Today@WKU: November 8, 2018
- WKU News
- Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for November 8, 2018.
- WKU to temporarily close Minton Hall, relocate residents: WKU will close Minton Hall for the remainder of the fall academic semester and relocate its 348 residents to other on-campus housing in a proactive effort to mitigate mold found in mechanical spaces within the facility. More: Air Quality Updates
- Kentucky Habitat for Humanity executive director to visit WKU: Mary Shearer, Executive Director for Kentucky Habitat for Humanity, will visit the WKU Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter meeting at 5:30 pm. Tuesday (Nov. 13) at Environmental Sciences and Technology Building, room 214A.
- PS2 reserved Friday for Head for the Hill: Parking Structure 2 will be reserved Friday (Nov. 9) for Head for the Hill, an Admissions campus open house event. Alternate parking for WKU commuter students will be available in several other lots. View alternate parking map.
- 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/
- Volleyball: Lady Toppers Look to Ride Hot Streak into Final Week of Regular Season: Riding a four-match Conference USA win streak, WKU Volleyball enters the final week of regular season play as one of the hottest teams in the league. The Lady Toppers will visit both UAB and Louisiana Tech for their respective Senior Days tonight and Saturday. WKU enters the road trip with an 18-9 record including a 9-3 mark in C-USA action.
- Football: Rinella Named National Ray Guy Punter of the Week: WKU Football's Alex Rinella was rewarded for a career punting performance, as the redshirt junior earned Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week honors, it was announced Wednesday. In the Hilltoppers' Friday night game at Middle Tennessee on Nov. 2, Rinella booted seven punts for a career-high 340 yards. He pinned four punts inside the 20 yard line and had four punts of 57-plus yards on the evening. More: Practice report
- Baseball: Countdown to First Pitch - 100 Days of Hilltopper History: As WKU prepares for the 100th Season of Hilltopper Baseball, WKU Athletics is treating fans to unique moments and interesting history from Hilltopper Baseball, leading up to First Pitch at Nick Denes Field on February 15, 2019.
- WKU students participate in groundbreaking study: Two WKU meteorology students lent their hands in an unforgettable, groundbreaking project this past summer. They traveled to Nebraska to investigate how irrigation affects precipitation.
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- WKU Spirit Magazine: Check out the fall 2018 issue of WKU Spirit magazine.
- Upcoming WKU Alumni events: 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); Highbrow; 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.
- International Education Week. Through Nov. 9. Various events and locations. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- Business & Professionalism Week. Through Nov. 9. Various events and locations. Contact Gordon Ford College of Business, (270) 745-6311.
Thursday, November 8
- 9:35 a.m.: International Education Week Dialogue Series: CD 481 International Children's Literature. Academic Complex, room 310. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- 11:10 a.m.: International Education Week Dialogue Series: What is Being Carved in Flesh is an Image of Society. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, room 239. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- 12:45 p.m.: International Education Week Dialogue Series: Entry Modes Explored. Grise Hall, room 242. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- 4 p.m.: International Education Week Presentation: Deliberative Dialogue on Immigration. Mahurin Honors College-International Center Multipurpose Room. Registration required. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- 5:30 p.m.: Taste of Cuba. San Juan Smokehouse, 1026 Chestnut St. Cost is $35. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Lives of the Stars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7 p.m.: Poetry Reading: Words of Preservation by Karla K. Morton and Alan Birkelbach. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact English, (270) 745-3043.
Friday, November 9
- 8 a.m.: Head for The Hill open house event. Diddle Arena. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
- 8:30 a.m.: Berta Seminar 2018: Identifying and Addressing the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students with guest speaker Lisa Van Gemert, author of Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing ‘Never Good Enough.’ Knicely Conference Center. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
- 11 a.m.: Veterans Day Ceremony. Guthrie Bell Tower. Contact ROTC, (270) 745-4293.
- 11:30 a.m.: ROTC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Jack and Jackie Harbaugh Club, Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact ROTC, (270) 745-4293.
- 3 p.m.: Cuban Salsa Workshop. Gordon Wilson Hall. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- 3:30 p.m.: 38th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium. Snell Hall, first floor. Contact Mathematics, (270) 745-3651.
- 8 p.m.: Theatre Production: Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center’s Russell Miller Theatre. Admission is $20; $16 for students and seniors. Recommended for mature audiences. Contact Theatre and Dance, (270) 745-5845.