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Today@WKU: March 5, 2018
Author: WKU News
Author: Monday, March 5th, 2018
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for March 5, 2018.
WKU Ceramics students made, glazed and fired over 140 handmade bowls for the Empty Bowls of Bowling Green fundraising event. Empty Bowls aims to end hunger within our communities by partnering with local artists and community members who provide handcrafted bowls for the event. The 6th annual Empty Bowls event will take place Thursday (March 8). All funds from the event are donated to area charities to provide food to those in need.
Summer Early Entry 2018 Registration is Now Open: For many students, math, literacy, and English are challenging subjects. As students enter college, they often need developmental classes to prepare them for future coursework. Summer Early Entry (SEE) allows first-time freshman the opportunity to complete developmental courses during the summer, while bridging the gap between high school and university level courses.
PS1 & PS2 Used Nightly for Event Parking: WKU is hosting the 2018 KHSAA Regional Basketball Tournaments in Diddle Arena through March 6. PS1 and PS2 will be used for event parking. Students and faculty/staff with current WKU parking permits may use the structures as space allows.
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/
Softball: Aikey Spins One-Hitter as Hilltoppers Top Dayton in Walk-Off Fashion: Sophomore pitcher Kelsey Aikey spun a one-hit gem for WKU Softball as the Hilltoppers closed weekend play with a 1-0 walk-off victory over Dayton (4-12 on Sunday. The Red and White closed Hilltopper Spring Fling play with a 3-2 record while moving to 14-6 overall with the team's fourth walk-off win of the season. Next: WKU will host SIUE at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Baseball: Toppers Fall to Mountaineers in Series Finale: With three unearned runs on the afternoon, West Virginia defeated WKU Baseball by a score of 7-1 at Nick Denes Field in the final game of the series. Colie Currie and Colin Butkiewicz each had a pair of hits for the Hilltoppers, who fell to 5-7. Next: WKU at Belmont at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Women’s golf: Lady Toppers Return to Action in North Florida's UNF Collegiate: The WKU Lady Topper Golf team enters its first of two straight weeks of competition in Florida, participating this week in North Florida's UNF Collegiate. The Lady Toppers will be one of 17 teams competing today and Tuesday at the par-72, 5,926-yard Jacksonville Golf and Country Club in Jacksonville, Fla.
Women’s basketball: Lady Toppers Drop Regular Season Finale at UTEP, 80-75: WKU led for much of the afternoon behind a career-high-tying 31 points from Ivy Brown, but a fourth-quarter comeback by UTEP dealt the Lady Toppers an 80-75 loss in the regular season finale for both teams on Saturday afternoon inside the Don Haskins Center. Next: The Lady Toppers (21-8, 12-4 C-USA) will be the No. 2 seed in this week's C-USA Tournament in Frisco, Texas. The Lady Toppers are set to open play on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. (CT) against the winner of seventh-seeded Florida Atlantic vs. 10th-seeded UTSA. More:C-USA tournament bracket
Art project honors Bosnian War's victims, survivors: When WKU junior McKayla Cash remembers high school, the history of the 1990s Bosnian War and the 100,000 people killed is starkly absent. Cash worked with Bosnian artists last week to carve the faces of those touched by the war into walls at the Kentucky Museum’s courtyard. For Cash, an art education major from Campbellsville, it was a moving experience.
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.
#ClimbWithUs:TheWKU Office of Admissionshelps future Hilltoppers as they start their journey on The Hill. You can reach us by calling 270-745-2551, firstname.lastname@example.org with us on social media. Upcoming Important Dates/Deadlines: Admitted Student Nights; Housing Priority Deadline March 31; Spring TOP Dates: April 13 (Honors), April 14, April 20, April 28 and May 4. Students can reserve their TOP date and take their placement exams atwww.wku.edu/top
Admitted Student Nights: The WKU Office of Admissions is hosting several admitted student nights in various communities. These events are for high school seniors that have been admitted to WKU and their families. The Admissions Counselor for your area will be there to discuss your next steps and answer any questions you may have. Upcoming events include the following: Elizabethtown: Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m. ET at EC3. Contact: email@example.com; Nashville: Tuesday, March 6, 5:30 p.m. CT at Goodlettsville Public Library. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; Louisville: Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 p.m. ET at Jeffersontown Branch Public Library. Contact: email@example.com; Lexington: Wednesday, March 21, 6 p.m. ET at Lexington Public Library, Central Location (Room A). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Other admitted student nights are being planned. Visit https://www.wku.edu/admissions/counselors/ or call 270-745-2551 to get in touch with your WKU Admissions Counselor.
Exhibits at Downing Museum:The Story of Joe Downing: Select Works From the Collection; David Marquez, Germination Series (through March 17). Downing Museum, 4801 Morgantown Road. Contact Jack LeSieur, (270) 842-7415.
Photographic Exhibition:Bosnia and Herzegovina: Then and Now. Through April 13. Jody Richards Hall Gallery. Contact Tim Broekema, (270) 745-3055.
Art Exhibition:Proof of Existence: An Exhibit of Work by Contemporary Artists of Bosnian and Balkan Origin. Through April 6. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Gallery. Contact Art, (270) 745-3944.
Monday, March 5
6 p.m.: High School Basketball: Boys’ 4th Region Tournament semifinals. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
7:30 p.m.: Cultural Enhancement Series: Daniel Levitin, neuroscientist, musician and author of This is Your Brain on Music. Van Meter Hall. Free admission. Contact Cultural Enhancement, (270) 745-4375.
8 p.m.: High School Basketball: Boys’ 4th Region Tournament semifinals. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
Tuesday, March 6
11:30 a.m.: Genderations Lecture Series:A New Coming Out: The Shifting Queer Narrative in Film and Television by Jessica Folk; and A Queer Disability History of the U.S. Children’s Bureau by Audra Jennings. Faculty House. Contact Gender & Women’s Studies, (270) 745-6477.
6 p.m.: High School Basketball: Boys’ 4th Region Tournament championship. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
7 p.m.: BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism Lecture Series:Brexit: The Road to Riches or Ruin? by Daniel Hannan, member of the European Parliament. Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Contact Brian Strow, (270) 745-7082.