WKU Forensics Team competes in three tournaments: WKU’s Forensics Team traveled to Saint Louis, Missouri, and DeKalb, Illinois, to take part in three tournaments the weekend of Jan. 27-28. At the tournament in Missouri, WKU’s team of 14 placed second in overall team sweepstakes, which combined individual events and debate, and third in individual events team sweepstakes. In Illinois, WKU’s team of 10 placed second in team sweepstakes at both tournaments.
College Heights Herald wins top KPA excellence awards: The College Heights Herald, WKU’s student-run news organization, was named the top university news operation in the state at the 2018 Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers awards ceremony Friday (Jan. 26) in Lexington. The Herald won first place from the Kentucky Press Association for general excellence among university newspapers. In a separate ceremony Thursday (Jan. 25), the Herald won first place among all collegiate publications for general excellence in advertising.
Winter 2018 edition of WKU SPIRIT magazine online: The online-only edition of the Winter 2018 WKU SPIRIT magazine is now available online. Featuring expanded content, videos and other interactive features, this issue includes special features from each of WKU’s academic colleges.
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/
Women’s basketball: Brown Captures Third C-USA Player of the Week Honor: C-USA Player of the Year candidate Tashia Brown has been named the C-USA Player of the Week for the third time this season as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. Next: Brown and the Lady Toppers will return to action on Saturday at 2 p.m. as WKU welcomes Florida Atlantic to E.A. Diddle Arena for its first home game in more than two weeks.
Worth the wait, life as a Hilltopper gives Anderson and family a fresh start in Kentucky: You’ve probably heard by now that Josh Anderson was ineligible for the first 15 games of WKU’s 2017-18 basketball season. He had spent this past summer catching up on his high school academics back in his home state of Louisiana, only there was some confusion as to when that coursework needed to be finalized and submitted to the NCAA for review. What you may not be aware of is why Anderson fell a bit behind on some of his high school studies in the first place – and why he needed a little extra time to complete them.
Topper Travelers Program 2018: The WKU Alumni Association is planning a Baltic Cruise across Northern Europe June 21-July 2. The 10-night cruise across the Baltic Sea aboard Marina will begin in Copenhagen, Denmark, with stops in Berlin, Germany; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; and Stockholm, Sweden. For information, visit alumni.wku.edu/baltic2018 or contact the Alumni Association at 800-842-9023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.