: Gender Images Film Series: Suffragette. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact Gender & Women’s Studies, (270) 745-6477.
- 7:30 p.m.: Performance: WKU Guitar Ensemble. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
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