Today@WKU: January 30, 2019
- WKU News
- Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for January 30, 2019.
- WKU Winter Weather Update for Jan. 30: All campuses closed: All WKU campuses are closed today (Jan. 30) because of the predicted cold weather and wind chills. Check out a list of essential services that remain open. Update: All WKU campuses will operate on regular schedule on Thursday (Jan. 31).
- WKU hosting preview days in February for Class of 2023: WKU’s academic colleges will be hosting preview days in February for admitted students in the Class of 2023. During the events, students and their families can learn more about campus life, academic programs, research opportunities, student organizations and more.
- Anthropology Faculty Member Wins Photo Contest: Dr. Ashley Stinnett, assistant professor of Anthropology in the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology, was one of 12 to win the 2018 American Anthropological Association Photo Image Contest. Her photograph titled “In Focus” is featured in the “The Year in Anthropology” 2019 calendar.
- What’s Happening at WKU: Check out a list of events through Feb. 16.
- 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: Hilltoppers Designate UTEP Game for Block Cancer Event: The Mike Slive Foundation is partnering with Conference USA on the Block Cancer initiative throughout the month of February to raise awareness for prostate cancer, with each C-USA school choosing one conference game as its Block Cancer event. WKU Hilltopper Basketball designated the conference game against UTEP at 6 p.m. CT Saturday as its Block Cancer event.
- 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.
- Gatton Academy student recognized as national science scholar: A Gatton Academy for math and science student, Sydney Wheeler, was named a 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar. She joins the ranks of trailblazers before her, who have, after earning that recognition moved on to earn Nobel prizes, National Medals of Science and MacArthur Foundation fellowships.
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.
- Art Exhibit: The Island of My Love: The Faces and Stories of Cuba. Through April 6. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Gallery. Part of International Year of Cuba. Contact Miwon Choe, (270) 745-7052.
Thursday, January 31
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Phantom of the Universe. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. UTSA. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
Friday, February 1
- 5:30 p.m.: International Year of Cuba P-12 Teacher Workshop. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Gallery and room 425. Contact Miwon Choe, (270) 745-7052.
Saturday, February 2
- 9 a.m.: International Year of Cuba P-12 Teacher Workshop. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Gallery and room 425. Contact Miwon Choe, (270) 745-7052.
- 9:30 a.m.: Winter Super Saturdays. Various campus locations. Continues each Saturday in February. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
- 11 a.m.: Southern Kentucky Team Penning. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
- 1 p.m.: WKU Piano Studio Concert. Van Meter Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
- 6 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. UTEP. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.