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Today@WKU: April 13, 2018

  • Author: WKU News
  • Author: Friday, April 13th, 2018
Today@WKU: April 13, 2018

Welcome to Today@WKU, the daily newsletter from WKU Public Affairs, for April 13, 2018.

WKU junior Loandria “Andi” Dahmer (fourth from left) is WKU's first Truman Scholar. (WKU photo by Bryan Lemon)

WKU News

  • Dahmer selected as WKU's first Truman Scholar: Loandria “Andi” Dahmer, a WKU junior from Fisherville, has been selected as a 2018 Harry S. Truman Scholar.  She will receive $30,000 for graduate school and opportunities for professional development to prepare her for a career in public service leadership. More: Watch the video as President Timothy C. Caboni and Big Red surprised Andi Dahmer with the news.
  • Converted cooking oil fuels Topper Transit bus: Topper Transit Bus #13 is undergoing a big change this Earth Month. The shuttle will begin running on 100 percent biofuel by WKU’s Earth Day Celebration on April 19 through a collaboration between WKU’s School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Agriculture & Research Education Center, Restaurant Group and Parking & Transportation Services.
  • Highlands Middle School student wins 2018 Kentucky Geographic Bee: Case Grillot of Fort Thomas, an eighth-grader at Highlands Middle School, took top honors at the 2018 Kentucky Geographic Bee on April 6 at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center. Second place went to Jayden Morris of Calloway County Middle School in Murray. Third place went to Taylor Smith of Breckinridge County Middle School.
  • Study Away Scholarships awarded for Summer 2018: Five students have been awarded Study Away Scholarships for summer 2018. SGA began offering this scholarship for the Winter Term 2011 and has since sponsored over 68 scholarships totaling over $8,000.
  • 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

  • Athletics: 140 WKU Student-Athletes Earn C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll Recognition: A total of 140 WKU student-athlete's earned Commissioner's Honor Roll recognition from Conference USA for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better during the 2017-18 academic year, the league announced on Thursday.
  • Track & Field: One-Day Govs Invitational Up Next for WKU: Both the Hilltopper and Lady Topper Track & Field squads will be traveling to Austin Peay today to compete in the Governors Invitational.
  • Baseball: Toppers Host Marshall in C-USA Weekend Set: Coming off four consecutive games against ranked opponents, it does not get any easier this weekend for WKU Baseball as the Hilltoppers host Marshall at Nick Denes Field. Due to heavy rain expected over the weekend, the series will begin today with a doubleheader at 3 p.m., with 45 minutes in-between games. The schedule for the final game is TBA.
  • Softball: WKU Headed to UAB for C-USA Series: Midway through its Conference USA slate, WKU Softball is headed for Birmingham, Ala., to take on weekend host UAB in a three-game series. Due to inclement weather in the forecast, the series will begin today with a doubleheader from Mary Bowers Field at 3 p.m. CT. The sides will look to wrap up the series with a 1 p.m. tilt on Saturday.

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

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WKU Admissions

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What’s Happening At-WKU

Ongoing/continuing events

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.
  • 3 p.m.: WKU Baseball vs. Marshall, doubleheader. 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

  • 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.

Monday, April 16

  • 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.

Tuesday, April 17

  • KMEA Third District Vocal Large Ensemble Event. Van Meter Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
  • 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.

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

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