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  • Author: WKU News
  • Author: Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Here's a listing of WKU events for Tuesday, April 17, through Saturday, May 5. All times are Central (unless noted). More event listings: WKU Events calendar; Events@WKU page; WKU events on Instagram; WKU Admissions events; WKU Alumni events

Ongoing/continuing events

Tuesday, April 17

  • KMEA Third District Vocal Large Ensemble Event. Van Meter Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 10 a.m.: Exhibit Opening: Second Annual Chinese Art Exhibition. WKU Center for Research and Development, 2413 Nashville Road. Contact Terrill Martin, (270) 745-2530.
  • 5 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Tennessee Tech. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 6:30 p.m.: The Graduate School IMPACT Speaker Series: Compassion in Action: A Buddhist Perspective by the Venerable Phurtemba Sherpa, Tibetan Buddhist Monk. Mahurin Honors College/International Center, room 1011. Contact The Graduate School, (270) 745-2446.
  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: MoonBeings. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 8 p.m.: Theatre Production: Studio Series B. Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theatre. Admission is $5. Recommended for mature audiences. Contact Theatre and Dance, (270) 745-5845.

Wednesday, April 18

  • KMEA Third District Vocal Large Ensemble Event. Van Meter Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 6 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Kentucky. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7 p.m.: Goldenrod Poetry Festival. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact English, (270) 745-3043.

Thursday, April 19

  • 10 a.m.: Earth Day Festival. Centennial Mall. Contact Sustainability, (270) 745-2508.
  • 3:30 p.m.: Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact Nicolette Bruner, (270) 745-2816.
  • 3:45 p.m.: University Senate Meeting. Faculty House. Contact Eric Kondratieff, (270) 745-8861.
  • 4 p.m.: Hatcher Modern Languages Lecture Series: Responding to Racist Language: An Interactional Approach by Elaine Wonhee Chun, University of South Carolina. Downing Student Union, room 2132. Contact Modern Languages, (270) 745-2401.
  • 5 p.m.: Exhibit Opening Reception: Create It Forward. Kentucky Museum. Contact Shura Pollatsek, (270) 745-2644.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Performance: Create It Forward. Kentucky Museum. Contact Shura Pollatsek, (270) 745-2644.
  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: MoonBeings. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 7 p.m.: Kentucky Live Series: The Vine That Ate the South by J.D. Wilkes. Barnes & Noble, 1680 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green. Contact Brian Coutts, (270) 745-6221.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Performance: Symphonic/Campus Community Band. Van Meter Hall. Admission is $5; $3 for students. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Friday, April 20

  • 7:30 a.m.: Topper Orientation Program. Downing Student Union. Contact TOP, (270) 745-2551.
  • 8:45 a.m.: Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact Nicolette Bruner, (270) 745-2816.
  • 9 a.m.: Kentucky Writers Conference. Knicely Conference Center. Part of Southern Kentucky Book Fest. Contact Sara Volpi, (270) 745-4502.
  • 9 a.m.: Teen & Children’s Day. Knicely Conference Center. Part of Southern Kentucky Book Fest. Contact Sara Volpi, (270) 745-4502.
  • 4 p.m.: Robert Penn Warren Circle: Warren-Brooks Award Presentation and Lecture by Bonnie Costello. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact Nicolette Bruner, (270) 745-2816.
  • 5 p.m.: Meet the Authors Reception. Knicely Conference Center. Event includes presentation of Kentucky Literary Award. Part of Southern Kentucky Book Fest. Tickets are $50; purchase online by April 16. Contact Sara Volpi, (270) 745-4502.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Performance: Create It Forward. Kentucky Museum. Contact Shura Pollatsek, (270) 745-2644.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Performance: WKU Wind Ensemble. Van Meter Hall. Admission is $5; $3 for students. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Saturday, April 21

