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Today@WKU: February 2, 2018

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  • Author: Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Today@WKU: February 2, 2018

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for February 2, 2018. 

Yamato, the Drummers of Japan, will perform tonight at Van Meter Hall as part of the Cultural Enhancement Series. (Photo by Hiroshi Seo)

WKU News

  • WKU planning two-day celebration for 2018 Spring Commencement: WKU’s 2018 Spring Commencement will be a two-day celebration for graduates and their families with a University-wide outdoor ceremony and Big Red Bash on May 11 and six individual college ceremonies on May 12. More: View from the Hill segment.
  • WKU student awarded Freeman-Asia scholarship: WKU student Keeley Rather of Owensboro is studying abroad in Japan this spring through support from the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia scholarship program.
  • Kentucky Museum adds Pay As You Will Saturdays: The Kentucky Museum is offering Pay As You Will every Saturday from Feb. 3 through May 26. We want to ensure that everyone in our community can see our exhibits, so each Saturday, instead of standard admission prices, guests will make a donation of admission — at ANY amount. By eliminating cost barriers, it is our hope that more people can visit the Museum.
  • Yamato, the Drummers of Japan, to perform tonight at WKU: The 2017-2018 Cultural Enhancement Series continues tonight with a performance by Yamato, the Drummers of Japan, at 7:30 at Van Meter Hall.
  • 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

  • Men’s basketball: Hollingsworth's Hot Second Half Leads Tops to 72-60 Win at UTEP: Freshman guard Taveion Hollingsworth's hot second-half shooting sparked a comeback for WKU on Thursday night, as the Hilltoppers rallied for a 72-60 win at UTEP. Hollingsworth knocked down a career-high five 3-pointers – all in the second half – as WKU (16-6 overall, 8-1 Conference USA) earned its fifth straight road win, including its fourth in a row in league play. Next: WKU at UTSA at 3 p.m. Saturday. The game will air on Fox College Sports/Hilltopper Sports Satellite Network.
  • Volleyball: WKU Announces 2018 Camp Schedule: With another remarkable season in the record books, the WKU Volleyball staff is excited to announce that registration for the Lady Topper summer is now open. Camp sessions are scheduled for June 4-6 (Lil' Volley Topper Camp), June 11-13 (All Skills Camp & Elite Camp) and July 11-13 (High School Team Camp).

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

WKU in the News

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

Friday, Feb. 2

Saturday, Feb. 3

Sunday, Feb. 4

Monday, Feb. 5

  • 5 p.m.: WKU Glasgow Visit Day. WKU Glasgow, room 131. Contact John Roberts, (270) 861-6984.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Civil War Forum: Uncivil: Race, Memory, and the Civil War featuring WKU History faculty members Dorothea Browder, John Hardin, Glenn LaFantasie and Selena Sanderfer. Jody Richards Hall Auditorium. Contact History, (270) 745-3841.

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

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