What’s Happening at WKU

Here’s a list of upcoming WKU events. All times are Central. For more events, visit WKU’s online calendar or the Current Students page. For more WKU News, follow us on Twitter @wkunews, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WKUNews or subscribe to our newsfeed at www.wku.edu/news

Upcoming event announcements

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Ongoing/continuing events

Friday, Oct. 31

Saturday, Nov. 1

  • 7 a.m.: Tower Climb ’14. Pearce-Ford Tower. Part of Homecoming 2014. Contact Tori Henninger, (270) 745-4395.
  • 9:30 a.m.: Fall Super Saturdays. Various locations. Continues Nov. 8, Nov. 15 and Nov. 22. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
  • 11:30 a.m.: WKU Glasgow Speech Contest. WKU Glasgow campus. Contact Patricia Witcher, (270) 659-6946.
  • 3 p.m.: Children’s Theatre Production: Lily Plants a Garden. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Admission is $5. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.
  • 6 p.m.: Relay for Life. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Concert: WKU Jazz Bands. Van Meter Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Guest Recital: Larchmere String Quartet. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Sunday, Nov. 2

  • 10:30 a.m.: Student Recital: Emily Curtis and Christen Profancik. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 3 p.m.: Children’s Theatre Production: Lily Plants a Garden. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Admission is $5. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.
  • 5:30 p.m.: Performance: Delta Omicron Musical. Music Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Monday, Nov. 3

  • 11 a.m.: Glasgow Homecoming Chili and Cheese Luncheon and Pep Rally. South Central Bank Operations Center, 501 S L Rogers Wells Blvd., Glasgow. Part of Homecoming 2014. Contact Ginny Hensley, (270) 745-4395.
  • 11:30 a.m. (EST): High School Scholars Luncheon for Louisville area. The Frazier History Museum’s Fourth Floor Loft, 829 W. Main St., Louisville. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 6 p.m.: Performance: David Rose, viola. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

  • 5 p.m.: Performance: Remember, Remember, the 4th of November. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

  • 7 p.m.: Student Recital: Angela Cook, oboe. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Faculty Recital: Mark Berry, percussion. Van Meter Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Thursday, Nov. 6

  • 11 a.m.: Bowling Green Homecoming Chili and Cheese Luncheon and Pep Rally. 643 at Hitcents Park Plaza, 360 E. Eighth Ave., Bowling Green. Part of Homecoming 2014. Contact Ginny Hensley, (270) 745-4395.
  • 6 p.m.: 2014 Summit Awards Dinner, honoring WKU’s outstanding volunteers. Knicely Conference Center, 654 Campbell Lane. Part of Homecoming 2014. Contact Kara Neidell, (270) 745-4395.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Homecoming Concert, featuring Eli Young Band with Frankie Ballard and Will Hoge. Diddle Arena. Part of Homecoming 2014. Contact Ginny Hensley, (270) 745-4395.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Concert: Southern Kentucky Choral Society. Van Meter Hall. Admission is $10; $8 for seniors/faculty; $5 for students. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 8 p.m.: Mainstage Theatre Production: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center’s Russell H. Miller Theatre. Admission is $18; $15 for students. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.

Friday, Nov. 7

  • 11:30 a.m.: Hall of Distinguished Alumni Luncheon and Induction Ceremony honoring Dr. David “Doc” Livingston, Rick Loomis and Retired Col. Gary “Mickey” Riggs. Sloan Convention Center, 1021 Wilkinson Trace. Part of Homecoming 2014. Contact Tracy Morrison, (270) 745-4395.
  • 5 p.m.: Homecoming Parade. From WKU campus to downtown Bowling Green. Part of Homecoming 2014. Contact Ginny Hensley, (270) 745-4395.
  • 5 p.m.: Homecoming Concert in the Park, featuring Jordan English Band. Fountain Square Park, downtown Bowling Green. Part of Homecoming 2014. Contact Ginny Hensley, (270) 745-4395.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Big Red’s Roar. Fountain Square Park, downtown Bowling Green. Part of Homecoming 2014. Contact Ginny Hensley, (270) 745-4395.
  • 7 p.m.: Lady Topper Basketball vs. Bellarmine, exhibition. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Media Relations, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7 p.m.: Reception: 40th Anniversary of Master of Public Administration Program. Augenstein Alumni Center. Contact Victoria Gordon, (270) 745-6192.
  • 8 p.m.: Mainstage Theatre Production: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center’s Russell H. Miller Theatre. Admission is $18; $15 for students. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.

