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Today@WKU: October 20, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 20, 2017.

WKU News

  • Cam and Chris Currin

    Twin brothers promote involvement through Building Men of Worth: Making a difference in the lives of others is vital to WKU seniors Cam and Chris Currin.  Hailing from Nashville, these twin brothers came to WKU for different majors and have different sets of friends, but they work together to support a common cause that is not only important to WKU, but addresses an important national issue as well. As the president of Building Men of Worth (formerly Black Men of Western), Cam Currin believes that the key to keeping minority students in college is student engagement and involvement.

  • WKU Police Department requests public’s assistance in investigation of shooting incident: WKU Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of a shooting incident on campus earlier this week.
  • Bareera Nadeem Mirza

    WKU hosting third Global UGRAD-Pakistan student: WKU is hosting its third student as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan).

  • WKU Parking/Traffic Information for 10K Classic: The 2017 Med Center Health 10K Classic will be on Saturday (Oct. 21).  Many area streets will be closed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Access to campus will be limited to the intersection of 14th Avenue and Chestnut Street.  Entrance to the Alumni Square Garage will be from Center Street. More: Event traffic map.
  • WKU Admissions hosting events for prospective students & their families: WKU is taking its DiscoverWKU events across the United States this fall. Coming up: 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

  • WKU Football at Old Dominion at 5 tonight.

    Football: WKU at Old Dominion Tonight: WKU (4-2, 2-1 C-USA) travels to Norfolk, Va., to face Old Dominion (2-4, 0-2) tonight. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. The game will air on CBS Sports Network and the Hilltopper IMG Sports Network.

  • Soccer: WKU Rides Big Second Half Past UTSA in 3-1 Road Victory: Three second-half goals, including a direct free kick from Aleksandra Kozovic in the 47th minute, spurred WKU to a 3-1 victory on the road at UTSA’s Park West Athletics Complex on Thursday evening. Next: WKU will return home for the final time this season, taking on Marshall at the WKU Soccer Complex next Friday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m.
  • Volleyball: Tops Look to Continue Hot Streak as UTEP, UTSA Come to Town: Currently riding a 22-set win streak since the Conference USA opener on Sept. 22, WKU Volleyball will look to continue its dominant ways as UTEP and UTSA come to town for a pair of matchups in Diddle Arena this weekend. The Lady Toppers will host the Miners this evening at 6 CT, opening weekend action with the free admission Dig 4 Pink event. On Sunday, UTSA will come to town for a noon CT first serve.

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

WKU in the News

  • Business basics fuel Blue Cotton’s explosive growth: Mike Coffey, 50, didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur. A Louisville native, he earned degrees in finance and accounting at WKU and wanted nothing more than to be a bean counter.
  • Hilltoppers look to keep offense rolling on the road: WKU’s offense finally caught fire last week in its sixth game. The Hilltoppers hung 627 yards – 6.8 per play – and six touchdowns on the board in a 45-14 throttling of Charlotte. The next step for WKU? Putting together the same kind of performance on the road. That’ll be the challenge for the Toppers on Friday when they take the field at S.B. Ballard Stadium against Old Dominion. Kickoff from Norfolk, Va., is set for 5 p.m. CDT, with the game to be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

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: Michael Samis. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Saturday, Oct. 21

  • 7:30 a.m.: Med Center Health 10K Classic. Start/finish on WKU campus. 2017 course map. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 8 a.m.: Black Leadership and Academic Conference. Downing Student Union. Contact Josclynn Brandon, (270) 745-4434.
  • 8:30 a.m.: International Canine Events Dog Show. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Through Oct. 22. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
  • 8:45 a.m.: Girls in Engineering, Math and Science Day. Snell Hall. Contact Melissa Rudloff, (270) 745-3900.
  • 9 a.m.: Young Male Leadership Academy Leadership Lab. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Julie Rivas, (270) 745-2996.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Gatton Academy Preview Day. Grise Hall Auditorium. Contact Gatton Academy, (270) 745-6565.
  • 11 a.m.: Hilltopper Basketball Open Scrimmage. Diddle Arena. Free admission and parking. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7 p.m.: Student Recital: Amber Lamastus. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Sunday, Oct. 22

  • 8:30 a.m.: International Canine Events Dog Show. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
  • Noon: WKU Volleyball vs. UTSA. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium show: Finding Your Way Around the Autumn SkyHardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 2 p.m.: Student Recital: Abigail Curtis and Katie Vogal. First Christian Church, 1106 State St. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 5 p.m.: Hope and Mic Night, part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Downing Student Union Courtyard. Contact Elizabeth Madariaga, (270) 745-3159.
  • 7:30 p.m.: WKU Horn Day. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Monday, Oct. 23

  • 6 p.m.: Engineering Awareness Night. Engineering and Biological Sciences, room 1103. Contact Dusty Barrett, (270) 651-7220.

Tuesday, Oct. 24

  • 4 p.m.: Presentation: Gay Masculinities and Making Sex Matter: Cultural Responses to Homonormativity by Brian Adams-Thies, the 2017 Catherine Coogan Ward Visiting Professor. Downing Student Union, room 2123. Contact Gender & Women’s Studies, (270) 745-6477.
  • 4 p.m.: Entrepreneur Speaker Series. Grise Hall, room 242. Contact Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, (270) 745-4142.
  • 5 p.m.: WKU Glow Walk. Centennial Mall. Contact Josclynn Brandon, (270) 745-4434.
  • 5:30 p.m.: Candlelight Vigil, part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. First Christian Church, 1106 State St. Contact Elizabeth Madariaga, (270) 745-3159.
  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium show: Lives of the Stars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 7 p.m.: Concert: Crowder: The American Prodigal Tour. Van Meter Hall. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Lecture: Phenomenology of Love and Reading by Dr. Cassandra Falke. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact English, (270) 745-3043.

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

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