What’s Happening at WKU

Here’s a list of upcoming WKU events. All times are Central. For more events, visit WKU’s online calendar, the Current Students page or the Events@WKU page or follow WKU events on Instagram. For more WKU News, follow us on Twitter @wkunews, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WKUNews or subscribe to our newsfeed at www.wku.edu/news

Events@WKU

Upcoming event posters/flyers/announcements are now available on the Events@WKU page.

Ongoing/continuing events

Friday, September 30

  • 8 a.m.: WKU CPE Program for Accountants. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Accounting, (270) 745-3895.
  • 4 p.m.: Children’s Theatre Series: Jungalbook. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Tickets are $5. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.
  • 6 p.m.: Faraway Flix Film Series: Wadjda. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact Shaden Melky, (270) 745-5139.
  • 7 p.m.: Parent and Family Weekend Kickoff: The Secret Life of Pets. Downing Student Union Courtyard. (Rain location: DSU Auditorium) Free admission. Contact Blair Jensen, (270) 745-5863.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Concert: University Bands. Van Meter Hall. Tickets are $5; $3 for students. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Saturday, October 1

  • Parent and Family Weekend. Various locations. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
  • 11 a.m.: Viola Day. Music Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • Noon: WKU Softball vs. Campbellsville, doubleheader. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 3 p.m.: Children’s Theatre Series: Jungalbook. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Tickets are $5. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.
  • 3:30 p.m.: Opening Act at the Augenstein Alumni Center, 292 Alumni Ave. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-4395.
  • 6 p.m.: WKU Football vs. Houston Baptist. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.

Sunday, October 2

  • 3 p.m.: Faculty Recital: Autumn Collage. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Admission is $10; $5 for students. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 3 p.m.: Children’s Theatre Series: Jungalbook. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Tickets are $5. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.

Monday, October 3

  • 8 a.m.: Science Curiosity Investigation Camp. Hardin Planetarium. Through Oct. 7. Contact Ronn Kistler, (270) 745-4044.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Fall Break Camp: Weaving Discovery. Kentucky Museum. Through Oct. 7. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2594.
  • 10:20 a.m.: Presentation: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Grise Hall Auditorium. Contact Joel Turner, (270) 745-2728.
  • 7 p.m.: South Korean Film Festival: Quiz Show Scandal. Cherry Hall, room 125. Part of International Year of South Korea. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.

Tuesday, October 4

Wednesday, October 5

Thursday, October 6

  • Fall Break. No classes; offices and residence halls open.
  • 8 a.m.: Science Curiosity Investigation Camp. Hardin Planetarium. Through Oct. 7. Contact Ronn Kistler, (270) 745-4044.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Fall Break Camp: Weaving Discovery. Kentucky Museum. Through Oct. 7. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2594.
  • 5:30 p.m.: Football Family Fun Night. WKU Owensboro, 4821 New Hartford Road, Owensboro. Contact WKU Owensboro, (270) 684-9797.

Friday, October 7

Saturday, October 8

  • 10 a.m.: Hammer In to celebrate metal workers’ trade. Kentucky Museum. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2594.

Sunday, October 9

  • 1 p.m.: WKU Soccer vs. UAB. WKU Soccer Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.

Monday, October 10

Tuesday, October 11

  • 10 a.m.: WKU vs. MTSU Blood Drive. Preston Health and Activities Center. Contact Andrew Rash, (270) 745-2484.
  • 11:30 a.m. (ET): Northern Kentucky Area Scholars Luncheon, Receptions, 1379 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 6:30 p.m.: DiscoverWKU at Bowling Green. Downing Student Union. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
  • 7 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. Lipscomb. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.

Wednesday, October 12

  • 10 a.m.: WKU vs. MTSU Blood Drive. Preston Health and Activities Center. Contact Andrew Rash, (270) 745-2484.
  • 1 p.m.: Potter College Fall Festival. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Amphitheatre. Contact Potter College, (270) 745-2344.
  • 4 p.m.: Presentation: Meet me at the Intersection by Carol Taylor. Faculty House. Contact Gender & Women’s Studies, (270) 745-6477.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Octubafest. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Thursday, October 13

  • 11:30 a.m. (ET): Elizabethtown Area Scholars Luncheon. Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center, 200 University Drive, Elizabethtown. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 6 p.m. (ET): DiscoverWKU at Lexington. The Signature Club of Lansdowne, 3256 Lansdowne Drive, Lexington. Contact Admissions, (270) 745-2551.
  • 6 p.m.: Clarinet and Saxophone Studio Recital. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 7 p.m.: Kentucky Live Series: Una Merkel: The Actress with Sassy Wit and Southern Charm by Sean Kinder, Associate Professor, Library Public Services. Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane. Contact WKU Libraries, (270) 745-4502.
  • 7 p.m.: Civil War Lecture: Legacies of Appomattox: Lee’s Surrender in History and Memory by Dr. Elizabeth R. Varon, University of Virginia. Gary A. Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Contact Glenn W. LaFantasie, (270) 745-4950.

Friday, October 14

  • 9 a.m.: Special Needs Summit. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Shannon Sales, (270) 745-2419.
  • 5 p.m.: Gallery Hop. Kentucky Museum. Contact Kentucky Museum, (270) 745-2592.
  • 6 p.m.: WKU Relay for Life. WKU South Lawn. Contact Josclynn Brandon, (270) 745-4434.
  • 6 p.m.: WKU Volleyball vs. UAB. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Hilltopper Hysteria. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.

Saturday, October 15

  • 7:30 a.m.: Med Center Health 10K Classic. Begins and ends on WKU campus. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 8 a.m.: 2016 STEMshot Rocketry Competition. WKU Center for Research and Development, 2413 Nashville Road. Contact Rico Tyler, (270) 745-6199.
  • 11 a.m.: Gatton Academy Preview Day. Grise Hall Auditorium. Contact Zack Ryle, (270) 745-2971.
  • 11 a.m.: Southern Kentucky Team Penning. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
  • 6:30 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Volunteer State. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.

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