Today@WKU: February 13, 2019
- Author: WKU News
- Author: Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for February 13, 2019.
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- IdeaFestival Bowling Green today at WKU: The sixth annual IdeaFestival Bowling Green will be held in Van Meter Auditorium and Downing Student Union today from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CST. Hosted by The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU, this year’s festival will draw over 750 middle and high school students from 17 school districts in Kentucky and Tennessee. The morning speaker sessions and afternoon minds-on, hands-on activities will focus on the theme of “The Future Is Now.” More: Event traffic advisory
- 2 WKU faculty members join KYhirED Advisory Board: The South Central Workforce Development Board, on behalf of the KYhirED scholarship program, announced the addition of three KYhirED Advisory Board members: Dr. Sally Ray, Heather Rogers and Dr. Daniel Super.
- WKU senior reflects on State Department internship: WKU senior Noah A. Stevens of Elizabethtown recently completed the second portion of a two-year, fully-funded, paid internship with the U.S. Department of State through the prestigious U.S. Foreign Service Internship Program. “My internship was perfect in providing practical, professional experience to augment my WKU education,” said Stevens, a Mahurin Honors College student who is majoring in International Affairs, Arabic and Middle East Studies.
- RSA Graduate Assistant lands Nashville Predators Internship: Colleen Coomes, a graduate assistant with the Recreation & Sport Administration program, will begin an internship with the Nashville Predators starting May 13. She will be assisting with the Guest Experience division and will help with all things pertaining to season ticket holders. She will also assist with many other events at Bridgestone Arena. More: News from School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport.
- What’s Happening at WKU: Check out a list of events through March 2.
- 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/
- Baseball: WKU Announces All-Century Team: After weeks of voting, WKU Baseball announced its 22-member All-Century Team on Tuesday in honor of the 100th Season of Hilltopper Baseball this spring. More: 100 Days of Hilltopper History
- Football: WKU FCA Establishes Mitchell Henry Leadership Award: In remembrance of the life and legacy of former WKU tight end Mitchell Henry, the WKU chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has established the "Mitchell Henry Leadership Award," in conjunction with Henry's family and the Mitchell Henry Foundation.
- Men’s golf: Tops' Final Round Canceled in Mobile; Team, Easton Finish Third: Tuesday's final round of the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate was canceled because of inclement weather and poor playing conditions, leaving WKU Hilltopper Golf with a third-place team finish after two rounds. The Hilltoppers placed third behind No. 27 Louisville and No. 39 Florida State with a two-round tally of 563 (282-281), the program's best 36-hole score since spring 2005. It was also the fifth-best 36-hole score for WKU since 1980.
- Baseball: Countdown to First Pitch - 100 Days of Hilltopper History: As WKU prepares for the 100th Season of Hilltopper Baseball, WKU Athletics is treating fans to unique moments and interesting history from Hilltopper Baseball, leading up to First Pitch at Nick Denes Field on February 15.
- WKU Habitat for Humanity chapter participates in special build for disabled veteran: Habitat for Humanity is an organization that builds affordable housing for those in need. As part of an affordable housing advocacy campaign, members of the organization will meet with Kentucky lawmakers on Thursday in Frankfort to discuss including a bill on affordable housing as part of the state’s budget next year. Before those meetings take place, though, the WKU Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter was involved with a build on Saturday morning.
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- Upcoming WKU Alumni events: For a listing of Alumni events, visit the Alumni website and click on the Events Calendar. Or contact the WKU Alumni Association at 888-958-2586. For a list of Alumni news, visit the Alumni News page. More: Share your #RedTowelsAtWork photos; WKU Alumni Connection App; WKU SpiritFunder; Topper Travelers – Castles of the Rhine 2019
More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.
