Today@WKU: September 25, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 25, 2018.
Casey Vanmeter and Marcus Todd are the inaugural recipients of the Alexis Swift Top Dog Scholarship were announced on Saturday at the 2nd Annual Alexis Swift Top Dog Invitational Golf Tournament. From left: Marcus Todd, Angie Swift, Casey Vanmeter and Jeromiah Swift. Read more
- WKU Forensics Team opens season as tournament host: The WKU Forensics Team kicked off its competitive season by hosting the WKU/Alumni Fall Forensic Tournament on WKU’s campus the weekend of Sept. 21-23.
- WKU to bring VeoRide bike share to campus: VeoRide has officially inked a deal to be the exclusive provider of a micro-mobility fleet of bikes to WKU. Micro-mobility includes all modes of short-distance transportation, including standard pedal bikes, e-assisted bikes and e-scooters. Provided at no cost to the University, the agreement initially calls for 180 seven-speed bikes featuring the WKU logo and colors, with the addition of e-assist bikes to the fleet in the future.
- Alexis Swift Top Dog Scholarship Fund announces inaugural recipients: The inaugural recipients of the Alexis Swift Top Dog Scholarship were announced on Saturday at the 2nd Annual Alexis Swift Top Dog Invitational Golf Tournament. The first recipients are Casey Vanmeter and Marcus Todd.
- WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 17-21, 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.
- 'Words I Never Heard': WKU graduate to present Mary E. Hensley Lecture tonight: 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 tonight (Sept. 25).
- Mexican journalist to receive Award for Courageous International Reporting on Thursday: WKU's School of Journalism & Broadcasting will welcome Mexican journalist Marcela Turati to campus on Thursday (Sept. 27) as the recipient of the third annual Fleischaker/Greene Award for Courageous International Reporting.
- 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: Lady Tops Tied for Lead with One Round Left in Boston: WKU Lady Topper Golf is in the driver's seat heading into today’s final round of the Boston College Intercollegiate. The Lady Toppers finished Monday's first two rounds with a 36-hole tally of 607 (298-309), tied for the team lead with host Boston College. They're also second in the field with 21 total birdies.
- Volleyball: Bebout, Matthews Pick Up First Career C-USA Weekly Awards: For the third-consecutive week, WKU Volleyball has seen Lady Toppers earn weekly honors as Taylor Bebout collected the Setter of the Week nod and Lauren Matthews was tabbed the Freshman of the Week. The accolades are the first for both freshman student-athletes.
- Football: Weekly Press Conference: Coach Mike Sanford discussed the Hilltoppers’ win over Ball State and looked ahead to Saturday’s game against Marshall.
- Men’s golf: Tops' Outing at Bearcat Invite Canceled Due to Heavy Rain: With heavy rain falling in Cincinnati on Monday and more in the forecast, WKU Hilltopper Golf's third outing of the season at the Bearcat Invitational has been canceled. The Hilltoppers return to action at Georgia State's Autotrader Collegiate Classic on Oct. 15-16 in Duluth, Ga.
- 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 dealing with key injuries going into Marshall matchup: WKU’s offensive lineup will be a mash unit of sorts come Saturday against Marshall. Second-year coach Mike Sanford confirmed Monday that both running back D’Andre Ferby and left tackle Cole Spencer are likely out this week. Quarterback Davis Shanley is still listed as the starting quarterback but still recovering from a shoulder injury sustained at Ball State. If Shanley can’t go WKU would be down to two scholarship QBs on the sideline Saturday.
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.
- Stickwork at WKU by Patrick Dougherty. Oct. 1-19. Kentucky Museum front lawn. Contact Cultural Enhancement, (270) 745-4375.
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.