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Today@WKU: October 11, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 11, 2017.

WKU News

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WKU Sports

  • WKU Volleyball defeated Austin Peay on Tuesday night.

    Volleyball: Dominant School-Record Performance Leads Tops Past Austin Peay: Behind a single-match school-record .549 team hitting percentage, WKU Volleyball swept its fifth straight match claiming a 3-0 non-conference victory over visiting Austin Peay from Diddle Arena. Dating back to Sept. 22, at Florida Atlantic, WKU has won 16-consecutive sets and now owns a 15-match winning streak – the second longest in the nation. Next: WKU at UAB on Friday night.

  • Softball: Eight Hilltoppers Named NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes: Each owning cumulative GPAs at 3.50 or better, eight WKU Softball student-athletes were named NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes on Tuesday including: Cassidy Blackford, Paige Carter, Taylor Childress, Kathryn Downing, Jordan Mauch, Morgan McElroy, Kelsey McGuffin and Taylor Proctor.

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, 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.

Friday, Oct. 13

  • 9 a.m.: Special Needs Summit. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Shannon Sales, (270) 745-2419.
  • 11 a.m.: Hall of Distinguished Alumni Luncheon and Induction Ceremony. Sloan Convention Center, 1021 Wilkinson Trace. Part of Homecoming 2017. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-4395.
  • 4 p.m.: Children’s Theatre Series: The Yellow Boat. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Admission is $5. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.
  • 4:30 p.m.: An Evening at the WKU Farm, WKU Agriculture Homecoming Celebration. WKU Farm, 4660 Nashville Road. Part of Homecoming 2017. Contact Agriculture, (270) 745-3151.
  • 5 p.m.: Bowling Green Gallery Hop. Kentucky Museum. Contact Kentucky Museum, (270) 745-2592.
  • 5 p.m.: Homecoming Parade. From WKU campus to Circus Square Park, downtown Bowling Green. Part of Homecoming 2017. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-4395.
  • 5 p.m.: Homecoming Concert in the Park, featuring Jordan English. Circus Square Park, downtown Bowling Green. Part of Homecoming 2017. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-4395.
  • 6 p.m.: WKU Soccer vs. Florida Atlantic. WKU Soccer Complex. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Big Red’s Roar. Circus Square Park, downtown Bowling Green. Part of Homecoming 2017. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-4395.
  • 7 p.m.: WKU Basketball Hilltopper Hysteria. Diddle Arena. Contact Tyler Basler, (270) 745-6048.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Student Recital: Ryan Jones, piano. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Saturday, Oct. 14

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