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Today@WKU: October 17, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 17, 2017.

WKU News

  • Members of the WKU Forensics Team competed in two tournaments at Ball State University.

    WKU Forensics Team competes in tournaments at Ball State: The WKU Forensics Team traveled to Muncie, Indiana, to compete in two tournaments co-hosted by Ball State University and Illinois State University the weekend of Oct. 14-15.

  • WKU Week in Photos: Oct. 9-14, 2017: Check out the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.
  • Regional Campuses newsletter: Check out the fall 2017 issue of Regional Review, the newsletter from WKU Regional Campuses.
  • 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/

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

  • Hilltopper Basketball will host an open scrimmage at 11 a.m. Oct. 21.

    Men’s basketball: Hilltoppers to Host Open Scrimmage Saturday at Diddle Arena: For the second straight year, WKU Hilltopper Basketball will offer fans a sneak peek of the season to come with an open scrimmage at 11 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 21) at E.A. Diddle Arena. The scrimmage is expected to last about two hours and is free to the public. Free parking will be available in Parking Structure 2 or Parking Structure 1 next to Diddle Arena.

  • Soccer: Bragado, Leone Earn C-USA Player of the Week Honors: For the second time in the last month, Christina Bragado and Allison Leone have been named the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week and Goalkeeper of the Week, respectively, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
  • Volleyball: Engle Picks Up Fourth C-USA Defensive PotW Honor: For the seventh-consecutive week, a WKU Volleyball student-athlete has been named a Player of the Week by the Conference USA office as Sydney Engle has been named the Defensive Player of the Week by the league. Engle has now claimed the award four of the past five weeks for the first accolades of her career on The Hill.

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

WKU in the News

  • Kentucky poet laureate coaches WKU students: When Kentucky poet laureate Frederick Smock teaches students to write and appreciate poetry, his advice is simple: Don’t overthink it. Smock – an associate professor of English and director of creative writing at Bellarmine University in Louisville – shared his writing and his experiences teaching young writers at the 21st annual Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing on Sunday at WKU.
  • WKU places weather station at EC3: WKU now is monitoring the weather in Hardin County after it installed a weather station at the Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center, according to a district news release. WKU has set up five other White Squir­rel Weather stations around the state at university locations. The station is a weather monitoring and prediction service overseen by the meteorology program at WKU.
  • Entrepreneurial summit set for Friday: Budding entrepreneurs looking for tips on starting or running their own business are in luck. The Kentucky Innovation Network, in partnership with the Fort Knox Educa­tion Center and WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, is sponsoring an entrepreneurial summit Friday geared toward turning “great ideas into gold.”

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Thursday, Oct. 19

  • 11:30 a.m.: Life in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Food, Space and Dress. Academic Complex, room 213. Contact Applied Human Sciences, (270) 745-4352.
  • 3:45 p.m.: University Senate Meeting. Faculty House. Contact Eric Kondratieff, (270) 745-8861.
  • 6:30 p.m. (ET): DiscoverWKU Atlanta. Residence Inn Atlanta Buckhead/Lenox Park, 2220 Lake Boulevard NE, Atlanta, Georgia. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
  • 6:30 p.m. (ET): DiscoverWKU Indianapolis. Courtyard Indianapolis at the Capitol, 320 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
  • 7 p.m.: Institute for Civil War Studies Annual Lecture: How Watermelons Became Black: Emancipation and the Origins of a Racist Stereotype by William R. Black. Jody Richards Hall Auditorium. Contact History, (270) 745-3841.
  • 7 p.m.: Baker Arboretum Distinguished Lecturer: Brie Arthur. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Baker Arboretum, (270) 842-7415.
  • 7 p.m.: Kentucky Live Series: Drawing Lines: Political Cartooning in an Absurd World by Joel Pett. Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green. Contact Brian Coutts, (270) 745-6221.
  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium show: Finding Your Way Around the Autumn SkyHardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Clarinet and Saxophone Recital. 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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