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Today@WKU: October 18, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 18, 2017.

WKU News

  • Winners announced in 2017 Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing Contest: The winners and finalists of the 2017 Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing Contest at WKU have been announced. Winners were Alicyn Newman of Bowling Green, first; Bridget Yates of Elizabethtown, second; and Michaela Miller of Barbourville, third.
  • Bradbury wins the 2017 Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award: WKU Libraries has selected River Runs Deep, by Jennifer Bradbury, as the winner of the eleventh Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award. The annual award was created to honor the memory of former WKU librarian Evelyn Thurman, who made significant contributions to children’s librarianship and literacy during her 25 years of service to the university and community.
  • Mary Lloyd Moore

    WKU’s Mary Lloyd Moore appointed to advisory council: Mary Lloyd Moore, executive director of WKU’s Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex, has been appointed to the Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.

  • Kentucky Live presents Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Joel Pett: Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Joel Pett will be the next speaker in this year’s Kentucky Live series at 7 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 19) at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.
  • The Department of Library Special Collections recently acquired a portrait of Robert Penn Warren by Alison Davis Lyne.

    A Portrait is Worth a Thousand Words: The Department of Library Special Collections recently acquired a portrait of Kentucky literary giant Robert Penn Warren.  Painted by freelance illustrator Alison Davis Lyne of Adairville, Kentucky, the portrait will be housed in the Robert Penn Library.

  • Hardin Planetarium to present ‘Lives of the Stars’ Oct. 24-Nov. 21: Lives of the Stars will be presented Oct. 24-Nov. 21 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium.
  • WKU Admissions hosting events for prospective students & their families: WKU is taking its DiscoverWKU events across the United States this fall. Coming up: 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: Practice Report: WKU Football had its best offensive game of the season this past Saturday vs. Charlotte. The Hilltoppers put up 627 yards of total offense and made 34 first downs, but most importantly put up a season-high of 45 on the scoreboard in the 31-point victory. With a taste of that success, coordinator Junior Adams knows his offense is hungry for another helping in a road challenge Friday, Oct. 20 at Old Dominion.
  • Jack Doyle and Taywan Taylor became the first Hilltoppers to score touchdowns in the same NFL game during the Monday Night Football game in Nashville.

    Football: Hilltoppers Shine on Monday Night Football: Under the bright lights on Monday Night Football, two former WKU Hilltoppers made history as Taywan Taylor and Jack Doyle became the first Hilltoppers to score touchdowns in the same NFL game. Former All-American running back Bobby Rainey got the weekend off on the right foot, returning a kickoff 96-yards for the score to set the stage for Monday’s big night. 

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

WKU in the News

  • Young Adult Southern Book Con turns new page for young readers: This week, students will get the chance to meet writers who inspire them through the inaugural Young Adult Southern Book Con. All events are free and open to the public. Sara Volpi, who helps organize the Southern Kentucky Book Fest as a literary outreach coordinator with WKU Libraries, said the book fest has seen more teens show up in recent years.
  • WKU’s offense concerned with ODU’s pass rush: WKU is tied for the ninth-most sacks allowed in the nation this season with 18. Old Dominion is tied for the sixth-most sacks recorded with 20. Something has to give at 5 p.m. CDT Friday at Foreman Field in Norfolk, Va.

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. 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.

Friday, Oct. 20

  • 8 a.m.: Kentucky Economics Association Conference. Downing Student Union, room 3003. Contact Alex Lebedinsky, (270) 745-3150.
  • 9 a.m. (ET): Entrepreneurial Summit. Fort Knox Education Center, room 202, 31 Warehouse St., Building 65, Fort Knox. Contact WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, (270) 706-8870.
  • 6 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. UTEP. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7 p.m.: Black Leadership and Academic Conference. Downing Student Union. Contact Josclynn Brandon, (270) 745-4434.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Guest Cello 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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