Today@WKU: November 13, 2018
- WKU News
- Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for November 13, 2018.
The College Heights Foundation announced a $15,000 scholarship gift from the Wells Fargo Foundation through support from the Ridley Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. The Wells Fargo Military Support Scholarship Fund will be an endowed scholarship fund for military-affiliated students at WKU. Read more; (More: Additional photos from WKU's Veterans Day events are available in the WKU Week in Photos)
- Wells Fargo Foundation establishes scholarship fund to support military-affiliated students: Following the Veterans Day celebrations and a number of festivities to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of ROTC at WKU, the College Heights Foundation is pleased to announce a $15,000 scholarship gift from the Wells Fargo Foundation through support from the Ridley Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. The Wells Fargo Military Support Scholarship Fund will be an endowed scholarship fund for military-affiliated students at WKU.
- WKU Forensics Team wins at tournaments in Illinois: WKU’s Forensics Team traveled to Lebanon, Illinois, to compete in two tournaments Nov. 10-11. The WKU team won all three team sweepstakes championships, across debate and the two individual events tournaments.
- Students honored at 2018 Kentucky Academy of Science meeting: WKU and Gatton Academy students were honored for their research presentations at the Kentucky Academy of Science meeting Nov. 2-3.
- WKU Week in Photos: Nov. 5-10, 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.
- 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/
- Women’s basketball: WKU Returns Home for Rematch of 2017 Thriller vs. Iowa: Coming off its first road trip of the season, WKU will be back inside E.A. Diddle Arena this evening at 6 as the Lady Toppers welcome No. 13/17 Iowa for a rematch of last season's 104-97 overtime thriller in the Hawkeye Challenge that the Hawkeyes claimed with a late rally. More: Event parking
- Men’s basketball: Bassey Named C-USA Freshman of the Week After Strong Debut: WKU freshman Charles Bassey finished his first week of college basketball with his first weekly honor. The 6-foot-11, 245-pound center was named Conference USA Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week on Monday by the league office. Next: The Hilltoppers return to action this week in the Myrtle Beach Invitational, starting against Valparaiso at 4 p.m. CT Thursday on ESPNU.
- Football: Weekly Press Conference: Coach Mike Sanford and defensive coordinator Clayton White discussed Saturday’s Senior Night matchup against UTEP. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.
- 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 begins student business accelerator: WKU has started a student business accelerator on the Glasgow campus.
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- WKU alumna Evie Oregon returns to the Hill to teach, inspire and pay it forward: In 2007, Evelyn (Evie) Oregon of Aurora, Ill., graduated from WKU with a degree in Recreation Administration. Now, nearly a decade later, she’s back on the Hill teaching as an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport. “Without WKU, the people here and the support systems, I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today or headed where I’m going,” said Oregon. “It’s the foundation of my career.” More WKU Alumni news: Lilly Riherd’s bg 26.2: a race to beat MS; Get to know Linda Gamblin Ball, WKU’s newest Regent; Stickwork Sculpture Takes Root at WKU
- 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.
Tuesday, November 13
- 2:20 p.m.: Presentation: Media & Politics in the Era of Trump by Scott Jennings. Downing Student Union, room 3020. Contact Political Science, (270) 745-4559.
- 4 p.m.: Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Launching a Business as Your First ‘Real Job’: Paving Your Own Way by Sam Kirby and Will Berry, Vid Monster Productions. Grise Hall, room 238. Contact Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, (270) 745-4142.
- 4 p.m.: Presentation: Tariff Policies in the Time of Trump by Daniel Griswold, Co-Director of the Program on the American Economy and Globalization for the Mercatus Center. Gary Ransdell Hall, room 1074. Contact Brian Strow, (270) 745-7082.
- 6 p.m.: Film Screening: Dirty Laundry. Van Meter Hall. Free admission. Contact Bryan Lemon, (270) 745-4100.
- 6 p.m.: Lady Topper Basketball vs. Iowa. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Lives of the Stars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7 p.m.: Presentation: Andrew Shaffer, author of Hope Never Dies. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact English, (270) 745-3043.
- 7:30 p.m.: Performance: WKU Guitar Ensemble. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
- 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.
Wednesday, November 14
- 4 p.m.: Presentation: Civility and Professionalism at the U.S. Supreme Court by Benjamin Beaton, former clerk at U.S. Supreme Court and litigation partner with Squire Patton Boggs LLP. Downing Student Union, room 2124. Contact Political Science, (270) 745-4559.
- 4 p.m.: Sustainability Celebration & Raffle. Ogden College Hall entrance. Contact Amy Nemon, (270) 745-3082.
- 6 p.m.: WKU Safety Walk. Centennial Mall. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.