Today@WKU: October 24, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 24, 2018.
Highbrow, the Stickwork at WKU sculpture made from intertwined tree saplings, is open on the Kentucky Museum's front lawn.
- Online MBA Program Ranked in Top 20 in the Country: WKU’s Online MBA Program has been ranked as one of the Best MBA Programs for 2019 by OnlineMasters.com. “We are pleased to be ranked 16th in the nation for our excellent WKU Online MBA program,” said Dr. Bob Hatfield, MBA Program Director. “Our student-friendly, 100% online MBA program uses cutting-edge innovations and features a modern curriculum.”
- Student Selected as Finalist in Data Analytics Research Competition: Gordon Ford College of Business student Kyla Scanlon was selected as a finalist for the 2018 Teradata Analytics Universe Conference, which was held October 14-18 in Las Vegas. Scanlon, an economics, finance, and data analytics triple major from Louisville, was awarded the TUN Student Scholarship, which covered her expenses for the conference.
- Parking & Transportation promotions for Sustainability Day: In support of Sustainability Day, PTS will be offering several promotions today. PTS will be providing doughnuts and hot chocolate at three Commuter bus stops this morning, launching a new Carpool Preferred Parking Program and giving campus a sneak peek at one of the new VeoRide bike share bicycles.
- WKU Folk Studies at the Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society: WKU Folk Studies has just returned from another successful and productive Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society. This year's meeting was in Buffalo, New York. Faculty, current students, and alumni presented papers, served on forums, participated in leadership meetings and AFS section meetings, caught up with colleagues, and had a good time.
- Carlton Jackson Papers Celebrate Archives Month: Heartbreaking memories of the 1918 influenza pandemic. The FBI dossiers on a husband-and-wife team of socialist labor activists. Gracious letters from Gone With the Wind star Olivia de Havilland. The gritty details of a guest’s sudden collapse and death during a television talk show. Accounts from survivors of one of America’s worst wartime naval disasters. Where can you find all of these within easy reach of one another? In the papers of Dr. Carlton L. Jackson, a prolific author and historian who donated a large portion of his research and manuscripts to WKU’s Department of Library Special Collections.
- 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 message from President Caboni; Homecoming schedule; Homecoming preview; queen candidates; Homecoming parking/traffic advisory
- What’s Happening at WKU: Check out a list of events through Nov. 10.
- 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: Sargent Wins Fourth Career Title in Playoff at Kennesaw State: On the first playoff hole Tuesday, WKU's Billy Tom Sargent almost hit his tee shot out of bounds. But there was no stopping the Hilltopper Golf redshirt senior on this day. Sargent stormed to victory at Kennesaw State's Pinetree Intercollegiate with a 7-under 65, then claimed outright individual medalist honors by salvaging par on the opening playoff hole after the wayward tee shot. The win is the fourth career victory for Sargent, who dedicated it to former WKU coach Phillip Hatchett after his passing in June.
- Football: Practice Report: WKU Football finished out practice Tuesday evening as the Hilltoppers prepare for Saturday’s game against Conference USA opponent FIU. Kick off for the Homecoming game at Houchens-Smith Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m. CT and it will be broadcasted on beIN Sports.
- 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's young offense shows big strides despite latest loss: Buried deep in a three-game losing streak, having lost four games this season each by three points, it may be hard to find positive building blocks for WKU moving forward. But a closer look at Saturday’s 37-34, head-scratching loss to Old Dominion reveals what might arguably be one of WKU’s best offensive games in the Mike Sanford era. And the plays being made throughout the game’s 60 minutes were all mostly executed by Hilltoppers who will be back in 2019.
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.
- International Education Week. Nov. 5-9. Various events and locations. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
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.
Thursday, October 25
- 11 a.m.: Homecoming Chili and Cheese Luncheon and Pep Rally. 6.4.3 Sports Bar, 360 E. Eighth Ave. Part of Homecoming 2018. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-2586.
- 3:45 p.m.: University Senate Meeting. Faculty House. Contact Academic Affairs, (270) 745-2296.
- 6 p.m.: Summit Awards Dinner. Augenstein Alumni Center. Part of Homecoming 2018. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-2586.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Lives of the Stars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Friday, October 26
- 8 a.m.: Board of Regents Committee Meetings. Martin Regents Room, Jody Richards Hall. Contact Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295.
- 11 a.m.: Hall of Distinguished Alumni Luncheon and Induction Ceremony. Inductees are Becky Ann Gelke Baker, Nettie Bayless Courts Depp and Dr. Richard C. Rink. Sloan Convention Center. Part of Homecoming 2018. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-2586.
- 3:30 p.m.: Hilltopper Hall Ribbon Cutting. Hilltopper Hall. Contact Housing, (270) 745-4359.
- 5 p.m.: Homecoming Parade. WKU campus to Circus Square Park, downtown Bowling Green. Part of Homecoming 2018. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-2586.
- 5:30 p.m.: Homecoming Concert in the Park, featuring Jordan English. Circus Square Park, downtown Bowling Green. Part of Homecoming 2018. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-2586.
- 6 p.m.: WKU Soccer vs. Marshall. WKU Soccer Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 6:30 p.m.: WKU Forensics Showcase. Faculty House. Contact Ganer Newman, (270) 745-6340.
- 6:30 p.m.: Big Red’s Roar. Circus Square Park, downtown Bowling Green. Part of Homecoming 2018. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-2586.
- 7:30 p.m.: Performance: Fourth Annual Halloween Concert by the Symphony at WKU. Van Meter Hall. Tickets are $12; $6 for students. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.