Today@WKU: May 16, 2018
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- Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for May 16, 2018.
The WKU Storm Chasers followed this storm Tuesday near Tucumcari, New Mexico. Follow the group on Twitter @wkustormchase
- Estate gift will support Campbellsville, Taylor County students pursuing health-related degrees: Dale Tucker of Lexington has made an estate commitment to “pay it forward” and support deserving students at WKU. A 1980 WKU graduate, Tucker received a Bachelor of Science in Health Education. Tucker has included WKU in his estate plans to establish the Dale Tucker Endowed Health Care Scholarship Fund, which will benefit students from Campbellsville and Taylor County who are pursuing a degree in any health-related field.
- A Look Back and Forward: Check out the latest campus message from President Timothy C. Caboni.
- WKU Dance Program Newsletter: Check out the 2017-18 newsletter from the WKU Dance Program.
- What’s Happening at WKU: Check out a list of WKU events through June 2.
- WKU Owensboro Campus Offers Flexible Courses to Fit Student Schedules: Many college students must balance classes with family and work responsibilities. That’s why WKU offers flexible course options that help students fit classes into their schedules. “We are committed to helping students reach their educational goals without sacrificing their personal and professional responsibilities,” said Jenny London, WKU academic support specialist.
- Follow WKU student groups on social media: WKU students are participating in summer projects and courses. Follow the WKU storm chase course, Bike4Alz riders and WKU Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter on Twitter for updates.
- 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/
- Men’s golf: Sargent Improves by Five Strokes in Second Round of Regional: WKU's Billy Tom Sargent improved by five strokes in Tuesday's second round at the NCAA Kissimmee (Fla.) Regional, firing a 1-over 73 at the Reunion Resort Watson Course. Sargent, a redshirt junior from Georgetown, Ky., is tied for 65th place with a two-day total of 151 (78-73). He'll tee off in the final round this morning.
- Baseball: WKU Game at No. 20 Tennessee Tech Cancelled in 2nd Inning: With two outs in the bottom of the second inning, and WKU Baseball leading No. 20 Tennessee Tech by a score of 1-0, everyone was called off the field due to lightning within 10 miles of the field. Following a 30-minute delay, it was decided that the game would not continue due to the potential for more lightning delays throughout the afternoon. Next: WKU (21-29, 11-16 C-USA) finishes its regular season with a Thursday-to-Saturday series at Florida Atlantic.
- Sanford relishing in WKU's quiet offseason: The buzz for the 2018 WKU football season is, well, buzzless. Mike Sanford is cool with that. “We’re not going in with quite the preseason hype that has been consistent over the last two or three years, but I like it that way. I really do,” he said. “I like having a little bit of chip on our shoulder. I like our program to have a collective chip on our shoulder. That’s what we wanna go in to this season with.”
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. Visit https://www.wku.edu/admissions/counselors/ or call 270-745-2551 to get in touch with your WKU Admissions Counselor. 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
- 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.
- 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.
Thursday, May 17
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Happy Birthday, Earth. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Friday, May 18
- 7 p.m.: Dance Images Spring Recital. Van Meter Hall. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
Saturday, May 19
- 10 a.m.: Dance Images Spring Recital. Van Meter Hall. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
- 10 a.m.: Mini Corvette Challenge. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Junior Achievement, (270) 782-0280.
- 11 a.m.: West Kentucky Horse Sales. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Wayne Boyd, (270) 365-7272.
- 3 p.m.: Violin and Viola Recital. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
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