Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for December 7, 2017.
Ogden College: Celebrating 50 years of Electron Microscopy at WKU: The 1957 Russian launch of Sputnik 1 into orbit caught America by surprise, initiating not only the race to the moon, but also a drive to improve all aspects of American science education. This far-reaching focus had not just a dramatic impact on elementary and secondary schools throughout the U.S., but also on a number of colleges and universities—including WKU.
- WKU student awarded Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant: WKU student Kaitlyn Bison of Bowling Green recently was awarded a Study Abroad Grant worth $1,000 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Bison is one of 25 students nationwide to receive the award.
- WKU to confer degrees to 1,401 during Fall 2017 Commencement on Dec. 9: WKU will confer degrees and certificates to 1,401 graduates during its Fall 2017 Commencement on Saturday (Dec. 9) at Diddle Arena. More: Commencement parking
- 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/
- Track & Field: Hilltoppers Announce 2017-18 Schedule: WKU Track & Field head coach Erik Jenkins has announced the program’s upcoming 2017-18 schedule, which features six meets across the indoor and outdoor seasons in either Kentucky or Tennessee. The Red and White will again host the WKU Hilltopper Relays on The Hill April 6-7.
- WKU Glasgow social work students take on Boys and Girls Club projects: Social work students at WKU Glasgow presented semester projects based on the needs of the Boys and Girls Club of Glasgow-Barren County on Tuesday afternoon.
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- Bowl Game Central: WKU will face Georgia State in the 2017 Auto Nation Cure Bowl on Dec. 16 in Orlando, Florida. The WKU Alumni Association has details on tickets, tailgating and other activities at http://alumni.wku.edu/bowlcentral
- Upcoming WKU Alumni events: For a listing of 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: WKU SpiritFunder
- Topper Travelers Program 2018: The WKU Alumni Association is planning a Baltic Cruise across Northern Europe June 21-July 2, 2018. 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.
More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.
- Exhibits at Kentucky Museum: Instruments of American Excellence; A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green (through June 30); Backward & Forward: 20th Century Quilts (through Jan. 22); New Kentuckians (through Feb. 2); plus other gallery and on-campus exhibits. (Museum hours/visitor information) Contact Kentucky Museum, (270) 745-2592.
- Library Special Collections Exhibit: Kentucky in the Great War (through Dec. 8). Kentucky Building’s Jackson Gallery. Contact Jonathan Jeffrey, (270) 745-5265.
- Exhibits at Downing Museum: The Story of Joe Downing: Select Works From the Collection; Jack Lunt Memorial Juried Art Exhibition (through Jan. 20). Downing Museum, 4801 Morgantown Road. Contact Jack LeSieur, (270) 842-7415.
- International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Various events and locations during 2017-18 academic year. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
- Arts at WKU 2017-2018. Various events and locations. Contact Potter College of Arts & Letters, (270) 745-2344.
Thursday, Dec. 7
- 2:45 p.m.: Strategic Planning Committee Open Forum. Faculty House. Contact Julia McDonald, (270) 745-4269.
- 3:45 p.m.: University Senate Meeting. Faculty House. Contact Eric Kondratieff, (270) 745-8861.
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium show: Celebrations for a Long Winter’s Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Friday, Dec. 8
- Final Exams End.
- 3 p.m.: Hilltopper ROTC Commissioning Ceremony. Downing Student Union, room 3005. Contact ROTC, (270) 745-4293.
- 7 p.m.: Intercultural Student Engagement Center Graduation Celebration. Downing Student Union Auditorium. Contact ISEC, (270) 745-5066.
Saturday, Dec. 9
- 7:30 a.m.: WKU Hilltopper Classic. Garrett Conference Center. Contact Forensics, (270) 745-6340.
- 9:30 a.m.: Fall 2017 Commencement: Gordon Ford College of Business, College of Health and Human Services and University College. Diddle Arena. Contact Registrar, (270) 745-3351.
- 2 p.m.: Fall 2017 Commencement: Potter College of Arts & Letters, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences and Ogden College of Science and Engineering. Diddle Arena. Contact Registrar, (270) 745-3351.
- 4 p.m.: Residence Halls Close for Winter Break. Note: Barnes-Campbell, Bemis Lawrence, Northeast and Bates-Runner halls will remain open. Halls reopen at 8 a.m. Jan. 18. Contact Housing, (270) 745-4359.
Sunday, Dec. 10
- 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium show: Celebrations for a Long Winter’s Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
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