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Today@WKU: December 6, 2017

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for December 6, 2017.

WKU News

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WKU Sports

  • WKU’s Travis Hudson was named AVCA South Region Coach of the Year, Alyssa Cavanaugh was named WKU’s first-ever Region Player of the Year and a record four Lady Toppers earned All-Region recognition.

    Volleyball: WKU Lands Program-Record Four All-Region Selections; Player of the Year, Coach of the Year: Under the guidance of AVCA South Region Coach of the Year Travis Hudson, WKU Volleyball saw two more firsts for the program as Alyssa Cavanaugh was named the Red and White’s first-ever Region Player of the Year and a record four Lady Toppers earned All-Region recognition. Joining Cavanaugh as a four-time All-Region selection was fellow senior Jessica Lucas. Rachel Anderson collected her second All-Region title and Sydney Engle earned her first distinction, landing on the honorable mention squad.

  • Football: First-Teamers Iyiegbuniwe, Ray Headline List of 15 All-C-USA Honorees: WKU Football had 15 student-athletes earn spots on the 2017 All-Conference USA squads as voted on by league coaches, the conference announced Tuesday. The Hilltoppers have had at least that many in all four years as a league member, with 15 in the program’s inaugural C-USA season in 2014, 17 in 2015 and a program-record 21 in 2016. Linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe and left guard Brandon Ray each earned their first appearances on the First Team.
  • Men’s basketball: Hilltoppers’ Game Against Indiana State Moved to 11 a.m.: WKU Hilltopper Basketball’s home game against Indiana State on Dec. 16 has officially been moved to an 11 a.m. CT tip-off at E.A. Diddle Arena. The game, originally scheduled for 2 p.m., was altered with the WKU Football program now slated to compete the same day in the AutoNation Cure Bowl in Orlando, Fla., at 1:30 p.m. CT.
  • Women’s basketball: Lady Toppers Schedule Fan Bus to UAB: Lady Topper Basketball has announced that it will sponsor a fan bus trip for WKU’s game at UAB on Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. (CT). The fan bus will load on South Campus at noon and is scheduled to depart for the four-hour trip at 12:30 p.m. that day. The cost for each person will be $60, and that includes both the bus fare as well as a ticket to the game.

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WKU Alumni

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What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Thursday, Dec. 7

Friday, Dec. 8

  • Final Exams End.
  • 3 p.m.: Hilltopper ROTC Commissioning Ceremony. Downing Student Union, room 3005. Contact ROTC, (270) 745-4293.
  • 7 p.m.: Intercultural Student Engagement Center Graduation Celebration. Downing Student Union Auditorium. Contact ISEC, (270) 745-5066.

Saturday, Dec. 9

  • 7:30 a.m.: WKU Hilltopper Classic. Garrett Conference Center. Contact Forensics, (270) 745-6340.
  • 9:30 a.m.: Fall 2017 Commencement: Gordon Ford College of Business, College of Health and Human Services and University College. Diddle Arena. Contact Registrar, (270) 745-3351.
  • 2 p.m.: Fall 2017 Commencement: Potter College of Arts & Letters, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences and Ogden College of Science and Engineering. Diddle Arena. Contact Registrar, (270) 745-3351.
  • 4 p.m.: Residence Halls Close for Winter Break. Note: Barnes-Campbell, Bemis Lawrence, Northeast and Bates-Runner halls will remain open. Halls reopen at 8 a.m. Jan. 18. Contact Housing, (270) 745-4359.

Sunday, Dec. 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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