Today@WKU: September 27, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 27, 2018.
Cloudy this morning with a chance of rain today, but sunny and cooler conditions expected for Parent & Family Weekend at WKU. For updates, follow @WKUweather
- Mexican journalist to receive Award for Courageous International Reporting tonight: WKU's School of Journalism & Broadcasting will welcome Mexican journalist Marcela Turati to campus tonight (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 today: About 700 fourth-graders from Warren, Allen and Edmonson counties will participate in the 23rd annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® program today (Sept. 27) at WKU’s L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center.
- WKU's 2018 Parent & Family Weekend Friday and Saturday: WKU’s annual Parent & Family Weekend begins on Friday and continues with a full day of activities on Saturday. The WKU Family of the Year will be recognized during Saturday night’s WKU vs. Marshall football game. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. CT at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.
- Parking Lot & Road Closings for WKU vs. Marshall: On Saturday (Sept. 29), the WKU Hilltoppers will host Marshall with a 6:30 p.m. kickoff. Several parking lots will be reserved for event parking and road closures will occur before game time. Information for WKU Housing students; WKU faculty, staff and commuters. More: 2018 gameday and tailgating guide; 2018 tailgating map; Clear Bag Policy
- Political Science Podcast: Episode 2 of the PoliSci Podcast is available as Dr. Timothy Rich joins Dr. Joel Turner to discuss North and South Korea.
- Philosophy and Religion Newsletter: Check out the Fall 2018 newsletter from the Department of Philosophy and Religion.
- 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: WKU Headed to Hattiesburg for C-USA Road Tilt: After playing its last nine matches at home, WKU Volleyball hits the road tonight at Southern Miss. The Lady Toppers enter the contest with an 11-5 overall record and a 2-0 reading in Conference USA action. The Golden Eagles own a 7-8 record (1-1 C-USA) heading into the matchup.
- Women’s golf: Joiner Wins Second Straight C-USA Golfer of the Week Award: The hardware just keeps coming for Mary Joiner. After winning her second tournament in as many tries to start the season, the WKU junior was again named Conference USA Women's Golfer of the Week on Wednesday. Next: WKU is back in action at Kentucky's Betty Lou Evans Invitational on Oct. 5-7 in Lexington.
- Football: Practice Report: WKU Football closed out practice on Wednesday evening, looking to keep the momentum going as the Hilltoppers return home to face Marshall on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Houchens-Smith Stadium.
- 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.
- Jackson's leadership, production key for WKU's offense: Lucky Jackson is trending toward having a career year for WKU. His play on the field has been vital. His leadership off of it has been immeasurable.
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.
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.