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Today@WKU: September 11, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 11, 2017.

WKU News

  • President Timothy C. Caboni’s Monday Message: Remembering 9/11: There are moments in history so imprinted on us that we can recall where we were and what we were doing when they happened. Today marks the 16th anniversary of one such event: the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
  • Bourbon Authority Fred Minnick to speak Sept. 14: Bourbon authority Fred Minnick will be speaking at Barnes & Noble at 7 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 14). Minnick has been writing about bourbon and spirits for more than a decade and is the author of six books, including the widely acclaimed Bourbon: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of An American Whiskey.
  • New Minor in Computer Animation in Department of Art: The Department of Art is proud to announce the new Minor in Computer Animation. Courses enable students to gain mastery of 3D computer animation skills applicable to a diverse set of experimental approaches to the art of computer animation.

    During the 17th International Congress of Speleology in Sydney, Australia, Lee Anne Bledsoe discussed fluorescent dye tracing at the Crawford Hydrology Lab exhibit with a conference attendee from the Philippines.

  • WKU Geography & Geology Faculty, Staff & Students Participate in International Program: Several faculty, staff and graduate students of the WKU Geography and Geology Department recently attended the 17th International Congress of Speleology in Sydney, Australia where they presented research on a variety of topics related to caves, karst, and water resources.
  • 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/

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WKU Sports

  • Men’s golf: Sargent Opens Season with 11th-Place Finish at Indiana: WKU redshirt junior Billy Tom Sargent opened the season with yet another top-15 finish, tying for 11th after Sunday’s final round at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate. Sargent, a Georgetown, Ky., native, carded a 5-over 76 on Sunday to finish with a 221 (77-68-76) total in the Indiana-hosted event at Wolf Run Golf Club. Next: The Hilltoppers return to action in the Memphis Intercollegiate on Sept. 18-19 in Memphis, Tenn.

    WKU Soccer finished its non-conference schedule with a 1-0 loss to Samford.

  • Soccer: WKU Falls 1-0 in Non-Conference Finale Against Samford: WKU Soccer closed its 2017 non-conference slate on Sunday afternoon at the WKU Soccer Complex, ending a four-match homestand with a 1-0 setback against Samford. More: Lady Toppers fall to Vanderbilt. Next: WKU will open C-USA play on Friday at 6 p.m. (CT) in Norfolk, Va., as the Lady Toppers battle Old Dominion.
  • Football: WKU Falls at Big Ten Foe Illinois, 20-7: Illinois’ young defense held WKU’s high-powered attack in check Saturday and freshman running back Mike Epstein rushed for 111 yards on the way to a 20-7 win. Next: WKU returns home this Saturday to host Louisiana Tech at 6 p.m.

    WKU Volleyball went 3-0 in the Holiday Inn University Plaza Hotel Invitational.

  • Volleyball: Cavanaugh, Listenbee Earn All-Tournament Honors As WKU Sweeps Saint Louis: WKU Volleyball action from the Holiday Inn University Plaza Hotel Invitational did not disappoint as the Lady Toppers closed weekend play a perfect 3-0 following a sweep of Saint Louis. Alyssa Cavanaugh continued her dominant play with 18 kills in the sweep to bring her weekend total to 59 and was named the tournament MVP. Joining Cavanaugh on the All-Tournament team was Amara Listenbee who amassed 14 blocks across the weekend. More: WKU opens tourney with two wins. Next: WKU will hit the road Tuesday for a midweek match up at Lipscomb.
  • Men’s basketball: WKU Legend McDaniels’ Visitation to Take Place Today at Diddle Arena: The visitation for WKU Hilltopper Basketball legend Jim McDaniels will take place today from 1-8 p.m. on John Oldham Court in E.A. Diddle Arena on the campus of WKU.

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

WKU in the News

  • Sanford, Tops vow to get offense right before showdown with Louisiana Tech: WKU came out of Illinois with some serious concerns and serious questions offensively given a disheartening performance in a 20-7 loss. “It’s a getting-to-know process, a little bit,” WKU first-year coach Mike Sanford said. “When you look at it from a personnel standpoint, who was out there in the game, I think we’re finding out more about who the guys are that handle the bright lights. That’s hard to really simulate until you go out and do it. “

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

Tuesday, Sept. 12

  • 11:30 a.m. (ET): Louisville Area High School Honors Luncheon. Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main St., Louisville. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 6:30 p.m. (ET): DiscoverWKU Lexington: Signature Club of Lansdowne, 3256 Lansdowne Drive, Lexington. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
  • 7 p.m.: International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina Film Festival: Grbavica. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

  • 11:30 a.m. (ET): Lexington Area High School Honors Luncheon. Signature Club at Lansdowne, 3256 Lansdowne Drive, Lexington. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 7 p.m.: International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina Film Festival: Halima’s Path. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.

Thursday, Sept. 14

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

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