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Today@WKU: December 4, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for December 4, 2017.

WKU News

  • Tracy Inman

    Inman wins Legacy Award for book on parenting gifted children: Tracy Inman, Associate Director of The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU, was presented with the 2017 Legacy Award for the Outstanding Book for Parents in Gifted Education from The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented at a ceremony Thursday (Nov. 30) in Houston, Texas, for her book Parenting Gifted Children 101: An Introduction to Gifted Kids and Their Needs. Inman co-authored the book with Jana Kirchner, Instructional Supervisor for Simpson County Schools in Franklin.

  • Finals Week Transit and Parking: Finals Week begins today. Check out Topper Transit schedule and parking changes from WKU Parking & Transportation Services.
  • CSD Senior Selected for Simucase Ambassador Position: Communication Sciences and Disorders Senior Emma Feige has been selected for the Simucase Ambassador Program.  Simucase is an online program which allows aspiring and current speech-language pathologists to practice assessment and treatment with virtual patients.
  • View from the Hill – Rick’s Rowdies: The Hilltoppers are hot!  After a strong showing in the Battle 4 Atlantis followed by a beat down of EKU Wednesday night, hopes are high as the season gets well under way. Amy Bingham tells us about an effort by Coach Rick Stansbury to get more students engaged in this View from the Hill.
  • WKU to confer degrees to 1,401 during Fall 2017 Commencement on Dec. 9: WKU will confer degrees and certificates to 1,401 graduates during its Fall 2017 Commencement on Saturday (Dec. 9) at Diddle Arena.
  • 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

  • Men’s basketball: Hilltoppers Beat Wright State 78-60 for Fourth Straight Win: WKU used its typical balanced production to notch its fourth straight victory with a 78-60 win over Wright State at E.A. Diddle Arena. The Hilltoppers (6-2) had five players in double figures, led by 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists from senior guard Darius Thompson. Next: The Hilltoppers will take a week off for finals before competing in their first true road game of the season at Ohio at 1 p.m. CT Dec. 10.
  • Track & Field: WKU Wraps Up 2017-18 Opener In Music City: WKU Track & Field opened its 2017-18 campaign at the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener in Music City posting 10 top-eight finishes on the day including a Jonathan Hayden event crown in the men’s 60-meter hurdles. The Hilltoppers have opened the last five seasons in Nashville.

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

WKU in the News

  • WKU offers stress busters for finals week: As WKU students cram for upcoming final exams, university employees are offering free breakfast, coffee and time with their dogs to help relieve stress.
  • WKU Student Veterans Alliance celebrates success: When Don Butler remembers serving in the U.S Marine Corps, he remembers how much his brothers in arms taught him about teamwork, duty, honor and courage. Butler, a Vietnam veteran and retired educator, sought to pass on those values to members of WKU’s Student Veterans Alliance during its awards banquet Friday. Butler encouraged graduating students to continue volunteering and serving the veterans community.
  • At 6-2 and on a four-game winning streak, Hilltoppers not satisfied: The Hilltoppers have won four straight games. They’ve started the season 6-2, beaten a ranked team and their only two defeats are by a total of 13 points. And, Saturday, after a second straight blowout win at home, WKU was in no way satisfied.

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, Dec. 4

  • Final Exams Begin.
  • 9 a.m.: STLP Regional. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.

Tuesday, Dec. 5

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

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