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Today@WKU: September 26, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 26, 2017.

WKU News

  • Andrea Ambam receives the tournament championship in Communication Analysis at the alumni portion of the 2017 WKU/Alumni Fall Forensic Tournament.

    WKU Forensics Team begins 2017-18 season as tournament host: The WKU Forensics Team kicked off its competitive season by hosting the Fall Forensic Tournament on WKU’s campus the weekend of Sept. 22-24.

  • WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 18-23, 2017: Here’s the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.
  • Institute for Rural Health receives grant from Kentucky Dental Association: WKU’s Institute for Rural Health, part of the College of Health and Human Services, has received a $2,500 grant from the Kentucky Dental Association. Funds will be used to purchase dental supplies for the dental sealant and fluoride varnish initiatives offered through the Institute. Additionally, funds will also be used to purchase toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss to be distributed in medically underserved areas in southcentral Kentucky.
  • Panel discussions for “Thirteen Reasons Why” will be held Sept. 28 and Oct. 10.

    “Thirteen Reasons Why” Panel Discussions to take place: Due to the overwhelming response to the TV series based on Jay Asher’s bestselling book Thirteen Reasons Why, we have arranged a few opportunities for parents, educators, teens, and anyone else who’d like to join to come have an open discussion about the book, the show, and mental health awareness. The panels are scheduled for September 28 at the Warren County Bob Kirby Branch Library, 175 Iron Skillet Ct., at 6 p.m., and October 10 at the Russell H. Miller Theatre (Fine Arts Center) on WKU’s campus at 7 p.m.

  • WKU Libraries publishes Gatton Academy’s Sierpinski’s Square: WKU Libraries announces its 8th electronic journal, Sierpinski’s Square, offered on the TopSCHOLAR® platform – WKU’s scholarly research and creative activity database. Sierpinski’s Square – A humanities journal for Gatton Academy students – is now officially online with open access to the world.
  • Provost David Lee to speak on Sgt. Alvin York: The Life of a WWI Hero: WKU Provost David Lee, a local expert on WWI hero Sergeant Alvin C. York. Dr. Lee will tell us all about the man, the myth, and the legend of Sergeant York. The program will be at the main branch of the Warren County Public Library on Monday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m.
  • WKU Admissions hosting events for prospective students & their families: WKU is taking its DiscoverWKU events across the United States this fall. Coming up: Chicago, tonight; Elizabethtown, tonight; Owensboro, Sept. 28; Evansville, Indiana, Oct. 1; Jasper, Indiana, Oct. 3; Charlotte, Oct. 5; Bowling Green, Oct. 10; Los Angeles, Oct. 12. 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 basketball: WKU to Host #SellOutDiddle Season Ticket Call-A-Thon with WBKO on Wednesday: As part of its #SellOutDiddle campaign, WKU will host a Call-A-Thon in conjunction with WBKO-TV on Wednesday with a special deal on WKU Hilltopper Basketball season tickets for the upcoming season. WKU head coach Rick Stansbury and the Hilltopper players will appear on WBKO programming throughout the day Wednesday, starting at 6 a.m. on “AM Kentucky.” Stansbury and the players will also make appearances on “Midday Live” and the evening news.
  • Women’s golf: Lady Tops in Second Place Entering Final Round at East Carolina: A second-round push has the WKU Lady Topper Golf team just four strokes out of first place going into today’s final round of East Carolina’s Pirate Collegiate Classic. The Lady Toppers fired a 7-over 583 (293-290) total in Monday’s first two rounds at the par-72, 6,105-yard Greenville Country Club, good enough for second place behind host East Carolina (579).
  • Volleyball: Weekend Sweep Propels Lucas & Engle To C-USA Weekly Honors: As WKU Volleyball extended its winning streak to double digits during the opening weekend of league play, the play of Jessica Lucas and Sydney Engle stood out as the duo has repeated as the Conference USA Setter of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively. The Lady Toppers improved to 15-2 after a five-set victory over Florida Atlantic and a sweep of Charlotte on the road.
  • Soccer: Leone, Bragado Named C-USA Players of the Week: Senior Allison Leone and sophomore Christina Bragado have been named the C-USA Goalkeeper and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
  • Football: Joe Brown Nets C-USA Weekly Honor with Pick Six: With a game-clinching pick six in WKU’s 33-21 victory over Ball State, senior defensive back Joe Brown was voted Conference USA Co-Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced Monday afternoon. Brown also added three solo tackles and a quarterback hurry. It is the first such honor for the Louisville native, and the first defensive weekly award won by a Hilltopper since linebacker Nick Holt on Nov. 30, 2015.
  • Volleyball: Conference USA Championship Tickets On Sale: For the first time in league history, the Conference USA Volleyball Championship will be hosted by the WKU Lady Toppers in Bowling Green with action opening on Friday, Nov. 17, and lasting through Sunday, Nov. 19, from E.A. Diddle Arena. The WKU Ticket Office in combination with Conference USA have announced that tickets are now on sale.

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

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WKU Alumni

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What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

Tuesday, Sept. 26

  • 11:30 a.m. (ET): Elizabethtown Area High School Honors Luncheon. Early College & Career Center, 200 University Drive, Elizabethtown. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 6:30 p.m. (ET): DiscoverWKU Elizabethtown. Early College and Career Center (EC3), 200 University Drive, Elizabethtown. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
  • 6:30 p.m.: DiscoverWKU Chicago. Chicago Marriott Oak Brook, 1401 W 22nd Street, Oak Brook, Illinois. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Gender Images Film Series: Old Joy. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact Gender & Women’s Studies, (270) 745-6477.
  • 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.

Thursday, Sept. 28

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