Today@WKU: September 12, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 12, 2018.
- WKU honors more than 200 donors for consecutive years of giving and legacy gifts: At a brunch held Saturday at the Augenstein Alumni Center, more than 200 donors were recognized for their years of consecutive giving and legacy gifts. The Society of 1906 recognizes and honors individuals who have chosen to leave a legacy gift in support of WKU. The Cupola Society exists to recognize long-term donors, no matter the size of the gift, and to bring distinction to those individuals who support WKU through sustained annual giving.
- WKU graduate in top five on ‘MasterChef’: WKU alum Gerron Hurt has reached the top five in this season of MasterChef. Hurt graduated from the College of Education & Behavioral Sciences and teaches 12th grade English at Lead Academy in Nashville, Tenn. You can watch him in the next episode of MasterChef on Fox tonight at 7 CT.
- Campus message from President Caboni: With the fall semester fully underway, I want to thank each of you for your tremendous efforts in achieving a smooth beginning for our students and the entire campus community.
- Center for Citizenship & Social Justice Updates: Wishing a warm welcome back to WKU from the staff of the Center for Citizenship & Social Justice (CCSJ)! This year we will see some exciting changes to the Center. We have moved our location, so we are now at the top of the Hill in the Diversity & Community Studies house. We are a new and proud member of the Potter College of Arts & Letters (PCAL) and look forward to working closely with the various departments, faculty, staff, and students of PCAL.
- Traffic Advisory: Bus Traffic Today on Avenue of Champions: There will be increased traffic and bus congestion on Avenue of Champions near Diddle Arena today. Numerous school buses will be dropping off and picking up passengers for the Bowling Green Regional College Fair. Expect minor traffic delays.
- Documentary photographer Stephanie Sinclair to speak at WKU tonight: Internationally acclaimed documentary photographer Stephanie Sinclair will be presenting her work tonight at WKU. Her lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Jody Richards Hall auditorium.
- What’s Happening at WKU: Check on a listing of WKU events through Sept. 29.
- 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: Practice Report: WKU Football finished up practice on a picture-perfect Tuesday evening as the Hilltoppers prepare for this Saturday's game against in-state rival Louisville. Kick off at Cardinal Stadium will be 6:30 p.m. CT.
- Football: Pro Hilltoppers in the NFL, Week 1 Update: Eight former Hilltoppers are currently signed with NFL teams, check out what they did during Week 1.
- Men’s basketball: 2018-19 Preseason Prospectus: Check out the 2018-19 Hilltopper Basketball preseason prospectus.
- Men’s basketball: Countdown to Tipoff - 100 Days of Hilltopper Basketball History: The 100th season of WKU Hilltopper Basketball will tip off in November. WKU Athletics is treating fans to unique moments and interesting history from Hilltopper Basketball leading up to the start of the 2018-19 season.
- WKU opens new research facility: A new research center at WKU's College of Health and Human Services officially opened its doors Tuesday. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the Center for Applied Science in Health and Aging.
- Here's how Kentucky universities fared in new Best Colleges rankings: U.S. News & World Report just released its 2019 Best Colleges rankings, which compare Kentucky universities to other schools across the nation using a variety of metrics and are a popular reference point for prospective students.
- Former WKU professor, Civil Rights Advocate passes away: Former WKU professor and Civil Rights movement activist Alan Anderson has passed away after a long battle with heart disease.
- WKU-Louisville series dates back to 1922: For a long time, WKU and Louisville could call themselves rivals. But most recently the two programs have been strangers. That changes at 6:30 p.m. CDT Saturday inside Cardinal Stadium where the Hilltoppers and Cardinals will face each other for the first time in 20 years.
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- Upcoming WKU Alumni events: To the Hill and Beyond is the theme for Homecoming 2018 festivities; Homecoming game vs. FIU on Oct. 27 is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. kickoff. 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: John Asher Scholarship Fund; 2018 Football Central; WKU Alumni Connection App; WKU SpiritFunder; Topper Travelers – Castles of the Rhine 2019
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
- #WKU2023: Attention high school seniors, WKU has opened the Fall 2019 application! Join the Hilltopper Family at http://wku.edu/apply. More: DiscoverWKU & Head for The Hill events
- 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: A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green (through May 11, 2019); Kaleidoscope: Kentucky Museum Quilts (through Dec. 15); The Essential Tree (through Dec. 15); Process Oriented Works (through Dec. 14); Salient Features: Trees of Old Forests and Woodland Pastures (through Dec. 1); 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.
- Photo Exhibits: WKU Project 68. Through Nov. 27. Jody Richards Hall Atrium. The Women Photojournalists of Washington, D.C. Through Nov. 27. Jody Richards Hall Gallery. Contact School of Journalism & Broadcasting, (270) 745-4144.
- International Year of Cuba: Various events during the 2018-19 academic year. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
Wednesday, September 12
- 9:30 a.m.: Bowling Green Regional College Fair. Diddle Arena. Contact Alyson Manley, (270) 745-2551.
- 2 p.m.: Lecture: International Perspectives on Aging: A View from Poland by Dr. Grzegorz Zurek, Wroclaw Sport University. Downing Student Union, room 2081. Contact Center for Applied Science in Health & Aging, (270) 745-2077.
- 6 p.m.: Ice Cream Social for LGBTQ Students, Faculty, Staff and Allies. Augenstein Alumni Center Courtyard. Contact ISEC, (270) 745-5066.
- 7 p.m.: Cuban Film Festival: Fresa y chocolate. Cherry Hall, room 125. Part of International Year of Cuba. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- 7 p.m.: DiscoverWKU Nashville South. Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Franklin Cool Springs, 9150 Carothers Parkway, Franklin, Tennessee. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
- 7:30 p.m.: Lecture: Stephanie Sinclair, documentary photographer. Jody Richards Hall Auditorium. Contact School of Journalism & Broadcasting, (270) 745-4144.
Thursday, September 13
- 9:30 a.m.: BG OnStage School Day Performance: Pirates Past Noon KIDS. Van Meter Hall. Contact Elise Charney, (270) 904-1382.
- 7 p.m.: DiscoverWKU Nashville North. Hilton Nashville Airport, 2200 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, Tennessee. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Humans on Mars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Friday, September 14
- 9:45 a.m.: BG OnStage School Day Performance: Pirates Past Noon KIDS. Van Meter Hall. Contact Elise Charney, (270) 904-1382.
- 12:30 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. ETSU. Part of WKU Tournament. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 6:30 p.m.: BG OnStage Performance: Pirates Past Noon KIDS. Van Meter Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for ages 6-18, $5 for age 5 and under. Contact Elise Charney, (270) 904-1382.
- 7 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. Washington State. Part of WKU Tournament. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.