Today@WKU: September 18, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 18, 2018.
Sunny this morning on the WKU campus. For updates, follow @WKUweather
- Young Adult Southern Book Con scheduled for October: The second annual Young Adult Southern (YAS) Book Con will take place on Oct. 19 starting at 9 a.m. CT in WKU's Downing Student Union. Featuring 40 authors of Young Adult or Middle Grade titles, YAS Book Con allows readers to come together and learn more about reading and writing from authors they admire in an interactive, open format.
- Panhellenic Council selects scholarship recipients for 2018-19: The Panhellenic Council of WKU has selected the recipients of the 2018-2019 Panhellenic Scholarships -- Madison Sennett of Alpha Xi Delta, New Member Scholarship; Haley Doerr of Kappa Delta, United in Sisterhood Scholarship; and Claire Kaelin of Delta Zeta, Panhellenic Pillars Scholarship.
- Celebrate Museum Day on Saturday at Kentucky Museum: Museum Day will be celebrated in participating museums nationwide on Saturday (Sept. 22). The Kentucky Museum will be offering free admission to all guests and will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 10-14, 2018: Check out the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs on WKU's Facebook page.
- 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 golf: Joiner Wins Fifth Career Title at USA Intercollegiate: Another year, another title for Mary Joiner. The WKU junior broke the Lady Topper Golf program record for 54-hole score Monday, surging to a four-stroke individual victory in the team's season opener at South Alabama's USA Intercollegiate. WKU placed third in the team standings with an 868 (290-290-288) total. Next: The Lady Toppers return to action at the Boston College Intercollegiate on Sept. 24-25 in Canton, Mass.
- Athletics: Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Announced: Three great names in the history of WKU Athletics will be inducted as the 28th class into the WKU Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies set for Homecoming Weekend this fall. The 2018 class includes Crystal Kelly (women's basketball), Matt Wilhite (baseball) and Rick Yeloushan (swimming).
- Volleyball: Cerino Secures C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Week Nod with Big Weekend: For the second-consecutive week, WKU Volleyball has seen a student-athlete honored with Conference USA's Offensive Player of the Week nod as Sophia Cerino secured the title following a big weekend on The Hill. The weekly honor is the first of Cerino's career. Next: WKU vs. Cincinnati at 6 tonight at Diddle Arena.
- Football: Weekly Press Conference: Check out comments from Coach Mike Sanford and Defensive Coordinator Clayton White as WKU prepares to face Ball State on Saturday afternoon.
- 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.
- Gift creates journalism fellowship at Daily News: A new journalism fellowship named after a former Daily News reporter and city editor will help aspiring journalists at WKU chase their own dreams.
- Independent film series to begin with 'Hillbilly': The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers begins in Bowling Green this week with a documentary that challenges stereotypes about Appalachia. The film “Hillbilly” will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Capitol Arts Center, followed by a question-and-answer session with people involved with the film. Tony Harkins, a history professor at WKU who is interviewed in “Hillbilly,” said the film seeks to examine and challenge persistent media portrayals that paint rural people as backwards and isolated.
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.
Tuesday, September 18
- 4 p.m.: Social Justice Salons: Housing, Inequality, & Violent Crime: Perspectives on American and Cuba by Dr. James Kanan, WKU Sociology Department. Downing Student Union, room 2113. Contact Center for Citizenship & Social Justice, (270) 745-3218.
- 4 p.m.: Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Rolling in the Dough: Recent WKU Alum’s Journey as a Food Entrepreneur by Spence Sheldon, owner of Donatos Pizza. Grise Hall, room 238. Contact Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, (270) 745-4142.
- 6 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. Cincinnati. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 6:30 p.m.: Lecture: Keeping It Real in Reality by Santos Lopez, executive producer, Scripps Network Interactive. Downing Student Union Auditorium. Contact Communication, (270) 745-3296.6.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Humans on Mars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7 p.m. ET: DiscoverWKU Lexington. Signature Club of Lansdowne, 3256 Lansdowne Drive, Lexington. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
- 7 p.m.: Cuban Film Festival: Viva Cuba. Cherry Hall, room 125. Part of International Year of Cuba. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- 7 p.m.: Southern Tour of Independent Filmmakers: Hillbilly, screening and Q&A with Associate Producer Sam Cole. Capitol Arts Theater, downtown Bowling Green. Free admission. Contact Warren County Public Library, (270) 781-4882.
Wednesday, September 19
- 10 a.m.: Majors, Minors & Study Abroad Fair. Preston Health and Activities Center. Contact Study Abroad, (270) 745-5334.
- 5 p.m.: Sing Out! Choral Leadership Event. Van Meter Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
- 6 p.m.: 9th Annual Eric D. Yates Memorial Run. Chaney’s Dairy Barn, 9191 Nashville Road. Contact ROTC, (270) 745-4293.
- 7 p.m.: Cuban Film Festival: Los Sobrevivientes. Cherry Hall, room 125. Part of International Year of Cuba. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.