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 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 online at www.wku.edu/news

Events@WKU

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

Ongoing/continuing events

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Thursday, Feb. 22

  • 8:30 a.m.: Wedge Visiting Scholar Presentation: Dr. Rena Subotnik, American Psychological Association. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Gifted Studies, (270) 745-6323.
  • 3 p.m.: Mahurin Honors College Speaker Series: Narratives of (and in) Higher Education by Dr. Sarah Mahurin, dean of Timothy Dwight College at Yale. Honors College/International Center ballroom. Contact Mahurin Honors College, (270) 745-2081.
  • 3:30 p.m.: BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism Lecture Series: The Ethics of Transracialism by Rebecca Tuvel, Rhodes College. Guillaume Auditorium, Grise Hall. Contact Brian Strow, (270) 745-7082.
  • 7 p.m.: Hilltopper Basketball vs. Charlotte. Diddle Arena. Coming Home King will be announced at halftime. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Starry Tales for a Winter Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 7 p.m.: Far Away Places Series: The Magic, Mystery and Misfortune of Modern Kenya by Nancy Rice, WKU Biology Department. Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green. Contact Brian Coutts, (270) 745-6221.
  • 7 p.m.: Black Excellence Exposition, hosted by WKU Forensics. Downing Student Union Auditorium. Contact Chris Chandler, (270) 745-6340.

Friday, Feb. 23

  • Triple T Farm Black Hereford Cattle Show & Sale. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
  • 9 a.m.: Board of Regents Meeting. Martin Regents Room, Jody Richards Hall. Contact Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295.
  • 9 a.m.: Photojournalism Career Day. Jody Richards Hall. Contact School of Journalism & Broadcasting, (270) 745-4144.
  • 3 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Green Bay. Part of WKU Hilltopper Classic. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 3 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Northern Illinois. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 5:30 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Toledo. Part of WKU Hilltopper Classic. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 6 p.m.: Faraway Flix Film Series: Dukhtar. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact Shaden Melky, (270) 745-5139.
  • 7 p.m.: Lady Topper Basketball vs. Charlotte. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7 p.m.: Black History Spoken Word. Downing Student Union Nite Class. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Performance: The Symphony at WKU. Van Meter Hall. Admission is $10; $5 for students. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Saturday, Feb. 24

Sunday, Feb. 25

  • WKU Softball vs. TBA. Part of WKU Hilltopper Classic. Game at 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 1 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Northern Illinois. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Starry Tales for a Winter Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.

Monday, Feb. 26

  • 11 a.m.: Ribbon Cutting for Parking Structure 3. Creason Lot. Contact Parking & Transportation, (270) 745-2361.
  • 11 a.m.: Department of Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Presentation. WKU South Campus, room C303. Contact Tonya Archey, (270) 861-6939.
  • 2 p.m.: HAD Artist Collective Workshop. Kentucky Museum Courtyard. Part of International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Contact Yvonne Petkus, (270) 745-2390.
  • 6 p.m.: High School Basketball: Girls’ 4th Region Tournament. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 8 p.m.: High School Basketball: Girls’ 4th Region Tournament. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

  • 9:15 a.m.: HAD Artist Collective Workshop. Kentucky Museum Courtyard. Part of International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Contact Yvonne Petkus, (270) 745-2390.
  • 1 p.m.: Presentation: Monika’s Blues: On the Trail of the German Harmonica and African-American Blues Culture by Herbert Quelle, Consul General of Germany to Chicago. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Michael McClellan, (270) 745-7002.
  • 4 p.m.: Diplomacy on the Hill Series: German Refugee Policy Since 2015 – The Political Fallout by Herbert Quelle, Consul General of Germany to Chicago. Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Contact Michael McClellan, (270) 745-7002.
  • 6 p.m.: High School Basketball: Girls’ 4th Region Tournament. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 6 p.m.: Lecture: Anthems, Athletes and Activism: Communicating about Patriotism and Race in Contemporary Sport by Dr. Michael Butterworth, University of Texas-Austin. Guillaume Auditorium, Grise Hall. Contact Communication, (270) 745-3296.
  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Starry Tales for a Winter Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Performance: WKU Symphonic Band. Van Meter Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 8 p.m.: High School Basketball: Girls’ 4th Region Tournament. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Thursday, March 1

