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. 24

  • 9 a.m.: Journalism Scholars Day. Mass Media and Technology Hall. Contact Charlotte Turtle, (270) 745-3055.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Faraway Flix Series: Japan – Dark Water. Faculty House. Contact WKU Libraries, (270) 745-6125.
  • 7 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. FIU. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Media Relations, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Concert: English Inspiration by The Symphony at WKU with guest conductor Kelly Corcoran. Van Meter Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Saturday, Oct. 25

  • 9 a.m.: STEMshot! Air Rocketry Competition. Center for Research and Development, 2413 Nashville Road. Contact John Inman, (270) 745-3048.
  • 10 a.m.: Parent & Family Weekend. Downing Student Union. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
  • 12:30 p.m.: Opening Act at Augenstein Alumni Center, 292 Alumni Ave. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-4395.
  • 3 p.m.: WKU Football vs. Old Dominion. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact Athletic Media Relations, (270) 745-4298.
  • 3 p.m.: WKU Pre-College Strings Halloween Recital. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 7 p.m.: Kentucky High School Rodeo. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Continues Oct. 26. Contact Mike McConnell, (270) 704-0342.

Sunday, Oct. 26

Monday, Oct. 27

  • 7 p.m.: Pecha Kucha Night. Kentucky Museum. Contact Christy Spurlock, (270) 745-6082.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

  • 11:30 a.m.: High School Scholars Luncheon for Owensboro area. Owensboro Convention Center, 501 W. Second St., Owensboro. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 6 p.m.: Politically Speaking Lecture Series: Consulting the Past: John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and the Elevated Status of Religious Liberty by Dr. Edward Yager. Downing Student Union, room 2004. Contact Political Science, (270) 745-4559.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Concert: WKU Steelband. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Admission is $4. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

  • 4:30 p.m.: World Regional Geography Halloween Expo. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Erin Greunke, (270) 745-4162.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Guest Recital: Andy Villemez, piano. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Thursday, Oct. 30

  • 11:30 a.m. (EDT): High School Scholars Luncheon for Elizabethtown area. Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center, 200 University Drive, Elizabethtown. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 6 p.m.: 2014 L.Y. Lancaster-Hugh Puckett Memorial Lecture: Symptoms of Unknown Origins by Dr. Clifton K. Meador. Downing Student Union, room 3025. Contact Ken Crawford, (270) 745-4449.

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.: 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.
  • 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.

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