Today@WKU: October 15, 2018
- WKU News
- Monday, October 15th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 15, 2018.
The Stickwork at WKU opening reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Kentucky Museum.
- WKU Kentucky Folklife Program Director to Speak at Smithsonian Symposium: On Oct. 23-24, WKU’s Kentucky Folklife Program and Kentucky Museum Director Brent Björkman will speak at Building Bridges: A Symposium on Global Cultural Heritage Preservation about the community engagement work he has been involved with, centering on the Bosnian Oral History Project and current exhibit, A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green. This symposium, coordinated by the Cultural Heritage Coordinating Committee (CHCC), and taking place at the Smithsonian Castle Commons in Washington DC, is dedicated to exploring how the United States might better help protect and preserve cultures around the world by cultivating an open dialogue about cultural heritage preservation between government and non-government organizations, the private sector, and university and research communities.
- View from the Hill: WKU's role in UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus: Training physicians in Kentucky for Kentucky. That’s the mission of the UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus. WKU's Amy Bingham has more on the role WKU plays in this important partnership in this week’s View from the Hill.
- ASCE Student Chapter Lends a Hand: The WKU American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter helped raise money for the Monroe County Backpack Program.
- Martha Combs Jenkins Receives Distinguished Service Award: Martha Combs Jenkins, WKU Professor Emerita, was presented the Florence Fallgatter Distinguished Service Award at the National Conclave of Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society for Family and Consumer Sciences. More from CHHS: Phyllis G. Sweatt, WKU graduate, named the Kentucky Teacher of the year for Family and Consumer Sciences
- Appointments open for annual WKU vs. MTSU Blood Drive: WKU and Middle Tennessee State University will continue their annual blood drive competition this year to collect donations for the American Red Cross. In Bowling Green, campus and community members can schedule appointments to donate from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 29-31 at the Preston Health and Activities Center. For information, visit www.wku.edu/givered More: Video from President Caboni
- 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/
- Soccer: WKU Rallies Twice from Two-Goal Deficit, Draws 3-3 Against Rice: WKU trailed by two goals on two separate occasions against Rice on Sunday afternoon, but a strong rally over the final 30 minutes of regulation gave the Lady Toppers a hard-earned 3-3 draw over the visiting Owls at the WKU Soccer Complex. Next: WKU at UAB on Friday.
- Men’s golf: Hilltoppers Back in Action in Georgia After Long Hiatus: It will have been almost exactly a month since WKU Hilltopper Golf completed a tournament round when the team tees off this week in Georgia State's Autotrader Collegiate Classic. After getting rained out at an event in Cincinnati, the Hilltoppers return to the course in competition for the first time since completing the Louisville Cardinals Challenge on Sept. 16.
- Football: HIlltoppers Downed by Charlotte in C-USA Road Opener: A big third quarter by the host Charlotte 49ers proved to be the difference as WKU (1-5, 0-2 C-USA) fell in their Conference USA road opener, 40-14. Next: WKU vs. ODU on Saturday night.
- Volleyball: Anderson Records 400th Career Block in Loss to UAB: WKU senior Rachel Anderson became just the third player in Lady Topper Volleyball history to record 400 career blocks on Friday night as the Lady Toppers fell to UAB in four sets. The Blazers took down the Red and White by scores of 25-22, 25-23, 17-25 and 25-17. Next: WKU at Austin Peay on Tuesday night.
- Men’s basketball: Hilltoppers to Host Open Scrimmage on Saturday: For the third straight year, WKU Hilltopper Basketball will offer fans a sneak peek of the season to come with an open scrimmage at 2 p.m. CT Saturday (Oct. 20) at E.A. Diddle Arena. The scrimmage is expected to last about two hours and is free to the public. Doors will open at 1 p.m. The open scrimmage comes two days after WKU's annual basketball tip-off event, Hilltopper Hysteria, which is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday. More: Twenty-Plus NBA Scouts Attend Tops' Pro Day at Diddle Arena
- 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. More: 2018-19 Media Guide.
- Hilltoppers primed for more big Diddle Arena crowds: Crowds poured into E.A. Diddle Arena last season like they hadn’t in a decade. WKU drew 5,487 fans in 2017-18 for its home games. That marked the Hilltoppers’ best average attendance since 2007-08 (5,564) and was a sharp increase over Diddle Arena’s 2016-17 average (3,915). If preseason ticket sales are any indication, WKU figures to attract large home crowds again this 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.
- Homecoming 2018: To the Hill and Beyond. Oct. 25-28. Various events and locations. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-2586.
Monday, October 15
- Winter Term Registration Begins. Contact Winter Term, (270) 745-2478.
- 7 p.m.: DiscoverWKU Evansville. DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville, 601 Walnut St., Evansville, Indiana. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
Tuesday, October 16
- 9 a.m.: FAFSA Application Day. WKU Glasgow Campus. Contact WKU Glasgow, (270) 861-6900.
- 4 p.m.: Social Justice Salons: Domestic Violence and Vicarious Abuse: Inside an Exchange and Visitation Center by Dr. Dana Cuomo, Diversity and Community Studies. Downing Student Union, room 2113. Contact Center for Citizenship & Social Justice, (270) 745-3218.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Lives of the Stars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.