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Today@WKU: January 5, 2018

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for January 5, 2018.

WKU News

  • The Lone Star Rodeo will visit WKU’s L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center Feb. 9-11.

    Lone Star Rodeo Feb. 9-11 at WKU’s Ag Expo Center: The Lone Star Rodeo Company will make its 2018 visit to WKU’s L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center for four shows at 8 p.m. Feb 9; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 10; and 2 p.m. Feb. 11.

  • Newest WKU center’s research offers practical applications, including saving lives: Applied research has a variety of uses—including saving lives. One of the current studies at WKU’s Center for Environmental and Workplace Health includes a partnership with the Green River Firefighters Association in northwest Kentucky. “We’re working with them to understand their exposures to fire smoke contaminants that can be on their gear, at the fire scene and different contaminants that can occur at the firehouse,” said Ritchie Taylor, director of the center.
  • Winter Term Intersession Parking and Transit Changes: Here’s a reminder from WKU Parking & Transportation about intersession services in effect through Jan. 19. Normal parking regulations resume at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 21; full transit services resume at 7:15 a.m. Jan. 22. More: Winter Term parking map
  • 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

  • The Lady Toppers defeated MTSU on Thursday night.

    Women’s basketball: WKU Knocks Off Preseason Favorite Middle Tennessee, 57-43, in C-USA Opener: WKU turned in its strongest defensive performance of the season and took down preseason C-USA favorite Middle Tennessee, 57-43, inside E.A. Diddle Arena on Thursday evening in the conference opener for both sides. The Lady Toppers (10-4, 1-0 C-USA) limited the Blue Raiders to just 43 points, the fewest allowed by WKU in a single game this season, and held Middle Tennessee (8-6, 0-1 C-USA) to just 13-of-40 (32.5 percent) shooting from the floor. Next: WKU vs. Southern Miss at 2 p.m. Saturday at Diddle Arena.

  • Men’s basketball: Johnson Named Candidate for Senior CLASS Award: WKU senior forward Justin Johnson has been named one of 30 candidates for the 2017-18 Senior CLASS Award, the organization announced Thursday. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. Next: WKU at Marshall at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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

WKU in the News

  • Tops try to break losing skid against Marshall on Saturday: Marshall has owned WKU as of late. Since joining Conference USA in 2014, WKU has dropped 5 of 7 meetings to its new rival, including the last four. The Thundering Herd is also scoring 92 points per game during those the last four wins. “For us to go in there and win on their home court, you gotta keep ‘em below their (season) average (of made 3s) to have a chance to win,” WKU coach Rick Stansbury said. “We gotta find ways to make ‘em pay around that rim a little bit.”

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

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Sunday, Jan. 7

Tuesday, Jan. 9

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

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