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Today@WKU: October 26, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 26, 2017.

WKU News

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WKU Sports

  • Football: Practice Report: Through seven games of the 2017 season, WKU’s defense has allowed only 140 points – the fewest for a Hilltopper group since 2003. But that mark will be tested Saturday when Florida Atlantic comes to town for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff in Houchens-Smith Stadium. In their past five contests, the Owls have scored 241 points (48.2 per game), and defensive coordinator Clayton White recognizes what the visitors are capable of. 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
  • The Hilltopper Sports Satellite Network has selected WKU Hilltopper Basketball games for its broadcast schedule. And single-game and flex plan tickets are now on sale for Hilltopper and Lady Topper Basketball.

    Men’s basketball: HSSN Adds 11 Hilltopper Games to Initial TV Slate: The Hilltopper Sports Satellite Network has selected an initial 11 WKU Hilltopper Basketball games for its broadcast schedule, adding to the previously announced TV schedule for the Hilltoppers. HSSN will begin its slate with WKU’s exhibition contest against Cumberland University on Nov. 7 and the regular-season home opener against Missouri State on Nov. 10. More: 2017-18 schedule

  • Basketball: Single-Game, Flex Plan Tickets for Hilltoppers, Lady Toppers on Sale: Single-game and flex plan tickets are now on sale for WKU Hilltopper and Lady Topper Basketball. For men’s basketball, endzone chairback seats are available regularly for $25, and $35 for marquee games. Reserved bench seats are $15, while upper endzone (Section 309), youth and student guest tickets are $10. For the women, chairback seats are available for $10, while youth and student guest tickets are $5.

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

WKU in the News

  • WKU to pilot TOPS program with CHS: Area business owners turned out early Wednesday morning for a presentation at Caverna High School about a program that could help decrease the amount of turnover they have for entry level positions. The name of the program is Transforming Outcomes through Performance and Scholarship, or TOPS. CHS is partnering with WKU in piloting the program, which will also provide the school’s students with scholarships for dual-credit courses.
  • WKU, White gaining steam as an opportunistic FAU defense comes to town: WKU has played its best offensive football of the season the last two weeks out (save for the third quarter Friday at Old Dominion). It’s done that by getting relatively better production in the ground game and exceptional play from its varied and talented wide receiver corps. And, of course, it helps to have quarterback Mike White at the helm – one of the best at his position in Conference USA.

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

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.

Sunday, Oct. 29

  • Noon: WKU Volleyball vs. UAB. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium show: Lives of the Stars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 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: Faculty Vocal and Piano Recital. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 7 p.m.: Performance: Delta Omicron Musicale. 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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