Today@WKU: December 12, 2018
- WKU News
- Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for December 12, 2018.
WKU’s Interfraternity Council (IFC) recently voted to establish an endowed scholarship fund in the College Heights Foundation at WKU. Read more
- WKU Interfraternity Council establishes scholarship fund to benefit members of Greek fraternities: WKU’s Interfraternity Council (IFC) recently voted to establish an endowed scholarship fund in the College Heights Foundation at WKU. IFC is the governing body for WKU’s 14 social fraternities on campus and seeks to provide an environment that enriches the campus and aids in the development of gentlemen and the Greek community.
- Senior impacts community through ENACTUS: Graduating senior Hope Thompson, a Strategic Marketing major from Birmingham, Alabama, has made her mark within the Gordon Ford College of Business through networking and getting involved. Her role with the WKU ENACTUS entrepreneurship team has enabled her to make a tangible impact on the Bowling Green community.
- WKU Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter to spend week in Oklahoma City: Members of the WKU Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter will be spending the first week of their winter break in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The WKU group will be working Dec. 15-22 on new construction and renovation projects with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity as part of Habitat’s efforts to eliminate substandard housing.
- Winter Break Parking Lot Closures and Energy Conservation: In order to maximize energy savings initiatives, lights will be turned off in low use parking lots during Winter Break (Dec. 16-Jan. 1). “LOT CLOSES AT DUSK” signs will be placed at the entrance of these lots.
- What’s Happening at WKU: Check out a list of events through Jan. 19.
- 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 Friday: 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 Saturday: WKU’s five academic colleges will recognize more than 1,400 fall graduates in ceremonies on Saturday (Dec. 15). More: Parking information
- 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: Hardesty, Owens and Chestnut Added to WKU Coaching Staff: Three more additions to Tyson Helton's first coaching staff on The Hill have been announced as Montario Hardesty (running backs), Richard Owens (tight ends), Chris Chestnut (wide receivers) have joined the program.
- 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.
- National Geographic Society Names Dr. Vicki Phillips Chief Education Officer: The National Geographic Society announced the appointment of nationally recognized educator and WKU graduate Dr. Vicki Phillips to the new role of chief education officer, effective Jan. 21, 2019. In this capacity, Phillips will lead the Society’s ambitious education agenda in the United States and internationally, which includes student experiences, classroom resources and professional development opportunities for educators.
- 'Bingocize' Created by WKU Professor Approved by National Council on Aging for Falls Prevention: A program called ‘Bingocize’ created by WKU Associate Professor of Exercise Science Jason Crandall has received approval from the National Council on Aging for use in helping older adults prevent falls. Bingocize takes advantage of bingo's popularity with older adults to intergrate exercise and health education into the game.
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); 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.
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.
Saturday, December 15
- 8 a.m.: Gordon Ford College of Business Recognition Ceremony. Diddle Arena. Contact Registrar, (270) 745-3351.
- 10:30 a.m.: Potter College of Arts & Letters Recognition Ceremony. Diddle Arena. Contact Registrar, (270) 745-3351.
- 1 p.m.: Ogden College of Science and Engineering Recognition Ceremony. Diddle Arena. Contact Registrar, (270) 745-3351.
- 3:30 p.m.: College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Recognition Ceremony. Diddle Arena. Contact Registrar, (270) 745-3351.
- 6 p.m.: College of Health and Human Services Recognition Ceremony. Diddle Arena. Contact Registrar, (270) 745-3351.
- 6 p.m.: Residence Halls Close for Winter Break. Note: Barnes-Campbell, Northeast and Hilltopper halls remain open. All halls reopen at 8 a.m. Jan. 18. Contact Housing, (270) 745-4359.
Sunday, December 16
- 2 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. Troy. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Celebrations for a Long Winter’s Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 5 p.m.: Lady Topper Basketball vs. Ball State. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
Monday, December 17
- WKU Winter Break. University closed. Offices reopen and Winter Term 2019 begins Jan. 2.