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Today@WKU: April 12, 2018

  • Author: WKU News
  • Author: Thursday, April 12th, 2018
Today@WKU: April 12, 2018

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for April 12, 2018.

WKU News

  • WKU Forensics Team places 2nd at AFA national tournament: The WKU Forensics Team placed second in team sweepstakes at the American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament championship, while WKU junior Andrea Ambam was recognized as the national champion in individual sweepstakes for personal excellence across several events.
  • Campus traffic advisory: Bus Congestion on College Heights Boulevard: Through Saturday, 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. 
  • 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

  • Softball: Tops Split Wednesday Doubleheader with EKU: WKU Softball split Wednesday's doubleheader against Eastern Kentucky from The Hill, taking game one 6-3 before falling 8-4 in the second tilt. The Hilltoppers climbed to 24-15 overall with the split results while EKU moved to 23-14. Next: WKU at UAB on Friday.
  • Men’s basketball: Hilltoppers to Play in Inaugural Myrtle Beach Invitational: WKU Hilltopper Basketball will participate in the first-ever Myrtle Beach Invitational during the upcoming 2018-19 season, ESPN Events announced Wednesday. WKU will be joined in the eight-team event by West Virginia, Wake Forest, Valparaiso, UCF, Saint Joseph's, Cal State Fullerton and a team still to be announced. Teams will play three games in the event on November 15, 16 and 18 at the HTC Center on the campus of Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C.
  • Football: Marcus Ward Named to 2018 NFF Hampshire Honor Society: Former WKU Football student-athlete Marcus Ward has earned his place as a 2018 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society member, it was announced Wednesday morning. Ward achieved at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 during his entire Hilltopper career.
  • Track & Field: Hilltopper Morris Narrowly Misses Commonwealth Games Finals: WKU senior Julius Morris ran in the semifinals of the 200-meter dash at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games early Wednesday morning and just missed the cutoff to advance to the finals. Montserrat native Morris competed in the third heat of the 200-meter semifinals, running a 10.69. The final runner to make the cut clocked a time of 20.66, leaving Morris out of the finals by three one hundredths of a second in 10th.

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WKU in the News

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WKU Alumni

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WKU Admissions

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

What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

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.

Saturday, April 14

Sunday, April 15

  • 1 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Marshall. Nick Denes Field. Contact Athletic Communications, (270) 745-4298.
  • 3 p.m.: Cellobration. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 6 p.m.: Delta Omicron Musicale. 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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