Today@WKU: March 8, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for March 8, 2018.
Lady Topper Basketball's Tashia Brown was named the 2018 C-USA Player of the Year. The Lady Toppers open C-USA tournament play against UTSA at 1:30 this afternoon. The Hilltoppers face UAB at 9 tonight.
- Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter changes lives for student members: Next week, nine members of WKU’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter will be spending their spring break volunteering in Greenwood, South Carolina. Since 2003, more than 850 WKU students have worked on Habitat projects in more than 90 locations as part of Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge program that builds houses and hope in communities.
- 379 students participate in 2018 Winter Super Saturdays: The Center for Gifted Studies hosted 379 children from over 40 school districts for Winter Super Saturdays. Students in first through eighth grades came to WKU’s campus to participate in one of 25 classes each Saturday from Feb. 2 to Feb. 23.
- Young Horses On Loan for Equine Training Course: Meet Gizmo and Dela, who are visiting WKU’s Farm from Dark Horse Training Center in Shelbyville. Dela (bay mare) is 2 years old and Gizmo (Rocky Mountain Horse mare) is 9 months old. Dr. Jennifer Gill, Equine Assistant Professor in WKU’s Department of Agriculture, arranged to have these two young rescue horses come to the WKU farm for her Horse Training course for the Spring 2018 semester.
- Spring Break 2018 Parking & Transit: Intersession services will be in effect during Spring Break Week.
- 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/
- Women’s basketball: Tashia Brown Named 2018 C-USA Player of the Year: Senior forward Tashia Brown has been named the 2018 C-USA Player of the Year as announced by the conference office on Wednesday morning, becoming the seventh player in program history to be named the conference player of the year.
- Women’s basketball: Lady Toppers Open 2018 C-USA Championships This Afternoon: WKU will attempt to become just the second school in C-USA history to win three C-USA Tournament titles in a four-year span inside The Ford Center at The Star this week, kicking off action in the quarterfinals against UTSA today at 1:30 p.m. More: Watch live on Facebook; C-USA Conference Tournament Central
- Men’s basketball: Hilltoppers Open C-USA Championship Play Tonight: WKU Hilltopper Basketball enters this week as the No. 3 seed in the Conference USA Basketball Championship in Frisco, Texas. WKU will face sixth-seeded UAB at 9 CT tonight in the quarterfinals at Ford Center at The Star. More: Watch live on Facebook; C-USA Conference Tournament Central
- Women’s golf: Joiner Named C-USA Co-Golfer of the Week After UNF Collegiate: After tying for the second-best 54-hole score in program history, WKU Lady Topper Golf sophomore Mary Joiner was named Conference USA Co-Women's Golfer of the Week by the league office Wednesday. Next: The Lady Toppers stay in Florida next week as they host the Spring Break Shootout in Tampa.
- Softball: Offense Delivers 10-4 Midweek Victory Over SIUE: Trailing 2-0 to SIUE (8-5) heading to the bottom of the third inning, WKU Softball struck for five runs to take a lead it would not relinquish for the squad's third come-from-behind victory of the 2018 campaign. Seven different Hilltoppers registered hits in the 10-4 win as the Red and White climbed to 15-6 on the season. Next: WKU is headed south for a five-game spring break trip. The Hilltoppers will open Conference USA play with a series at Southern Miss on Saturday and Sunday.
- WKU considers further changes to foreign language requirement: Faculty at WKU are considering whether to extend a policy that allows students to use two years of a high school world language to fulfill the university’s foreign language requirement.
- Turning pink into green: Homegrown 'e-tailer' continues to expand: “E-commerce sales continue to grow and grow,” said Chris Gerbig, an Indiana native and 2007 WKU graduate.
- 59 Women In Journalism Share Their Top 5 Tips To Excel As A Journalist: Tessa Duvall joined The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville as the education, children and families reporter in December 2014. Her reporting focuses on the issues that affect children living in Northeast Florida, including juvenile justice and mental health. Tessa graduated with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and sociology from WKU in 2013, and spent a year covering education in the dusty oil fields of West Texas before moving to the Sunshine State.
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- Upcoming WKU Alumni events: For a listing of 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; Conference USA basketball tournament information
- Topper Travelers Program 2018: The WKU Alumni Association is planning a Baltic Cruise across Northern Europe June 21-July 2. The 10-night cruise across the Baltic Sea aboard Marina will begin in Copenhagen, Denmark, with stops in Berlin, Germany; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; and Stockholm, Sweden. For information, visit alumni.wku.edu/baltic2018 or contact the Alumni Association at 800-842-9023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Upcoming Important Dates/Deadlines: Admitted Student Nights; Housing Priority Deadline March 31; Spring TOP Dates: April 13 (Honors), April 14, April 20, April 28 and May 4. 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
- Admitted Student Nights: The WKU Office of Admissions is hosting several admitted student nights in various communities. These events are for high school seniors that have been admitted to WKU and their families. The Admissions Counselor for your area will be there to discuss your next steps and answer any questions you may have. Upcoming events include the following: Louisville: Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 p.m. ET at Jeffersontown Branch Public Library. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; Lexington: Wednesday, March 21, 6 p.m. ET at Lexington Public Library, Central Location (Room A). Contact: email@example.com Other admitted student nights are being planned. Visit https://www.wku.edu/admissions/counselors/ or call 270-745-2551 to get in touch with your WKU Admissions Counselor.
- 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); US Bank Celebration of the Arts (through April 7); 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; David Marquez, Germination Series (through March 17). Downing Museum, 4801 Morgantown Road. Contact Jack LeSieur, (270) 842-7415.
- International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Various events and locations during 2017-18 academic year. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- Arts at WKU 2017-2018. Various events and locations. Contact Potter College of Arts & Letters, (270) 745-2344.
- Photographic Exhibition: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Then and Now. Through April 13. Jody Richards Hall Gallery. Contact Tim Broekema, (270) 745-3055.
- Art Exhibition: Proof of Existence: An Exhibit of Work by Contemporary Artists of Bosnian and Balkan Origin. Through April 6. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Gallery. Contact Art, (270) 745-3944.
Thursday, March 8
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Starry Tales for a Winter Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7 p.m.: Kentucky Live Series: Altogether Fitting and Proper: Civil War Battlefields Preservation in History, Memory and Policy, 1861-2015 by Timothy B. Smith, University of Tennessee-Martin. Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green. Contact Brian Coutts, (270) 745-6221.
- 7:30 p.m.: Concert: WKU Choirs. Van Meter Hall. Admission is $5; $3 for students. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
Friday, March 9
- 3 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Bowling Green. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 6 p.m.: Residence Halls Close for Spring Break. Halls reopen at 10 a.m. March 18. Note: Barnes-Campbell, Bemis Lawrence, Northeast and Bates-Runner halls remain open during spring break. Contact Housing, (270) 745-4359.
Saturday, March 10
- 1 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Bowling Green. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 2 p.m.: No Limits! Monster Trucks. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
- 7 p.m.: No Limits! Monster Trucks. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
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