Today@WKU: April 20, 2018
- Author: WKU News
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Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for April 20, 2018.
- Discovery’s Daily Planet features WKU project: Discovery's Daily Planet spotlighted a research project by Gatton Academy senior Olivia Bickett and WKU Biology Professor Steve Huskey to quantify the pressure produced by a stone crab’s crusher claw.
- 3 WKU students awarded Phi Kappa Phi study abroad grants: Three WKU students have been awarded study abroad grants worth $1,000 each from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. They are among a select group of 50 students nationwide to receive the award.
- Big Red Poll Results: The WKU Social Science Research Center released the results of its latest Big Red Poll on politics in Kentucky.
- 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 This 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/
- Football: Hilltoppers Set for Saturday's Red vs. White Spring Game: Spring football with spring weather – we hope – comes to a close on Saturday as WKU hosts its annual Red vs. White Spring Game at 2 p.m. inside Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.
- Tennis: Lady Toppers Kick Off C-USA Championship with Sweep of Lady Techsters: No. 7 WKU began with a bang at the 2018 C-USA Women's Tennis Championship, sweeping No. 10 Louisiana Tech 4-0 in the opening round of the tournament in Norfolk, Va. The Lady Toppers will face No. 2 Rice at 9 this morning.
- Baseball: Weekend Trip to Birmingham Up Next for Toppers: WKU Baseball will take on UAB this weekend for a series at Regions Field, the home of the Birmingham Barons. All three games between the Hilltoppers and Blazers will be streamed on CUSA.tv.
- Track & Field: WKU to Divide and Conquer in California and Georgia: WKU Track and Field will divide up to compete in both the Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance, Calif., and the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, Ga. Between the two meets, WKU will send 20 student-athletes to compete this weekend.
- Men’s basketball: Johnson Named to 2018 NABC Give Back Team: WKU senior Justin Johnson has been named to the 2018 NABC Give Back Team, as announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches on Thursday. The association recognizes 10 men's college basketball players for their outstanding community service efforts.
- WKU bus now runs on biodiesel converted from cooking oil: Students waiting for WKU’s Topper Transit bus No. 13 may find themselves craving french fries, thanks to the aroma from the vehicle’s exhaust. More: WKU celebrates Earth Day
- SOKY Book Fest marks 20th year: Though the Southern Kentucky Book Fest’s scheduled headlining writer, the author of “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” won’t be able to attend the annual festival, it will still offer a vast array of writers for the public to meet.
- WKU Nonprofit Student Association Hosts Awards Luncheon: WKU’s Nonprofit Student Association held its 11th annual Nonprofit Awards Luncheon on Thursday.
- A coach's comeback: Travis Hudson two weeks after heart attack: Two weeks after a life-threatening scare, WKU volleyball coach Travis Hudson opened up about his story and recent comeback.
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.
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.
Monday, April 23
- 9 a.m.: Banner Competition. Part of Greek Week 2018. Downing Student Union. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
- 10 a.m.: Blood Drive. Part of Greek Week 2018. Preston Health and Activities Center. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
- 7:30 p.m.: WWE Live. Diddle Arena. Ticket information online. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
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