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Today@WKU: August 30, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for August 30, 2017.

WKU News

  • Dr. Cathy Carey

    Carey to Serve as Dugas Family Professor: Cathy Carey, professor of Economics in the Gordon Ford College of Business at WKU, has been named the Dugas Family Professor. For the next two years, Dr. Carey will research the economic impact for the Dugas Community Park, which is located in Allen County, Kentucky.

  •  WKU to recognize top scholars from area high schools: WKU will honor top scholars from area high schools for their academic achievements.
  • 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 Sept. 7 in northern Kentucky; and Sept. 12 in Lexington. Register online at http://www.wku.edu/discoverwku/
  • Alisha Mays

    Graduate student aims to reframe views on food in Kentucky: Alisha Mays, a graduate student from Richmond, is completing her master’s thesis under the supervision of her thesis faculty chair, Associate Professor in the department of Sociology, Dr. Nicole Breazeale. Mays studies self provisioning, reciprocity and community in Eastern Kentucky’s local food system. She spent the summer exploring the current social relations around home gardening in Appalachia.

  • 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/

Follow WKU News: Subscribe to our daily email newsletter; follow WKU News on Twitter @wkunews or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/WKUNews.

WKU Sports

  • Senior Alyssa Cavanaugh posted a school record .818 hitting percentage in WKU’s sweep of Tennessee State.

    Volleyball: Cavanaugh’s Record Night Leads No. 24 WKU Past Tennessee State: Led by senior Alyssa Cavanaugh’s school record .818 hitting percentage, No. 24 WKU Volleyball sweep Tennessee State in the 2017 Diddle Arena opener to improve to 4-0 on the young season. Next game: The Lady Toppers are back in action this weekend, heading north to the Louisville-hosted Cardinal Classic. WKU will take on the Cardinals Friday night before playing Illinois and Kent State on Saturday.

  • Football: Tuesday Practice Report: With four days left before WKU takes on Eastern Kentucky under the lights at Houchens-Smith Stadium, it was “Tough Tuesday” for the Hilltoppers in preparation for the Colonels. Offensive coordinator Junior Adams spoke with the media about creating and executing a game plan on his side of the ball. More: Football gameday information; 2017 parking and tailgating map.
  • Men’s basketball: Hilltoppers Release Full 2017-18 Schedule with 18 Home Games: Nine home games and at least five contests against 20-win programs from a year ago highlight WKU Hilltopper Basketball’s 2017-18 nonconference schedule, as announced Tuesday by head coach Rick Stansbury.
  • WKU Cross Country announced its 2017 schedule.

    Cross Country: WKU Announces 2017 Slate: WKU Cross Country has announced its fall slate that features three meets close to home in Kentucky or Tennessee. The Hilltoppers, guided by Head Coach Erik Jenkins, are set for a schedule very similar to the 2016 campaign.

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

WKU in the News

  • Video makes local duo business stars: Sam Kirby may not have realized his adolescent dream of being a YouTube star, but the young entrepreneur is quickly becoming a business star. Kirby and partner Will Berry channeled their passion for video production into a startup called Vid Monster Productions barely a year ago and right away hit the “fast forward” button on their business plan. The Vid Monster partners are textbook examples of how to get a start-up business off the ground, said Jeff Hook, director of WKU’s Center for Research and Development.

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

Wednesday, Aug. 30

  • 11 a.m.: Welcome Back WKU Festival. WKU South Lawn. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 2 p.m.: DiscoverFest, student involvement fair. Downing Student Union. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.

Thursday, Aug. 31

Saturday, Sept. 2

Sunday, Sept. 3

  • 6 p.m.: WKU Soccer vs. Evansville. WKU Soccer Complex. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.

Monday, Sept. 4

  • Labor Day Holiday. University closed. No classes.

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

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