Today@WKU: October 1, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Monday, October 1st, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 1, 2018.
The 20th annual James Stewart "Jimbo" DeVries Golf Scramble was held Friday. Jimbo DeVries' parents pictured with new scholarship recipients. Read more
- WKU recognizes 2018 Family of the Year: The family of WKU senior Stefani McCoy, a first-generation student from Elizabethtown, was recognized Saturday as WKU’s 2018 Family of the Year. McCoy, who will complete her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree this fall, was joined by her mother, Juanita McCoy; her father, Steve Tabor; her aunt, Anita Sonner; and her uncle, Ronnie Sonner, during WKU’s Parent and Family Weekend activities.
- James Stewart “Jimbo” DeVries Golf Scramble celebrates 20th anniversary, announces new scholarship recipients: The 20th annual James Stewart “Jimbo” DeVries Golf Scramble was held Friday at Crosswinds Golf Course in Bowling Green, Ky. Proceeds from the Jimbo DeVries Golf Scramble support the James Stewart “Jimbo” DeVries Scholarship, and the new scholarship recipients were announced at the event.
- “Fake News” the topic of forthcoming issue of the Journal of American Folklore: The Editors of the Journal of American Folklore (JAF), currently based in the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at WKU, are pleased to announce a forthcoming issue on the topic of “fake news.” The issue is composed of papers presented at a series of four pre-organized panels that examined multiple aspects of “fake news” at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society.
- View from the Hill: HGTV producer shares career advice at his alma mater: A WKU graduate who now works as an executive producer at HGTV returns to the Hill to share career advice with students. WKU’s Amy Bingham sits down with Santos Lopez in the View from the Hill. More: From dreams of being a pirate to the reality of working as an HGTV producer
- 2018 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report: The 2018 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report is available on the WKU Police website. In addition to crime and fire statistics for 2017, this report also details policies about the police department and how to report fires and crimes to the police. This report also provides information from the Department of Environmental, Health and Safety on campus fires and fire safety.
- Bill Sanders' Cartoon from Library Special Collections on exhibit at U.S. Capitol: A political cartoon from the Bill Sanders Cartoon Collection is part of an exhibit titled “Congress and the Separation of Powers” in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, D.C. The show will run through March 31. The Bill Sanders Cartoon Collection is housed in Library Special Collections at WKU.
- 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: Three Lady Toppers Hit Double-Digit Kills in Four-Set Loss to Rice: Despite three Lady Toppers posting double-digit kills on the day, WKU Volleyball dropped a hard-fought four-set battle to Rice on Sunday from E.A. Diddle Arena. Rachel Anderson (13), Lauren Matthews (13) and Sophia Cerino (10) all finished with double-digit kills while Darby Music (18) and Payton Frederick (11) added double-digit digs. Next: WKU at Marshall on Friday.
- Football: Comeback Bid Falls Short in WKU Loss to Marshall: Trailing 20-17 in the final minutes, sophomore quarterback Steven Duncan connected with sophomore receiver Jacquez Sloan for 60 yards to put the Hilltoppers within striking distance, but a Marshall forced fumble two plays later derailed a furious comeback effort as the Hilltoppers fell to the Herd on Saturday night. Next: WKU at Charlotte on Oct. 13.
- Soccer: WKU Ends Road Trip With 4-0 Defeat at Old Dominion: Old Dominion scored three goals in the final 17 minutes of play as WKU fell, 4-0, at the ODU Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon to end its five-match road trip. Next: WKU vs. FIU on Friday.
- Tennis: Lady Toppers Wrap Up Play at Purdue Invitational: WKU finished play Sunday at the Purdue Invitational in West Lafayette. Three Lady Toppers competed over the course of the weekend in both the doubles and singles brackets. Next: WKU will return to action in November when the Lady Toppers compete in their final fall tournament of the season at Chattanooga.
- Men’s basketball: Stansbury Sees 'Exciting Things Happening' as Tops Begin Practice: The offseason can be chaotic, but WKU Hilltopper Basketball head coach Rick Stansbury knows most of his time going forward will be on the court with his team. That's just fine by him. "This time of year, starting now, I like because I know where I'm at every day," Stansbury said. "That's the easiest part of coaching. I like being with our team. I like every day being able to go out and compete, especially when you like the young men you have on your team."
- Cross country: Webb, Wells Lead WKU at Louisville Classic: In its lone meet in the Bluegrass State this season, WKU Cross Country saw Emerson Wells and Haley Webb lead their respective squads at the Louisville Cross Country Classic on Saturday. As a team, the Lady Toppers finished 31st in the women's 5K Blue race while the Hilltoppers placed 38th in the men's 8K Blue race. Next: WKU at Evansville Invitational on Oct. 13.
- 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 gears up for bike share program: WKU is gearing up to launch a bike share program next month that will allow students to glide down the Hill on bikes branded with WKU logos and colors.
- Tops go into bye week reeling from close losses: WKU heads into its bye week searching for good fortune, wondering when a few breaks will go its way. After five games and four losses, three that have come each by three points, the Hilltoppers (1-4) have to turn things around in a major way to get back to the postseason. They’ll need to end the year at least 5-2 to reach bowl eligibility for the eighth straight season.
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.
Monday, October 1
- 8 a.m.: Stickwork at WKU. Kentucky Museum front lawn. Through Oct. 19. Contact Cultural Enhancement, (270) 745-4375.
Tuesday, October 2
- 4 p.m.: Topper Tank Elevator Pitch Competition. Grise Hall, room 238. Entry deadline Sept. 28. Contact Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, (270) 745-4142.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Lives of the Stars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Wednesday, October 3
- 9 a.m.: Weaving Workshop: Rib Work Techniques. Kentucky Museum Classroom II. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2594.
- 11 a.m.: Through the Eyes of a Child. Downing Student Union Courtyard. Part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Contact Elizabeth Madariaga, (270) 745-3159.
- 11:30 a.m.: Society for Lifelong Learning Food for Thought Series: Skeleton Keys: Using Bones to Unlock the Past by Dr. Elizabeth A. Newell, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Elizabethtown College. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Cindy Ehresman, (270) 745-1912.
- 1 p.m.: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation Signing. Centennial Mall. Contact Elizabeth Madariaga, (270) 745-3159.
- 1 p.m.: Open Weaving Studio. Kentucky Museum Classroom II. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2594.
- 5:30 p.m.: National Anthem Auditions for WKU Basketball. Diddle Arena. Register by noon Oct. 1. Contact Seth Sales, email@example.com
- 6 p.m.: Artist Talk: and the child draws another inscrutable house... by Danielle Mužina. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, room 156. Contact Art, (270) 745-3944.