Today@WKU: February 14, 2019
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Thursday, February 14th, 2019
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for February 14, 2019.
From left: Monica Duvall (Internship Coordinator, Gordon Ford College of Business), Dr. Holli Drummond (Sociology Professor), Dr. Helen Sterk (Communication, Department Head), Armin Hadziomerovic and Anna Meany (Career Coaches for the College of Health and Human Services within the Career Services Center) are among the dedicated faculty and staff who help arrange internships and other activities that enable students to extend their learning opportunities beyond the classroom. Read more
- 2019 Student Publications summer fellows named: WKU Student Publications announced a record eight Student Publications fellows for 2019. These students will spend at least 10 weeks working in professional organizations this summer in internships tailored to help them grow their skills.
- Silkroad Ensemble to Perform April 2: WKU’s Cultural Enhancement Series presents the Silkroad Ensemble at Van Meter Hall on April 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
- #PeopleofWKU: Internship coordinators: For this week's #PeopleofWKU, we are honoring these and many more dedicated faculty and staff who help arrange internships and other activities that enable students to extend their learning opportunities beyond the classroom. Students interested in internship opportunities should reach out to their college dean's office, academic departments or the career services office at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- #HeartsontheHill: For Valentine’s Day, check out #HeartsontheHill features from WKU Alumni Association.
- What’s Happening at WKU: Check out a list of events through March 2.
- 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 Host Rival Middle Tennessee Tonight: WKU Hilltopper Basketball enters the final week before Bonus Play with two home games, starting against rival Middle Tennessee at 7 tonight at E.A. Diddle Arena. The game will stream on CBS Sports Network on Facebook Watch. WKU head coach Rick Stansbury will miss the games tonight and Saturday as he has back surgery Friday. More: Event parking
- Women’s basketball: Lady Tops Renew Rivalry at Middle Tennessee Tonight: For the 73rd time in program history, WKU is set to clash with archrival Middle Tennessee inside the Murphy Center this evening at 6:30. The Lady Toppers enter tonight’s clash having won five straight games against the Blue Raiders, including back-to-back road tilts in each of the last two seasons, their second-longest winning streak in the longtime series.
- 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.
- Hundreds of students gather for sixth annual IdeaFestival Bowling Green: Over 750 middle and high schoolers from 17 different school districts across Kentucky and Tennessee, congregated at WKU Wednesday. More: Middle school and high school students participate in annual Idea Festival
- WKU celebrates Black History Month with artist talk: To celebrate Black History Month, WKU held its Black History Month artist talk Wednesday. Student art is displayed under the theme of different shades of identity and reflection.
- Students with ties to WKU create own tech company: Most college students at the age of 20 to 21 are busy taking classes and figuring out what they want to do after they graduate. That’s not exactly the case for one current and one former WKU students, though. Instead, the duo teamed up to launch their very own tech company.
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 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); 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.
Thursday, February 14
- 11:30 a.m.: Lunch and Learn: Smart Start! Business Basics. WKU Center for Research and Development, 2413 Nashville Road. Contact WKU Small Business Development Center, (270) 745-1924.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Phantom of the Universe. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. Middle Tennessee. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 7:30 p.m.: Recital: Debussy and Beyond by Evan Mitchell, piano, and Andrew Braddock, viola. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
Friday, February 15
- 3 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Northern Kentucky. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
Saturday, February 16
- 8 a.m.: Gordon Ford College of Business Preview Day. Grise Hall. Contact Nicola Sparks, (270) 745-6311.
- 8 a.m.: Kentucky 4-H Livestock Skillathon. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Steve Austin, (859) 257-7544.
- 9 a.m.: College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Preview Day. Gary Ransdell Hall. Contact CEBS, (270) 745-4664.
- 9:30 a.m.: Winter Super Saturdays. Various campus locations. Continues each Saturday in February. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
- 12:45 p.m.: Potter College of Arts & Letters Preview Day. Russell Miller Theatre, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center. Contact Potter College, (270) 745-2344.
- 1 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Western Illinois, doubleheader. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 1 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Northern Kentucky. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 2 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. UAB. Diddle Arena. Coming Home King will be crowned at halftime. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
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