Today@WKU: October 18, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Thursday, October 18th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 18, 2018.
- SpiritFunder, WKU’s crowdfunding platform, announces new campaigns: SpiritFunder, WKU’s crowdfunding platform, is relaunching today (Oct. 18) with five new campaigns. Projects featured on SpiritFunder come directly from WKU students, groups and faculty who are looking for more opportunities to learn, grow and achieve.
- 22 WKU students candidates for Homecoming queen: Twenty-two students are candidates for Homecoming 2018 queen at WKU. WKU will play FIU in the Homecoming football game on Oct. 27. At halftime, the Homecoming Court will be introduced, followed by the crowning of the queen. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.
- WKU to participate in earthquake drill this morning: The Great Central U.S. Shakeout Drill will take place today (Oct. 18) at 10:18 a.m. local time. WKU will participate in the exercise through the activation of its emergency communications systems, including the RAVE text alert and outdoor warning speakers at 10:18 a.m. CT.
- Parking Lot and Road Closings WKU Football vs. ODU: On Saturday (Oct. 20), the WKU Hilltoppers will play the Old Dominion Monarchs at 6:30 p.m. Several parking lots will be reserved for event parking and road closures will occur before game time.
- 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/
- Women’s basketball: Lady Toppers Tabbed Fourth in Preseason C-USA Coaches' Poll: In the annual C-USA preseason coaches' poll released by the conference office on Wednesday afternoon, two-time reigning C-USA Tournament champion WKU has been tabbed fourth, while 2017-18 regular season champion UAB has been picked as the favorite to win the league.
- Football: Practice Report: In a high-scoring game last season, WKU Football was able to keep Old Dominion off the scoreboard in the fourth quarter to secure a 35-31 victory. This season - when the Hilltoppers and Monarchs square off on Saturday, Oct. 20 for a 6:30 p.m. kick off - the defense is hoping for more of the same.
- 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.
- Logan County Native Named Tourism Chief in Bowling Green: A new leader has been named for the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. When Sherry Murphy takes the helm, it will be a homecoming of sorts. Murphy is a Logan County native and graduate of WKU. She says that she’s always had an eye on Bowling Green and what is has to offer.
- Community Conversation at WKU Highlights Robert Penn Warren's Greatest Work: The group Kentucky Humanities is winding down its statewide reading initiative with a final community conversation Oct. 23 at WKU. The Democracy and the Informed Citizen event is concluding the Kentucky Reads project centered around the work of Todd County native Robert Penn Warren, and his Pulitzer Prize winning novel All the Kings Men.
- After early-season injury, Eckels hopes to help Tops in second half of the season: An offense still lacking any sort of concrete identity is also still searching for consistent play at the quarterback position one week after hoping to rectify that issue. WKU went into Saturday’s game at Charlotte wanting to find reliable continuity at the QB spot.
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.
Thursday, October 18
- 8:30 a.m.: Differentiation Workshop. Knicely Conference Center. Registration fee is $110; register online. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
- 8:30 a.m.: Speech Language Pathologist Fall Workshop: Full STEAM Ahead for Literacy-Based Language Intervention. Knicely Conference Center Regency Room. Registration fee is $50. Contact Continuing and Professional Development, (270) 745-1912.
- 4 p.m.: Hispanic Heritage Festival. Centennial Mall. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
- 5 p.m. (ET): FAFSA Application Day. WKU Elizabethtown Campus. Contact WKU Elizabethtown, (270) 706-8870.
- 6 p.m.: L.Y. Lancaster-Hugh Puckett Lecture: An Amazing Adventure by Dr. Todd Cheever, WKU graduate and associate dean of UK College of Medicine Bowling Green Campus. Ogden College Hall Auditorium. Reception begins at 5:30. Contact Ken Crawford, (270) 745-4449.
- 6:30 p.m.: WKU Basketball Hilltopper Hysteria. Diddle Arena. Free admission; ticket required. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Lives of the Stars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7:30 p.m.: Recital: WKU Clarinet and Saxophone students. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
Friday, October 19
- 9 a.m.: Young Adult Southern Book Con. Downing Student Union. Contact Sara Volpi, (270) 745-4502.
- 12:30 p.m.: Hilltopper TransferMation: Transfer Preview Day. Downing Student Union. Contact Julia Johnson, (270) 745-6481.
- 4 p.m.: Children’s Theatre Series: Neverland. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Admission is $6; $3 for 12 and under. Contact Theatre and Dance, (270) 745-5845.
- 5:30 p.m.: Opening Reception for Stickwork at WKU by Patrick Dougherty. Kentucky Museum’s Kentucky Room. Contact Cultural Enhancement, (270) 745-4375.
- 6 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. North Texas. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 7:30 p.m.: Guest Artist: Chrissy Kim, cello. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
Saturday, October 20
- 8 a.m.: Head for The Hill open house event. Diddle Arena. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
- 8 a.m.: Football Tailgating Areas Open. Various locations. 2018 tailgating map. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
- 9:30 a.m.: Fall Super Saturdays. Various campus locations. Continues Saturdays through Nov. 10. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
- 10 a.m.: Presentation: Fabulous Fall Inspirations: Creative Ideas for your Autumn Home and Garden by Rickman Freeman, Horticulturist, Baker Arboretum. Downing Museum, 4801 Morgantown Road. Contact Baker Arboretum, (270) 842-7415.
- 3 p.m.: Children’s Theatre Series: Neverland. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Admission is $6; $3 for 12 and under. Contact Theatre and Dance, (270) 745-5845.
- 4 p.m.: WKU Alumni Tailgate & Celebrate. WKU South Lawn. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-2586.
- 6:30 p.m.: WKU Football vs. Old Dominion. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.