Today@WKU: February 27, 2019
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for February 27, 2019.
A team from The Gatton Academy won the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl on Feb. 16. Read more
- The Gatton Academy Advances to 2019 National Science Bowl: A team from The Gatton Academy won the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl on Feb. 16. The DOE National Science Bowl® challenges students’ knowledge in all areas of science, including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and math.
- Author of 'The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote' to visit WKU April 29-30: Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, will visit WKU April 29-30 to kick off a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Weiss will spend time with students in the classroom during her two-day visit and will present the Boyd-Lubker Visiting Scholar Lecture at 7 p.m. April 30 at the Downing Student Union Auditorium.
- WKU's Model Arab League team competes in regional conference: For the fourth year in a row, WKU’s Model Arab League team competed in the Ohio Valley Regional conference Feb 14-16 at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio.
- What’s Happening at WKU: Check out a list of events through March 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/
- Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame inductees: Former WKU School of Journalism & Broadcasting faculty member Corban Goble and WKU graduate Tom Caudill will be among seven new members inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame on March 25 in Lexington.
- Board of Regents to conduct quarterly meeting Friday: The WKU Board of Regents will conduct its quarterly meeting on Friday (March 1), beginning at 8:30 a.m. CT in the Martin Regents Room of Jody Richards Hall.
- Parking advisory: PS1 & PS2 Used for Fourth Region Basketball Parking: WKU is hosting the 2019 KHSAA Regional Basketball Tournaments in Diddle Arena through March 5.
- Men’s golf: Sargent's Ace, Bevington's Surge Boost Tops in Auburn Final Round: WKU golfers Billy Tom Sargent and Tom Bevington made a late surge Tuesday in the final round of Auburn's Tiger Invitational – coming inches away from back-to-back hole-in-one's – to help each tie for 12th individually in a field loaded with top competitors. Next: The Hilltoppers are back in competition next week at East Carolina's ECU Intercollegiate on March 4-5 in Greenville, N.C.
- Baseball: WKU Focused on Midweek Challenge vs. Murray State: WKU Baseball hosts its first of four home midweek games of the 2019 season today as the Hilltoppers will face Murray State for a 3 p.m. first pitch at Nick Denes Field.
- ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Had Strong Opinions About Appalachians. Now, Appalachians Return the Favor: A new anthology, “Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to ‘Hillbilly Elegy,’” edited by WKU History professor Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll, presents the most sustained pushback to J.D. Vance’s book (soon to be a Ron Howard movie) thus far. It’s a volley of intellectual buckshot from high up alongside the hollow. More: Memoir on Appalachia introduced
- Migrants at Tijuana Border Are the Focal Point for WKU Photojournalism Student: All the attention focused on migrants at America’s border with Mexico convinced a WKU photojournalism student to pack up his camera and head to Tijuana.
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; US Bank Celebration of the Arts (March 2-April 5); Arte Cubano (March 9-May 28); 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 27
- High School Basketball: Girls’ Fourth Region Tournament. Diddle Arena. First-round games at 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
- 10:30 a.m.: Fix It Fest. Downing Student Union Lobby. Contact Courtney Martin, (270) 745-6827.
- Noon: Gordon Ford College of Business Career Fair. Downing Student Union, third floor. Contact Career Services, (270) 745-3095.
- 3 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Murray State. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 7 p.m.: Gender Images Film Series: RBG. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact Gender & Women’s Studies, (270) 745-6477.
Thursday, February 28
- 9 a.m.: Kentucky Hemp Industries Association Annual Conference. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Paul Woosley, (270) 745-5967.
- 3:30 p.m.: Symposium: Solutions for Health Aging: From the Brain to Community Intervention. Downing Student Union, room 2124. Contact Center for Applied Science in Health & Aging, (270) 745-2077.
- 4 p.m.: Book Club: The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba. Beulah Winchel Education Library, Gary Ransdell Hall. Part of International Year of Cuba. Contact Julia Shadoan, (270) 745-2539.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Starry Tales for a Winter Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7:30 p.m.: WKU Bands Concert. Van Meter Hall. Admission is $5; $3 for WKU students. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.