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Today@WKU: September 1, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 1, 2017.

  • Weather advisory for campus community: WKU is open on schedule this morning, but heavy rains overnight and this morning have created problems on roads throughout the region. Please use caution when driving. Do not cross flooded roads and above all, use your best judgment to stay safe. Notify your supervisor/instructors if flooded roads make it unsafe for you to get to campus.
  • WKU Glasgow closed: Due to flooding and road closures, WKU Glasgow will be closed for the remainder of the day (Friday, Sept. 1).
  • Helm-Cravens Libraries closing early: Helm-Cravens Libraries will close at 6 p.m. Friday (Sept. 1).

WKU News

  • CHNGES graduate students conduct research in Iceland: Two graduate students

    WKU graduate students James Graham (left) and Allison Quiroga conducted research this summer in Iceland.

    from the WKU Department of Geography and Geology and Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES) recently completed data collection in Iceland for their master’s theses.

  • Cierra Waller

    #PeopleofWKU: Cierra Waller: Cierra Waller, Student Services Coordinator for Potter College of Arts & Letters is the newest recipient of the University Staff Excellence Award for Student Advisement Non-Faculty. She began working as a full-time staff member at WKU in 2012 and joined Potter College in 2013.

  • 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/
  • 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

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

WKU in the News

  • Caboni charts WKU’s course: When WKU competes against other state universities for state money under a new performance funding system, WKU President Tim Caboni said its greatest edge will be the personal attention WKU gives students.
  • Kentucky public TV station gives suspended students a turn behind the cameras: Students at The Academy at 11th Street in Bowling Green, Ky., are working with local station WKU Public Broadcasting this summer to produce episodes of the public affairs TV show Outlook.
  • Sam Bush concert to honor two Bowling Green music pioneers: Sam Bush will return to his native Bowling Green on Sept. 9 with a show at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center. Before Bush takes the stage, Ryan Jones, a student at WKU majoring in music education, will perform a tribute to Ernest Hogan, a Bowling Green native considered the father of ragtime music.
  • Rivals reunited in Battle of the Bluegrass: For years, for decades, WKU and Eastern met each other to play a game of football. The series often decided conference titles, playoff bids and homecoming delight or defeat. But in 2007, WKU decided to step up from I-AA to I-A, and in 2008 the two rivals played for the last time. A once fierce series, known to all around the state as the Battle of the Bluegrass, went dormant. Well, it’s been awakened.

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 5

  • 10 a.m.: Back to School Bash. WKU Glasgow Campus. Contact WKU Glasgow, (270) 861-6900.
  • 5 p.m.: Presentation: From WKU to Disney’s World by Craig Dezern. Gary A. Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Contact Communication, (270) 745-3296.
  • 7 p.m.: International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina Film Festival: Welcome to Sarajevo. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

  • 7 p.m.: International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina Film Festival: Fog of Srebrenica. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.

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

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