Friday, March 2

  • 9 a.m.: Used Book Sale to benefit SOKY Book Fest. Warren County Public Library’s Bob Kirby Branch, 175 Iron Skillet Court. Contact SOKY Book Fest, (270) 745-4502.
  • 9:30 a.m.: HAD Artist Collective Workshop. Kentucky Museum Courtyard. Part of International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Contact Yvonne Petkus, (270) 745-2390.
  • 3 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Austin Peay. Part of WKU Hilltopper Spring Fling. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 3 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. West Virginia. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 5:30 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Dayton. Part of WKU Hilltopper Spring Fling. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 6 p.m.: US Bank Celebration of the Arts Exhibit Opening Reception. Kentucky Museum. Contact Kentucky Museum, (270) 745-2592.
  • 6 p.m.: High School Basketball: Girls’ 4th Region Tournament semifinals. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Starry Tales for a Winter Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Recital: Lucas Allen, percussion. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 8 p.m.: Performance: New Works Festival 2018. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.
  • 8 p.m.: High School Basketball: Girls’ 4th Region Tournament semifinals. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.

Saturday, March 3

  • 8 a.m.: Kappa Delta Shamrock Shootout. Preston Health and Activities Center. Continues March 4. Contact Haley Doerr, (502) 751-6709.
  • 9 a.m.: Used Book Sale to benefit SOKY Book Fest. Warren County Public Library’s Bob Kirby Branch, 175 Iron Skillet Court. Contact SOKY Book Fest, (270) 745-4502.
  • 9 a.m.: Regional Bridge Building Competition. Center for Research and Development, 2413 Nashville Road. Contact Rico Tyler, (270) 745-3900.
  • 10 a.m.: Pysanky Egg Dyeing Workshop. Kentucky Museum. Contact Lynne Ferguson, (270) 745-2594.
  • 11:30 a.m.: Southern Kentucky Team Penning. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
  • 12:30 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Evansville. Part of WKU Hilltopper Spring Fling. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 1 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. West Virginia. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 6 p.m.: High School Basketball: Girls’ 4th Region Tournament championship. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Recital: Josh Scott. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 8 p.m.: Performance: New Works Festival 2018. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.

Sunday, March 4

  • WKU Softball vs. TBA. Part of WKU Hilltopper Spring Fling. Game at 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 9 a.m.: Kappa Delta Shamrock Shootout. Championship game at 3 p.m. Preston Health and Activities Center. Contact Haley Doerr, (502) 751-6709.
  • Noon: WKU Baseball vs. West Virginia. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 1 p.m.: Used Book Sale to benefit SOKY Book Fest. Warren County Public Library’s Bob Kirby Branch, 175 Iron Skillet Court. Contact SOKY Book Fest, (270) 745-4502.
  • 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Starry Tales for a Winter Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 5:30 p.m.: Recital: Daniel Finch. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Monday, March 5

  • 6 p.m.: High School Basketball: Boys’ 4th Region Tournament semifinals. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Cultural Enhancement Series: Daniel Levitin, neuroscientist, musician and author of This is Your Brain on Music. Van Meter Hall. Free admission. Contact Cultural Enhancement, (270) 745-4375.
  • 8 p.m.: High School Basketball: Boys’ 4th Region Tournament semifinals. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.

Tuesday, March 6

  • 11:30 a.m.: Genderations Lecture Series: A New Coming Out: The Shifting Queer Narrative in Film and Television by Jessica Folk; and A Queer Disability History of the U.S. Children’s Bureau by Audra Jennings. Faculty House. Contact Gender & Women’s Studies, (270) 745-6477.
  • 6 p.m.: High School Basketball: Boys’ 4th Region Tournament championship. Diddle Arena. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.
  • 7 p.m.: BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism Lecture Series: Brexit: The Road to Riches or Ruin? by Daniel Hannan, member of the European Parliament. Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Contact Brian Strow, (270) 745-7082.
  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Starry Tales for a Winter Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.

Wednesday, March 7

  • 4 p.m.: Bosnian Coffee Demonstration. Faculty House. Contact Kentucky Folklife Program, (270) 745-4133.
  • 5 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. SIUE. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.

Thursday, March 8

  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: Starry Tales for a Winter Night. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 7 p.m.: Kentucky Live Series: Altogether Fitting and Proper: Civil War Battlefields Preservation in History, Memory and Policy, 1861-2015 by Timothy B. Smith, University of Tennessee-Martin. Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green. Contact Brian Coutts, (270) 745-6221.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Concert: WKU Choirs. Van Meter Hall. Admission is $5; $3 for students. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Friday, March 9

  • 3 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Bowling Green. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 6 p.m.: Residence Halls Close for Spring Break. Halls reopen at 10 a.m. March 18. Note: Barnes-Campbell, Bemis Lawrence, Northeast and Bates-Runner halls remain open during spring break. Contact Housing, (270) 745-4359.

Saturday, March 10

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