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Today@WKU: October 25, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 25, 2017.

WKU News

  • ‘Give Red, Give Life’: WKU vs. MTSU Blood Drive Nov. 13-15: WKU and the surrounding communities can now schedule an appointment to give blood during the WKU vs. MTSU Blood Drive competition from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 13-15 at WKU’s Preston Health and Activities Center.
  • WKU Foundation receives payment to fund the Graves Gilbert Clinic Endowment Fund for Excellence in Healthcare: A Graves Gilbert Clinic Endowment Fund for Excellence in Healthcare has recently been established through a partnership with WKU and the College of Health and Human Services. The fund was established through a $100,000 payment made by the Graves Gilbert Clinic to the WKU Foundation and will be used to support the priority initiatives of the College of Health and Human Services.
  • WKU to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 6-10: WKU will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 6-10 with a dynamic calendar of events that emphasize the importance of fostering cultural awareness and preparing WKU students to become productive, engaged and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society.
  • ‘An Evening With’ program Nov. 14 to feature conversation about opioid epidemic: Dr. Todd R. Cheever, a WKU alumnus and associate dean of the new University of Kentucky College of Medicine–Bowling Green Campus, will be the featured guest during “An Evening With” on Nov. 14 at WKU’s Augenstein Alumni Center.
  • WKU Mix It Up at Lunch Day will be held Oct. 31.

    WKU participating in Mix It Up at Lunch Day on Oct. 31: Mix It Up at Lunch Day is an international campaign by Teaching Tolerance, an organization that strives to reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and support equitable school experiences. With leadership from Chief Diversity Officer Lynne Holland, WKU has been registered as a Mix It Up school and will be participating in the international Mix It Up at Lunch Day on Oct. 31.

  • WKU Board of Regents to meet Oct. 27: The WKU Board of Regents will conduct its fourth quarterly meeting on Friday, Oct. 27.
  • 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

  • Women’s basketball: Tashia Brown Earns Spot on 2017-18 Preseason All-C-USA Team: Senior forward Tashia Brown has been named to the 2017-18 Preseason All-C-USA Team in a vote by the league’s head coaches as announced by the conference office on Tuesday morning, joining fellow Lady Topper Ivy Brown on the prestigious list.
  • Men’s basketball: Johnson Named to Second Straight All-C-USA Preseason Team: WKU senior forward Justin Johnson has been named to the Conference USA Men’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team for the second straight season, as announced Tuesday by the league office.
  • Men’s golf: Easton Tallies Third Straight Top-Five Finish in Georgia: WKU junior Stuart Easton registered his third straight top-five finish Tuesday as the Hilltopper Golf team placed fourth at Kennesaw State’s Pinetree Intercollegiate. Easton was one of three Hilltoppers in the top 15 individually, tying for fifth with an even-par 144 (72-72) tally at the par-72, 7,108-yard Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Ga.
  • WKU vs. FAU on Oct. 28.

    Football: Practice Report: Over the past two weeks, Mike White has helped orchestrate the WKU offense to 80 points and a pair of Conference USA wins. Against Charlotte and Old Dominion, the senior quarterback was a combined 57-for-81 for 702 yards with 10 touchdowns. He sat out the fourth quarter against the 49ers because of a 31-point cushion, then led a furious comeback in the final frame in Norfolk to erase a 10-point deficit. Next: WKU (5-2, 3-1 C-USA) vs. FAU (4-3, 3-0) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. More: Game notes; gameday information

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

WKU in the News

  • Sanford: ‘Landshark’ defense plus Briles offense equals FAU success: When Mike Sanford flipped on the tape of the Florida Atlantic football team, he immediately recognized what he saw. “When (Lane Kiffin) hired Kendall Briles, I knew that that Baylor offense was gonna be fully implemented at FAU,” the first-year WKU coach said. “That’s exactly what you see on tape.”

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. 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.

Friday, Oct. 27

  • 9 a.m.: Board of Regents Meeting. Martin Regents Room, Jody Richards Hall. Contact Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295.
  • 4 p.m.: Children’s Theatre Series: The Hundred Dresses. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Admission is $5. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.
  • 6 p.m.: Faraway Flix Film Series: Goodnight Mommy. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact Shaden Melky, (270) 745-5139.
  • 6 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. Marshall. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 6 p.m.: WKU Soccer vs. Marshall. WKU Soccer Complex. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Performance: Third Annual Halloween Concert by The Symphony at WKU. Van Meter Hall. Admission is $10; $5 for students. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Saturday, Oct. 28

  • 8 a.m.: WKU Football Tailgating Opens. Various locations on 2017 Tailgating and Parking map. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 9:30 a.m.: Fall Super Saturdays. Various campus locations. Continues Nov. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
  • 1 p.m.: WKU vs. FAU Tailgate and Celebrate, presented by US Bank. WKU South Lawn. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-2586.
  • 3 p.m.: Children’s Theatre Series: The Hundred Dresses. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Admission is $5. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.
  • 3 p.m.: Performance: Pre-College Strings. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 3:30 p.m.: WKU Football vs. Florida Atlantic. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 6 p.m.: International Observe the Moon Night. Hardin Planetarium and Thompson Complex Central Wing. Contact David Laney, (270) 745-5484.

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

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