Today@WKU: October 26, 2018
- WKU News
- Friday, October 26th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 26, 2018.
Big Red helped kick off WKU Homecoming activities on Thursday at the Chili and Cheese Luncheon and Pep Rally. For more Homecoming photos, follow WKU on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. #WKUHC18 #ToTheHill
- To the Hill and Beyond -- Homecoming on the Hill: Homecoming 2018 To the Hill and Beyond continues this weekend. (Watch this week’s View from the Hill.) Today’s schedule includes the Hall of Distinguished Alumni induction ceremony, the Homecoming parade and Big Red’s Roar. (The Homecoming Concert in the Park has been canceled.) Saturday’s events include numerous reunions, tailgating, Alumni W-Club Athletic Hall of Fame induction, WKU vs. FIU football game and crowning of the Homecoming queen. Activities conclude Sunday with the Mary Ellen & Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing. More: Homecoming schedule; Homecoming preview; queen candidates Homecoming parking/traffic updates: Parade traffic advisory; parade transit changes; Homecoming day parking/traffic advisory for Housing students; Homecoming day parking/traffic advisory for commuters/faculty/staff; Homecoming football game parking/traffic advisory
- WKU student receives Kentucky's 2018 GIS scholarship: WKU student Hannah Caudill of Elizabethtown was awarded the $1,000 GIS scholarship by the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP). Caudill is majoring in Geography/Environmental Studies with a Certificate in GIS.
- Veterans Upward Bound alumnus wins $1,000 national scholarship: WKU Veterans Upward Bound alumnus Jacob Barker of Bowing Green recently was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Association of Veterans Upward Bound.
- Jack Britt: Entrepreneurship Is a Way of Life: Kentucky native and distinguished professor Dr. Jack Britt spoke to students about what it means to be an entrepreneur and how students can be entrepreneurial in their daily lives.
- College of Health and Human Services Annual Report: Check out the 2017-18 annual report from WKU’s College of Health and Human Services. The report features updates on CHHS programs, students, faculty, staff and alumni.
- Highbrow, Patrick Dougherty Sculpture at Kentucky Museum: Highbrow is a monumental and interactive sculpture constructed entirely of sticks. Patrick Dougherty and volunteers harvested saplings from local farms. Visit and walk through the whimsical sculpture located in the front lawn of the Kentucky Museum.
- Annual WKU vs. MTSU Blood Drive Oct. 29-31: WKU and Middle Tennessee State University will continue their annual blood drive competition next week 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. Monday-Wednesday (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/
- Football: WKU vs. FIU for Homecoming 2018: Coach Mike Sanford previews Saturday’s Homecoming game as the Hilltoppers host C-USA East Division leader FIU. WKU’s all-time record in the Homecoming game sits at 54-29-3, and the Toppers have won four consecutive Homecoming games. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m. CT on beIN sports. More: Gameday Guide; Clear Bag Policy; Homecoming information; tailgating/parking map; gameday parking/traffic information
- Soccer: Lady Toppers Wrap Up Regular Season Against Marshall on Senior Night: WKU Soccer will close out the 2018 regular season this evening at 6 against Marshall at the WKU Soccer Complex, with Sarah Gorham, Nicole Roseland, Hannah Cady and Megan Morris set to be honored in a ceremony following the match as part of Senior Night festivities.
- Volleyball: Tops Headed for Texas Looking to Get Back on Track: WKU Volleyball is headed to Texas with a full slate on deck for the weekend. The Lady Toppers will open the road trip in El Paso at UTEP this evening before closing the swing out at UTSA on Sunday.
- Men’s basketball: Hilltoppers Unveil Limited-Edition, 16-Piece Poster for 100th Season: 16 games. 16 pieces. One historic poster. In celebration of the 100th season of Hilltopper Basketball, WKU is unveiling a limited edition, commemorative poster split into 16 pieces that can be collected at home games throughout the season.
- 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 Poet Laureate Receives Posthumous Honor: This year's Celebration of Writing at WKU will honor the legacy of its late organizer, Mary Ellen Miller.
- Chili and Cheese Luncheon kick-starts Homecoming Weekend: WKU’s homecoming weekend got started Thursday with the Chili and Cheese Luncheon followed by a pep rally.
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.
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.: Big Red’s Roar. Circus Square Park, downtown Bowling Green. Part of Homecoming 2018. (Note: Concert in the Park has been canceled.) 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.
- 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.
Saturday, October 27
- Homecoming Day. Various events and locations. Part of Homecoming 2018. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-2586.
- 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.: Alumni W-Club Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Brunch. Inductees are Crystal Kelly, Matt Wilhite and Rick Yeloushan. Part of Homecoming 2018. Contact Paul Just, (270) 792-4247.
- Noon: WKU Softball Alumni Game. WKU Softball Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 2 p.m.: WKU Alumni Tailgate & Celebrate. WKU South Lawn. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-2586.
- 5 p.m.: Pre-College Strings Halloween Recital. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
- 6:30 p.m.: WKU Football vs. FIU. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 8 p.m.: NPHC Step Show. Van Meter Hall. Contact Randall Bogard, (270) 745-5809.
Sunday, October 28
- 2 p.m.: Mary Ellen & Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing. Kentucky Museum. Part of Homecoming 2018. Contact English Department, (270) 745-3043.
- 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Lives of the Stars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Monday, October 29
- 10 a.m.: Graduation Fair. Augenstein Alumni Center. Contact Registrar, (270) 745-3351.
- 10 a.m.: WKU vs. MTSU Blood Drive. Preston Health and Activities Center. Contact Andrew Rash, (270) 745-2484.
- 7:30 p.m.: Recital: Trombone Studio. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.