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Today@WKU: November 3, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for November 3, 2017.

WKU News

  • WKU will observe Veterans Day on Nov. 10.

    WKU to observe Veterans Day with ceremonies on Nov. 10: WKU will observe Veterans Day on Nov. 10 with a wreath-laying ceremony followed by the ROTC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

  • Kentucky Folklife Program to host ‘Community Heritage Day’ Nov. 4: The Kentucky Folklife Program, in partnership with the Kentucky Museum and WKU Library Special Collections, will host Community Heritage Day: Digitizing Your Story from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 4) at the Kentucky Museum. The event is free and open to public.
  • Marathon on Campus Nov. 5: On Sunday (Nov. 5) from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., part of the Bowling Green 26.2 & Half Marathon will be occurring on campus.  The westbound lane of University Boulevard between Normal Street and Avenue of Champions, the lane closest to campus, will be closed. More: Route map
  • ‘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 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/

Follow WKU News: Subscribe to our daily email newsletter; follow WKU News on Twitter @wkunews or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/WKUNews.

WKU Sports

  • Women’s basketball: Hot Shooting Leads Lady Toppers Past Union, 101-58, in Exhibition Play: WKU connected on 23 of its 31 shots (74.2 percent) in the second half and tallied 88 points over the final three quarters as the Lady Toppers picked up a 101-58 exhibition victory over Union (Tenn.) inside E.A. Diddle Arena on Thursday evening. Next: WKU will open the 2017-18 regular season against Missouri on Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. in Iowa City, Iowa, as the Lady Toppers compete in the 2017 Hawkeye Challenge.
  • Football: WKU at Vanderbilt on Saturday: Coach Sanford discusses Saturday’s game at Vanderbilt. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m.; the game will be televised on ESPNU. Vanderbilt’s Clear Bag Policy: For fans heading to Nashville for WKU vs. Vanderbilt game Saturday, be aware of Vanderbilt’s clear bag policy.

  • Baseball: Hilltoppers Release Full 2018 Schedule: WKU Baseball announced its 2018 schedule Thursday, featuring a unique and intriguing non-conference slate leading up to the Conference USA season. The schedule features 13 games against teams that participated in 2017 NCAA Regionals, including a three-game set vs. West Virginia (March 2-4). When the Hilltoppers host the Mountaineers, it will be the first time in program history an opponent in the Big 12 plays a series at Nick Denes Field.
  • Volleyball: No. 25 Lady Toppers Headed Out for Rice, Middle Tennessee: As the regular season winds down, No. 25 WKU Volleyball prepares for its final tests as the Lady Toppers embark on a weekend trip to Rice and Middle Tennessee. Both tonight’s match in Houston, Texas, and Sunday’s match in Murfreesboro, Tenn., will be streamed on beIN Connect and can be viewed for free with a cable provider login. The Red and White enter the weekend tilts with a 25-2 overall record, including the second-longest winning streak in the nation at 21-straight. WKU also owns an 11-0 mark in Conference USA matches and has defeated the last 36 C-USA foes it has faced.
  • Soccer: Roseland, Gorham Earn C-USA All-Academic Honors: Nicole Roseland and Sarah Gorham have been selected to the 2017 C-USA All-Academic Team presented by InTouch Credit Union as announced by the league office on Thursday afternoon, with Roseland earning First Team honors and Gorham collecting a Second Team nod.

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

WKU in the News

  • ITS America appoints Shailen Bhatt as new President and CEO: The Board of Directors of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, the nation’s leading association dedicated to the development and deployment of intelligent transportation technologies, has named Shailen Bhatt as President & Chief Executive Officer. Bhatt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from WKU.
  • Hilltoppers venture to Vandy in search of upset, bowl eligibility: After Mike Sanford spent the 2010 season coaching quarterbacks at WKU, he and his family packed their things and headed west for a new opportunity at Stanford University. When he arrived in Palo Alto, Calif., he began to form a friendship with Derek Mason, the Cardinal co-defensive coordinator for coach David Shaw. Sanford’s Hilltoppers (5-3) will try to upset Mason’s Commondores (3-5) at 11 a.m. Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium in a game televised by ESPNU. Both teams – both programs – are in drastically different spots, yet both are in desperate need of a win.

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

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.

Monday, Nov. 6

Tuesday, Nov. 7

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

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