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Today@WKU: October 16, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 16, 2017.

WKU News

  • Katherine Crider is WKU’s 2017 Homecoming queen.

    Katherine Crider crowned WKU Homecoming queen: Katherine Crider of Dawson Springs was crowned WKU’s 2017 Homecoming queen on Saturday (Oct. 14). More: Photos and videos from Homecoming activities are available on WKU’s Facebook page.

  • WKU recognizes top volunteers at Summit Awards: WKU recognized its top volunteers Thursday night (Oct. 12) at the annual Summit Awards. Distinguished Service Medals to recognize the service of the University’s top volunteers were presented to Julie Harris Hinson of Prospect, James G. Meyer of Bowling Green and Linda S. Miller of Louisville.
  • WKU Libraries’ Nancy Richey receives special librarian award: WKU Libraries Associate Professor Nancy Richey recently received the “Special Librarian of the Year” award presented by the Special Libraries section of the Kentucky Library Association at the KLA conference in Louisville.
  • Young Adult Southern Book Con features 35 authors Oct. 20-21: The inaugural Young Adult Southern (YAS) Book Con will take place in downtown Bowling Green on October 20-21. Featuring 35 authors of Young Adult or Middle Grade titles, YAS Book Con will allow readers to come together and learn more about the books and authors they love in an interactive, open format.
  • Exiled Turkish journalist to speak Oct. 18 at WKU: WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting and Department of History are co-sponsoring a presentation on Wednesday (Oct. 18) by Abdülhamit Bilici, a Turkish newspaper executive in exile following recent political turmoil. The Importance of a Free Press – The Story of a Journalist in Exile will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Gary A. Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public and is a swipeable event for WKU students.
  • PCAL Alum Derek Wilson stars in new HULU series: Potter College of Arts & Letters alum Derek Wilson is starring in a new HULU series, Future Man, directed by Seth Rogan and starring Josh Hutcherson.
  • Southeast Conference on Public Administration: Dr. Shannon Vaughan, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, was elected Vice-President/President-elect of the Southeast Conference on Public Administration (SECoPA) on Oct. 6 during the annual meeting in Hollywood Beach, Florida. MPA student Hannah Benward also presented her research at the conference. More from Political Science: MPA program newsletter
  • Robert Reich will visit WKU on Wednesday (Oct. 18).

    Robert Reich to visit WKU Oct. 18: Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor for President Bill Clinton and economic adviser to President Barack Obama, will participate in an informal Question & Answer session with students at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 18) in Guillaume Auditorium in Grise Hall on WKU’s main campus. The session precedes Reich’s 7:30 p.m. lecture in Van Meter Hall. Reich’s visit is sponsored by the WKU Cultural Enhancement Series.

  • WKU Admissions hosting events for prospective students & their families: WKU is taking its DiscoverWKU events across the United States this fall. Coming up: 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

  • WKU Soccer swept FIU and FAU in weekend action.

    Soccer: WKU Sweeps Weekend With Wins Over FIU, FAU: On a windy afternoon at the WKU Soccer Complex, WKU netted a pair of first-half goals from Chandler Backes and Tally Bishop and held FIU off the board to earn a 2-0 victory on Sunday. The Lady Toppers (5-8-1, 2-4-1 C-USA) claimed their fifth shutout of the season and second in a row after also shutting out Florida Atlantic 1-0 on Friday evening. Next: WKU at UTSA on Thursday night.

  • Volleyball: WKU Volleyball Extends Win Streak to 17 with Sweeps at FIU, UAB: On one of the team’s toughest weekends of travel yet, WKU Volleyball continued its winning ways by wrapping up the stretch with a sweep at FIU on Sunday. The Lady Toppers, who swept UAB on Friday night, own wins in their last 17 matches and have won 32-straight over Conference USA foes. Next: WKU returns home to host UTEP on Friday night.
  • Mike White led WKU to a Homecoming win over Charlotte.

    Football: White’s 6 total TDs leads WKU past Charlotte 45-14: Mike White tied a career high with five touchdowns passing and ran for one to lead WKU past struggling Charlotte 45-14 on Saturday. Next: WKU at Old Dominion on Friday night.

  • Men’s golf: Easton Finishes Third in Arizona in Career-Best Showing: WKU junior golfer Stuart Easton turned in the best performance of his career this weekend, culminating with a third-place finish Sunday at Wyoming’s Southern Dunes Invitational. Easton – an Ayrshire, Scotland, native – fired a 7-under 209 (70-69-69) total across three rounds of play to claim third outright at the par-72, 7,546-yard Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz. Next: The Hilltoppers are back in action at Kennesaw State’s Pine Tree Intercollegiate from Oct. 23-24 in Kennesaw, Ga.
  • Tennis: Ohio Valley ITA Regional Championships Wrap Up WKU Fall Season: Lady Topper Tennis wrapped up the fall season this weekend at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championship hosted by Middle Tennessee. The field included three ranked teams, No. 4 Vanderbilt, No. 18 Kentucky and No. 24 Tennessee, along with several ranked individuals and doubles pairs.
  • Cross country: NCAA Pre-Nationals Concludes WKU Regular Season: Returning to Louisville for the second-consecutive meet, WKU Cross Country wrapped up regular-season competition with the Louisville-hosted NCAA Division I Pre-Nationals Invitational from the E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer State Park course. On the men’s side, the Red and White claimed a 20th-place finish led by three top-100 finishers. The women finished 29th as a unit. Next: WKU will compete in the Conference USA Championships on Oct. 28 in Hattiesburg, Miss.
  • Basketball: Hilltoppers, Lady Toppers Usher in New Season at Hilltopper Hysteria: Basketball season returned to The Hill on Friday night as WKU hosted its annual tip-off event, Hilltopper Hysteria presented by local McDonald’s, on an exciting Homecoming weekend at E.A. Diddle Arena. The Hilltopper and Lady Topper Basketball programs were on display for two hours, and the night featured player and coach introductions, scrimmages by both programs, shooting challenges, performances by the WKU Cheerleaders and Topperettes and an autograph session to end the festivities.

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

WKU in the News

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WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

Monday, Oct. 16

  • 6:30 p.m.: One Love Event, part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Downing Student Union, room 2035. Contact Elizabeth Madariaga, (270) 745-3159.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Wednesday, Oct. 18

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

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