Life-changing impact of teachers celebrated at Hall of Fame induction: Family members, friends and former students celebrated the life-changing impact of three outstanding teachers Tuesday (Feb. 6) at the Capitol Rotunda during the induction of the 10th class of the Governor Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame. The 2018 inductees, chosen by the statewide selection committee, were Gloria K. Compton of Lexington, the late Ronald Montgomery of Louisville and the late Mattie Jo Smith of Benton.
Black History Month Salute: Marie Mennefield: This month, we're highlighting the work of African American faculty, staff, students and alumni who make a difference each day at WKU. Today, we focus on Marie Mennefield, junior and Social Chair for Black Women of Western.
Vision achieved: Energy efficiency-focused lab delivers research, business experience: Think of the everyday products, including appliances, you use around your home. They’ve likely evolved compared to older versions — more sophisticated functionality, for example, or a sleeker, more efficient design. Applied research often drives these changes, including the research happening at WKU’s Energy Systems Lab. Under the leadership of lab director Farhad Ashrafzadeh, Ph.D., undergraduate students and lab staff create new product prototypes and market features for existing products and develop custom testbeds for industrial research labs.
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/
Football: Hilltoppers Wrap Up Historic Recruiting Class: With 13 signees already inked from December's first-ever Early Signing Period, WKU Football added to its already record-setting class as 10 future Hilltoppers signed their national letters of intent on Wednesday. "It was a great day today," Sanford said. "The ink's drying on what I believe to be a historic signing class and a historic day for Western Kentucky Football. I think the star ratings are what they are and certain people put a lot of emphasis, a lot of value on that. I don't know I put much emphasis on that whatsoever, but I do know we signed a historic class for this university."
Men’s basketball: Hilltoppers Host Florida Atlantic Tonight: WKU Hilltopper Basketball is tied for second in Conference USA heading into a home game against Florida Atlantic at 7:30 tonight at E.A. Diddle Arena. The game is the nightcap of a doubleheader with the women's team and is scheduled to start 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Lady Toppers' contest.
Tops looking to get back on track, host FAU tonight: WKU will have a new look about it tonight. Well, one of its star players might, anyway. If freshman Taveion Hollingsworth tries to play it will be with a mask on his face to protect a broken nose suffered Saturday in a loss at Texas San Antonio. Second-year WKU coach Rick Stansbury said the guard will have to adjust on the fly.
Lady Toppers relying on consistency from Givens, Bopp: WKU has won five straight Conference USA games, partly due to the consistency of Dee Givens and Sidnee Bopp off the bench. The next step for either player, Lady Toppers coach Michelle Clark-Heard said, is keeping that trend going.
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.
Exhibits at Downing Museum:The Story of Joe Downing: Select Works From the Collection; Emily Hendricksen, A Reflective Collection (through Feb. 24); David Marquez, Germination Series (Feb. 6-March 17). Downing Museum, 4801 Morgantown Road. Contact Jack LeSieur, (270) 842-7415.