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Today@WKU: November 8, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for November 8, 2017.

WKU News

  • Rep. Jody Richards spoke at a ceremony Monday.

    Statue of Rep. Jody Richards unveiled on campus: A bronze statue of longtime WKU supporter and Kentucky State Rep. Jody Richards of Bowling Green was unveiled on WKU’s main campus Monday (Nov. 6) in Jody Richards Hall.

  • WKU Strategic Planning Committee to meet Nov. 9: WKU’s Strategic Planning Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 9) in rooms 3023-3025 of the Downing Student Union.
  • Fall Super Saturdays: Check out photos from Week 2 of Fall Super Saturdays, hosted by The Center for Gifted Studies.
  • WKU celebrating International Education Week: WKU is celebrating International Education Week (IEW) this week with a dynamic calendar of events that emphasize the importance of fostering cultural awareness and preparing WKU students to become productive, engaged and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society.
  • GFCB Hosts Business and Professionalism Week: The Gordon Ford College of Business will host Business and Professionalism Week this week to provide students a variety of opportunities to develop and hone their workplace readiness skills. Most events will take place in Grise Hall on WKU’s main campus.
  • ‘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/

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WKU Sports

  • The Hilltoppers open the 2017-18 season on Friday night against Missouri State at Diddle Arena.

    Men’s basketball: Tops Finish Preseason with 109-66 Exhibition Win over Cumberland: WKU Hilltopper Basketball wrapped up a perfect 3-0 exhibition season Tuesday with a 109-66 victory over Cumberland University at E.A. Diddle Arena. Next: WKU opens the regular season at home against Missouri State at 7 p.m. Friday at E.A. Diddle Arena. The Bears were picked to win the Missouri Valley Conference, while senior forward Alize Johnson was named MVC Preseason Player of the Year.

  • Football: Practice Report: The WKU offense faces perhaps its biggest in-conference challenge of the season Saturday evening in Huntington, West Virginia, with Marshall boasting the nation’s 22nd-ranked defense. The Thundering Herd allows only 328 yards per game overall – 131 on the ground and 197 through the air. Next: WKU at Marshall at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

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

WKU in the News

  • Moon affects our mood: Ancient authorities like Aristotle, Paracelsus, and Pliny the Elder thought some humans were driven crazy by the full Moon. Even today, many doctors, nurses, EMTs, police officers, and elementary school teachers agree that full Moons will bring bizarre behavior—43 percent of healthcare professionals believe in what some call “the lunar influence,” as do 81 percent of mental healthcare specialists. But is there really a lunar connection to abnormal behavior? We call widespread beliefs that are unsupported by fact folklore. Erika Brady, who teaches folklore at WKU, says, “it’s a way of imposing order on something that feels frighteningly out of control.”
  • Tashia Brown ditches goggles, enters last season with clear vision: She’s been most recognizable as the kid with the goggles. For three years, there was no missing Tashia Brown anytime she was on the court. She wore No. 10, had a mean jumper and was going to score plenty as the kid wearing goggles. In a sense, it became her brand. But she’ll do it this year without the goggles.

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

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Friday, Nov. 10

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

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