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Today@WKU: September 29, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 29, 2017.

WKU News

  • 2017 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report: The 2017 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report is available on the WKU Police website. In addition to crime and fire statistics for 2016, this report also details policies about the police department and how to report fires and crimes to the police. This report also provides information from the Department of Environment, Health and Safety on campus fires and fire safety.
  • WKU Nursing Director Mary Bennett honored for 2017 WKU Libraries Open Access Hall of Fame: Dr. Mary Bennett, director of the WKU School of Nursing, is the 2017 inductee into the WKU Libraries Open Access Hall of Fame. “We are acknowledging individuals who have enhanced the works in TopSCHOLAR®, the Research and Creative Activity Database of WKU,” said Deana Groves, department head of Library Technical Services at WKU. “Dr. Bennett’s scholarly achievements have drawn thousands of researchers from around the world with downloads through this quality open access platform.”
  • WKU photojournalist participating in ‘Crossing the Divide’ project: WKU senior Brittany Greeson of Owensboro is serving as a photojournalist for “Crossing the Divide,” a three-month cross country project to investigate and report on issues dividing America.
  • Chatting with Chumbler: Debriefing and “Fall”ing Back into the School Year: Fall break is right around the corner and it seems as though it was only last week that we were welcoming our students back to the Hill! Check out the latest blog post from Dr. Neale Chumbler, dean of WKU’s College of Health and Human Services.
  • Traffic Congestion in PS2: There will be increased congestion today (Sept. 29) in PS2 for a special event on campus.  The structure will not close but parking may be limited.
  • WKU Admissions hosting events for prospective students & their families: WKU is taking its DiscoverWKU events across the United States this fall. Coming up: 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

  • Volleyball: WKU Set For First Home Conference Matches: Returning to the friendly confines of Diddle Arena for the first time in nearly three weeks, WKU Volleyball is set to host its first Conference USA tilts of the 2017 campaign. Louisiana Tech and Middle Tennessee are heading to Bowling Green for matches tonight and Sunday as the Lady Toppers open a four-match stretch on The Hill.
  • Soccer: WKU Falls 2-0 Against Rice in C-USA Action: In its C-USA home opener on Thursday evening at the WKU Soccer Complex, WKU could not overcome a goal early in each half against Rice in a 2-0 setback. Next: WKU will remain at home on Sunday at 1 p.m. as the Lady Toppers battle North Texas at the WKU Soccer Complex.
  • Men’s basketball: Hilltopper Seniors Ready to Lead as Practice Begins: The official start of practice is just around the corner for the WKU Hilltopper Basketball team, which will take the court together for the first time early next week. “You start to see everyone’s strengths and weaknesses, and how you can make your teammates better,” senior forward Justin Johnson said. “You work to their advantages and veer away from their weaknesses and help them out ­– make them look better on the court, too. Always that month before you start playing is huge for any team, and it’s going to be huge for this team.”
  • WKU Athletics will host national anthem auditions on Oct. 15.

    Basketball: WKU Athletics to Hold Auditions for National Anthem Singers: WKU Athletics has announced audition dates for people interested in singing the national anthem at Hilltopper and Lady Topper home basketball games during the 2017-18 season. Auditions are mandatory to be considered to sing the national anthem before a basketball game and will be held on the main floor at E.A. Diddle Arena on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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

WKU in the News

  • Students taught how to avoid dangers during Progressive Agriculture Safety Day: If your pickup or tractor rolled over, would you know what to do? You would if you attended the 22nd Progressive Agriculture Safety Day at WKU’s Ag Expo Center Thursday. More than 600 fourth-graders from Warren, Allen, and Edmonson counties rotated through nine different 15-minute sessions, covering topics such as chemical, fire, sun, tractor, and roadway safety. They even promoted ATV safety.
  • Down 25 pounds, Johnson enters senior season as WKU’s leader: It’s been an eventful seven months for Justin Johnson. The WKU senior, during that span, has finished his third season of college basketball, graduated from WKU, practiced with the school’s football team, officially joined the school’s football team, then rejoined the basketball program on a full-time basis hours before going with that squad on a preseason trip to Costa Rica.

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

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.

Sunday, Oct. 1

  • Noon: WKU Volleyball vs. Middle Tennessee. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 1 p.m.: WKU Soccer vs. North Texas. WKU Soccer Complex. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium show: Finding Your Way Around the Autumn SkyHardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 3 p.m.: Performance: Faculty Chamber Recital. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 6:30 p.m.: DiscoverWKU Evansville. DoubleTree Evansville, 601 Walnut St., Evansville, Indiana. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.

Monday, Oct. 2

  • 8:30 a.m.: Fall Break Camp. Kentucky Museum. Through Oct. 6. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2594.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

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

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