Today@WKU: May 30, 2018
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- Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for May 30, 2018.
- 10 teachers selected for 2018 National STEM Scholar Program: Ten middle school science teachers from eight states have been selected to participate in the prestigious National STEM Scholar Program, a unique professional development program that provides advanced training for the middle school teachers of aspiring scientists nationwide.
- WKU Fulbright researchers working to solve real-world problems: In Fall 2017, five recent WKU graduates began Fulbright-funded years abroad. Three grantees were awarded Fulbright grants for research projects across the globe in dramatically different disciplines, but all focused on understanding and solving shared challenges of life in our contemporary world.
- What’s Happening at WKU: Check out a listing of events through June 16.
- 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 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 basketball: C-USA Rolls Out Innovative Schedule: Conference USA will launch a new schedule format for the 2018-19 men’s basketball conference season. The Athletics Directors and Board of Directors originally passed the concept in January following discussions with former head coach and ESPN analyst Mark Adams. Head Men’s Basketball Coaches and Athletics Directors finalized the details during the league’s annual spring meetings in Destin, Florida.
- Two WKU alumni being recognized for contribution to the Ogden Innovation Endowment Fund: Two alumni of WKU have given monetary gifts to support the Ogden Innovation Endowment Fund.
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.
Wednesday, May 30
- 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.
Thursday, May 31
- 6 p.m.: High School Baseball: Fourth Region Tournament championship. Nick Denes Field. Contact Les Forsythe, (270) 745-2903.
- 6:30 p.m.: High School Softball: Fourth Region Tournament championship. 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.
Friday, June 1
- 6:30 p.m.: Greenwood High School Graduation. Diddle Arena. Contact Warren County Schools, (270) 781-5150.
Saturday, June 2
- Bluegrass Draft Horse Pull. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
- 9 a.m.: Warren Central High School Graduation. Diddle Arena. Contact Warren County Schools, (270) 781-5150.
- 11 a.m.: Dance Arts Spring Recital. Van Meter Hall. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
- Noon: South Warren High School Graduation. Diddle Arena. Contact Warren County Schools, (270) 781-5150.
- 3:30 p.m.: Warren East High School Graduation. Diddle Arena. Contact Warren County Schools, (270) 781-5150.
- 7:30 p.m.: Beacon Academy/GEO International High School/Lighthouse Academy Graduation. Diddle Arena. Contact Warren County Schools, (270) 781-5150.
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