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Today@WKU: November 21, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for November 21, 2017.  Note: Today@WKU will return Monday, November 27. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

WKU News

  • WKU Week in Photos for Nov. 13-17, 2017: Check out the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.
  • Fall Super Saturdays: Check out photos from Week 4 of Fall Super Saturdays, hosted by The Center for Gifted Studies.
  • Thanksgiving Break Parking and Transit: WKU Parking & Transportation has a reminder about parking adjustments during the break.
  • WKU Dining Thanksgiving Break Schedule: Check out Thanksgiving break hours of operation from WKU Dining.
  • 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

  • Football: Mike White Earns C-USA Offensive Player of the Week with 485 Yards, 5 TD’s on Senior Night: For the second time in his WKU career, quarterback Mike White has been named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon. White threw for 485 yards on 39-of-54 passing, with five touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Hilltoppers’ 41-38, triple-overtime victory over rival Middle Tennessee. Next: White and the Hilltoppers conclude their regular season Friday night at FIU, with kickoff at 6 p.m. CT on beIN Sports. With a win over the Panthers, WKU would reach seven victories for the seventh straight year. More: Coach Sanford’s weekly press conference.
  • Track and Field: Hilltopper Assistant Willie Johnson Passes Away: With great sadness, WKU Athletics shares the news of the passing of Hilltopper Track and Field assistant coach Willie Johnson. Johnson, 34, passed away in the early hours of the morning on Sunday. The track and field program hosted a candle light vigil in memory of Coach Johnson on Monday night.
  • Women’s basketball: Elgedawy Picks Up C-USA Freshman of the Week Honors: Raneem Elgedawy has been named the C-USA Freshman of the Week as announced by the league office Monday afternoon after averaging 9.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in two meetings with Power Five opponents Notre Dame and Indiana last week. Next: Elgedawy and the Lady Toppers will return to action in the Georgia State Thanksgiving Classic in Atlanta on Friday and Sunday. The Lady Toppers will battle Mercer, a team that won 25 games in 2016-17, at 5 p.m. (CT) Friday before taking on the host and former Sun Belt rival Georgia State on Sunday at 1 p.m. (CT).
  • Hilltoppers Open Battle 4 Atlantis Against Top-Five Villanova: WKU Hilltopper Basketball plays away from home for the first time this season when it faces No. 5/3 Villanova at 1:30 p.m. CT Wednesday in an opening-round game of the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas, on ESPN2.

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

WKU in the News

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

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

Monday, Nov. 27

  • 6 p.m.: Performance: String Quintet. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 8 p.m.: Next Stage Series: Revusicals. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Free admission. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.

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

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