Today@WKU: May 23, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for May 23.
The Educational Resources Center, located at the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences in Gary Ransdell Hall, was renamed Tuesday in honor of the late Beulah Winchel. Read about her estate gift of more than $2.5 million at https://bit.ly/2GI7BMX.
- EALR students receive scholarship, assistantship: Two students in WKU’s principal certification program have recently been recognized as recipients of a scholarship and assistantship, respectively.
- What’s Happening at WKU: Check out a listing of WKU events through June 9.
- WKU Board's Finance and Budget Committee to meet today: The Finance and Budget Committee of the WKU Board of Regents will hold a special meeting at 11 a.m. today (May 23).
- Follow the WKU storm chasers: WKU students are participating in the ninth annual storm chase course during the May term. For updates, follow the group’s blog posts or @wkustormchase on Twitter.
- Follow the Bike4Alz riders: WKU students are making the sixth Bike4Alz cross country ride to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. For updates on social media, follow Bike4Alz on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. More: Bike4Alz Support Vehicle Fundraiser
- WKU Chorale in Costa Rica: Members of the WKU Chorale are in Costa Rica. For updates, follow WKU Choral Activities on Facebook or WKU Faculty-Led Study Abroad on Twitter.
- 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: Rhinesmith, Kraft, Morrison, Brown Selected to All-Conference USA Teams: A quartet of WKU Baseball student-athletes earned spots on All-Conference USA Teams, the league announced Tuesday afternoon. Votes were complied from each C-USA head coach and sports information director, as well as one designated media voter from each market.
- Women’s basketball: Lady Topper Summer Camps Open for Registration: Head Coach Greg Collins and WKU Lady Topper Basketball are hosting five camps inside E.A. Diddle Arena this summer with registration currently open to the public.
- WKU Department of Biology to add Molecular Biotechnology major this fall: Beginning in Fall of 2018, the WKU Department of Biology has announced its plans to add a new Molecular Biotechnology major.
- WKU's four-star QB Kevaris Thomas arriving in June ready to compete for starting job: The expectations for Kevaris Thomas are high. Perhaps higher than any expectations for any WKU recruit ever. Thomas, who plans to arrive in Bowling Green on June 3, is the first four-star prospect straight out of high school to sign with WKU. And at the high-profile position of quarterback all eyes will be on the 6-foot-4, 250-pound freshman when camp starts in August.
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- Upcoming WKU Alumni events: Alumni College is a lifelong learning program that offers fun—yet educational—classes, all while celebrating WKU traditions; all WKU alumni, friends and family are invited to join us June 15-16. Homecoming 2018 has been set for Oct. 27; game time and additional details TBA. For a listing of Alumni 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. 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.
Wednesday, May 23
- 2 p.m.: Duke TIP Kentucky Recognition Ceremony. Diddle Arena. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
Thursday, May 24
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Happy Birthday, Earth. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Saturday, May 26
- 2018 District 5 4-H Horse Show. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Through May 27. Contact Hardin County Extension Office, (270) 765-4121.
- 6 p.m.: All Starz Dance Spring Recital. Van Meter Hall. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
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