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Today@WKU: November 17, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for November 17, 2017.

WKU News

  • WKU Student Wins Student Poster Award for the Women’s Special Interest Group: Ava Fergerson, a senior psychological sciences major, has received the Student Poster Award for the Women’s Special Interest Group at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention.
  • English Department Launches New Curricula: Over the past two years, faculty in the WKU English Department have been creatively rethinking the English curricula to ensure that our programs serve 21st-century English majors well.
  • Loup Langton is Margaret and Cal Turner Professor in Journalism: The Margaret And Cal Turner Professor in Journalism was established through a $500,000 gift from Margaret and Cal Turner Jr. in 2003. The professorship is in one of WKU’s most nationally prominent programs, the School of Journalism & Broadcasting within the Potter College of Arts & Letters.
  • New Resources For Online Learners And Faculty/Staff Who Work With Them: As you know, this year DELO reorganized to sharpen its focus on online learning and strengthen the support provided to students and faculty. As part of this reorganization, WKU Online & WKU On Demand have joined forces to increase the breadth and depth of the support provided for online learners with a focus on  student success and retention, as well as student recruitment.
  • Parking/traffic advisory for WKU vs. MTSU: WKU Football will host MTSU at 7 tonight at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Several parking lots will be reserved for event parking and road closures will occur before game time. Tailgating will begin at 4 p.m. with the Topper Walk at 4:35 p.m. Parking/traffic information from WKU Parking & Transportation Services for WKU faculty/staff; for WKU Commuter students; for WKU Housing students
  • 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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What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

Friday, Nov. 17

Saturday, Nov. 18

  • Conference USA Volleyball Championship. Semifinal games at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletics Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • Hack the Hill. Various locations. Continues Nov. 19. Contact Ogden College, (270) 745-4449.
  • 8 a.m.: Black Leadership and Academic Conference. Mahurin Honors College-International Center. Contact Josclynn Brandon, (270) 745-4434.
  • 8:30 a.m.: 2017 WKU FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament. Knicely Conference Center. Contact John Inman, (270) 745-3048.
  • 8:30 a.m.: NIRSA Regional Flag Football Championships: Battle of the Bluegrass. Hattie L. Preston Intramural Complex. Through Nov. 19. Contact IMREC Sports, (270) 745-6547.
  • 9:30 a.m.: Fall Super Saturdays. Various campus locations. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
  • 10 a.m.: Christmas Ornament Workshop. Kentucky Museum. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2592.
  • 3 p.m.: Recital: Maddie Hughes. First Christian Church, 1106 State St. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 7 p.m.: Dance Production: Winterdance: ‘Tis the Season. Van Meter Hall. Tickets are $15; $12 for students and senior citizens; $10 age 12 and under. Contact Theatre and Dance, (270) 745-5845.

Sunday, Nov. 19

Monday, Nov. 20

  • 7 p.m.: Dance Production: Last Chance to Dance. Van Meter Hall. Free admission. Contact Theatre and Dance, (270) 745-5845.

Tuesday, Nov. 21

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

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