Today@WKU: May 4, 2018
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- Friday, May 4th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for May 4, 2018.
Reuben Tang of Glasgow is the first WKU student selected for the Fund for Education Abroad scholarship.
- WKU student selected as Fund for Education Abroad Scholar: Reuben Tang of Glasgow was one of 100 students selected nationwide for the Fund for Education Abroad scholarship. The scholarship will fund Tang’s summer study abroad program in Taiwan. Tang competed against over 2,300 applicants representing approximately 517 colleges and universities across the country, and he is the first WKU student to earn an FEA scholarship.
- Budget Stabilization Plan Phase 2: Read President Timothy C. Caboni's message to WKU faculty and staff about the Budget Stabilization Plan Phase 2. More: View media briefing
- WKU graduate students awarded counseling fellowships from NBCC Foundation: The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected WKU graduate students Chelsea Spears of Tompkinsville and Mary Cullen Servodidio of Nashville, Tennessee, for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program-Addictions Counselors (MFP-AC).
- GFCB Student Recognized for Research: Kyla Scanlon, Finance, Economics and Business Data Analytics triple major from Louisville, was recognized as third out of 550 student presentations at the Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference for her research titled, “Effects of Terrorism on the Stock Market: Evidence from High Frequency Data.”
- 183rd Commencement May 11: Check out information for WKU’s 183rd Commencement on May 11 and special recognition ceremonies on May 12.
- Finals Week Transit & Parking Changes: Check out a reminder from Parking & Transportation about transit and parking changes during finals week. More: PS2 reserved for Admissions event this morning
- 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: WKU Hits the Road for C-USA Action at Charlotte: With only three weeks to go and one win separating 4th-through-8th place in the Conference USA standings, WKU Baseball travels to Charlotte for a pivotal three-game series. The Hilltoppers and 49ers will face off today through Sunday at Hayes Stadium, with all three contests to be streamed on CUSA.tv.
- Softball: Late Rally Falls Short as Tops Fall 5-4 to Lipscomb: WKU Softball dropped a heartbreaker to Lipscomb in a midweek tilt on The Hill Thursday night. Trailing 5-1 at one point, the Hilltoppers fought back within 5-4 and had the winning run in scoring position in the bottom of the seventh but were unable to break through despite three individuals with multi-hit showings on the day. Next: WKU will host FIU for Senior Weekend at the WKU Softball Complex. The Hilltoppers will honor their lone senior, Brittany Vaughn, prior to Saturday's doubleheader against C-USA's second place team. Festivities will begin at approximately 12:50 p.m. CT with the first pitch of the series slated for 1:05 p.m. CT.
- WKU staff push for student success in strategic plan: More competitive pay for staff and greater cost transparency for students are just a few of the priorities outlined in a 10-year strategic plan for WKU. WKU faculty, staff and students gathered Wednesday in the Grise Hall auditorium to discuss a draft version of the university’s long-term strategic vision.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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); 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.
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.
Sunday, May 6
- Zen Dog Sports Agility. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Zen Dog Sports, (615) 491-3919.
- Noon: WKU Softball vs. FIU. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: MoonBeings. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Monday, May 7
- Final Exams Begin.
- 4 p.m.: Study Hall 2018. Kentucky Museum’s Kentucky Room. Contact Christy Spurlock, (270) 745-6082.
Tuesday, May 8
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: MoonBeings. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7 p.m.: Lavender Recognition Ceremony. Augenstein Alumni Center. Contact Registrar, (270) 745-3351.
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