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Today@WKU: August 24, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for August 24, 2017.

WKU News

  • WKU student Sydnie Gordon works closely with professors in the Biology Department to research communication pathways in chameleons.

    Innovative student research paves way for med school: Sydnie Gordon, a junior from Taylorsville, studies Biology at WKU with a minor in Chemistry and Pre-Med concentration. In her program, Sydnie is getting hands-on experience in an innovative research project that connects to her plans for the future. Sydnie works closely with professors in the Biology Department to research communication pathways in chameleons.

  • WKU launches International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina: The International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina will bring a diverse schedule of events to WKU campuses and the surrounding communities for the 2017-2018 year.
  • WKU Admissions hosting events for prospective students & their families: WKU is taking its DiscoverWKU events across the United States this fall. Events are coming up tonight in Paducah and next Tuesday in Huntsville, Alabama. Register online at http://www.wku.edu/discoverwku/
  • WKU CHNGES faculty and student representatives gather with new partners from the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology Institute of Geological Sciences and Institute of Geography.

    WKU CHNGES faculty, students conduct research in Vietnam: Dr. Leslie North and Dr. Jason Polk, along with two graduate students, Elizabeth Willenbrink and James Graham, from the WKU Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES) and Department of Geography and Geology, recently spent time in Vietnam conducting research on the region’s diverse karst landscape. While in Vietnam, the CHNGES researchers spent time in both Hanoi and Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng.

  • 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/

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WKU Sports

  • WKU Football’s Marcus Ward will attend the Campbell Trophy Summit.

    Football: Marcus Ward to Attend Campbell Trophy Summit: As one of WKU Athletics’ finest representatives on and off the football field, graduate senior defensive back Marcus Ward will attend the Campbell Trophy Summit from August 24-26 on the Stanford University campus. The Summit gathers individuals committed to practicing authentic leadership, sharing powerful concepts and exchanging ideas to foster personal growth and empowerment. Campbell Trophy participants plus distinguished entrepreneurs, CEO’s and friends who benefited from Bill Campbell’s passion and purpose.

  • Cross Country: 2017 Conference USA Preseason Poll Announced: With cross country season just around the corner, Conference USA has announced the 2017 Men’s and Women’s Preseason Polls which features the Hilltoppers ranking ninth with the Lady Toppers tabbed 11th in the league.

More: For updates on WKU Athletics, follow @WKUSports on Twitter or WKU Athletics on Facebook.

WKU in the News

  • New initiatives, programs at WKU all have advantages: Fall is a time of renewal at a university, including the arrival of a new class of students full of promise and possibilities. At KU, a strong class of 2021 has begun its higher education journey, and we stand at the ready to ensure that journey is successful.
  • Former Lafayette star Lucky Jackson vying to be WKU’s new No. 1 receiver: Much of last year’s FBS-leading scoring offense for WKU is gone, most notably at the wide receiver position. Taywan Taylor and Nicholas Norris, arguably the two best wideouts in program history, combined for 174 catches, 3,048 yards and 31 touchdowns last season. So who’s left behind now to make up for all that production? One of Lexington’s own, Lucky Jackson.

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

Thursday, Aug. 24

Friday, Aug. 25

  • 3 p.m.: English Department Student Convocation. Faculty House. Contact English, (270) 745-3043.

Saturday, Aug. 26

  • High School Football: Citizens First Bowl. South Warren vs. Warren Central, 5 p.m.; Warren East vs. Greenwood, 8 p.m. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 8 a.m.: Head for the Hill, open house event. Downing Student Union. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
  • 8:30 a.m.: WKU Softball Elite All-Skills Clinic. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Softball, (270) 745-6269.

For upcoming events: Visit the What’s Happening at WKU page, Events@WKU page or WKU’s online events calendar

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