Today@WKU: September 13, 2017

Today@WKU: September 13, 2017
  1. Today@WKU: September 13, 2017
    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
  • 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

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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 or contact the Alumni Association at 800-842-9023 or

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…

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