During the spring and fall terms, the WKU Libraries organize and co-organize with
and without sponsors a number of literary and community events such as Far Away Places
and Kentucky Live! talk series, Southern Kentucky Book Fest and its affiliated programs
like the Kentucky Writers Conference, as well as events that happen in the Helm Library
and its Java City. Many of the events have been recorded and podcast so that everyone
can revisit the events even if they missed the actual ones. You are welcome to sync
to our podcast audios and listen to them on the go.
Use the links from the menu on the left to go to the diverse podcast we provide here.
WKU Libraries' Podcast RSS
Una Merkel: Actress with Saucy Wit and Southern Charm
Sean Kinder, Associate Professor and Humanities Librarian from the Department of Library
Public Services of WKU, gave a presentation on his to-be-published book Una Merkel:
Actress with Saucy Wit and Southern Charm to his colleagues in Helm 100 on the morning
of April 29, 2014.
The Great War in Russian Memory
Russian historian Karen Petrone, Professor and Chair of the History Department at
the University of Kentucky in Lexington, gave a talk on The Great War in Russian Memory
on the evening of April 17, 2014 at Barnes and Noble.
Passport for Discovery
Loup Langton, Director of the School of Journalism and Broadcasting at WKU talked
about the lessons he has learned through his travels on the evening of March 27, 2014 at
Barnes & Noble.
KY Live! The Killing Jar: Based on a True Story
Dr. Gloria Nixon-John told a compelling story of a 15-year-old who served 9 years
on Death Row in Eddyville, Kentucky on March 20, 2014 at Barnes & Noble.
An Adventure onto the Roof of the World
WKU Libraries' professor and web coordinator Haiwang Yuan received a RCAP grant and
a sabbatical to write his Tibetan Folktales book. On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, he shared his adventurous research trip with
his library colleagues, students, and friends in Helm 100.