Today@WKU: September 26, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 26, 2018.
- Chris and Sherrie Swanberg establish scholarship for WKU students from Henderson County and Owensboro high schools: When a couple is composed of two WKU alumni, it is not uncommon to learn that they met and fell in love on the Hill. Chris Swanberg, originally from Henderson, and Sherrie Shuler Swanberg, originally from Owensboro, agree that meeting one another is their most special WKU memory. After more than 30 years away from campus, the Swanbergs recently reconnected with WKU and were looking for a way to give back to the University that gave them so much. Inspired by the goal of the WKU Opportunity Fund to remove barriers for access to education, the couple has established the Swanberg Shuler Opportunity Scholarship Fund. The fund will support WKU students from both Henderson County High School and Owensboro High School, Chris and Sherrie Swanberg’s respective high schools, through renewable scholarship opportunities.
- Beyond the Classroom, the Importance of Internships: Internships are high impact practices that help students acquire new skills and knowledge outside of the classroom. They are ways for students to take classroom learning to the real world and network with professionals. Several WKU Engineering students participated in internships over the summer. More: Industrial Partnership Student Networking Dinner
- Toward a Culture of Performance: Check out President Timothy C. Caboni’s campus message to WKU faculty and staff.
- What’s Happening at WKU: Check out a list of events through Oct. 13.
- 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.
- Area 4th-graders to attend 23rd Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® event Thursday: About 700 fourth-graders from Warren, Allen and Edmonson counties will participate in the 23rd annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® program on Thursday (Sept. 27) at WKU’s L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center.
- 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 Win at Boston College as Joiner Claims Sixth Career Title: Mary Joiner is 2-for-2 this season in thrilling comebacks, and 2-for-2 in titles. This time she brought her team along for the ride. The junior Joiner stormed back from a six-shot deficit to start the final round at the Boston College Intercollegiate, earning co-medalist honors in a tie for first. Her effort also helped the Lady Toppers win the team title in the 16-squad field.
- Football: Practice Report: In WKU Football's 28-20 win over Ball State last week, the young offensive line helped the team rush for a season-high 192 yards. Coming off their first win of the season, the Hilltoppers want to keep the same momentum heading into conference play against Marshall on Saturday night. "I thought winning last week was huge, we were really desperate for a win, we just needed something to gain momentum heading into conference play this week," offensive lineman Miles Pate said.
- Athletics: "Voice of the Hilltoppers" on Temporary Leave of Absence: The "Voice of the Hilltoppers," veteran play-by-play man Randy Lee, is taking a temporary leave of absence from his role as the radio voice of Hilltopper football and men's basketball. A timetable for Lee's return has not been set, but all of WKU Athletics is hopeful for Lee's speedy return to the microphone.
- Football: Pro Hilltoppers in the NFL: Nine former Hilltoppers are signed with NFL teams, check out what they did during Week 3.
- 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.
- New transit study to involve WKU, GO bg Transit: Less than three years after contracting with a consultant to study Bowling Green's GO bg Transit public transit system, the Bowling Green-Warren County Metropolitan Planning Organization is ready to solicit bids on a new study that will include an examination of WKU's Topper Transit system.
- WKU's quarterback position in flux due to injuries, positive play: Four weeks into the 2018 season, WKU has quite the quarterback conundrum on its hands. All four of the program’s scholarship quarterbacks have played and three of them have all started at least one game. WKU is the only team in college football’s Bowl Subdivision to have started three different quarterbacks thus far. Problem? Well, not yet.
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.
- ISEC Exhibit: Faces of Domestic Violence. Oct. 1-31. Cynthia and George Nichols III Intercultural Student Engagement Center, Downing Student Union. Part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Contact Elizabeth Madariaga, (270) 745-3159.
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.
Thursday, September 27
- 9 a.m.: Progressive Agriculture Safety Day. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Catherine Malin, (270) 745-3325.
- 11 a.m.: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kick-Off Event. Downing Student Union, first floor. Contact Elizabeth Madariaga, (270) 745-3159.
- 7 p.m. ET: DiscoverWKU Elizabethtown. Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center, 200 University Drive, Elizabethtown. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Humans on Mars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7:30 p.m.: Presentation of Fleischaker/Greene Award for Courageous International Reporting: Mexican journalist Marcela Turati. Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Contact School of Journalism & Broadcasting, (270) 745-4144.
Friday, September 28
Saturday, September 29
- Parent & Family Weekend. Various events and locations. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
- 8 a.m.: Football Tailgating Areas Open. Various locations. 2018 tailgating map. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
- 9 a.m.: Bowling Green International Festival. Circus Square Park. Contact Bowling Green International Festival, (270) 779-3830.
- 11:30 a.m.: Southern Kentucky Team Penning. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
- 4 p.m.: WKU Alumni Tailgate & Celebrate. WKU South Lawn. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-2586.
- 6:30 p.m.: WKU Football vs. Marshall. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.