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Today@WKU: January 22, 2018

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  • Author: Monday, January 22nd, 2018
Today@WKU: January 22, 2018

Welcome back WKU! Classes begin today for the spring 2018 semester. Here is Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for January 22, 2018.

WKU News

  • View from the Hill – Ogden College Hall welcomes students: When WKU students start the spring semester today, a long-awaited building will be open. Amy Bingham takes us inside Ogden College Hall in this View from the Hill.
  • Spring 2018 Parking and Transportation: Check out updates for WKU parking and transit operations for the Spring 2018 semester.
  • 2018 Winter Weather Communications Plan: Check out a reminder about WKU’s winter weather communications plan that provides a number of ways you can find out if classes are delayed, canceled or if a campus is closed.
  • 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/

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WKU Sports

  • Football: Jack Doyle Becomes First Pro Bowler in WKU History: Former WKU tight end Jack Doyle has been named to the 2018 Pro Bowl roster, the NFL and Indianapolis Colts announced on Sunday. Doyle, a four-year letterman from 2009-12, becomes the first former player in WKU history to be named a Pro Bowler, and he did it on the backing of a career season for the Colts, his first as the team's No. 1 tight end.
  • Women’s basketball: Lady Toppers Ride Big Fourth Quarter Past Marshall, 86-66: C-USA Player of the Year candidate Tashia Brown turned in one of her strongest performances of the season with a season-high 33 points and was one of four Lady Toppers in double figures as WKU earned an 86-66 victory inside the Cam Henderson Center against Marshall on Sunday afternoon. Next: WKU (14-5, 5-1 C-USA) at North Texas at 7 p.m. Friday.
  • Tops Fall 66-62 to Middle Tennessee in Front of Largest Diddle Crowd Since 2003: Costly turnovers and poor outside shooting worked against WKU Hilltopper Basketball in a 66-62 loss to Middle Tennessee on Saturday night at an over-capacity E.A. Diddle Arena. Next: WKU (14-6, 6-1 Conference USA) vs. Marshall at 6 p.m. this Saturday at Diddle Arena.
  • Tennis: WKU Comes Up Short in Season Opener at Alabama: WKU Tennis fell just shy of a victory at Alabama on Sunday afternoon after tying in the singles competition 3-3 but being defeated on the doubles point. The final score of the match was 4-3. Next: The Lady Toppers will compete in a doubleheader in Louisville this weekend playing UTEP on Friday followed by Louisville on Saturday.
  • Track & Field: Hilltoppers Wrap Up Two-Day Vanderbilt Invitational: Back in Music City for the second time this season, the Hilltopper track and field squad was up against a competitive Vanderbilt Invitational field on Friday and Saturday. Julius Morris and Jonathan Hayden used a pair of top-five all-time indoor times by a Hilltopper to leave their marks on the meet. Next: WKU will head back to Indiana for the Indiana University Relays on Jan. 26-27.

More: For updates on WKU Athletics, follow @WKUSports on Twitter or WKU Athletics on Facebook.

WKU in the News

  • Conference USA title race heats up after Middle's win at WKU: After four weeks of Conference USA basketball, the race to be crowned league champion has some serious heat to it. Middle Tennessee’s 66-62 win at WKU on Saturday created a three-way tie atop the table. And Marshall, who beat MTSU on Thursday, is lurking just one game back.

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

Monday, Jan. 22

  • Spring Semester Classes Begin.

Tuesday, Jan. 23

  • 11:30 a.m.: Smart Start Business Basics, free workshop hosted by WKU Small Business Development Center. WKU Center for Research and Development, room 129, 2413 Nashville Road. Contact Miller Slaughter, (270) 745-1924.
  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Musica. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

Thursday, Jan. 25

  • 3 p.m.: WKU Honors Band Clinic. Rescheduled from Jan. 18-20. Music Hall, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center and other locations. Contact Gary Schallert, (270) 745-5893.
  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Musica. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.

For upcoming events: Visit the What's Happening at WKU page, Events@WKU page or WKU’s online events calendar

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