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Today@WKU: October 31, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for October 31, 2017.

WKU News

  • Members of the 2018 class of the Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame are (from left) Gloria K. Compton, Ronald Montgomery and Mattie Jo Smith.

    3 selected for 2018 class of Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame: Members of the 10th class of the Governor Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame have been selected. The three chosen by the statewide selection committee are Gloria K. Compton, Ronald Montgomery and Mattie Jo Smith. Members of the 2018 Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame will be inducted during a ceremony on Feb. 6 in Frankfort.

  • Herald, Talisman win three Pacemakers, additional awards: WKU’s student publications received top national awards during the National College Media Convention Oct. 26-29 in Dallas.
  • WKU Forensics Team wins in West Virginia: Five WKU Forensics Team members traveled to Huntington, West Virginia, the weekend of Oct. 28-29 to take part in a tournament hosted by Marshall University.
  • Fall Super Saturdays: Check out photos from week one of Fall Super Saturdays, hosted by The Center for Gifted Studies.
  • Halloween on the Hill: Check out our Halloween on the Hill page for pumpkin carving templates, ghost stories and happy hauntings from across campus.

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WKU Sports

  • Lady Topper senior Sydney Engle (No. 16) has been named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week for the fifth time in the past seven weeks.

    Volleyball: WKU Returns to Top 25 in AVCA Coaches Poll: Currently riding a 21-match win streak to tie the second longest in program history, WKU Volleyball returns to the AVCA Top 25 in the Week 10 Coaches Poll. The Lady Toppers sit at No. 25 in the rankings, appearing in the poll for the second time this season after a 24th-place ranking in the second week. WKU has worked to an overall record of 25-2 on the 2017 season while producing an 11-0 mark in Conference USA tilts. More: Engle Picks Up Fifth Defensive PotW Accolade of Season Next: WKU at Rice on Friday and at MTSU on Sunday.

  • Women’s golf: Lady Tops in First at Idle Hour with Five Golfers in Top 10: Five golfers in the top 10 individually have the WKU Lady Topper golf team tied for first place through two rounds at Mercer’s Idle Hour Collegiate Championship. The Lady Toppers are tied with host Mercer with a 603 (298-305) total after Monday’s first two rounds at the par-72, 6,166-yard Idle Hour Golf & Country Club. The final round begins this morning.
  • Men’s golf: Lo Stays in the Hunt at Duck Commander Intercollegiate: WKU’s Linus Lo remains in the hunt after Monday’s second round of the Duck Commander Intercollegiate, tied for fourth with one round to play. The redshirt sophomore carded a 3-over 75 in the second round at the par-72, 7,289-yard Mystic Creek Golf Club. His two-round total of 148 puts him just four strokes behind the individual leader, UNC-Wilmington’s Patrick Cover. The final round begins this morning.
  • Football: Coach Sanford’s weekly press conference: Check out Coach Sanford’s Monday press conference. Next: WKU at Vanderbilt on Saturday.

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

WKU in the News

  • Somewhat of a college basketball anomaly, Johnson returns for fourth year still chasing elusive ring: Justin Johnson came to WKU four years ago as one of the more-heralded recruits the program has had in recent years. His mission – and his hope – was to continue to the run of championship the Hilltoppers had started with NCAA trips in 2012 and 2013. But after a one-point loss to eventual Conference USA champ Alabama Birmingham in 2015, a 12-point loss to Old Dominion and the Trey Freeman Show in 2016 and a four-point loss to Texas San Antonio this past spring, Johnson looks down at his hand and sees it still void of shiny jewelry.

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. 31

Wednesday, Nov. 1

  • 6:30 p.m.: DiscoverWKU Nashville North. Holiday Inn Express Nashville-Hendersonville, 615 E. Main St., Hendersonville, Tennessee. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
  • 7 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. Campbellsville, exhibition. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.

Thursday, Nov. 2

  • 6:30 p.m.: The Graduate School IMPACT Speaker Series: The Value of Graduate Education: Personal Impact, Professional Opportunities by President Timothy C. Caboni. Jody Richards Hall Auditorium. Contact Graduate School, (270) 745-2446.
  • 6:30 p.m.: DiscoverWKU Nashville South. Courtyard Franklin Cool Springs, 2001 Meridian Blvd., Franklin, Tennessee. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
  • 7 p.m.: Lady Topper Basketball vs. Union (Tenn.), exhibition. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298
  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium show: Lives of the Stars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 8 p.m.: Theatre Production: Mother Courage and Her Children. Russell Miller Theatre, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $15; $12 for students and senior citizens. Contact Theatre and Dance, (270) 745-5845.

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

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