Today@WKU: December 11, 2018
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for December 11, 2018.
WKU Music Professor John Cipolla is performing at Radio City Music Hall. Read more
- Ogden Foundation Scholar drawn to career as book illustrator: Like most youngsters, Emilie Gill learned to read thanks to picture books. And, like most youngsters, she moved on to chapter books, young adult novels and more. But the WKU senior never closed the book on her interest in picture books and plans to pursue a career as a book illustrator and visual storyteller. Gill, the daughter of Tyler and Sylvia Gill of Allensville, will be recognized Saturday (Dec. 15) as the Ogden Foundation Scholar during the Potter College of Arts & Letters ceremony.
- WKU music professor performing at Radio City Music Hall: WKU Music Professor John Cipolla is performing in New York City for the 2018 Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular.
- WKU Forensics Team hosts Senior Hilltopper Classic: WKU Forensics hosted 385 students, teachers and parents from 28 high schools in six states -- Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and New York -- for the annual WKU Senior Hilltopper Classic speech and debate tournament on Saturday (Dec. 8).
- WKU Week in Photos: Check out the latest WKU Week in Photos on WKU’s Facebook page.
- Finals Week parking and transit: Check out an update from Parking & Transportation about parking and transit changes for final exam week Dec 10-14. More: Final exam schedule
- Board of Regents to hold quarterly meeting Dec. 14: The WKU Board of Regents will hold its fourth quarterly meeting at noon Friday (Dec. 14) in the Martin Regents Room of Jody Richards Hall.
- WKU to recognize fall graduates Dec. 15: WKU’s five academic colleges will recognize more than 1,400 fall graduates in ceremonies on Saturday (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/
- Men’s basketball: Bassey Claims Third C-USA Freshman of the Week Award: Another double-double and a strong performance on a big stage helped WKU center Charles Bassey win his third Conference USA Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week award Monday. The 6-foot-11, 245-pound native of Lagos, Nigeria, averaged 19 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game over two road games, including crucial plays at the end of an upset win at Arkansas. Next: WKU vs. Troy at 2 p.m. Sunday at Diddle Arena.
- 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 working to address teacher shortage: Of 65 new teachers graduating from WKU this weekend, only six are math teachers. That mirrors a nationwide shortage as teacher education colleges struggle to draw students into high-need fields such as math, reading and science.
- WKU engineering students contribute to radio telescope project: When engineering students set out to design a new radio telescope at WKU this year, they initially thought everything would come together seamlessly.
- Kentucky Museum will offer free regular admission for three years: One of Bowling Green’s longest standing attractions is receiving an early Christmas gift. However, it’s a gift that keeps on giving because it will allow community members and families to visit free of charge.
- ‘No. 74 is an eligible receiver’: At long last, Seahawks offensive tackle George Fant catches a pass!: Seahawks offensive tackle George Fant has been announced as an eligible receiver numerous times throughout the season. (Last week, he was even split out wide twice on Richard Sherman.) But his big moment finally came on Monday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings, when Fant — a former tight end at WKU — got to put his receiving skills to use.
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 email@example.com 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); 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.
- Final Exams. Dec. 10-14.
Tuesday, December 11
Wednesday, December 12
- Final Exams.
- 5 p.m.: International Graduation Reception. Mahurin Honors College/International Center multipurpose room. Contact International Enrollment Management, (270) 745-4857.
Thursday, December 13
- Final Exams.
- 3:45 p.m.: University Senate Meeting. Faculty House. Contact Academic Affairs, (270) 745-2296.
- 5 p.m.: WKU Glasgow Graduand Ceremony. WKU Glasgow, 500 Hilltopper Way, Glasgow. Contact Stephanie Prichard, (270) 861-6920.
Friday, December 14
- Final Exams End.
- Noon: Board of Regents Quarterly Meeting. Martin Regents Room, Jody Richards Hall. Contact Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295.
- 3 p.m.: WKU ROTC Commissioning. Diddle Arena. Contact ROTC, (270) 745-4293.
- 6 p.m.: ISEC Graduation Celebration. Downing Student Union Auditorium. Contact Cynthia & George Nichols III Intercultural Student Engagement Center, (270) 745-5066.