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Today@WKU: April 11, 2018

  • Author: WKU News
  • Author: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
Today@WKU: April 11, 2018

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for April 11, 2018.

WKU News

  • What’s Happening at WKU: Check out a listing of events through April 28.
  • Campus traffic advisory: Bus Congestion on College Heights Boulevard: Beginning today, school buses will be using the loading/unloading zone on College Heights Boulevard in front of College High Hall for the KMEA District Three Concert in Van Meter Hall.  The event is scheduled to conclude on Saturday.
  • 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

  • Baseball: WKU Drops Nail-Biter to No. 15 Commodores: Two swings were the difference Tuesday night, as WKU Baseball lost to No. 15 Vanderbilt by a score of 3-2. With the visitors leading 2-0 going into the bottom of the sixth, the Commodores hit a pair of homeruns and held on for a one-run win. Next: WKU hosts Marshall this weekend in Conference USA action at Nick Denes Field.
  • Softball: Colonels Set to Visit The Hill for Midweek Doubleheader: Fresh off its third Conference USA series win, WKU Softball will set its sights on in-state foe Eastern Kentucky as the Colonels visit The Hill this afternoon for a doubleheader. First pitch from the WKU Softball Complex is slated for 3 p.m. CT.
  • Men’s golf: Hilltoppers Tie for Fifth in Tightly Contested Lipscomb Tournament: WKU Hilltopper Golf finished the Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate with three players in the top 20 individually Tuesday, as the team tied for fifth in the Lipscomb-hosted event. The Hilltoppers finished with an 876 (296-284-296) total, just two strokes out of third place. Rice won the team title at 860. Next: The Hilltoppers head quickly into their final event of the regular season, Purdue's Boilermaker Intercollegiate, which takes place Saturday and Sunday in West Lafayette, Ind.
  • Women’s basketball: Porter-Talbert Joins Lady Toppers as Assistant Coach: Head Coach Greg Collins continued to fill out his coaching staff on Tuesday morning, announcing that WKU Athletic Hall of Famer Tiffany Porter-Talbert will join the Lady Toppers as an assistant coach effective immediately. Porter-Talbert, who served last season as a graduate assistant at Doane University, an NAIA program in Crete, Neb., was a four-year letterwinner for the Lady Toppers from 2002-03 through 2005-06.

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

WKU in the News

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

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.

Thursday, April 12

Friday, April 13

  • KMEA Third District Concert Band Festival. Van Meter Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 7:30 a.m.: Topper Orientation Program (Honors TOP). Downing Student Union. Contact TOP, (270) 745-2551.
  • 11:30 a.m.: Student Recital. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 3 p.m.: Creative Writing Reading Series: Brad Riddell. Cherry Hall, room 125. Contact English, (270) 745-3043.
  • 5 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Marshall. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Student Recital: Desiree DeLoge. 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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