Today@WKU: May 31, 2018
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- Thursday, May 31st, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for May 31, 2018.
- Tim and Sarah Ford establish scholarship to support students pursuing degrees in Special Education: Tim and Sarah Ford have made a gift to establish the Brett Ford Scholarship Fund to benefit students who are pursuing a degree in Special Education within the College of Education & Behavioral Sciences at WKU.
- WKU Glasgow Campus to Offer Three New Healthcare Training Programs This Fall: Adult learners in the Glasgow area will have access to three new career training programs in the healthcare field this fall. Clinical Medical Assistant, Dental Assisting and Phlebotomy Technician training programs will be offered at the WKU Glasgow campus through a partnership with WKU Lifelong Learning.
- Spring 2018 Dean’s/President’s List: WKU’s Spring 2018 Dean’s and President’s List is available online at https://www.wku.edu/mediarelations/deanslist.php
- Gordon Ford College of Business Recognizes Outstanding Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni: WKU’s Gordon Ford College of Business held its 21st annual Recognition Dinner on April 21. Students, faculty, and staff were recognized for their academic achievements.
- 46 students participate in WKU LeaderShape Institute: The Student Activities Office recently hosted its 12th campus-based WKU LeaderShape Institute, an intensive, weeklong experience that teaches students to lead with integrity and believe in the impossible.
- CSD Graduate Student Wins National Essay Contest: Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate student Cara Richman was selected as a winner of an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) 2018 Student Ethics Essay Award.
- 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/
- Track & Field: Scarbrough Earns 2018 CoSIDA Academic All-District Recognition: WKU's Taylor Scarbrough has been recognized for his success on and off the track as the Hilltopper distance runner has been named to the 2018 Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District II Team. The sophomore owns a 4.0 in his time on The Hill and is pursuing a degree in finance.
- Football: Countdown to Kickoff – 100 Days of Hilltopper History: WKU Football will kick off its 100th season on August 31, and each day this summer, WKU Athletics is treating fans to unique and interesting history of Hilltopper Football, from never-before-seen photos to game tickets and programs and everything in between.
- WKU graduate receives $45,000 scholarship to study at prestigious London school: For as long as she can remember, Lillian Nellans has dreamed of helping to make the world a safer place for the vulnerable and powerless.
- WKU plans to combat nationwide enrollment decline: WKU is expecting to face yet another year of decline in enrollment numbers, but new plans in place hope to combat the problem that higher education universities across the country are also facing. More: WKU facing enrollment decline and revenue loss ahead of 2018 school year
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- 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
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- #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 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.
Sunday, June 3
- 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Happy Birthday, Earth. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 2 p.m.: WKU Football Prospect Camp 1. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact Nick Uhlenhopp, (270) 745-7027.
Monday, June 4
- Classes Begin for June I Summer Sessions. Contact Summer Sessions, (270) 745-5011.
- 8:30 a.m.: Kentucky Museum Summer Camp: Hand Building with Clay. Kentucky Museum. Through June 8. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2594.
- 9 a.m.: Camp Explore. Gary Ransdell Hall. Through June 8. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
- 9 a.m.: Lil’ Volley Topper Camp. Diddle Arena. Through June 6. Contact Kristi Griffin, (270) 745-7090.
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