Today@WKU: April 18, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for April 18, 2018.
A team of WKU Geography & Geology students took second place in the 2018 Eastern Regional of the prestigious Imperial Barrel Award program.
- WKU senior's 'Icelandic Sketches' to premiere at Earth Day concert: As part of WKU Choral Activities’ Earth Day concert on April 22, the WKU Chorale will present the world premiere of "Icelandic Sketches: Stories of Climate, Tourism and Change," a composition by senior Jason Fox of Russellville.
- WKU team second in Imperial Barrel Award regional contest: A team of WKU Geography & Geology students won second place in the 2018 Eastern Regional in the prestigious Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) program.
- First Jeff and Mary Key Scholarship Recipient Named at Elizabethtown Presidential Welcome Reception: Jeff and Mary Key hosted the Presidential Welcome Reception for the WKU Heartland Alumni Chapter honoring President Timothy C. Caboni. The event also featured the awarding of the first Jeff and Mary Key Scholarship to Lauren Sisk, a senior at Central Hardin High School.
- Two WKU grads named Pulitzer winners: On Monday The Cincinnati Enquirer won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for the project ‘Seven Days of Heroin.’ Of the 60 contributors to this massive project, two are WKU graduates Cara Owsley, director of photography, and Cameron Knight, a breaking news reporter.
- Junior Awarded Two Scholarships from Gender and Women’s Studies: Communication Sciences and Disorders Junior Jordan Frodge has been awarded the Catherine C. Ward Undergraduate Scholarship and the Valere Scott Undergraduate Scholarship from WKU’s Department of Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS).
- WKU Traffic Advisory: LifeSkills Run for Autism Road Closings: The LifeSkills Run for Autism will affect access to campus beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday (April 21). The route will travel up Kentucky Street, following University Boulevard, Normal Street, Regents Avenue, and down Chestnut Street. More: Campus Road Closings and Transit Detours for Hilltopper Hall Construction
- 10 Hilltoppers work together as nurses to help medically complex children: The Kidz Club (TKC) is a Medicaid-licensed Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care facility (PPEC) that takes care of children from birth up to 21 years of age who have medical diagnoses that require skilled nursing. TKC offers various locations in Kentucky and beyond, but 80 percent of the staff members at the Bowling Green location are WKU graduates. This equates to nine Registered Nurses, one Community Relations Coordinator and three WKU Nursing or Teaching students.
- Mr. Science Jason Lindsey motivates kids and gets them “Hooked on Science”: In December 2017, Mr. Science himself, Jason Lindsey (’00) of Paducah, Ky., made a stop at Jody Richards Elementary School in Bowling Green to put on a hands-on-science program for more than 300 kids. “I’ve developed hands-on science programs, which get kids excited about learning science,” explained Lindsey. “My goal is to make a connection between having fun and learning science. When the kids are having fun, I sneak in the science when they are least expecting it, which helps kids master science concepts.”
- 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/
- Women’s golf: Clarke Comeback Leads Lady Toppers in Day Two of C-USA Championship: WKU freshman Megan Clarke led the way for the Lady Toppers in Tuesday's second round of the Conference USA Championship, while senior Georgina Blackman continued her success on the course. Blackman and Clarke stand tied for third and sixth, respectively, through day two while the Lady Toppers are sixth in the team standings. The final round begins this morning.
- Softball: No. 18 Kentucky Headed to The Hill This Evening: No. 18 Kentucky is headed to The Hill for a 6 p.m. CT tilt today from the WKU Softball Complex. With a standing-room only crowd expected, the gates will open at 4:30 p.m. for spectators. All tickets will be general admission and fans are advised to arrive early to ensure a seat.
- Baseball: Rhinesmith Homers, Steals in 10-1 Loss to Golden Eagles: Jacob Rhinesmith hit a home run and stole a base for WKU Baseball, but the Hilltoppers dropped a 10-1 decision to Tennessee Tech on Tuesday night. The Golden Eagles extended the longest win streak in the nation to 21 straight. Next: WKU at UAB for a weekend series.
