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Today@WKU: September 20, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 20, 2017.

WKU News

  • Kentucky Museum hosting Hammer-In on Oct. 7: The Kentucky Museum will host its second Hammer-In on Oct. 7. The Hammer-In is a gathering of metalworkers endeavoring to preserve the craft and techniques of the blacksmith forge and foundry arts through demonstrations in both historic and modern-day form.

    A group from WKU participated in a study abroad trip to Morocco this summer and visited the City Council of Tetouan.

  • Local Governance in Morocco During Political Instability: WKU students visited the Tetouan City Council this past July to learn about local government on a study abroad trip to Morocco lead by Dr. Soleiman Kiasatpour, associate professor of political science, and Rachid Abouabdellah, a former Arabic Fulbrighter at WKU.
  • International Student Gives Back to Campus Community: From the time he left his hometown of Arequipa, Peru, WKU Management and Economics senior Flavio Chavarri set out to make the most of receiving an education abroad. Chavarri is the President and Founder of the Beta Gamma Omega multicultural fraternity, the chairman of the Council of International Student Organizations (CISO), the President of WKU Business without Borders, an international student diplomat, an ESLi Ambassador, and a member of the Gordon Ford College of Business Dean’s Student Advisory Council.
  • Board of Regents to hold committee meetings Sept. 22: The WKU Board of Regents will hold committee meetings on Friday (Sept. 22), beginning at 8 a.m. CDT.
  • WKU Admissions hosting events for prospective students & their families: WKU is taking its DiscoverWKU events across the United States this fall. Coming up: 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

  • Football: WKU preparing for Ball State: Heading into a Week 4 matchup against Ball

    WKU Football will face Ball State at 6 p.m. Saturday.

    State, WKU has the opportunity to make further strides in executing the offense. Coordinator Junior Adams and quarterback Mike White are intent on doing just that. Saturday’s game will kick off at 6 p.m. More: Game notes; 2017 Gameday Guide

  • Men’s golf: Tops Finish Fourth at Memphis with Three Golfers in Top 11: A furious finish filled with birdies helped the WKU Hilltopper Golf team secure a fourth-place showing Tuesday in the Memphis Intercollegiate. The Hilltoppers shot a 2-over 290 total as a team for the second straight round, finishing with a 9-over 873 (293-290-290) in the 13-team field at the 7,235-yard Colonial Country Club.

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

WKU in the News

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. 20

  • 11:30 a.m.: Glasgow Area High School Honors Luncheon. TJ Samson Community Center, 310 North L. Rogers Wells Blvd., Glasgow. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 6 p.m.: 8th Annual Eric D. Yates Memorial Run. Chaney’s Dairy Barn, 9191 Nashville Road, Bowling Green. Entry fee $20 in advance, $25 day of event. Contact ROTC, (270) 745-4293.

Thursday, Sept. 21

  • 3:45 p.m.: University Senate Meeting. Faculty House. Contact Eric Kondratieff, (270) 745-8861.
  • 6:30 p.m. (ET): DiscoverWKU Louisville. Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
  • 6:30 p.m.: DiscoverWKU St. Louis. Holiday Inn St. Louis-Forest Park, 5915 Wilson Ave., St. Louis, Missouri. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
  • 7 p.m.: Faraway Places Series: Cycling in Spain: Story of a Passion by Ricardo Marin, Professor at Universidad de Castilla in La Mancha, Albacete, Spain. Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green. Contact Brian Coutts, (270) 745-6221.
  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium show: Finding Your Way Around the Autumn SkyHardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 8 p.m.: Theatre Production: These Shining Lives. Russell Miller Theatre, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $15; $12 for students and senior citizens. Contact Theatre and Dance, (270) 745-5845.

Friday, Sept. 22

  • 8 a.m.: Board of Regents Committee Meetings. Mahurin Honors College/International Center Multipurpose Room. Contact Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295.
  • 9 a.m.: WKU/Alumni Fall Speech and Debate Tournament. Garrett Conference Center. Through Sept. 24. Contact Forensics, (270) 745-6340.
  • 11:30 a.m.: Bowling Green/Warren County High School Honors Luncheon. Augenstein Alumni Center, 292 Alumni Ave., Bowling Green. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Performance: Latin Inspired by The Symphony at WKU. Van Meter Hall. Tickets are $10; $5 for students/WKU faculty. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 8 p.m.: Theatre Production: These Shining Lives. Russell Miller Theatre, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $15; $12 for students and senior citizens. Contact Theatre and Dance, (270) 745-5845.

Saturday, Sept. 23

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

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