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

Ongoing/continuing events

Thursday, Aug. 21

  • 7:40 a.m.: Academic Transitions Program. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Geneva Taylor, (270) 745-4242.
  • 8 a.m.: Residence halls open for all students. Contact Housing, (270) 745-4359.
  • 9 a.m.: Big Red’s Blitz, part of 2014 M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan. Various locations. Contact WKU ALIVE Center, (270) 782-0082.
  • 3:45 p.m.: University Senate meeting. Faculty House. Contact Academic Affairs, (270) 745-2296.
  • 6 p.m.: Welcome reception for graduate students. Augenstein Alumni Center. Contact Graduate School, (270) 745-2446.
  • 9 p.m.: M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan Concert featuring Green River Ordinance. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.

Friday, Aug. 22

  • 7:40 a.m.: Academic Transitions Program. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Geneva Taylor, (270) 745-4242.
  • 8 a.m.: President’s Opening Convocation. Van Meter Hall. Contact Public Affairs, (270) 745-4295.
  • 10:15 a.m.: Down Home Gathering on the Hill, hosted by WKU Regional Campuses. Faculty House. Contact Heather Garcia, (270) 745-3119.

Saturday, Aug. 23

Sunday, Aug. 24

  • 1 p.m.: WKU Soccer vs. Mercer. WKU Soccer Complex. Contact Athletic Media Relations, (270) 745-4298.

Monday, Aug. 25

  • Classes begin for fall 2014 semester.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

  • 3 p.m. (EDT): Welcome Reception for Dr. Evelyn Ellis, WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Regional Chancellor. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College atrium. Contact Heather Garcia, (270) 745-3119.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

  • 11 a.m.: Welcome Back WKU Festival. South Lawn. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.

Thursday, Aug. 28

  • 9 a.m.: Performance: Peter Pan, presented by XClaim Inc. and Kelly Autism Program. Van Meter Hall. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • Noon: Performance: Peter Pan, presented by XClaim Inc. and Kelly Autism Program. Van Meter Hall. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 4 p.m.: Hilltopper Battalion ROTC Activation Ceremony. Diddle Arena Auxiliary Gym. Contact Military Science, (270) 745-4293.
  • 7 p.m.: Performance: Peter Pan, presented by XClaim Inc. and Kelly Autism Program. Van Meter Hall. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.

Friday, Aug. 29

  • 9 a.m.: Performance: Peter Pan, presented by XClaim Inc. and Kelly Autism Program. Van Meter Hall. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • Noon: Performance: Peter Pan, presented by XClaim Inc. and Kelly Autism Program. Van Meter Hall. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 4 p.m.: Opening Act at Augenstein Alumni Center, 292 Alumni Ave. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-4395.
  • 4:30 p.m.: Downing Student Union Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting. Downing Student Union. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
  • 6:30 p.m.: WKU Football vs. Bowling Green State. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact Athletic Media Relations, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7 p.m.: Performance: Peter Pan, presented by XClaim Inc. and Kelly Autism Program. Van Meter Hall. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Sunday, Aug. 31

Monday, Sept. 1

  • Labor Day holiday. University offices closed. No classes.

Tuesday, Sept. 2

  • 7 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. Belmont. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Media Relations, (270) 745-4298.

Thursday, Sept. 4

Friday, Sept. 5

  • 6 p.m.: WKU Soccer vs. Tennessee. WKU Soccer Complex. Contact Athletic Media Relations, (270) 745-4298.

    Girls in Science Day will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 6 at Snell Hall.

    Girls in Science Day will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 6 at Snell Hall.

Saturday, Sept. 6

Looking ahead

  • Aug. 17-21: MASTER Plan activities for first-year students.
  • Aug. 21: Residence halls open for all students.
  • Aug. 22: President’s Opening Convocation for faculty and staff, 8 a.m. at Van Meter Hall.
  • Aug. 25: Fall semester classes begin.
  • Aug. 27: Welcome Back WKU Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on South Lawn.
  • Aug. 29: WKU Football vs. Bowling Green State, 6:30 p.m. at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.

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