Today@WKU: February 11, 2019
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Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for February 11, 2019.
- The Center for Gifted Studies Represented at Proclamation Signing Ceremony for Gifted Education Month in Kentucky: Dr. Julia Link Roberts, Mahurin Professor of Gifted Studies at WKU and the Executive Director of The Center for Gifted Studies and The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, presided over the Proclamation Signing Ceremony designating February as Gifted Education Month in Kentucky on February 6. Hosted by The Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE), the ceremony brought together state legislators, representatives from gifted education advocacy groups, teachers, and students in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.
- View from the Hill: WKU students attend Sundance Film Festival: The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is the ultimate gathering of original storytellers. For five of the last six years, WKU students have gotten to attend. WKU's Amy Bingham has more in the View from the Hill.
- 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/
- WKU T/TAS Reacts to the Death of The Father of Head Start, Dr. Edward Zigler: Edward F. Zigler, widely regarded as the “Father of Head Start,” died in his sleep on Feb. 8 at his home in North Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Zigler was 88 years old. WKU Training and Technical Assistance Services Executive Director J. Christopher Watkins reflects, “As one of the original architects of the Head Start program, Dr. Zigler and his ‘whole child approach’ gave all of us in this field of study and service a vision that truly bordered on precognition.”
- Softball: Hot Start Leads Tops to 7-3 Victory Over South Alabama to Close Weekend: WKU Softball took a quick 7-0 lead after its first trip to the plate on Sunday and never looked back as the squad claimed a 7-3 victory over South Alabama. The Hilltoppers finished 4-1 on the weekend to match the program's best start since the 2015 campaign. Next: WKU will welcome Western Illinois to the WKU Softball Complex for a three-game series beginning Saturday.
- Men’s golf: Tops Set to Compete in Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate: WKU Hilltopper Golf competes in its first team event of the spring this week at South Alabama's Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate. The Hilltoppers will be 1 of 15 programs participating today and Tuesday at the par-72, 7,212-yard Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course in Mobile, Ala.
- Men’s basketball: Hilltoppers Fight to 62-59 Road Win at North Texas: WKU Hilltopper Basketball had been in this situation before and come up short. This time, the Hilltoppers proved they're maturing with a major road win for their absent coach. WKU (15-10, 8-4 Conference USA) built a 15-point halftime lead at North Texas but had to hold on in the second half, scrapping its way to a 62-59 road victory at The Super Pit. Next: WKU vs. Middle Tennessee at 7 p.m. Thursday at Diddle Arena. More: Bassey Named 1 of 10 Candidates for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award
- Women’s basketball: Late Run Costs Lady Toppers in 76-67 Loss to North Texas: A 21-1 second-half run by North Texas was the difference on Saturday afternoon inside E.A. Diddle Arena as WKU was unable to hold off the Mean Green's late charge in a 76-67 defeat. Next: WKU (14-11, 8-3 C-USA) at Middle Tennessee at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
- Track & Field: WKU Wraps Up Regular Season at Music City Challenge: WKU Track and Field wrapped up its regular-season slate on Saturday at the Vanderbilt-hosted Music City Challenge. The Red and White recorded eight top-10 performances against the stout field of competition. "We saw several improvements today and look forward to the Conference USA Championship next week," head coach Erik Jenkins stated.
- Tennis: WKU Falls to Ranked Competition at North Texas: Lady Topper Tennis competed against No. 69 Singles Tamuna Kutubidze and No. 19 Doubles Kutubidze and Maria Konokova on Saturday in its 7-0 loss to Conference USA opponent North Texas (5-3, 2-0 C-USA). Next: WKU (0-5, 0-1 C-USA) is set to play at Lipscomb on Friday and host its first home match in two seasons on Saturday.
- 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.
- Spencer’s Coffee House hosts special WKU art exhibition: Spencer’s Coffee House is known for exactly that – their coffee. But there’s more than meets the eye with this java joint. Step inside the shop and you’ll see a variety of pieces of artwork covering the brick walls. The pictures that currently adorn the walls aren’t from professional artists, though. They were made by students of WKU’s Printmaking Club.
- Lone Star Rodeo brings western-style entertainment to Bowling Green: The Lone Star Rodeo Company, based out of Crofton, Kentucky, made its way to Bowling Green this weekend for the 70th Anniversary Lone Star Rodeo. The event brought hundreds to the WKU Ag Expo Center for some western-style entertainment.
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- 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; Even Coverlets Get the Blues; Jacqui Lubbers: A Legacy in Weaving; 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.
- 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.
- Photo Exhibit: Mount Sterling: Gateway to the Heart. Through March 1. Jody Richards Hall Gallery. Contact Tim Broekema, (270) 745-3005.
- Black History Month Exhibit at Cynthia and George Nichols III Intercultural Student Engagement Center. Through February. Downing Student Union, room 2041. Contact Angie Link, (270) 745-5066.
Tuesday, February 12
- 5:30 p.m.: WKU Student Funshop: Woven Valentine Heart. Kentucky Museum, Classroom II. Pre-registration required. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2594.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Phantom of the Universe. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7 p.m.: Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers: The Blood is at the Doorstep. Capitol Arts Center, 416 E. Main St. Contact Cultural Enhancement, (270) 745-4375.
Wednesday, February 13
- 9 a.m.: Sixth Annual IdeaFestival Bowling Green. Van Meter Hall and Downing Student Union. Contact Erika Solberg, (270) 745-3015.
- 9 a.m.: Fellowships in :15 Information Sessions. Mahurin Honors College-International Center, room 1011. Contact Scholar Development, (270) 745-5043.
- 1 p.m.: Health and Human Services Career Fair. Academic Complex, first floor. Contact Career Services, (270) 745-3095.
- Noon: Black History Month Artist Talk: Different Shades of Identity and Reflection by student artists Malik Reece, Shayne Howell and Kennedie Nelson. Cynthia and George Nichols III Intercultural Student Engagement Center, Downing Student Union, room 2041. Contact Angie Link, (270) 745-5066.
- 6:30 p.m.: Presentation: What’s Love Got to Do With It?, sponsored by African American Studies Program. Downing Student Union, room 2123. Contact Saundra Ardrey, (270) 745-4558.
- 7 p.m.: Fourth Annual Black Excellence Exposition, presented by WKU Forensics Team and hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, featuring dance, choir and performances of poetry, prose and drama. Downing Student Union Auditorium. Contact WKU Forensics, (270) 745-6430.
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