Today@WKU: September 13, 2017


Today@WKU: September 13, 2017
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    Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 13, 2017. WKU News Faculty member guides students on path to higher learning: Dr. Whitney Harper, assistant professor in the WKU Department of Social Work, is dedicated to guiding students on a path of higher learning. She taught at a community college for…
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Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for September 13, 2017.

WKU News

  • Faculty member guides students on path to higher learning: Dr. Whitney Harper,

    Dr. Whitney Harper

    assistant professor in the WKU Department of Social Work, is dedicated to guiding students on a path of higher learning. She taught at a community college for 15 years before joining the faculty at WKU Owensboro in 2015. Today she teaches at both the Owensboro and Bowling Green campuses.

  • WKU Week in Photos for Sept. 5-9, 2017: Check out the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.
  • Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals Awards Scholarship to WKU Student: WKU senior Geographic Information Science (GIScience) major Terry Bearb of Lafayette, Louisiana, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP).
  • WKU Admissions hosting events for prospective students & their families: WKU is taking its DiscoverWKU events across the United States this fall. Coming up: St. Louis, Sept. 21; Louisville, Sept. 21; Chicago, Sept. 26; Elizabethtown, Sept. 26; Owensboro, Sept. 28. Register online at http://www.wku.edu/discoverwku/
  • 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

  • Volleyball: Tops Sweep Lipscomb In Nashville, Win Sixth Straight: For the ninth time

    WKU Volleyball swept Lipscomb on Tuesday night.

    in program history, WKU Volleyball swept Lipscomb as the sides met in a non-conference matchup Tuesday night on the Lipscomb campus. The Lady Toppers improved to 10-1 all-time against the Bisons as the Red and White block party carried over from the weekend. WKU outblocked the hosts 14-3 in the match while limiting Lipscomb to a .106 hitting clip to improve to 10-2 on the 2017 campaign. Next: Up next for the rolling Lady Topper squad is the Buckeye Invitational this weekend at Ohio State.

  • Football: Practice Report: WKU Football got back out on the practice field for the first time following a Week 2 loss to Illinois, the Hilltoppers showed they had a short memory and were determined to make every minute count. “It actually reminded me of the first day of camp as far as tempo and transitioning from period to period,” offensive coordinator Junior Adams said. “Guys came into meetings upbeat, they came out to practice upbeat, they made plays. We’re just moving on to this week.” Next: WKU hosts Louisiana Tech at 6 p.m. Saturday. More: Game notes; gameday guide/tailgating information.

More: Game notes; gameday guide/tailgating information.

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

WKU in the News

  • AARP Kentucky announces Bowling Green, Lexington winners of the Community Challenge: AARP Kentucky announces two winners for the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community-level. The winning projects include the WKU Center for Gerontology and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Division of Parks and Recreation.
  • Big Mac was larger than life and then some: Enjoying his stardom at Bristow High School, Darel Carrier was in the gym one day working on his storied jump shot. He looked over in the stands and noticed an older gentlemen and a young boy watching his every move. The man came onto the court and said, “Darel, I’d like for you to meet this young man. He’d like to be a basketball player one day.” Carrier turned to the boy, about 10 years old, and said, “Everyone wants to be a basketball player. Are you willing to practice and work hard to become one?” That boy was Jim McDaniels. And he took those words to heart. McDaniels died Wednesday at the age of 69 after a life dedicated to faith, family, friendship and basketball. In the days that have followed his death, those closest to him have evoked the legacy McDaniels left – one that will be unmatched.

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

  • Upcoming WKU Alumni events: For a listing of events, visit the Alumni website and click on the Events Calendar. Or contact the WKU Alumni Association at 888-958-2586. For a list of Alumni news, visit the Alumni News page. More: WKU SpiritFunder
  • WKU’s 2017 Homecoming set for Oct. 14: WKU’s 2017 Homecoming is scheduled for Oct. 14 against Conference USA opponent Charlotte. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. The Homecoming theme is There’s No Place Like Home; other event information is be available on the Alumni website. The Hall of Distinguished Alumni Luncheon and Induction ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 13.
  • Topper Travelers Program 2018: The WKU Alumni Association is planning a Baltic Cruise across Northern Europe June 21-July 2, 2018. The 10-night cruise across the Baltic Sea aboard Marina will begin in Copenhagen, Denmark, with stops in Berlin, Germany; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; and Stockholm, Sweden. For information, visit wku.edu/baltic2018 or contact the Alumni Association at 800-842-9023 or alumnievents@wku.edu.

