Today@WKU: January 18, 2019
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Friday, January 18th, 2019
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for January 18, 2019.
Cloudy this morning on the WKU campus, but heavy rain expected Saturday followed by a drop in temperatures. For forecast updates, follow @WKUweather For temperature, precipitation, wind speed and other data from across the state, visit the Kentucky Mesonet at WKU
- View from the Hill: WKU broadcasting senior uses passions to fuel projects: WKU senior Elijah Smith of Fancy Farm has found a way to overlap two of his biggest passions, television production and video games. Smith decided to come to WKU for its top-notch broadcasting and journalism program. Landing a job at the PBS station was icing on the cake. Now in his senior year, Smith is taking full advantage of every opportunity. WKU's Amy Bingham explains in this week’s View from the Hill.
- WKU’s Online MBA Program ranked No. 1 in Kentucky: The online MBA program in WKU’s Gordon Ford College of Business has been ranked No. 1 in Kentucky by Online MBA Report. More: Q&A with MBA Director Bob Hatfield
- Spring 2019 Parking and Transportation: Spring semester classes begin Tuesday (Jan. 22). Check out updates for the parking and transit operations for the spring semester -- Housing parking regulations resume at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 20); normal parking regulations and full transit services resume at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 22).
- 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: Lead Slips Away from Tops in 77-76 Loss to FIU: WKU Hilltopper Basketball saw another double-digit lead slip away Thursday night, falling 77-76 to FIU at E.A. Diddle Arena. Next: WKU will host FAU at 2 p.m. Saturday followed by Marshall at 8 p.m. Monday.
- Women’s basketball: Career Days from Givens, Elgedawy Push WKU Past FIU, 94-82: Dee Givens and Raneem Elgedawy both produced career-best scoring days and WKU enjoyed another hot-shooting performance on Thursday afternoon inside the Ocean Bank Convocation Center, downing FIU, 94-82, to remain perfect in C-USA action this season. Next: WKU at FAU at 1 p.m. Saturday.
- Tennis: Lady Toppers Open Spring Season at Kentucky: WKU women's tennis is set to open its spring campaign at 2018 NCAA Tournament team [RV] Kentucky this afternoon. The match will begin at 2 p.m. CT at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington.
- Track & Field: Vanderbilt Invitational Up Next for WKU: Coming off a solid 2019 opener last weekend, the WKU Track and Field squads are set to make their first of two indoor trips to Music City with the Vanderbilt Invitational on deck for the weekend. The Red and White will be among 25 schools represented at the two-day outing.
- Baseball and Softball: 2019 Season Tickets on Sale: With the 2019 WKU Baseball and Softball seasons just around the corner, flexible season ticket packages are now available for purchase. Fans can purchase tickets online, by calling 1-800-5-BIGRED or in person at the WKU Ticket Office during business hours.
- 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. More: Fan voting open for All Century Team.
- New source of weather data online in Tri-county area: Gathering weather information in Kentucky keeps getting more local, and Webster County is the latest place to get special equipment that helps with that mission. The Kentucky Mesonet project, based at WKU, has completed installation of a new, constantly updated weather data station in Webster County.
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- 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: Share your #RedTowelsAtWork photos; 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); Highbrow; plus other gallery and on-campus exhibits. (Museum hours/visitor information) Call for Artists: US Bank Celebration of the Arts deadline for entries is Feb. 8. 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.
Friday, January 18
- Final Exams for Winter Term Classes.
- 7 a.m.: Topper Orientation Program for Spring Semester. Downing Student Union. Contact TOP, (270) 745-4242.
- 8 a.m.: Residence Halls Reopen for Spring Semester. Contact Housing, (270) 745-4359.
Saturday, January 19
- 2 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. Florida Atlantic. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
Sunday, January 20
- 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Phantom of the Universe. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Monday, January 21
- Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. University closed.
- 8 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. Marshall. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
Tuesday, January 22
- Spring Semester Classes Begin.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Phantom of the Universe. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.