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Today@WKU: April 10, 2018

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  • Author: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Today@WKU: April 10, 2018

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for April 10, 2018.

WKU News

  • ENACTUS Team Advances to National Competition: WKU’s ENACTUS team advanced to the National Convention to be held in Kansas City in May after being named a regional champion on Monday.
  • View from the Hill: WKU broadcasting graduate finds success in Hollywood: A WKU broadcasting graduate, who is now a Hollywood producer, is completing a film on the military newspaper, “Stars and Stripes." WKU's Amy Bingham talks with Steve Barber and one of his former professors about the project in this View from the Hill.
  • Provost announces three appointments in Academic Affairs: Dr. David D. Lee, WKU’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has announced three appointments to administrative roles in Academic Affairs.
  • Partnering Up for Entrepreneurial Success with the Founders of Barre Co.: Jennifer Travelsted and Danielle Smith, founders of Barre Co. in Bowling Green definitely raised the “Barre” on entrepreneurship while speaking to more than 40 entrepreneurial students on March 20 in Grise Hall.
  • WKU Week in Photos for April 2-6: Check out the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.
  • 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

  • Track & Field: Morris Qualifies for 200-Meter Semifinals at Commonwealth Games: WKU senior Julius Morris qualified for the semifinals of the 200-meter dash at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games late Monday evening. Representing his home country of Montserrat, the All-American clocked a time of 20.67 to finish first in the fourth heat of the running event. Only six out of the 73 competitors notched faster times than Morris.
  • Men’s golf: Easton Shoots Career-Low 67 with Tops Tied for Second in Nashville: WKU's Stuart Easton shot a career-low 67 in Monday's second round of the Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate, helping Hilltopper Golf finish the first day tied for second place as a team. Easton – a junior from Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland – is in fifth place individually with a two-round total of 141 at the par-71, 6-943-yard Richland Country Club. The final round begins this morning.
  • Baseball: WKU at No. 15 Vanderbilt Tonight: WKU Baseball has an opportunity for its second ranked victory in four days when the Hilltoppers head to Nashville for a midweek contest at No. 15 Vanderbilt. First pitch of today’s matchup with the Commodores will be at 6:30 p.m.
  • Softball: Hilltoppers Announce 2018 Camp Opportunities: Head coach Amy Tudor and the WKU Softball program are excited to announce several opportunities for softball players ranging from first grade all the way through junior college athletes to come to The Hill for numerous Hilltopper camps and clinics this summer.

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

WKU in the News

  • Kelly Autism Program helps kids forge friendships: When Amy Hardin’s son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age 4, he struggled to have a conversation and make friends. Now 7 years old, J.W. Hardin has a village of friends and his mother said he’s testing at or above grade level in reading and math at his mainstream public school. His mother credits the staff at the Kelly Autism Program at WKU as her son’s secret to success.

More: Check out WKU in the News page.

WKU Alumni

More: Visit the WKU Alumni website.

WKU Admissions

More: Visit the WKU Admissions website; Information for Prospective Students

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

Tuesday, April 10

Wednesday, April 11

  • KMEA Third District Strings Large Ensemble Event. Van Meter Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 3 p.m.: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Centennial Mall. Part of Sexual Assault Prevention Month. Contact Counseling & Testing Center, (270) 745-3159.
  • 3 p.m.: WKU Softball vs. Eastern Kentucky, doubleheader. WKU Softball Complex. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Gender Images Film Series: Suffragette. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact Gender & Women’s Studies, (270) 745-6477.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Performance: WKU Guitar Ensemble. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.

For upcoming events: Visit the What's Happening at WKU page, Events@WKU page or WKU’s online events calendar

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