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Today@WKU: November 1, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for November 1, 2017.

WKU News

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WKU Sports

  • Hilltopper Basketball vs. Campbellsville on Nov. 1.

    Men’s basketball: Hilltoppers Host Campbellsville for Second Preseason Exhibition: WKU Hilltopper Basketball plays its second of three exhibition games at 7 CT tonight, as the Hilltoppers welcome Campbellsville for their first home tune-up. More: Game notes

  • Football: Practice Report: WKU and Vanderbilt conclude their three-year, three-game set Saturday and it is the ultimate rubber match situation with the first two matchups being decided by three total points. The Hilltoppers won in 2015 in Nashville by a score of 14-12, then the Commodores came up to Houchens-Smith Stadium in 2016 and returned the favor with a 31-30 victory in overtime. Vanderbilt Clear Bag Policy: For fans heading to Nashville for WKU vs. Vanderbilt game Saturday, please be aware of Vanderbilt’s clear bag policy.
  • Women’s golf: Lady Tops Finish Second at Idle Hour Collegiate Championship: The WKU Lady Topper golf team finished its fall season on a high note Tuesday, taking second place with five top-25 performances in Mercer’s Idle Hour Collegiate Championship. The Lady Toppers recorded a 916 (298-305-313) total, second only to the host and champion Mercer, which shot a 907 at the par-72, 6,166-yard Idle Hour Golf & Country Club.
  • Men’s golf: Sargent Takes Fourth in Arkansas with Best Score of Final Round: WKU redshirt junior Billy Tom Sargent shot the low round of the day Tuesday, helping him finish in a tie for fourth at Louisiana-Monroe’s Duck Commander Intercollegiate. Sargent fired an even-par 72 to finish the tournament at 226 (74-80-72), with the entire rest of the field over par in the third round.
  • Soccer: Chua, Roseland, Leone and Bishop Pick Up All-C-USA Accolades: Seniors Hannah Chua and Allison Leone, junior Nicole Roseland and freshman Tally Bishop were each honored by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon, with Chua earning Second Team honors, Leone and Roseland picking up Third Team accolades and Bishop being named to the All-Freshman Team.

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

WKU in the News

  • Big Red Poll: Kentuckians generally dissatisfied with politicians: Kentuckians do not have the highest opinion of politicians and how they are doing their jobs, according to the latest statewide Big Red Poll. The poll was released Tuesday by the WKU Social Science Research Center. The poll of 562 Kentuckians has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.13 percent and was conducted by WKU students enrolled in center Director Joel Turner’s classes. The poll was conducted from Oct. 16-27.
  • Monroe County gets new Mesonet station: Monroe County installed the 69th Mesonet station in Kentucky Tuesday afternoon. This particular station is the fourth funded and support through local partnership efforts.
  • Short-handed Hilltoppers host Campbellsville: WKU’s result Sunday in Birmingham, Ala., was a bit surprising. Only eight Hilltoppers were in uniform for an exhibition at Samford and one of those eight, redshirt-junior guard Lamonte Bearden, was held out with a nagging ankle injury. Yet WKU still managed to hold a one-point lead at the break, extend that lead to 19 in the second half and hold on for a 14-point victory. But that outing should give the Tops a slice of confidence when they step on John Oldham Court at 7 p.m. Wednesday inside E.A. Diddle Arena for the first time this year for an exhibition against Campbellsville.

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, 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

  • 9:30 a.m.: Educational Talent Search Freshmen Frenzy and Sophomore Flash Forward. Downing Student Union. Contact Rebecca Smith, (270) 745-4400.
  • 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.

Friday, Nov. 3

  • 7:30 p.m.: Concert: Southern Kentucky Choral Society. Van Meter Hall. Admission is $10; $8 for seniors/faculty and $5 for students. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 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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