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Today@WKU: September 6, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 6, 2017.

WKU News

  • 2017 Majors and Minors & Study Abroad Fair Sept. 19: The Academic Advising & Retention Center and Study Abroad and Global Learning Offices of WKU will host the 2017 Majors and Minors & Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities Center.
  • WKU Week in Photos: Aug. 28-Sept. 2, 2017: Check out the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.
  • WKU statement on DACA: WKU issued a statement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
  • Tayland Ratliff attended the Summer Early Entry program at WKU.

    Summer Early Entry prepares freshman for success: Tayland Ratliff may only be a freshman, but she has a bit of a leg up over her classmates. Ratliff, a Marketing major from Lafayette, Louisiana, attended the Summer Early Entry program at WKU. The five-week program is designed to bridge the gap between high school and university level courses and help incoming freshmen become familiarized with a new learning environment.

  • WKU Admissions hosting events for prospective students & their families: WKU is taking its DiscoverWKU events across the United States this fall. 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/

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

  • WKU Volleyball swept Belmont on Tuesday night.

    Volleyball: WKU Sweeps Belmont In Midweek Matchup: Led by a pair of Lady Toppers with double-digit kills, WKU Volleyball swept its second-straight match as the Red and White took down Belmont from the Curb Event Center in Nashville in a midweek non-conference tilt. WKU improves to 6-2 on the season and 19-0 all-time against the Bruins. Next game: WKU Volleyball returns to Diddle Arena this weekend to host its annual Holiday Inn University Plaza Hotel Invitational.

  • Football: Practice Report: Coming off a 31-point performance in which the WKU offense posted four scoring drives of eight or more plays, offensive coordinator Junior Adams and quarterback Mike White spoke to media about preparing for the Illinois defense and more. More: 10 Hilltopper pros make NFL opening rosters

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

WKU in the News

  • Mike White faces major test against the Illinois defense: The buzz for Mike White as a potential 2018 NFL Draft pick grows louder by the day. That buzz can become a boom Saturday night. A substantial opportunity for White to prove himself awaits at 7 p.m. Saturday inside Memorial Stadium on the campus of Illinois. He’ll have the chance to perform against a major conference team for just the fifth time in his career and just the third time as WKU’s quarterback.

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, 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.

Thursday, Sept. 7

  • 10 a.m.: WKU South Campus Student Information Fair. WKU South Campus. Contact Jan Duvall, (270) 780-2536.
  • 11:30 a.m. (ET): Northern Kentucky Area High School Honors Luncheon. Receptions, 1379 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 5 p.m.: Visit Day. WKU Glasgow. Contact WKU Glasgow, (270) 861-6900.
  • 6:30 p.m. (ET): DiscoverWKU Northern Kentucky: Receptions, 1379 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
  • 7 p.m.: International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina Film Festival: 10 Minutes and No Man’s Land. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.

Friday, Sept. 8

  • 11 a.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. East Tennessee State. Part of the Holiday Inn-University Plaza Invitational. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 6 p.m.: WKU Soccer vs. Vanderbilt. WKU Soccer Complex. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. Pittsburgh. Part of the Holiday Inn-University Plaza Invitational. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.

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

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