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.
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/
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.
WKU Poet Laureate Says Poetry Is for Intellect and Emotion: Each April the Academy of American Poets recognizes National Poetry Month as a way to increase awareness of and appreciation for poetry in the United States. WKU Poet Laureate, Dr. Mary Ellen Miller, believes that anyone can learn to appreciate poetry.
WKU Students Rally for Higher Education: Students and university employees gathered on WKU’s campus Thursday at a rally for higher education funding. The event was intended to bring attention to budget cuts, pension increases and faculty and staff reductions.
Admitted Student Nights: The WKU Office of Admissions is hosting several admitted student nights in various communities. These events are for high school seniors that have been admitted to WKU and their families. The Admissions Counselor for your area will be there to discuss your next steps and answer any questions you may have. Visit https://www.wku.edu/admissions/counselors/ or call 270-745-2551 to get in touch with your WKU Admissions Counselor.
Exhibits at Downing Museum:The Story of Joe Downing: Select Works From the Collection; Marilee Salvator: Propagation (through April 14). Downing Museum, 4801 Morgantown Road. Contact Jack LeSieur, (270) 842-7415.
3 p.m.: Senior Recital: Emma King. Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
5 p.m.: A Capella Spring Concert: Redshirts and TrebleMakers. First Christian Church, 1106 State St. Contact Music, (270) 745-3751.
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.