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Today@WKU: September 12, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 12, 2017.

WKU News

  • WKU Geography & Geology Staff/Students Participate in Water Professional Conferences: Two students from the WKU Department of Geography and Geology recently attended the Water Professionals Conference of the Kentucky/Tennessee section where they represented the new student chapter of WKU Water Professionals (WKUWP) in collaboration with the WKU Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES), Bowling Green Municipal Utilities (BGMU), and WKU HydroAnalytical Lab.
  • WKU student featured in KET program: Brian Anderson, a WKU senior from Buffalo in LaRue County, participated in the 2017 Henry Clay Student Congress, a prestigious gathering of some of the brightest young statesmen and women from across the country, and will be featured in an upcoming documentary on KET. “The Henry Clay Center Student Congress was a fantastic experience! I participated in a mock congressional committee on transportation sector reform and worked with doctoral candidates from the UK Martin School on mapping out various policy recommendations. I certainly learned a lot about compromise and statesmanship, and I think everyone walked away from the program with a better understanding of how we can use the lessons Henry Clay left us to make the country a better place.” Lessons in Compromise: The Henry Clay Student Congress will air at 8:30 p.m. CT Sept. 12 on KET and at 3:30 p.m. CT Sept. 18 on KET2.
  • WKU Admissions hosting events for prospective students & their families: WKU is taking its DiscoverWKU events across the United States this fall. Coming up: Lexington, tonight; St. Louis, Sept. 21; Louisville, Sept. 21; Chicago, Sept. 26; Elizabethtown, Sept. 26; Owensboro, Sept. 28. 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

  • Volleyball: Anderson, Cavanaugh, Lucas Win C-USA Weekly Awards: With WKU Volleyball riding a five-match win streak, Conference USA has recognized a trio of Lady Toppers as Players of the Week in Rachel Anderson, Alyssa Cavanaugh and Jessica Lucas, the league office announced Monday. Cavanaugh, the Holiday Inn University Plaza Invite MVP, was named the Offensive Player of the Week; Anderson collected Defensive Player of the Week honors; and Lucas secured the Setter of the Week nod. Three weekly awards by the same team in the same week has only happened twice prior in Conference USA history – both times by Southern Miss (2009, 2011).

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

WKU in the News

  • WKU Offers Middle-School Teachers PD and Community: With colleges developing programs to teach future educators how to foster digital literacy and educate learners on the engineering design process, partnerships with higher education institutions have become one of the most valuable tools for K–12 educators, especially those teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses. WKU’s Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science developed another type of successful partnership with its National STEM Scholar Program.
  • WKU opens conference play with winning streaks on the line: WKU has owned Conference USA the past two years. The Hilltoppers (1-1) have won 13 straight conference home games, seven straight conference games overall and have not dropped back-to-back games – overall or in league play – since 2014. They’re 21-2 in their last 23 games against CUSA competition. Those two losses? Courtesy of Louisiana Tech.

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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