Today@WKU: October 23, 2018
- WKU News
- Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 23, 2018.
- WKU Forensics Team second in Central Missouri debate tournaments: The WKU Forensics Team’s eight debaters placed second in overall debate team sweepstakes at two tournaments hosted by the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri, the weekend of Oct. 20-21. On Friday (Oct. 26), the team will host a free public showcase in WKU’s Faculty House at 6:30 p.m.
- WKU alum honored for 2018 WKU Libraries Open Access Hall of Fame: WKU alum Daniel Pulliam is the 2018 inductee into the WKU Libraries Open Access Hall of Fame, recognizing him for his thesis “Effect of Student Classroom Cell Phone Usage on Teachers” which was submitted in Spring 2017 to the university repository TopSCHOLAR®, and has been downloaded over 44,000 times from 181 countries.
- Homecoming Week on the Hill: It’s Homecoming Week on the Hill. This year’s theme is To the Hill and Beyond. WKU will face FIU in the Homecoming football game at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The Toy Story-themed celebration will include pep rallies, reunions, concerts, award presentations, hall of fame inductions, a parade and the crowning of the Homecoming queen. More: Homecoming schedule; Homecoming preview; queen candidates
- WKU Week in Photos: Oct. 15-19, 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/
- Men’s golf: Tops, Easton Lead Pinetree Intercollegiate as WKU Fires Best Round in 12 Years: In just his second tournament this season, WKU's Stuart Easton found his groove. That powered his team to its best round in 12 years. The Hilltopper Golf senior fired a career-low, 7-under 65 in the second round at Kennesaw State's Pinetree Intercollegiate, helping him hold the outright lead with an 8-under 136 total (71-65) with one round to play. WKU also holds the team lead with a 570 total, including a 12-under 276 in the second round. That's the program's best single round since the Tops also shot a 276 at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic in 2006.
- Football: Julien Lewis Named a Wuerffel Trophy Nominee: The Wuerffel Trophy, known as college football's premier award for community service, has announced WKU Football senior Julien Lewis as a 2018 Nominee. The Wuerffel Trophy is presented annually to the FBS student-athlete who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. More: Weekly press conference
- Men’s basketball: WKU Hosting #SellOutDiddle Season Ticket Call-A-Thon with WBKO: As part of its #SellOutDiddle campaign, WKU will host a Call-A-Thon in conjunction with WBKO-TV today with a special deal on WKU Hilltopper Basketball season tickets for the upcoming season. The Hilltoppers will appear on WBKO programming throughout the day.
- 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.
- Welcome to the Bone Room: Even before its death, this yellow stingray was like a ghost. The ocean dweller haunting the waters of North Carolina down to Florida and the Bahamas and Caribbean, would glide across the seafloor or vanish into the sand with its mottled tan skin—sneaking up on nearby prey. But its disappearing act also works on humans. When a swimmer wading in shallow waters accidentally steps on a hidden yellow stingray, the creature defensively swings a venomous barb, or spine, on the top of its tail and stings the leg. It’s an intricate movement—one that WKU biologist Steve Huskey goes all the way to the bone to understand.
- Whitesville Solar company starting to grow: When the Kentucky House of Representatives began debating House Bill 227 last winter, it spurred demand for solar energy. And that let Clint Merritt quit his job at a Beaver Dam automotive plant and devote full time to his Driven Solar company. A Whitesville native, Merritt graduated from WKU with a degree in electrical engineering.
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.
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.