Today@WKU: May 25, 2018
- WKU News
- Friday, May 25th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for May 25, 2018.
- Baker Foundation commits $10 million endowment for scholarships: The Jerry E. Baker Foundation, established through the estate of Jerry E. Baker, a generous longtime supporter of WKU, has pledged a $10 million endowment for student scholarships.
- SKyTeach master teacher receives national UTeach award: Rico Tyler, master teacher with WKU’s SKyTeach program, received the Outstanding Master Teacher Award this week at the 2018 UTeach Conference in Austin, Texas.
- Academically talented 7th-graders honored at Duke TIP ceremony: Academically talented seventh-graders from throughout Kentucky were honored by the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) May 23 at WKU.
- CMP Bingocize® Project Receives Additional Funding: Bingocize®, an evidence-based health promotion program that combines exercise and the game of Bingo, to improve the quality of life for nursing home residents, has been approved to receive an additional $126,215 in Civil Money Penalty (CMP) funding from the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This additional CMP funding brings the total awarded monies to over $900,000 to support the CMP Bingocize® Project. This funding will allow the expansion of the existing Bingocize® project to include five additional nursing homes in eastern and northern Kentucky and two additional university partners.
- View From the Hill: Beulah Winchel Education Library: An educator whose career spanned many decades, schools and continents has a library named in her honor on WKU’s campus. WKU's Amy Bingham has more on Breckinridge County native Beulah Winchel in the View from the Hill.
- WKU professor says Trump's cancellation of summit no surprise: The cancellation of a U.S.-North Korea summit by U.S. President Donald Trump is no major surprise, according to Timothy Rich, associate professor of Political Science at WKU.
- Students Complete First Human Resource Management Certificate at WKU Glasgow Campus: Adult learners within the Glasgow region recently completed their Certificate in Human Resource Management at the WKU Glasgow Campus.
- 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/
- Track & Field: Alexandre, Gates, Terrell Advance to Quarterfinals at NCAA East Regional: WKU had three representatives post qualifying times on the first day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field East Regional. Hilltoppers Oliver Alexandre and Kymari Gates and Lady Topper Ariel Terrell each qualified for the quarterfinals of their individual events to be run today.
- Volleyball: Incoming Class Attracts National Recognition: Still more than two months out from the 2018 season, WKU Volleyball's incoming freshman class is already receiving national attention after being named one of the Highest Honorable Mention units by PrepVolleyball.com. Head coach Travis Hudson and his staff reloaded the Lady Topper squad with four new student-athletes set to arrive on The Hill this fall including: Payton Frederick, Ashley Hood, Katie Isenbarger and Lauren Matthews.
- Taywan Taylor has a lot to prove in 2018: Second-year receiver Taywan Taylor is expected to have a bigger role in Tennessee’s new look offense in 2018. Drafted out of WKU in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Taylor caught 16 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown in his rookie season, while also running eight times for 43 yards.
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 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.
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.
Sunday, May 27
- 2018 District 5 4-H Horse Show. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Hardin County Extension Office, (270) 765-4121.
- 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Happy Birthday, Earth. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 2 p.m.: Franklin-Simpson High School Graduation. Diddle Arena. Contact Simpson County Schools, (270) 586-8877.
- 4 p.m.: Logan County High School Graduation. Diddle Arena. Contact Logan County Schools, (270) 726-2436.
Monday, May 28
- Memorial Day Holiday. University closed. No classes.
- High School Baseball: Fourth Region Tournament. Quarterfinal games at 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Nick Denes Field. Contact Les Forsythe, (270) 745-2903.
- High School Softball: Fourth Region Tournament. Quarterfinal games at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Les Forsythe, (270) 745-2903.
Tuesday, May 29
- High School Baseball: Fourth Region Tournament. Semifinal games at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nick Denes Field. Contact Les Forsythe, (270) 745-2903.
- High School Softball: Fourth Region Tournament. Semifinal games at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Les Forsythe, (270) 745-2903.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Happy Birthday, Earth. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
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