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Today@WKU: March 8, 2018

  • Author: WKU News
  • Author: Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Today@WKU: March 8, 2018

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for March 8, 2018.

Lady Topper Basketball's Tashia Brown was named the 2018 C-USA Player of the Year. The Lady Toppers open C-USA tournament play against UTSA at 1:30 this afternoon. The Hilltoppers face UAB at 9 tonight.

WKU News

  • Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter changes lives for student members: Next week, nine members of WKU’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter will be spending their spring break volunteering in Greenwood, South Carolina. Since 2003, more than 850 WKU students have worked on Habitat projects in more than 90 locations as part of Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge program that builds houses and hope in communities.
  • 379 students participate in 2018 Winter Super Saturdays: The Center for Gifted Studies hosted 379 children from over 40 school districts for Winter Super Saturdays. Students in first through eighth grades came to WKU’s campus to participate in one of 25 classes each Saturday from Feb. 2 to Feb. 23.
  • Young Horses On Loan for Equine Training Course: Meet Gizmo and Dela, who are visiting WKU’s Farm from Dark Horse Training Center in Shelbyville. Dela (bay mare) is 2 years old and Gizmo (Rocky Mountain Horse mare) is 9 months old.  Dr. Jennifer Gill, Equine Assistant Professor in WKU’s Department of Agriculture, arranged to have these two young rescue horses come to the WKU farm for her Horse Training course for the Spring 2018 semester.
  • Spring Break 2018 Parking & Transit: Intersession services will be in effect during Spring Break Week.
  • 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 Alumni

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WKU Admissions

  • #ClimbWithUs: The WKU Office of Admissions helps future Hilltoppers as they start their journey on The Hill. You can reach us by calling 270-745-2551, emailing admission@wku.edu or connecting 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 at www.wku.edu/top
  • Useful links for prospective/admitted students: Campus tours; Let’s Talk, Topper; Admissions Timeline; Topper Orientation Program; Scholarships; Housing; MASTER Plan
  • 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: Louisville: Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 p.m. ET at Jeffersontown Branch Public Library. Contact: karina.bruce@wku.edu; Lexington: Wednesday, March 21, 6 p.m. ET at Lexington Public Library, Central Location (Room A). Contact: meredith.norman@wku.edu 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.

More: Visit the WKU Admissions website; Information for Prospective Students

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

Thursday, March 8

  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Starry Tales for a Winter Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 7 p.m.: Kentucky Live Series: Altogether Fitting and Proper: Civil War Battlefields Preservation in History, Memory and Policy, 1861-2015 by Timothy B. Smith, University of Tennessee-Martin. Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green. Contact Brian Coutts, (270) 745-6221.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Concert: WKU Choirs. Van Meter Hall. Admission is $5; $3 for students. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Friday, March 9

  • 3 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Bowling Green. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 6 p.m.: Residence Halls Close for Spring Break. Halls reopen at 10 a.m. March 18. Note: Barnes-Campbell, Bemis Lawrence, Northeast and Bates-Runner halls remain open during spring break. Contact Housing, (270) 745-4359.

Saturday, March 10

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

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