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Today@WKU: October 24, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 24, 2017.

WKU News

  • Members of the WKU Forensics Team competed at the University of Southern Mississippi.

    WKU Forensics Team competes in Mississippi and Missouri: The WKU Forensics Team traveled to both the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri, and the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to take part in four tournaments the weekend of Oct. 21-22.

  • WKU Board of Regents to meet Oct. 27: The WKU Board of Regents will conduct its fourth quarterly meeting on Friday, Oct. 27.
  • Elevator Pitch Competition Awards $550 to Student-Run Businesses: Four student teams earned $550 in cash prizes from the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s annual Topper Tank Elevator Pitch Competition held in Grise Hall on Oct. 17.
  • WKU professor returns from three-week Latin American expedition: Dr. David Keeling, Distinguished University Professor of Geography, returned recently from a Latin American expedition that visited seven destinations, completing a three-week journey representing WKU and the American Geographical Society as part of a geographic educational outreach program.
  • WKU Week in Photos: Oct. 16-20, 2017: Check out the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.
  • River Runs Deep by Jennifer Bradbury is the winner of the Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award.

    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 11th 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.

  • 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/

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WKU Sports

  • Volleyball: Cavanaugh Tabbed C-USA Offensive Player of the Week: For the third time this season, WKU’s Alyssa Cavanaugh has earned Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week honors, the league office announced Monday. Cavanaugh racked up 39 weekend kills as the Lady Toppers swept UTEP and UTSA to extend their winning streak to 19 matches.
  • Football: Mike White Earns Davey O’Brien Great 8 Honor: For the second time in his career, Mike White has been named a weekly Davey O’Brien Great 8 performer, it was announced Monday. White previously earned the recognition after Week 1 of 2016, in his WKU debut vs. Rice. Prior to the 2017 season, he was listed among 29 other Davey O’Brien Award Watch List candidates. By going 24-for-34 for 304 yards and five touchdowns through the air in a 35-31 victory at Old Dominion on Friday night, the senior became only the third quarterback in FBS this season with five passing scores in back-to-back games. Next: WKU vs. FAU at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. More: Coach Sanford’s weekly press conference; game notes; gameday information

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

WKU in the News

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. 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

  • 9 a.m.: CGA Golf Expo. South Lawn. Contact Terry Obee, (270) 745-6037.
  • 11 a.m.: Community Supported Agriculture Share Fair. Downing Student Union, first floor. Contact Sustainability, (270) 745-2508.
  • 6 p.m.: One Love Workshop, part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. WKU Glasgow, room 131. Contact Melanie Evans, (270) 745-3159.

Thursday, Oct. 26

  • 4:30 p.m.: Bosnian Coffee Demonstration. Kentucky Museum. RSVP required. Contact Kentucky Folklife Program, (270) 745-4133.
  • 5 p.m.: Panhellenic Trunk or Treat. South Lawn. Contact Drew Rash, (270) 745-2459.
  • 6 p.m.: Lancaster-Puckett Lecture Series: Your Body’s on Fire by Dr. Dale Wilson, graduate of WKU and Vanderbilt Medical School. Downing Student Union, room 3024. Contact Ken Crawford, (270) 745-4449.
  • 6:30 p.m. (ET): DiscoverWKU Somerset. The Center for Rural Development, 2292 US 27 #300, Somerset. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
  • 7 p.m.: Far Away Places Series: Bosnia: More than Twenty Years since Dayton by Fedja Buric, assistant professor of History at Bellarmine University. Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green. Contact Brian Coutts, (270) 745-6221.
  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium show: Lives of the Stars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.

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

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