Ethnobotanist and researcher Paul Alan Cox visiting WKU today: Dr. Paul Alan Cox, an ethnobotanist and researcher, will be speaking at Van Meter Hall tonight at 7:30 as part of WKU’s Cultural Enhancement Series. Prior to his keynote speech, he will be having an open Q&A Session at 1 p.m. today. in Snell Hall 1108.
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/
Men’s golf: Sargent Leads Hilltoppers on Abbreviated Day One in Mobile: WKU Hilltopper Golf's Billy Tom Sargent started the spring with a strong showing Monday, finishing the first day of the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate tied for second individually. Sargent shot a 3-under 69 in the first round at the par-72, 7,212-yard Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course, tallying five birdies with two bogeys. That had him just one stroke behind Florida State's Jamie Li. Play was called midway through the second round because of darkness. They'll return to the course at 8 a.m. CT to finish Round 2 and complete the final round.
Soccer: WKU Announces 2018 Recruiting Class: WKU Soccer has announced its 2018 recruiting class, made up of two defenders, two midfielders, a forward and a goalkeeper. The class features three Kentucky high school signees, including 2017 Miss Kentucky Soccer Ambere Barnett (Rockport, Ind.), Chelsea Moore (Harrodsburg) and Olivia Stanley (Crestwood). Lyric Schmidt joins the Lady Toppers from Kingsport, Tenn. Kerragan Mulzer (Santa Claus, Ind.) and Bailee Witt (Plainfield, Ill.) and round out the balanced recruiting class.
Two-day event to focus on sustainability, social justice: Religious and educational leaders will come together with other community members for a two-day event to discuss social responsibility and sustainable practices that can be implemented in Bowling Green. The Interfaith Dialogue on Earth Care is scheduled to begin Friday. This is the sixth annual public event organized by WKU’s philosophy and religion department. (Note: The location of Friday night’s session has been changed to Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium.)
Will WKU’s ‘quick package’ pay dividends down the stretch?: A college basketball season, as you know, rarely (if ever) comes without twists and turns, bumps and bruises, highs and lows, exhilarating wins which prove a team has it all figured out followed by dumbfounding losses which prove, "this team ain’t no good!" WKU can commiserate. And if ever there were a season with storylines galore to that point, 2017-18 has been the gift that keeps on giving to those who cover the program. The latest talking point: Rick Stansbury’s calculated strategy to deploy a small (relatively speaking) lineup to relieve his Hilltoppers from a mild funk in the short term and create matchup nightmares for opponents in the long term.
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 email@example.com.
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 (through March 17). Downing Museum, 4801 Morgantown Road. Contact Jack LeSieur, (270) 842-7415.
7:30 p.m.: Cultural Enhancement Series: Ethnobotany and the Search for new ALS & Alzheimer’s Drugs in Remote Villages by Paul Alan Cox. Van Meter Hall. Free admission. Contact Cultural Enhancement, (270) 745-4375.
7 p.m.: Kentucky Live Series:College Life and the Making of Modern Nashville by Mary Ellen Pethel, Harper Hall School. Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green. Contact Brian Coutts, (270) 745-6221.