- #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 firstname.lastname@example.org or connecting with us on social media. Schedule a tour. Visit https://www.wku.edu/admissions/counselors/ or call 270-745-2551 to get in touch with your WKU Admissions Counselor. Students can reserve their TOP date and take their placement exams at www.wku.edu/top
- #WKU2023: Attention high school seniors, WKU has opened the Fall 2019 application! Join the Hilltopper Family at http://wku.edu/apply. More: DiscoverWKU & Head for The Hill events
- Useful links for prospective/admitted students: Campus tours; Let’s Talk, Topper; Admissions Timeline; Topper Orientation Program; Scholarships; Housing; MASTER Plan
- Exhibits at Kentucky Museum: A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green (through May 11); Highbrow; Even Coverlets Get the Blues; Jacqui Lubbers: A Legacy in Weaving; plus other gallery and on-campus exhibits. (Museum hours/visitor information) Contact Kentucky Museum, (270) 745-2592.
- Exhibits at Downing Museum: The Story of Joe Downing: Select Works From the Collection. Downing Museum, 4801 Morgantown Road. Contact Jack LeSieur, (270) 842-7415.
- International Year of Cuba: Various events during the 2018-19 academic year. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- Art Exhibit: The Island of My Love: The Faces and Stories of Cuba. Through April 6. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Gallery. Part of International Year of Cuba. Contact Miwon Choe, (270) 745-7052.
- Photo Exhibit: Mount Sterling: Gateway to the Heart. Through March 1. Jody Richards Hall Gallery. Contact Tim Broekema, (270) 745-3005.
- Black History Month Exhibit at Cynthia and George Nichols III Intercultural Student Engagement Center. Through February. Downing Student Union, room 2041. Contact Angie Link, (270) 745-5066.
Wednesday, February 13
- 9 a.m.: Sixth Annual IdeaFestival Bowling Green. Van Meter Hall and Downing Student Union. Contact Erika Solberg, (270) 745-3015.
- 9 a.m.: Fellowships in :15 Information Sessions. Mahurin Honors College-International Center, room 1011. Contact Scholar Development, (270) 745-5043.
- 1 p.m.: Health and Human Services Career Fair. Academic Complex, first floor. Contact Career Services, (270) 745-3095.
- Noon: Black History Month Artist Talk: Different Shades of Identity and Reflection by student artists Malik Reece, Shayne Howell and Kennedie Nelson. Cynthia and George Nichols III Intercultural Student Engagement Center, Downing Student Union, room 2041. Contact Angie Link, (270) 745-5066.
- 6:30 p.m.: Presentation: What’s Love Got to Do With It?, sponsored by African American Studies Program. Downing Student Union, room 2123. Contact Saundra Ardrey, (270) 745-4558.
- 7 p.m.: Fourth Annual Black Excellence Exposition, presented by WKU Forensics Team and hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, featuring dance, choir and performances of poetry, prose and drama. Downing Student Union Auditorium. Contact WKU Forensics, (270) 745-6430.
Thursday, February 14
- 11:30 a.m.: Lunch and Learn: Smart Start! Business Basics. WKU Center for Research and Development, 2413 Nashville Road. Contact WKU Small Business Development Center, (270) 745-1924.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Phantom of the Universe. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
- 7 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. Middle Tennessee. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 7:30 p.m.: Recital: Debussy and Beyond by Evan Mitchell, piano, and Andrew Braddock, viola. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
Friday, February 15
- 3 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Northern Kentucky. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
Saturday, February 16
- 8 a.m.: Gordon Ford College of Business Preview Day. Grise Hall. Contact Nicola Sparks, (270) 745-6311.
- 8 a.m.: Kentucky 4-H Livestock Skillathon. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Steve Austin, (859) 257-7544.
- 9 a.m.: College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Preview Day. Gary Ransdell Hall. Contact CEBS, (270) 745-4664.
- 9:30 a.m.: Winter Super Saturdays. Various campus locations. Continues each Saturday in February. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
- 12:45 p.m.: Potter College of Arts & Letters Preview Day. Russell Miller Theatre, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center. Contact Potter College, (270) 745-2344.
- 1 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Western Illinois, doubleheader. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 1 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Northern Kentucky. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 2 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. UAB. Diddle Arena. Coming Home King will be crowned at halftime. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
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