Today@WKU: May 2, 2018
- WKU News
- Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for May 2, 2018.
- Terry Ballman selected as next WKU Provost: Terry Ballman, Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at California State University, San Bernardino, will be the next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at WKU. Dr. Ballman will begin Aug. 1, succeeding David Lee, who is retiring.
- Belts, bourbon and fraternity brothers. A dorm room startup becomes a successful business: Clay Simpson of Louisville and Tyler Jury of Elizabethtown met at WKU through their fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI), and now they co-own a successful leather business, Clayton & Crume. How they got to this point stems from a love of leather crafting combined with a little beer and an entrepreneurial spirit.
- Through the lens of Vanderbilt University and Nashville Predators photographer John Russell: In 2017, while the Nashville Predators won their first Western Conference Championship and made their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals, photographer and WKU alumnus John Russell captured the history-making moments through a camera lens.
- Strategic Planning Committee open forum this afternoon: WKU’s Strategic Planning Committee will host its final open forum from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. today (May 2) at the Rick and Ann Guillaume Auditorium, Grise Hall 235. More: Download a draft of the strategic plan.
- Online Sales Now Open for 2018-2019 Housing Permits: Attention WKU students, if you have your housing assignment, you can order your 2018-2019 parking permit online now. You must have your Fall 2018 housing assignment in order to purchase a permit. More: View the 2018-2019 Housing Parking Map.
- Students Learn Test Skills at Spring ACT Institute: WKU Lifelong Learning hosted the 2018 Spring ACT Institute April 2-5, with students from six counties taking advantage of the program. Lifelong Learning offers these intensive weeklong institutes in the spring and summer before most students begin taking the ACT. The goal is to provide students with test-taking strategies and skills to maximize their testing performance. More from WKU DELO: Jessica Boling Named WKU Young Alumna of the Year
- Attention WKU students: It's time to complete course evaluations: Attention WKU students: Please visit wku.evaluationkit.com to complete your Spring 2018 course evaluations. Students completing all course evaluations by May 3 will receive early access to grades on TopNet.
- 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/
- Baseball: Toppers Fall at Austin Peay: A complete 180 of the matchup from a year ago saw WKU Baseball drop a midweek contest to Austin Peay by a score of 6-0 on Tuesday night. Next: WKU at Charlotte for a three-game weekend series.
- Soccer: WKU Inks Pekez for Incoming Freshman Class: WKU Soccer Head Coach Jason Neidell has announced the signing of Isidora Pekez, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, who will join the Lady Toppers as part of the seven-member incoming freshman class.
- Tuition Limits Set for Kentucky's Public Universities: The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has approved tuition and fee ceilings that limit the amount public colleges and universities can charge in-state, undergraduate students. More: CPE report shows 7.4 percent increase in undergraduate credentials, degrees
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- Upcoming WKU Alumni events: Homecoming 2018 has been set for Oct. 27; game time and additional details TBA. 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 email@example.com or connecting with us on social media. Upcoming Important Dates/Deadlines: Admitted Student Nights; Spring TOP Dates: 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 (through 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.
- WKU Summer Office Hours. May 14-Aug. 10. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday.
Wednesday, May 2
- 2 p.m.: Valleypalooza. Bates-Runner and McLean Hall Lawn. Contact Douglas Tate, (270) 745-4359.
- 3 p.m.: Strategic Planning Committee Open Forum. Guillaume Auditorium, Grise Hall 235. Contact Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295.
- 7:30 p.m.: Performance: No Strings Attached puppet show. Music Hall. Admission is $2. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
Thursday, May 3
- 6 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Lipscomb. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: MoonBeings. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Friday, May 4
- 7:30 a.m.: Topper Orientation Program. Downing Student Union. Contact TOP, (270) 745-2551.
Saturday, May 5
- Zen Dog Sports Agility. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Through May 6. Contact Zen Dog Sports, (615) 491-3919.
- 1 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. FIU, doubleheader. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 5:30 p.m.: Recital: Aliza & Claire. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
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