  • 8 a.m.: LifeSkills Run for Autism. Bowling Green Ballpark. Contact Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex, (270) 745-4232.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Kentucky Science Olympiad. Various locations. Awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. at Downing Student Union Auditorium. Contact John Inman, (270) 745-3048.
  • 9 a.m.: Southern Kentucky Book Fest. Knicely Conference Center. Contact Sara Volpi, (270) 745-4502.
  • 9:30 a.m.: Gatton Academy Preview Day. Guillaume Auditorium, Grise Hall. Contact Gatton Academy, (270) 745-6565.
  • 10 a.m.: WKU Volleyball Spring Tournament. Diddle Arena. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 10 a.m.: Bowling Green Mini Maker Faire. WKU South Campus. Contact BG Maker Faire, (270) 745-3359.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting. Robert Penn Warren Birthplace in Guthrie. Contact Nicolette Bruner, (270) 745-2816.
  • 1 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Marshall, doubleheader. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 2 p.m.: WKU Football Spring Game. Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 2 p.m.: Red, White & Brew. WKU South Lawn. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-2586.
  • 3 p.m.: Recital: Julie Pride. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Recital: Jingwen Yang. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Sunday, April 22

  • Noon: WKU Softball vs. Marshall. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: MoonBeings. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 3 p.m.: Concert: WKU Choirs Spring Finale. Van Meter Hall. Admission is $5; $3 for students. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 4 p.m.: Spring Sing. Part of Greek Week 2018. Diddle Arena. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.

Monday, April 23

  • 9 a.m.: Banner Competition. Part of Greek Week 2018. Downing Student Union. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
  • 10 a.m.: Blood Drive. Part of Greek Week 2018. Preston Health and Activities Center. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
  • 7:30 p.m.: WWE Live. Diddle Arena. Ticket information online. Contact Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.

Tuesday, April 24

  • 10 a.m.: Blood Drive. Part of Greek Week 2018. Preston Health and Activities Center. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
  • 4 p.m.: Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Going Back Home to the Family Business: A Father and Son’s Perspective by Steven Dossey and Allen Dossey, Purple Toad Winery. Grise Hall, room 238. Contact Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, (270) 745-4142.
  • 4 p.m.: The Last Lecture: Looking Out the Provost’s Window: A Historian Considers the Future by Dr. David Lee. Retirement reception follows. Augenstein Alumni Center. Contact Alumni, (270) 745-2586.
  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: MoonBeings. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 7 p.m.: Greek Jeopardy. Part of Greek Week 2018. Downing Student Union Auditorium. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Recital: Alicia Yoho. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Wednesday, April 25

  • 10 a.m.: Blood Drive. Part of Greek Week 2018. Preston Health and Activities Center. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.

Thursday, April 26

Friday, April 27

Saturday, April 28

  • 7:30 a.m.: Topper Orientation Program. Downing Student Union. Contact TOP, (270) 745-2551.
  • 10 a.m.: SKy Science Festival Expo Day. Circus Square Park, downtown Bowling Green. Contact Hardin Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 11:30 a.m.: Southern Kentucky Team Penning. L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Contact Ag Expo Center, (270) 745-3976.
  • Noon: Philanthropy Day. Part of Greek Week 2018. Parking Structure 3. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
  • 1 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Louisiana Tech. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Concert: WKU Jazz Band. Van Meter Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 8 p.m.: Performance: Evening of Dance. Russell Miller Theater, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $12. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.

Sunday, April 29

  • 9 a.m.: Dance Day at WKU. Gordon Wilson Hall, room 200A. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.
  • 1 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Louisiana Tech. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 2 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: MoonBeings. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 3 p.m.: Faculty Recital: Dr. Matthew Herman. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 3 p.m.: Performance: Evening of Dance. Russell Miller Theater, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $12. Contact Theatre & Dance, (270) 745-5845.
  • 5:30 p.m.: Convocation. Part of Greek Week 2018. Diddle Arena. Contact Student Activities, (270) 745-2459.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Recital: Gyuri Min. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 8 p.m.: Performance: American Composers Concert hosted by Phi Mu Alpha. Music Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Monday, April 30

Tuesday, May 1

Wednesday, May 2

  • 7:30 p.m.: Performance: No Strings Attached puppet show. Music Hall. Admission is $2. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Thursday, May 3

  • 6 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Lipscomb. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7 p.m.: Hardin Planetarium Show: MoonBeings. Hardin Planetarium. Contact Planetarium, (270) 745-4044.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Performance: No Strings Attached puppet show. Music Hall. Admission is $2. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

Friday, May 4

  • 7:30 a.m.: Topper Orientation Program. Downing Student Union. Contact TOP, (270) 745-2551.

Saturday, May 5

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