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Today@WKU: October 23, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 23, 2017.

WKU News

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WKU Sports

  • Women’s golf: Lady Tops Tied for Fourth After First Day at FIU Tourney: The WKU Lady Topper Golf team is tied for fourth place and just five strokes out of first after the opening round of play at the 40th Annual FIU Pat Bradley Invitational. The Lady Toppers shot an 11-over 299 total in Sunday’s first round at the par-72, 6,288-yard Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club. Boston College leads the standings at 294. Next: The tournament continues today.
  • WKU Volleyball swept UTSA and UTEP in weekend action.

    Volleyball: Late Surge Pushes WKU Past UTSA In Straight Sets: Trailing 24-21 with UTSA at set point in the third frame and its back against the wall, WKU Volleyball used a pair of Rachel Anderson kills and three blocks to score the match’s final five points and sweep UTSA Sunday afternoon in Diddle Arena. The straight-set win pushed WKU’s consecutive-set total to 28 dating back to the squad’s conference opener at Florida Atlantic. The Lady Toppers, who opened the weekend with a sweep of UTEP, are 23-2 overall and 9-0 in Conference USA. Next: Regular season action from Diddle Arena will wrap up this weekend as Marshall and UAB come to town for a pair of C-USA matchups. Friday’s match with the Thundering Herd will start at 6 p.m. CT, while Sunday’s first serve is slated for noon.

  • Men’s golf: Hilltoppers Back in Action at Pinetree Intercollegiate: Led by two straight stellar efforts from junior Stuart Easton, the WKU Hilltopper Golf team returns to the course this week at the Kennesaw State’s Pinetree Intercollegiate. The Hilltoppers will be in action today and Tuesday at the par-72, 7,108-yard Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Ga.
  • Men’s basketball: Hilltoppers Welcome Fans for Open Scrimmage at Diddle Arena: Fans got one last look at the WKU Hilltopper Basketball squad before the season begins with a free open scrimmage Saturday at E.A. Diddle Arena. The Hilltoppers played two 12-minute segments and one eight-minute session for a total of 32 minutes on John Oldham Court.
  • Football: White throws for 5 TDs again, WKU rallies past ODU 35-31: Mike White threw five touchdown passes for the second straight game and WKU scored 14 straight points in the fourth quarter to rally past Old Dominion 35-31 on Friday night. Next: WKU hosts FAU at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

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

WKU in the News

  • Absence of a go-to receiver becoming an advantage for WKU: WKU hasn’t found that go-to receiver through seven games – and perhaps it won’t. And perhaps that’s becoming an advantage. “It’s good at all times because we got weapons everywhere – X, Z, Y position, anything,” WKU redshirt-sophomore Quin Jernighan said. “(Quarterback) Mike (White) loves it. He likes to go to different receivers at different times.”

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

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What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

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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