Today@WKU: September 24, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 24, 2018.
- View from the Hill: WKU opens center devoted to aging sciences: With a dramatic shift in the aging population in the coming decades, a new center will put WKU students on the front lines of researching ways to deal with aging challenges. WKU's Amy Bingham has more on the Center for Applied Science in Health and Aging (CASHA) in the View from the Hill.
- 'Words I Never Heard': WKU graduate to present Mary E. Hensley Lecture Tuesday: The Mary E. Hensley Lecture Series, hosted by WKU’s College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, will present Words I Never Heard by author and WKU graduate Lynnie Vessels on Tuesday (Sept. 25).
- 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/
- Volleyball: Lady Toppers Win 57th-Straight Home Conference Match with Five-Set Victory Over Charlotte: With 20-kill outings from both Rachel Anderson and Lauren Matthews, WKU Volleyball improved to 2-0 in Conference USA action with a five-set victory over Charlotte on Sunday. The Lady Toppers claimed the 57th-straight home conference victory after set decisions of 25-22, 19-25, 25-12, 23-25 and 15-10. Next: WKU at Southern Miss on Thursday night. More: Hudson Reaches 600th Win as WKU Sweeps MTSU In C-USA Opener
- Soccer: Lady Toppers Fall 2-1 at Louisiana Tech: In its third match of a grueling five-match road trip, WKU fell 2-1 on the road at Louisiana Tech on Sunday afternoon. WKU (2-5-2, 0-2-0 C-USA) put six of its 10 shots on goal and continued its recent run of strong defensive outings, allowing the fourth-fewest goals the Lady Techsters have scored in a match this season. Next: WKU at Charlotte on Friday.
- Football: Duncan Leads WKU's 28-20 Comeback at Ball State: Steven Duncan came off the WKU bench to throw two second-half touchdown passes and engineer the Hilltoppers' 28-20 come-from-behind win at Ball State Saturday afternoon. Next: WKU vs. Marshall this Saturday.
- Men’s golf: Six Golfers in Competition for Tops at Bearcat Invitational: WKU Hilltopper Golf will have the opportunity to put an extra player into competition this week at Cincinnati's Bearcat Invitational. The event, which takes place today and Tuesday at the par-71, 7,150-yard Coldstream Country Club, allows teams to play six golfers instead of the usual five, while still counting the best four scores.
- Women’s golf: Lady Toppers Head North for Boston College Intercollegiate: Coming off the best 54-hole team performance in program history, the WKU Lady Topper Golf squad heads into its second tournament of the fall this week at the Boston College Intercollegiate. The Lady Toppers will be one of 17 programs competing today and Tuesday at the par-72, 6,137-yard Blue Hills Country Club in Canton, Mass.
- Men’s basketball: Hilltoppers Make Visit to The Center for Courageous Kids: WKU Hilltopper Basketball visited The Center for Courageous Kids on Saturday planning to work through several basketball drills with the campers, but it came as a shock to no one that it ultimately turned into a dance party. "The team's big on dancing," WKU graduate senior forward Desean Murray said with a laugh. "We love to have fun with each other. We love each other, so I saw that coming."
- Basketball: Hilltopper Hysteria to Take Place October 18: WKU's annual tip-off event for Hilltopper and Lady Topper Basketball, Hilltopper Hysteria, will take place Thursday, Oct. 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Parking and admission are free for the event in E.A. Diddle Arena, which features two new state-of-the-art, high-definition video boards and a brand-new sound system this year.
- 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.
- Hilltoppers break into win column by following through with finish mantra: WKU finally finished. Now it has to find a way to start something. A 28-20 win over Ball State on Saturday in Muncie, Ind., broke a five-game losing streak for the Hilltoppers. It was a triumph in which they harped upon their ability to play well – in spurts – in all four quarters. Now WKU (1-3) comes home to begin league play against Marshall (2-1) with some renewed spirit and energy looking for its first winning streak since a four-game run from Sept. 23-Oct. 20 of last year.
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 email@example.com 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.
- Stickwork at WKU by Patrick Dougherty. Oct. 1-19. Kentucky Museum front lawn. Contact Cultural Enhancement, (270) 745-4375.
Monday, September 24
- 10 a.m.: Faculty Workshop: Educating Today’s Student: Inclusive Pedagogy, Equity and Intentionality by Design. Downing Student Union, room 3024. Contact Michael Hanner, (270) 745-2683.
- 7 p.m. ET: DiscoverWKU Somerset. Center for Rural Development, 2292 U.S. 27, Somerset. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
- 7 p.m.: Creative Writing Reading Series: Curtis Crisler, poet. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact English, (270) 745-3043.
Tuesday, September 25
- 3:30 p.m.: Pre-Law Admissions Forum. Faculty House. Contact Patricia Minter, (270) 745-5098.
- 6 p.m.: Presentation: Conversation with Artist Charles Brindley. Kentucky Museum’s Kentucky Room. Contact Kentucky Museum, (270) 745-2592.
- 7 p.m.: Cuban Film Festival: Guantanamera. Cherry Hall, room 125. Part of International Year of Cuba. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- 7 p.m.: DiscoverWKU Hopkinsville. Holiday Inn Hopkinsville, 2910 Fort Campbell Blvd., Hopkinsville. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Humans on Mars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7 p.m.: Mary E. Hensley Lecture Series: Words I Never Heard by Lynnie Vessels, WKU graduate and author of To Soften the Blow. Gary A. Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Contact College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, (270) 745-4664
Wednesday, September 26
- 6 p.m.: Represent(ed) Panel Discussion. Beulah Winchel Education Library, Gary Ransdell Hall. Part of Project LIT. Contact Sara Volpi, (270) 745-4502.
- 7 p.m.: Cuban Film Festival: Juan of the Dead. Cherry Hall, room 125. Part of International Year of Cuba. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.