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Today@WKU: September 27, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 27, 2017.

WKU News

  • WKU to celebrate Homecoming 2017 Oct. 11-15: With a parade, reunions, pep rallies,

    WKU Homecoming 2017 activities will be held Oct. 11-15.

    award presentations, hall of fame inductions, a football game and more, WKU alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends will find There’s No Place Like Home during Homecoming 2017.

  • Arizona BatWatch participants document long-tailed weasel at Coronado National Memorial: While watching archived videos of bats at Coronado National Memorial, participants in the online citizen science project Arizona BatWatch made an exciting discovery as several participants shared videos of an unknown mammal to the project’s discussion board. According to Helen Fitting, National Park Service Biologist with the Southeast Arizona Group, the animal was a long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata). Finding the long-tailed weasel on the videos is exciting because it is the first documented recording of a long-tailed weasel at Coronado National Memorial.
  • WKU Admissions hosting events for prospective students & their families: WKU is taking its DiscoverWKU events across the United States this fall. Coming up: 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/

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

  • Women’s basketball: Lady Toppers Welcome Fans for Tip-Off Luncheon Oct. 17: Season ticket holders and fans of the WKU women’s basketball program are encouraged to attend the annual Lady Topper Tip-Off Luncheon on Oct. 17, inside the Jack and Jackie Harbaugh Club on the second floor of Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.
  • The WKU Lady Topper Golf team claimed second place Tuesday in East Carolina’s Pirate Collegiate Classic.

    Women’s golf: Lady Toppers Finish Second in Pirate Collegiate Classic: Led by a pair of top-five individual finishes and some career-best efforts, the WKU Lady Topper Golf team claimed second place Tuesday in East Carolina’s Pirate Collegiate Classic. Seniors Georgina Blackman (72-75-72) and Katie Story (71-76-72) each tied for fifth at 219 to pace the Lady Toppers, who finished with an 878 (293-290-295) team tally. Next: The Lady Toppers return to action in Kentucky’s Betty Lou Evans Collegiate on Oct. 6-8 in Lexington.

  • Football: Practice Report: Through four weeks of the 2017 football season, WKU heads into its bye week with a 2-2 record. Offensive coordinator Junior Adams spoke to media following Tuesday’s practice about what the Hilltopper offense has been able to produce and what he has learned from the first month of the season. Next: WKU at UTEP on Oct. 7.
  • Men’s basketball: WKU Hosting #SellOutDiddle Season Ticket Call-A-Thon with WBKO Today: As part of its #SellOutDiddle campaign, WKU is hosting a Call-A-Thon in conjunction with WBKO-TV today with a special deal on WKU Hilltopper Basketball season tickets for the upcoming season.

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

WKU in the News

  • Estate gift of late teacher tops $2.5 million to WKU: When Beulah R. Winchel turned 18 and left home at the start of the Great Depression, her father gave her $100 and told her to make her own way in the world.
  • White overcomes rough game, slow start to ’17 season to lead WKU to win: Mike White was not having a good day at the office Saturday. And until about five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, while trailing Ball State 21-20, it could have turned out to be one of the senior’s worst games as WKU’s starting quarterback. White had never thrown two interceptions in one day as a Hilltopper until Saturday. But then the South Florida transfer got the ball back with 4:50 to play with a chance to affect the outcome of, not only the game in question, but perhaps WKU’s entire season.

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

Thursday, Sept. 28

  • 9 a.m.: 22nd Annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Days. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Catherine Malin, (270) 745-3325.
  • 11:30 a.m.: Owensboro Area High School Honors Luncheon. Owensboro Convention Center, 501 W. Second Ave., Owensboro. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 6:30 p.m.: DiscoverWKU Owensboro. Owensboro Convention Center, 501 W. Second St., Owensboro. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.

    Afghan journalist Lotfullah Najafizada will be honored Sept. 28 as the recipient of the second annual Fleischaker/Greene Award for Courageous International Reporting.

  • 7 p.m.: Award for Courageous International Reporting Ceremony and Presentation featuring Afghan journalist Lotfullah Najafizada. Gary A. Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Contact Amanda J. Crawford, (270) 745-6407.
  • 7 p.m.: WKU Soccer vs. Rice. WKU Soccer Complex. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium show: Finding Your Way Around the Autumn SkyHardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Performance: WKU Faculty Brass Quintet. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Friday, Sept. 29

Saturday, Sept. 30

  • 9 a.m.: Bowling Green International Festival. Circus Square Park, 621 State St. Contact Bowling Green International Festival, (270) 779-3830.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Guest Artist: Brendan Jacklin, piano. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

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

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