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Today@WKU: November 20, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for November 20, 2017.

WKU News

  • College of Health and Human Services Opening Student-Applied Research Center: WKU’s College of Health and Human Services will celebrate the opening of its first student-applied research center, the WKU Center for Environmental and Workplace Health (CEWH), with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. CT Nov. 29 at the WKU Center for Research Development, 2413 Nashville Road.
  • 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

  • Volleyball: WKU Four-Peats As C-USA Postseason Champions: For the first time in Conference USA history a league team has four-peated as the league’s postseason tournament champion after WKU Volleyball claimed Sunday’s championship tilt in four sets over top-seeded North Texas. Using a boisterous Diddle Arena crowd to its advantage, the Lady Toppers have secured their fourth-straight bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. Next: Selection Show party details will be announced later this week as the Lady Toppers will host a watch party for the community.
  • Freshman guard Taveion Hollingsworth had 24 points in WKU’s 100-86 win over Nicholls on Sunday.

    Men’s basketball: Explosive First Half Propels Tops to 100-86 Win over Nicholls: WKU rode 62 first-half points to a 100-86 victory over Nicholls on Sunday at E.A. Diddle Arena. The Hilltoppers (2-1) shot 68.6 percent before halftime and built a 62-32 advantage at the break, but Nicholls (2-2) trimmed its deficit as low as 10 multiple times in the final minutes. Next: The Hilltoppers now head for three games this week in the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas, starting at 1:30 p.m. CT Wednesday against No. 5 Villanova on ESPN2.

  • Football: WKU Beats Middle Tennessee with Game-Winning FG in 3 OT: Ryan Nuss kicked a 37-yarder in the third overtime, and WKU rallied for a wild 41-38 victory over Middle Tennessee on Friday night. Mike White threw for 485 yards and five touchdowns as WKU (6-5, 4-3 Conference USA) became bowl eligible for the seventh straight season. Lucky Jackson, Kylen Towner, and Nacarius Fant each had over 100 yards receiving and a touchdown catch. Fant had a game-high 14 receptions. Next: WKU at FIU this Friday night.
  • Women’s basketball: WKU Drops Hard-Fought 73-71 Decision at Indiana: Sophomore Whitney Creech scored a career-best 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting and WKU erased a 15-point third-quarter deficit, but fell just short, 73-71, against Indiana inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Friday evening. Next: WKU will return to action this Friday and Sunday at the Georgia State Thanksgiving Classic in Atlanta, Ga.

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

WKU in the News

  • Champs again: Lady Toppers remain queens of Conference USA: The Lady Toppers, undoubtedly, remain the queens of Conference USA. WKU dominated a 3-1 (25-15, 25-17, 20-25, 25-21) beating of North Texas on Sunday inside E.A. Diddle Arena to win its fourth-straight Conference USA championship, 12th-straight league tournament match and 24th straight match at home.
  • Another wonderful night by White leads WKU to win over MTSU: WKU quarterback Mike White left a lasting legacy inside Houchens-Smith Stadium on Friday. There was no doubt about that. “I was really happy I was able to go out there today and, on a personal level, just kind of thank the fans with my play,” he said. The senior led WKU to a season-defining, 41-38 win in triple overtime against Middle Tennessee.

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

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

Wednesday, Nov. 22

  • Thanksgiving Break. University closed. No classes.
  • Noon: Residence Halls Close for Thanksgiving. Note: Barnes-Campbell, Bemis Lawrence, Northeast and Bates-Runner halls will remain open. Halls reopen at 10 a.m. Nov. 26. Contact Housing, (270) 745-4359. 

Thursday, Nov. 23

  • Thanksgiving Break. University closed. No classes.

Friday, Nov. 24

  • Thanksgiving Break. University closed. No classes.

Sunday, Nov. 26

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

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