- Tennis: Malamou Named to C-USA All-Academic Team: WKU graduate senior Elpida Malamou was named to the 2018 InTouch Credit Union All-Academic Team for women's tennis, announced by Conference USA on Tuesday. Malamou is one of two Lady Topper Tennis players to earn all-academic honors since WKU joined C-USA, the other being her former teammate Andreanna Christopoulou.
- Track & Field: Hayes Named C-USA Men's Track Athlete of the Week: WKU Track and Field's Austin Hayes was named the Conference USA Men's Track Athlete of the Week following a stellar showing at the Governors Invitational, the league office announced Tuesday.
- WKU students earn big ROI in competition: A team of WKU students, after plotting strategy, analyzing arcane statistics and working together on important decisions, has finished among the top universities in the Southeast. Some 20 WKU students, made up of classes in the university’s Gordon Ford College of Business finance department, bought and sold stocks during the 2017 calendar year and came away with a 29.25 percent return in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Investment Challenge Program that covers a seven-state region.
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: Red, White & Brew 2018; 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 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 (through 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. 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.
Wednesday, April 18
- KMEA Third District Vocal Large Ensemble Event. Van Meter Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
- 6 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Kentucky. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 7 p.m.: Goldenrod Poetry Festival. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact English, (270) 745-3043.
Thursday, April 19
- 10 a.m.: Earth Day Festival. Centennial Mall. Contact Sustainability, (270) 745-2508.
- 3:30 p.m.: Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact Nicolette Bruner, (270) 745-2816.
- 3:45 p.m.: University Senate Meeting. Faculty House. Contact Eric Kondratieff, (270) 745-8861.
- 4 p.m.: Hatcher Modern Languages Lecture Series: Responding to Racist Language: An Interactional Approach by Elaine Wonhee Chun, University of South Carolina. Downing Student Union, room 2132. Contact Modern Languages, (270) 745-2401.
- 5 p.m.: Exhibit Opening Reception: Create It Forward. Kentucky Museum. Contact Shura Pollatsek, (270) 745-2644.
- 6:30 p.m.: Performance: Create It Forward. Kentucky Museum. Contact Shura Pollatsek, (270) 745-2644.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: MoonBeings. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7 p.m.: Kentucky Live Series: The Vine That Ate the South by J.D. Wilkes. Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green. Contact Brian Coutts, (270) 745-6221.
- 7:30 p.m.: Performance: Symphonic/Campus Community Band. Van Meter Hall. Admission is $5; $3 for students. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
Friday, April 20
- 7:30 a.m.: Topper Orientation Program. Downing Student Union. Contact TOP, (270) 745-2551.
- 8:45 a.m.: Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact Nicolette Bruner, (270) 745-2816.
- 9 a.m.: Kentucky Writers Conference. Knicely Conference Center. Part of Southern Kentucky Book Fest. Contact Sara Volpi, (270) 745-4502.
- 9 a.m.: Teen & Children’s Day. Knicely Conference Center. Part of Southern Kentucky Book Fest. Contact Sara Volpi, (270) 745-4502.
- 4 p.m.: Robert Penn Warren Circle: Warren-Brooks Award Presentation and Lecture by Bonnie Costello. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact Nicolette Bruner, (270) 745-2816.
- 5 p.m.: Meet the Authors Reception. Knicely Conference Center. Event includes presentation of Kentucky Literary Award. Part of Southern Kentucky Book Fest. Tickets are $50; purchase online by April 16. Contact Sara Volpi, (270) 745-4502.
- 6:30 p.m.: Performance: Create It Forward. Kentucky Museum. Contact Shura Pollatsek, (270) 745-2644.
- 7:30 p.m.: Performance: WKU Wind Ensemble. Van Meter Hall. Admission is $5; $3 for students. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
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