Saturday, Nov. 8

  • Homecoming Day. Numerous reunions of student organizations, Greek groups, athletic teams, academic programs; open houses; tailgating activities; and more at various locations. Part of Homecoming 2014. Contact Ginny Hensley, (270) 745-4395.
  • 9 a.m.: 15th Annual Kentucky Bluegrass Robotics Competition. Complex for Engineering and Biological Sciences. Contact Engineering, (270) 745-2461.
  • 9:30 a.m.: Fall Super Saturdays. Various locations. Continues Nov. 15 and Nov. 22. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
  • 10 a.m.: Alumni W-Club Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony honoring Dan King, Lee Murray, Darnell Mee and Chris Price. Diddle Arena. Part of Homecoming 2014. Contact Paul Just, (270) 792-4247.
  • Noon: Opening Act at Augenstein Alumni Center, 292 Alumni Ave. Part of Homecoming 2014. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-4395.
  • 3 p.m.: WKU Football vs. UTEP. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Part of Homecoming 2014. Contact Athletic Media Relations, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7 p.m.: Homecoming 5th Quarter featuring Jordan English Band. Augenstein Alumni Center, 292 Alumni Ave. Part of Homecoming 2014. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-4395.
  • 7 p.m.: Homecoming Step Show. Diddle Arena. Part of Homecoming 2014. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
  • 8 p.m.: Mainstage Theatre Production: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center’s Russell H. Miller Theatre. Admission is $18; $15 for students. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.

Sunday, Nov. 9

  • 2 p.m.: 18th Annual Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing. Augenstein Alumni Center, 292 Alumni Ave. Part of Homecoming 2014. Contact Mary Ellen Miller, (270) 745-5721.
  • 3 p.m.: Performance: Faculty Quintet. Van Meter Hall. Free admission. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 3 p.m.: Mainstage Theatre Production: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center’s Russell H. Miller Theatre. Admission is $18; $15 for students. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.

Monday, Nov. 10

Tuesday, Nov. 11

  • 8 a.m.: Focus on WKU campus preview day. Diddle Arena and Downing Student Union. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
  • 11 a.m.: Veterans Day Wreath Laying Ceremony. Guthrie Bell Tower. Reception follows at WKU ROTC Office. Contact ROTC, (270) 745-4293.
  • 11:30 a.m. (EST): High School Scholars Luncheon for Lexington area. Keeneland’s Kentucky Room, 4201 Versailles Road, Lexington. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 4 p.m.: Thoughts on Pop Lecture Series: Flawless, Bootylicious or No Angel? Debating Beyonce Feminism by Dr. Kristi Branham and Imagining the ‘middle of nowhere’: Media visions of Flyover Country by Dr. Tony Harkins. Faculty House. Contact Tony Harkins, (270) 745-3149.
  • 6 p.m.: Presentation: Education Ecuadorian Style featuring Dr. Andrew Sherman, a Quito principal. Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Part of International Year of Ecuador. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Performance: WKU Percussion Ensemble with guest performer Jason Baker. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Admission is $4. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 8 p.m.: Mainstage Theatre Production: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center’s Russell H. Miller Theatre. Admission is $18; $15 for students. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.

Thursday, Nov. 13

  • 7 p.m.: Kentucky Live Series: The Historic Kentucky Kitchen: Traditional Recipes for Today’s Cook by Deirdre Scaggs. Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane. Contact Jennifer Wilson, (270) 745-6977.
  • 7 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. UTEP. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Media Relations, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Performance: WKU Guitar Ensemble. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Free admission. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Friday, Nov. 14

Saturday, Nov. 15

Other WKU events

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