Today@WKU: June 29, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Friday, June 29th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for June 29, 2018.
WKU’s Department of Agriculture hosted the ASSET (Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows) Conference on June 10-14.
- 20 students attend WKU Department of Agriculture ASSET Conference: WKU’s Department of Agriculture hosted 20 students June 10-14 for the ASSET (Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows) Conference.
- VAMPY’s Writing and Biomechanics Classes Share a Lot in Common: At VAMPY, students and teachers share many characteristics: both groups have members who come from varied backgrounds and have diverse areas of expertise yet share a passion for learning and desire to create a community of like-minded individuals. In addition, some VAMPY students are also members of the same family, and this year that is also true for two teachers, Audrey Harper of Writing and her husband, Scott Arnett of Biomechanics. More: Gifted Studies’ camp blog.
- View from the Hill: Young Male Leadership Academy: Leadership skills, communication skills and even financial planning are all covered in the Young Male Leadership Academy. The program is designed to address a shortage of minority male teachers as WKU's Amy Bingham reports in the View from the Hill.
- Follow the Bike4Alz riders: WKU students are making the sixth Bike4Alz cross country ride to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. The group is making its way across Missouri and will make its way across southern Illinois this weekend. The group has fundraising events planned July 2 in Paducah, July 6 in Bowling Green and July 11 in Lexington. For updates on social media, follow Bike4Alz on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. More: Bike4Alz Support Vehicle Fundraiser
- Study Away summer programs: For updates on WKU Study Away summer programs, follow Study Away on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
- Faculty-Led Study Abroad summer programs: For updates on WKU Faculty-Led Study Abroad summer programs, follow Faculty-Led Study Abroad on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
- Study Abroad summer programs: For updates on WKU Study Abroad summer programs, follow Study Abroad on Facebook, Instagram and 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/
- Football: All-Century Defense Unveiled: WKU Football continued the announcement of its All-Century team on Thursday, adding 12 names to the defensive side of the ball with five more to go today.
- 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.
- Sanford speaks with Louisville radio about WKU's upcoming season: WKU coach Mike Sanford joined 93.9 FM in Louisville on Thursday to discuss his football program.
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- An investment in a race horse triples in success for WKU alumna Mary Nixon: Whether you are an owner, an investor or even a person placing a bet at the track, you hope and dream that your race horse will win a race like the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness or the Belmont Stakes. But, to win all three—with the same horse, in the same year—many would say that’s a fantasy. For Mary Nixon and the horse she invested in, Justify, that fantasy of winning the Triple Crown is now a reality.
- 15th annual Alumni College provides Hilltoppers a weekend full of education and fun: On June 15, approximately 30 WKU graduates from the 1960s to the 1990s, returned to the Hill for the weekend to relive their college days. The Alumni College has been hosted by the WKU Alumni Association since 2003. It’s a weekend-long event, open to Hilltopper graduates of all ages and designed to reignite the Spirit.
- Upcoming WKU Alumni events: Homecoming 2018 has been set for Oct. 27 with kickoff at 6:30 p.m.; 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. Schedule a tour. 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 May 11, 2019); Kaleidoscope: Kentucky Museum Quilts (through Dec. 15); 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.
- VAMPY (The Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth). June 24-July 14. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
Friday, June 29
- Advanced Placement Summer Institute. Various locations. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
- American Black Hereford Association Junior Nationals. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Through June 30. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
- 8:30 a.m.: Kentucky Museum Summer Camp: Experiment with Painting. Kentucky Museum. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2594.
Saturday, June 30
- American Black Hereford Association Junior Nationals. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
Sunday, July 1
- 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Monday, July 2
- Classes Begin for July I Summer Sessions. Contact Summer Sessions, (270) 745-5011.
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