Today@WKU: June 1, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Friday, June 1st, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for June 1, 2018.
Satya Moolani and Elvin Irihamye are two of the 21 rising seniors at The Gatton Academy who are participating in summer research programs.
- Gatton Students Ready to Tackle a Summer of Research, Internships and Study Abroad Opportunities: Students from The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky are beginning summer learning at WKU, around the Commonwealth, and around the globe. From research internships to study abroad to robust community service projects, students are gearing up for busy weeks ahead.
- Folk Studies MA student Nicole Musgrave wins WKU's John D. Minton Award: Nicole Musgrave (Folk Studies MA 2018) was selected as this year's WKU outstanding graduate student, receiving the John D. Minton Award at the university commencement. More: Congratulations to Folk Studies graduates
- 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
- 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/
- 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 alum on the brink of Triple Crown glory as co-owner of Justify: He's won the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and now, Justify is continuing to train ahead of his quest to claim the final jewel of horse-racing's Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes. Justify is a horse on the course of history, but he actually has a co-owner whose roots can be traced back to WKU. In August 2017, WKU alumna Mary Nixon and her husband Tom got involved with Starlight Racing, one of the four groups who invested in purchasing Justify for $500,000, a low fee as far as buying horses goes. But she never dreamed that she would one day own a horse on the brink of clinching the Triple Crown.
- Richards recounts unique career: Sandwiched by a pair of standing ovations and with an emotional close, retiring state Rep. Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green, recounted his four decades in the state legislature at the Bowling Green Rotary Club meeting Wednesday at Bowling Green Country Club.
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.
- National STEM Scholar Program. June 3-9. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
- SCATS (The Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students). June 10-22. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
Friday, June 1
- 6 p.m.: High School Softball: Fourth Region Tournament championship. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Les Forsythe, (270) 745-2903.
- 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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