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Today@WKU: November 2, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for November 2, 2017.

WKU News

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WKU Sports

  • Hilltopper Basketball defeated Campbellsville on Wednesday night.

    Men’s basketball: Hilltoppers Rout Campbellsville 92-51 in Home Exhibition: WKU Hilltopper Basketball used an all-around team effort to roll past Campbellsville, 92-51, in a preseason exhibition victory Wednesday at E.A. Diddle Arena. Six of the seven Hilltoppers who played scored in double figures, and WKU registered 66 points in the paint with 37 points off of turnovers in the rout. Next: WKU wraps up exhibition play at home against Cumberland University at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Women’s basketball: WKU to Kick Off 2017-18 Season with Union Exhibition This Evening: Coming off a season in which it captured the C-USA regular season and tournament titles, WKU will open its 2017-18 campaign on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. inside E.A. Diddle Arena as the Lady Toppers welcome Union (Tenn.) for an exhibition tilt.
  • Football: Yelder Earns John Mackey, PFF College Accolades: For the second time this season, senior tight end Deon Yelder has been named John Mackey Tight End of the Week honorable mention. Yelder had six receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown, while also adding a one-yard touchdown rush from a jumbo goal line package. More: Practice report. Next: WKU at Vanderbilt at 11 a.m. Saturday. Vanderbilt’s Clear Bag Policy: For fans heading to Nashville for WKU vs. Vanderbilt game Saturday, be aware of Vanderbilt’s clear bag policy.

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

WKU in the News

  • WKU elects new faculty rep for Board of Regents: Faculty at WKU have elected mathematics professor Claus Ernst to represent them on the university’s Board of Regents.
  • Mason, Sanford to reunite Saturday in Nashville: Two old friends will renew acquaintances Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium. Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason and WKU counterpart Mike Sanford worked together from 2011-13 as assistant football coaches at Stanford. Their current teams will face each other at 11 a.m. Saturday in a game broadcast by ESPNU.

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, 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.

Saturday, Nov. 4

Sunday, Nov. 5

  • 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium show: Lives of the Stars. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 3 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.
  • 3 p.m.: Recital: Jason Fox and Matthew Nelson. 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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