Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for November 29, 2017.
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 Dec. 9 at Diddle Arena.
- WKU Psych Sci Senior Earns Conference Award: Ava Fergerson, a senior Psychological Sciences major at WKU, received the Student Poster Award from the Women’s Special Interest Group at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Annual Convention.
- Potter College of Arts & Letters Magazine: Check out the Fall 2017 issue of Arts & Letters magazine.
- WKU Basketball Event Parking: Hilltopper and Lady Topper Basketball teams are in action tonight and Thursday. Check out event parking and shuttle service details from Parking & Transportation Services.
- Tips and Tricks to Fund a College Education: With the cost of education continuing to increase each year, many students find themselves asking the question, “How can I pay for college?” Whether you are planning to attend college for the first time or are currently a WKU student, you may find yourself searching for different ways to fund your college education.
- 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 basketball: Hilltoppers Return Home to Host In-State Foe Eastern Kentucky: After a thrilling 2-1 trip to the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas, WKU Hilltopper Basketball returns home to host Eastern Kentucky at 7 p.m. CT Wednesday at E.A. Diddle Arena. The Hilltoppers are coming off back-to-back wins over No. 18 Purdue and SMU. Tickets: Online at WKUTickets.com, in person at E.A. Diddle Arena, via phone at 1-800-5-BIG Red or (270) 745-5222. Broadcast information: Stadium Live on Facebook, Hilltopper IMG Sports Network (WKLX 100.7 FM flagship), WKUSports.tv TuneIn Radio. Parking: Parking information; parking map
- Volleyball: Hudson, Players Preview NCAA Tournament: Coach Travis Hudson and players Rachel Anderson and Sydney Engle previewed the upcoming NCAA Tournament. More: Fan Bus Available For NCAA Tournament Action in Lexington
- WKU Hoping to Boost Graduate Job Prospects By Offering More Certificates: WKU is increasing the number of opportunities to earn certificates in response to a recent executive order by Governor Matt Bevin.
- Transfer Coleby taking advantage of opportunity at WKU: Dwight Coleby was an afterthought last season at Kansas. Rick Stansbury wanted him to take on a bigger role after transferring to WKU. More: Coleby looking to build on B4A momentum
More: Check out WKU in the News page.
- New Projects Added to WKU SpiritFunder: The deadline is approaching to support four projects that are part of the WKU SpiritFunder campaign — WKU Chorale Costa Rica Performance Tour; Support the WKU Theatre & Dance NYC Showcase!; Support bringing Visiting Artists to WKU and BG from Bosnia-Herzegovina; Youth Suicide Prevention Research and Training
- 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.
Wednesday, Nov. 29
- 2 p.m.: Ribbon Cutting for Center for Environmental and Workplace Health. Center for Research and Development, 2413 Nashville Road. Contact College of Health and Human Services, (270) 745-2425.
- 7 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. Eastern Kentucky. Diddle Arena. Parking information. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
Thursday, Nov. 30
- 4 p.m.: Graduand Reception. WKU Glasgow, 500 Hilltopper Way, Glasgow. Contact John Roberts, (270) 861-6900.
- 7 p.m.: Lady Topper Basketball vs. Evansville. Diddle Arena. Parking information. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298
- 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium show: Celebrations for a Long Winter’s Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
Friday, Dec. 1
- 4 p.m.: Children’s Theatre Series: Recess Rescue. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Admission is $5. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.
- 7:30 p.m.: The Symphony at WKU: Holidays on the Hill. Van Meter Hall. Admission is $15; $5 for students/WKU faculty. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.
Saturday, Dec. 2
- 10 a.m.: WKU Department of Agriculture Open House for high school seniors. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Agriculture, (270) 745-3151.
- 11 a.m.: Christmas in Kentucky. Kentucky Museum. Free admission. Contact Christy Spurlock, (270) 745-2592.
- 11:30 a.m.: Southern Kentucky Team Penning. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
- 3 p.m.: Children’s Theatre Series: Recess Rescue. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Admission is $5. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.
- 4 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. Wright State. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
- 8 p.m.: Choral Concert: Winterfest. Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4754 Smallhouse Road. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
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