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

  • Exhibits at Kentucky Museum: Instruments of American ExcellenceBackward & Forward: 20th Century Quilts (through Oct. 14); Kentucky in the Great War (through Dec. 8); New Kentuckians (through Feb. 2); plus other gallery and on-campus exhibits. (Museum hours/visitor information) Contact Kentucky Museum, (270) 745-2592.
  • Exhibits at Downing Museum: The Story of Joe Downing: Select Works From the Collection. Downing Museum, 4801 Morgantown Road. Contact Jack LeSieur, (270) 842-7415.
  • Exhibit at Intercultural Student Engagement Center: Artwork by Lana Williams, through Oct. 3. Downing Student Union, room 2041. Contact ISEC, (270) 745-5066.
  • International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Various events and locations during 2017-18 academic year. Contact International Programs, (270) 745-5334.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

  • 9 a.m.: Regional College Fair. Diddle Arena. Contact Aarika Gunn, (270) 745-2551.
  • 11:30 a.m. (E…

  1. A Tale Of Two States: How California And Texas May Fare Under GOP Health Plan

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    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit AILSA CHANG, HOST: The Senate is taking one more stab at repealing the Affordable Care Act. Republicans say they'll vote on what's known as the Graham-Cassidy bill next week. Among other things, it would dramatically redistribute federal funds to states. And generally, states that expanded Medicaid stand to lose billions of dollars. The rest would see a short-term influx of funds. We're going to hear from one of those states, Texas, in a minute.…
  2. A Look From The Ground In Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

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    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit AILSA CHANG, HOST: Puerto Rico is in full-on disaster-response mode after powerful Hurricane Maria hit yesterday. There is no power on the entire island and almost no running water. There have been landslides, flooding and widespread structural damage. KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Patricia Mazzei of the Miami Herald has been in Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan, reporting on the storm and its aftermath. And she told us while she was hunkered down during the…
  3. Groundskeepers break down Oozeball mud

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    In past years, a volleyball flew through the air, threatening to miss the number of limbs reaching to block its…
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    09.22 / 03:06 badgerherald.com
    Student Services Finance Committee met Thursday to discuss eligibility for Adventure Learning Programs, a leadership organization designed to challenge people through adventure based activities ... The post Leadership organization focused on team building workshops receives SSFC eligibility hearing appeared first on The Badger…
  5. Tech SGA passes resolution of impeachment for Arts & Sciences Senator

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    09.22 / 03:01 dailytoreador.com
    On Thursday, Sept. 21, during the second senate meeting of this year's legislative session, the Texas Tech Student Government Association passed a resolution to file the articles of impeachment against student senator Chase Duran of the College of Arts…
  6. Thompson School Board candidates agree cuts should stay away from the classroom

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    09.22 / 02:53 reporterherald.com
    Three of the four candidates running for the Thompson School District Board of Education agreed that it is premature to specify what cuts should be made to balance the school district budget, and they all agreed that any cuts should have as little effect as possible on the…
  7. The Trump Administration Hires Big Boobs.

    Dailykos.com - Education & Family
    09.22 / 02:46 dailykos.com
    In the Mad Man era — as the joke has it — the executive needed a new secretary. He interviewed the candidates. After asking them wide-ranging questions about their abilities, education, and experience, he hired the one with the biggest boobs. And so it is in the Trump administration. Ability, education and experience count for little. Loyalty is the big boobs — although I’m sure they help as well. Politico looked at the résumés of 42 political…
  8. Roane State’s J.C. Davis brings history to life

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    J.C. Davis makes history come alive for his Roane State Community College students by dressing up in outfits from the eras under…
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    09.22 / 02:21 jmu.edu
    AASCU honors work of state colleges and universities in areas of excellence and…
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    09.22 / 02:01 star.txstate.edu
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  13. Parents warned of teacher's 'brazen' indoctrination plan

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  14. How many could be this brave in the face of death?

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  15. Dining Services hosts pop-up farmer’s market

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  16. UWG Holds Women’s Self Defense Classes

    Thewestgeorgian.com - Education & Family
    09.22 / 01:12 thewestgeorgian.com
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