Today@WKU: November 28, 2018
- WKU News
- Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for November 28, 2018.
Tyson Helton was introduced Tuesday as WKU's new football coach. Read more
- 41 inducted into WKU's chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta honor society: WKU’s chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) inducted 41 new members – the largest number in the chapter’s history -- in a ceremony on Nov. 19.
- View from the Hill: Bridging Cultures through Music: WKU’s Pre-College Strings Program is helping bridge the language barrier for students from all over the world attending Bowling Green High School. WKU's Amy Bingham shows us how music is the universal language in the View from the Hill.
- Christmas in Kentucky 2018: The Kentucky Museum is preparing for its 12th annual Christmas in Kentucky on Saturday (Dec. 1).
- 2018 Undergraduate Literature, Language, and Culture Conference: The Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture is an annual event sponsored by the WKU English Department, with generous support from the Provost's Initiatives for Excellence. The conference features original analytical essays written by undergraduate students.
- The Rohna: Seventy-five years ago Monday, on November 26, 1943, one of the greatest and least-known losses of Americans in a single naval incident took place when the troopship HMT Rohna sank in the Mediterranean Sea. The incident was quickly shrouded in secrecy. Survivors and families of the dead were told little about what had happened. Only with the passage of time and the declassification of military reports did the story become clearer. When WKU history professor Carlton Jackson set out to write a book about the Rohna disaster, he gathered letters, narratives and official testimonials from survivors, witnesses, and families of the victims.
- What’s Happening at WKU: Check out a listing of events through Dec. 15.
- 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: Tyson Helton Named 21st Head Football Coach at WKU: A familiar face with a championship pedigree is back on The Hill as former WKU offensive coordinator Tyson Helton, a Conference USA and Rose Bowl Champion, has been named the 21st head football coach at WKU.
- Women’s basketball: WKU Welcomes Morgan State for First-Ever Meeting Tonight: Following a long trip to Canada for three games at the 2018 Vancouver Showcase last week, WKU will return to the friendly confines of E.A. Diddle Arena this evening at 6 as the Lady Toppers welcome Morgan State for the first-ever meeting on the hardwood between the two teams. More: Event parking
- 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.
- Aspiring health care professionals to benefit from new WKU scholarship: High school graduates in and around McLean County striving for a health care career can benefit from a new WKU scholarship thanks to a quarter-million dollar gift.
- Helton family excited to return to Bowling Green, WKU: When a new coach comes to town, a new family follows. For WKU football's new head coach, family is a priority. Helton took time to thank his family before getting into questions with the media at a press conference on Tuesday. He especially thanked his wife, April.
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; 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.
- International Year of Cuba: Various events during the 2018-19 academic year. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
Wednesday, November 28
- 6 p.m.: Lady Topper Basketball vs. Morgan State. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 7:30 p.m.: Student Recital: Jingwen Yang, piano. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
Thursday, November 29
- 4 p.m.: Discussion: Celebrating 70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, led by Dr. Sam McFarland. Downing Student Union, room 3020. Contact CCSJ, (270) 745-3218.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Celebrations for a Long Winter’s Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Friday, November 30
- 11:30 a.m.: Student Recital. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
- 7 p.m.: Dance Production: WinterDance: Toyland. Van Meter Hall. Admission is $16; $12 for students and seniors; $10 for age 12 and under. Contact Theatre and Dance, (270) 745-5845.
- 7:30 p.m.: Student Recital: Desiree DeLoge. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.