Today@WKU: October 22, 2018
- WKU News
- Monday, October 22nd, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 22, 2018.
From President Caboni this morning: "It’s been 54 years since @WKUFootball wore the Winged W helmet for Homecoming. This Saturday for Homecoming 2018, we are bringing them back!" More photos; Homecoming website
- Committees of WKU Board of Regents to meet Oct. 26: Committees of the WKU Board of Regents will meet Friday (Oct. 26) in the Martin Regents Room of Jody Richards Hall. Meetings begin at 8 a.m. with the Academic Affairs Committee, followed by the Executive, Finance and Budget and Student Affairs Committees.
- View from the Hill: Stickwork exhibit gives volunteers hands-on experience: Mother Nature is the star of the show in the latest construction on WKU’s campus. WKU's Amy Bingham has details of an environmental sculpture that has taken shape in front of the Kentucky Museum in the View from the Hill.
- Campus Sustainability Day events Oct. 24: Join the Sustainability Champions and the students of Geography 489 (Alternatives in Sustainability) in celebrating Campus Sustainability Day on Wednesday (Oct. 24).
- Premiere screening of KET's Robert Penn Warren documentary tonight at WKU: A free screening of the KET production Robert Penn Warren: A Vision will be held at 6 CT tonight (Oct. 22) at WKU's Van Meter Hall.
- 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/
- Men’s basketball: Tops Serve Lunch to 100-Plus WKU Students at Stansbury's House: At WKU Hilltopper Basketball head coach Rick Stansbury's house Sunday, every Hilltopper player stood behind a buffet table in an apron, serving lunch to 100-plus WKU students, including members of the Rick's Rowdies group and the WKU spirit groups. More: Hollingsworth, Bassey Lead Tops in Well-Rounded Open Scrimmage; Bassey Named to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Watch List
- Women’s golf: Joiner Finds Top-15 Finish Again at Louisville Cardinal Cup: WKU's Mary Joiner earned her fourth top-15 finish in as many tries this season Sunday, leading the Lady Topper Golf team at Louisville's Cardinal Cup. Joiner tied for 15th with a 223 (73-76-74) total at the par-72, 6,303-yard UofL Golf Club. So far this season, the junior has two victories, an 11th-place finish and this week's 15th-place performance.
- Men’s golf: Hilltoppers Set to Wrap Fall Season at Pinetree Intercollegiate: WKU Hilltopper Golf heads into its final event of the fall season this week at Kennesaw State's Pinetree Intercollegiate looking to seize some momentum. WKU is one of 11 teams competing at the par-72, 7,108-yard Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Ga. Teams will play 36 holes today with the final round slated for Tuesday.
- Football: Monarchs Defeat Hilltoppers on Game's Final Play: Nick Rice kicked a 26-yard field goal with no time left on the clock to give Old Dominion an improbable 37-34 win over WKU. Next: WKU vs. FIU at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
- Soccer: WKU Falls 2-1 in Overtime at UAB: Sarah Gorham's strike in the 20th minute erased an early deficit for the Lady Toppers, but WKU could not overcome UAB's overtime golden goal on Friday evening at BBVA Compass Field, falling 2-1 in the C-USA clash. Next: WKU vs. Marshall at 6 p.m. Friday.
- Volleyball: WKU Falls in C-USA Championship Rematch, 3-0: In a rematch of the 2017 Conference USA Championship, WKU Volleyball fell to North Texas by a line of 25-16, 25-22, 25-23. With the loss, the Hilltoppers now go to 14-9 overall and 5-3 in Conference USA action. Next: WKU at UTEP at 6 p.m. Friday.
- 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 To Screen Robert Penn Warren Documentary: A new Kentucky Educational Television documentary is centering on the life and career of famed local writer and poet, Robert Penn Warren.
- Tops vow to stick together after latest excruciating loss: This one was, undoubtedly, the toughest. WKU lost another football game Saturday. It was a defeat that came at the hands of visiting Old Dominion, 37-34, giving the Hilltoppers (1-6, 0-3 Conference USA) their fourth three-point loss of the season. “Honestly, we just need to stay together. We can’t be pointing fingers at each other,” WKU quarterback Davis Shanley said. “Because, honestly, we pulled together as a team today and I think a lot of people saw that. I think we put some good stuff on film, we put some good stuff on the field, but we just have to do a little bit more and we have to find what that little bit is.”
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- Upcoming WKU Alumni events: To the Hill and Beyond is the theme for Homecoming 2018 festivities; list of queen candidates; 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.
- 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 22
- 5 p.m.: Artist and Collector Forum, featuring Charles Brindley and a panel of collectors. Kentucky Museum’s Kentucky Room. Part of Salient Features exhibit. Free admission. Contact Kentucky Museum, (270) 745-2592.
- 6 p.m.: KET Documentary Screening: Robert Penn Warren: A Vision. Van Meter Hall. Free admission, but reservations required. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
Tuesday, October 23
- 4 p.m.: Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Entrepreneurship Everywhere: Being Entrepreneurial in Multiple Settings by Dr. Jack Britt, founder and vice president of Earthcast Technologies. Grise Hall, room 238. Contact Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, (270) 745-4142.
- 5:30 p.m.: Warren County Domestic Violence Vigil. First Christian Church, 1106 State St. Part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Contact Elizabeth Madariaga, (270) 745-3159.
- 6:15 p.m.: State Legislative Candidate Forum and Debate. Downing Student Union Auditorium. Contact Political Science, (270) 745-4559.
- 6:30 p.m.: Presentation: Democracy and the Informed Citizen. Jody Richards Hall Auditorium. Contact Jonathan Jeffrey, (270) 745-5265.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Lives of the Stars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7:30 p.m.: Concert: WKU Percussion Ensemble. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Admission is $4. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
Wednesday, October 24
- 11:30 a.m.: Genderations Luncheon Series: Dr. Dana Cuomo and Tori Henninger. Faculty House. Contact Gender & Women’s Studies, (270) 745-6477.
- Noon: College to Career Fair. Downing Student Union, third floor. Contact Advising and Career Development Center, (270) 745-3095.