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Today@WKU: October 9, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for Oct. 9, 2017.

WKU News

  • Jason Fox

    WKU student conducts research on sustainable tourism in Iceland: Jason Fox, a Joint Undergraduate-Master’s Program (JUMP) student in the WKU Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES) and Department of Geography and Geology, recently completed research in Iceland studying environmental sustainability within the country’s whale watching tourism industry.

  • How 2 applied research centers help researchers, companies make better products: When solving a product-related question or problem, it’s sometimes best to find the necessary information within the product’s structure. That’s the focus of two research centers within the Applied Research and Technology program WKU — the Advanced Materials Institute (AMI) and the Thermal Analysis Laboratory (TA Lab). Both research centers are located in WKU’s research park, the Center for Research and Development (CRD).
  • ‘There’s No Place Like Home’: WKU to celebrate Homecoming 2017 Oct. 11-15: With a parade, reunions, pep rallies, 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.
  • WKU Admissions hosting events for prospective students & their families: WKU is taking its DiscoverWKU events across the United States this fall. Coming up: Bowling Green, Oct. 10; Los Angeles, Oct. 12; Hopkinsville, Oct. 17; Atlanta, Oct. 19; Indianapolis, Oct. 19; Somerset, Oct. 26; Nashville, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. 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 beats UTEP 15-14: Mike White threw for 208 yards and ran for two scores to help WKU edge UTEP 15-14 on Saturday night. Next: WKU vs. Charlotte at 3:30 p.m. this Saturday.
  • WKU Volleyball set a Conference USA record on Friday night with its 30th straight win against league opponents.

    Volleyball: Lady Tops Sweep Southern Miss for C-USA-Record 30th Straight Win over League Foes: History was made Friday night by the WKU Volleyball team, which set a new Conference USA record of 30 straight wins against league opponents with a home sweep over Southern Miss. The Lady Toppers (18-2) improved to 5-0 in C-USA play this season with their fourth straight 3-0 sweep, powered by senior Alyssa Cavanaugh’s impressive 24 kills in just three sets. Next: The Lady Toppers’ homestand concludes Tuesday as they close regular season nonconference play by hosting Austin Peay at 7 p.m. CT at Diddle Arena.

  • Tennis: Lady Toppers Win WKU Invitational Going Undefeated Against OVC Champion SIUE: Lady Topper Tennis dominated the WKU Invitational this weekend, going an undefeated 21-0 overall against 2-time Ohio Valley Conference Champion SIUE. WKU defeated the Cougar squad 6-0 in doubles and 15-0 in singles. Next: The Lady Topper squad will be ITA Regionals held at Middle Tennessee Oct. 12-16.
  • Women’s golf: Lady Tops Improve to 11th-Place Finish at Kentucky: The WKU Lady Topper Golf squad improved across each round at Kentucky’s Bettie Lou Evans Invitational, climbing up the leaderboard on Saturday’s final day of play. After finishing Friday’s first round in 16th place, the Lady Toppers moved up five spots into 11th across the final two rounds Saturday. Next: The Lady Toppers will take two weeks off from competition before heading to FIU’s Pat Bradley Invitational from Oct. 22-24 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
  • Soccer: WKU Falls 1-0 at Middle Tennessee: WKU used a strong offensive push over the final 15 minutes as it sought an equalizer on Friday evening, but could not overcome a first-half goal in a 1-0 setback against Middle Tennessee at the Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium. Sunday’s match at UAB was canceled due to inclement weather. Next: The Lady Toppers (3-8-1, 0-4-1 C-USA) will return to action Friday at 6 p.m. as they host Florida Atlantic at the WKU Soccer Complex.

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

Monday, Oct. 9

  • 10 a.m.: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kickoff. Downing Student Union. Proclamation signing at 2 p.m. Contact Elizabeth Madariaga, (270) 745-3159.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Thursday, Oct. 12

  • 11 a.m.: Homecoming Chili and Cheese Luncheon and Pep Rally. 6-4-3 Sports Bar, 360 E. Eighth Ave. Part of Homecoming 2017. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-4395.
  • 6 p.m.: 2017 Summit Awards Dinner. Augenstein Alumni Center, 292 Alumni Ave. Part of Homecoming 2017. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-4395.
  • 6 p.m.: Book Discussion: Thomas George, author of Blitzed: Why NFL Teams Gamble on Starting Rooking Quarterbacks. Warren County Public Library’s Bob Kirby Branch, 175 Iron Skillet Court. Contact Lisa Rice, (270) 781-4882.
  • 6:30 p.m. (PT): DiscoverWKU Los Angeles. Long Beach Marriott, 4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, California. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium show: Finding Your Way Around the Autumn SkyHardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 7 p.m.: Homecoming Comedy Show, featuring Chico Beans and Rip Michaels. Van Meter Hall. Tickets in advance are $5 for students and $8 for non-students; $10 at the door. Part of Homecoming 2017. Contact Randall Bogard, (270) 745-2459.

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

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