Today@WKU: April 19, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for April 19, 2018.
- Gordon Ford College of Business maintains AACSB accreditation: WKU’s Gordon Ford College of Business has maintained AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation for both the business and the accounting programs. AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer degrees in business and accounting.
- WKU student selected as 2018 Goldwater Scholar: WKU student Lauren Pedersen of Barbourville was selected as a 2018 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, the premier award for undergraduates pursuing careers in science, mathematics or engineering.
- WKU again named Tree Campus USA by Arbor Day Foundation: WKU has been recognized as a 2017 Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. WKU has received the designation for promoting healthy trees and engaging students in staff in the spirt of conservation each year since 2010. More: WKU’s Earth Day Festival today; converted cooking oil fuels Topper Transit bus
- 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: PS2 Reserved Friday morning; Campus Road Closings and Transit Detours for Hilltopper Hall Construction
- 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: Blackman Finishes Career with Best Conference Result by Lady Topper in 20 Years: WKU senior golfer Georgina Blackman turned in the highest conference finish by a Lady Topper in 20 seasons on Wednesday, finishing fourth at the Conference USA Championship with a record-low score. Blackman shot a 2-over 74 in Wednesday's final round for a 3-over, three-day total of 219, the lowest conference tournament score by an individual in program history. The senior broke her own record of 220 from last year in her senior send-off at the par-72, 6,194-yard Verandah Club.
- Softball: WKU Falls to No. 18 Kentucky: WKU Softball fell to No. 18 Kentucky in a 7-1 non-conference decision from the WKU Softball Complex on Wednesday night. A crowd of 1,093 – the second-largest in program history - was in attendance for the midweek tilt. Next: WKU will now turn its focus to Marshall as the Thundering Herd visits The Hill for a weekend series. First pitch of Saturday's doubleheader is set for 1 p.m. CT while Sunday's finale will commence at noon.
- Athletics: Hilltopper Football and Basketball Celebrating 100 Seasons in 2018-19: It will be a historic year on The Hill in 2018-19 as both the Hilltopper Football and Hilltopper Basketball squads will field their 100th teams on the gridiron and hardwood, and WKU Athletics will take fans on trips down memory lane leading up to both seasons.
- Tennis: WKU to Face LA Tech in Opening Round of C-USA Championship: Seventh seeded Lady Topper Tennis kicks off the 2018 Conference USA Championship today by playing tenth seeded Louisiana Tech in the first round. The first serve is set to begin in Norfolk, Va., at 8 a.m. CT.
- WKU's ENACTUS team advances to national competition: A team of WKU students has been recognized as among the best at finding entrepreneurial solutions to community problems and will advance to a national competition in May.
- Talented corps of WKU wideouts hope to improve numbers in second year of Sanford's system: While WKU continues to try to figure out who will throw the ball during the 2018 season, who will catch it is not as harrowing as a question. There are about six or seven Hilltoppers, according to WKU offensive coordinator Junior Adams, who have stood to through 4 1/2 weeks of spring practice. That’s made for a solid unit inside the team’s passing game.
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.
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.
Saturday, April 21
- 8 a.m.: LifeSkills Run for Autism. Bowling Green Ballpark. Contact Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex, (270) 745-4232.
- 8:30 a.m.: Kentucky Science Olympiad. Various locations. Awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. at Downing Student Union Auditorium. Contact John Inman, (270) 745-3048.
- 9 a.m.: Southern Kentucky Book Fest. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Sara Volpi, (270) 745-4502.
- 9:30 a.m.: Gatton Academy Preview Day. Guillaume Auditorium, Grise Hall. Contact Gatton Academy, (270) 745-6565.
- 10 a.m.: WKU Volleyball Spring Tournament. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 10 a.m.: Bowling Green Mini Maker Faire. WKU South Campus. Contact BG Maker Faire, (270) 745-3359.
- 10:30 a.m.: Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting. Robert Penn Warren Birthplace in Guthrie. Contact Nicolette Bruner, (270) 745-2816.
- 1 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Marshall, doubleheader. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 2 p.m.: WKU Football Spring Game. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 2 p.m.: Red, White & Brew. WKU South Lawn. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-2586.
- 3 p.m.: Recital: Julie Pride. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
- 7:30 p.m.: Recital: Jingwen Yang. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
Sunday, April 22
- Noon: WKU Softball vs. Marshall. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: MoonBeings. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 3 p.m.: Concert: WKU Choirs Spring Finale. Van Meter Hall. Admission is $5; $3 for students. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
- 4 p.m.: Spring Sing. Part of Greek Week 2018. Diddle Arena. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
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