In politics, the old adage “having a seat at the table” is often used to refer to those in positions of power, influence and policy making. This poster exhibit highlights a few of the women who have held political office and had “a seat at the table” in decision making for the Commonwealth.
This exhibit tells the stories of freshmen year from participants in a student success intiative, WKU Freshmen Guided Pathway (FGP). This cohort of first-time, full-time students who graduated from one of five high schools in Warren County represent the typical WKU freshman in terms of academic achievement prior to admission and their demographic makeup.
FGP assists students as they negotiate the often difficult affective and academic shifts between high school and college. Learn more about the program in this exhibit, presented by the Kelly M. Burch Institute for Transformative Practices in Higher Education, Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing, the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, the WKU Center for Literacy, and the Kentucky Museum.
Gazing Deeply showcases how WKU’s backyard—the unique landscape of Mammoth Cave—is being studied, interpreted, and inspiring action on environmental change. Coinciding with the UNESCO Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources: A Workshop on Sustainability and Community and Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020, this exhibition is a collaborative effort between arts and science faculty and students that highlights one of the most well-known and vital natural landscapes in the world.
Please join us for a panel of WKU students who will examine how literature bridges cultural differences while also revealing cultural distinctions. The panel will feature original student research on novels by authors from Africa, Iran, and the United States with special attention to issues of race, gender, adolescence, and identity in a global context. Questions and discussion from the audience will be encouraged! Presentation Titles: Title of Hayley Watson's Presentation: "Coming of Age in America and Iran"; Title of Rachel Hunter's Presentation: "Gender and Bodies in Achebe and Morrison"; Title of Fatin Yaro's Presentation: "Friendship & Survival"
Students will get to choose a period or historical era in black history to display through photography. After photos are taken and submitted, they will be printed to be shown the night of the event. Spoken word artists will have a chance to share their words at this event.
Sponsored by the Intercultural Student Engagement Center and the Association for the Study of African Life & History.
The 2021 Coming Home King program will be the week of February 22nd, with the ceremony being Saturday, February 26th during WKU’s home game vs. FIU. On Mondy, February 22nd will be the TopNet voting for all king candidates. Tuesday, February 23rd , candidates will have an interview by a WKU Panel. On Wednesay, February 24th, Student Activities will host a banquet for candidates and some of their guest. The game will begin at 7 PM on Saturday, February 26th with the Coming Home King being announced during Halftime of the game.
We would love for your organization to submit a Coming Home King Candidate. Click Here for the application; please note that applications are due Thursday, February 11th by NOON in the Student Activities Office (DSU 2059). All submitted applications must be submitted with a $100 entry fee (which pays for  banquet tickets, plaques, and other candidate activity costs).
Organizations and residence halls may jointly sponsor a candidate, however, the number of sponsoring organizations/residence halls is capped at two.
If you have any questions about the 2021 Coming Home King program, please feel free to call or email me. We look forward to having another successful Coming Home King program!