Today@WKU: October 16, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 16, 2018.
- Office of Scholar Development Celebrates Ten Years of Big Dreams: The 2018-19 academic year marks the 10th year since the Office of Scholar Development at WKU was created. Established in 2008, OSD helps WKU students apply for and win nationally competitive scholarships. Over its 10-year history, OSD has helped WKU students and alumni earn recognition more than 450 times and more than $4.8 million in national scholarships.
- WKU Forensics Team wins two tournaments at Ball State: The WKU Forensics Team traveled to Muncie, Indiana, to compete in two tournaments co-hosted by Ball State University and Illinois State University the weekend of Oct.13-14. WKU won the team sweepstakes championships at both tournaments, ahead of 17 other schools, including the University of Texas at Austin, Bradley University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The team won 14 individual championships in all, and senior Lane Hedrick was named the overall champion of the second tournament.
- Opening Reception for WKU Stickwork Project: WKU’s Cultural Enhancement Series and the Kentucky Museum invite you to an opening reception for the Stickwork Project at WKU featuring artist Patrick Dougherty will be Friday (Oct. 19) in the Kentucky Room. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with remarks at 6.
- WKU Week in Photos: Oct. 8-12, 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.
- 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/
- Volleyball: WKU Headed to Austin Peay to Close Non-Conference Play: WKU Volleyball will close out its non-conference slate tonight against Austin Peay in Clarksville, Tenn. The Govs enter the midweek tilt with a 17-3 record while the Lady Toppers own a 14-7 overall mark. First serve from the Winfield Dunn Center will go up at 6 p.m. CT.
- Men’s golf: Bevington's Career Day Leads Hilltoppers at Georgia State: Junior Tom Bevington fired a career-low 67 in the second round Monday at Georgia State's Autotrader Collegiate Classic, leading WKU Hilltopper Golf heading into the final day. Bevington is tied for 17th individually with a two-round tally of 140 (73-67) accumulated Monday at the par-72, 6,706-yard Berkeley Hills Country Club. The 140 is also a new 36-hole career best for the St. Albans, England, native.
- Football: Weekly Press Conference: Coach Mike Sanford and defensive coordinator Clayton White discuss Saturday’s game against Old Dominion.
- 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.
- WKU writing celebration will honor late professor: After her death in June, this year’s Celebration of Writing at WKU will honor the legacy of Mary Ellen Miller, WKU’s poet laureate and longest-serving faculty member. “This is a celebration of her work and her life,” said English Department head Robert Hale, who remembers Miller as a professor dedicated to her students during her 50 years teaching at WKU.
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.
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.
Wednesday, October 17
- 9 a.m.: Weaving Workshop: Introduction to Weaving with Honeysuckle. Kentucky Museum Classroom II. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2594.
- 11:30 a.m.: Society for Lifelong Learning Food for Thought Series: The Fiedler Tradition by Jeffrey Reed, music director for Orchestra Kentucky. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Cindy Ehresman, (270) 745-1912.
- 12:30 p.m.: Women Entrepreneurs Week Panel Discussion. Grise Hall’s Guillaume Auditorium. Contact Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, (270) 745-4142.
- 1 p.m.: Potter College Fall Festival. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Amphitheatre. Contact Potter College, (270) 745-2344.
- 1 p.m.: Open Weaving Studio. Kentucky Museum Classroom II. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2594.
- 5 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Volunteer State Community College, doubleheader. WKU Softball Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 6:30 p.m.: Gender Images & Sustainability Fall Film Series: Leave No Trace. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact Gender & Women’s Studies, (270) 745-6477.
- 7:30 p.m.: Octubafest. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.