Today@WKU: February 20, 2019
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for February 20, 2019.
WKU’s Model Arab League participated in regional competition last weekend. From left: Brenna Mathews (Arabic and Political Science major), Sarah Beth Sarver (Arabic and Computer Science major and Gatton Academy graduate), Emma White (Arabic and Criminology major) Hannah Chaney (Arabic and Biology major) and Dr. David DiMeo (faculty advisor). Read more
- How WKU Students Tap Their Inner Entrepreneurs, In and Out of the Classroom: The United States is home to just over 30 million small businesses, which, according to data from the Small Business Administration, make up an incredible 99.9 percent of all U.S. businesses. With numbers like that, it’s likely that WKU students will, at some point, work for — or start — a small business. Thanks to the hands-on experience and resources available at WKU’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, they’ll be prepared. More: WKU consulting project team takes first place in nation
- Kentucky Folklife Program announces recipient of 2018 Homer Ledford Award: The Kentucky Folklife Program, part of WKU's Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology, and collaborating partner the Kentucky Arts Council announce that luthier Glespie Ray Deweese of Bowling Green will be the recipient of the 2018 Homer Ledford Award.
- WKU Model Arab League participates in regional competition: For the fourth consecutive year, WKU’s Model Arab League participated in the Ohio Valley Regional competition Feb. 14-16 at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. The team represented Somalia this year; in the past, WKU has represented Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and the Comorros. Based on their performance, several members of the team were invited to participate in the national competition in Washington in April, where they will represent Jordan.
- What’s Happening at WKU: Check out a list of events through March 9.
- 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/
- Baseball: Crawford Throws 4 Shutout Innings in Loss to Lipscomb: WKU Baseball fell short of host Lipscomb on Tuesday afternoon, losing to Bisons by a score of 3-1 at Ken Dugan Field. Two unearned runs in the first two frames were the difference for the Hilltoppers, who nearly formulated a comeback in the ninth inning but left the bases loaded. Next: WKU returns home for a four-game series vs. Eastern Illinois this weekend.
- Women’s golf: Clarke Opens Spring with Second Straight Top-10 Finish: WKU Lady Topper Golf's Megan Clarke earned the second top-10 finish of her career Tuesday – and her second straight – by tying for seventh at Jacksonville's Amelia Island Collegiate. The sophomore Clarke shot a 3-over 75 in the final round at the par-72, 6,029-yard Amelia National Golf Club to finish with a 54-hole total of 223 (73-75-75). Next: The Lady Toppers are back in action at North Florida's UNF Collegiate on March 4-5 in Jacksonville, Fla.
- WKU on track for record-setting year in private giving: WKU is on track for another record-setting year of fundraising.
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; 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.
Wednesday, February 20
- Noon: S.T.E.M. Career Fair. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Career Services, (270) 745-3095.
- 3 p.m.: High Impact Programs in the States National Conference. Downing Student Union. Contact Erin Holderman, (270) 745-4254.
Thursday, February 21
- 8:30 a.m.: High Impact Programs in the States National Conference. Downing Student Union. Contact Erin Holderman, (270) 745-4254.
- 3:30 p.m.: Presentation: The Hoover Institution: Improving the Human Condition by Thomas Gilligan, Ted and Dianne Taubee Director of the Hoover Institution. Grise Hall’s Guillaume Auditorium. Sponsored by the WKU BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism. Contact Brian Strow, (270) 745-7082.
- 3:45 p.m.: University Senate Meeting. Faculty House. Contact Academic Affairs, (270) 745-2296.
- 5 p.m.: Presentation: Cuba con Amor: Creative Bridges through Literature and the Arts by Dr. Ruth Behar, Cuban American anthropologist and author. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center’s Russell Miller Theatre. Contact Miwon Choe, (270) 745-7052.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Starry Tales for a Winter Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7 p.m.: Poetry Reading: Sarah McCartt-Jackson, author of Stonelight. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact English, (270) 745-3043.
- 8 p.m.: Theatre Production: Aglaonike’s Tiger. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Admission is $16; $12 for students and seniors. Contact Theatre and Dance, (270) 745-5845.