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October
Saturday, October 1st
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition recognizes the Gerald Printing Graphic Design Scholarship and Awards that were established this past year and awarded to five exemplary students majoring in Graphic Design.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

Western Kentucky University's Parent & Family Weekend is an exciting event for Hilltopper families! Join us for a weekend full of events for the whole family. We will also recognize the student-nominated "WKU Family of the Year!"

Learn more at wku.edu/pfw

8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0166
  • Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
PCAL will host a Donuts with the Dean event in FAC Room 166, PCAL Academic Commons. Come meet Dean Brown and enjoy coffee and donuts on us!
9:00am - 11:00am
  • Location: Grise Hall Back Lawn
  • Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

Come meet GFCB Dean Chris Shook, meet the GFCB Faculty/Staff, and tour Grise Hall

10:30am
  • Location: L.D. Brown Ag Expo Center Main Arena
  • Time: 10:30am

Check out the Southern KY Team Penning- SKTPA Facebook page for the showbill and more information.

1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Location: HCIC Back Yard
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

MHC Scholars, friends and families...We invite you to come join us for our annual Parent and Family Weekend Social .  This is a come and go as you please for this event as we host the families of our Mahurin Honors College scholars.  Light food and drinks will be served, along with outdoor games and raffles. 

6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Location: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
  • Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

The Hilltoppers face Troy in a White Out game as part of Parent & Family Weekend. WKU fans are encouraged to wear white.

TV: ESPN Networks

For more about WKU Football, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/football

All Day
  • Time: All Day

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn more and apply at www.wku.edu/housing/apartments

Sunday, October 2nd
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition recognizes the Gerald Printing Graphic Design Scholarship and Awards that were established this past year and awarded to five exemplary students majoring in Graphic Design.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn more and apply at www.wku.edu/housing/apartments

12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

For more about WKU Volleyball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/womens-volleyball

Monday, October 3rd
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition recognizes the Gerald Printing Graphic Design Scholarship and Awards that were established this past year and awarded to five exemplary students majoring in Graphic Design.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn more and apply at www.wku.edu/housing/apartments

2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: DSU 1071 (DSU Auditorium)
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Prisons in the Southeast are fundamentally rural institutions due to geographic locations, social climates informed by rural cultures of staff and prisoners, and, for many older Southern prisons, their roots in plantation agriculture. Despite these realities, rural criminology has yet to systematically synthesize and explore what exisiting research indicates about the everyday lives of the approximately 32,853 women currently serving time in state prisons in the Southern US.

This talk unites multidisciplinary literature to identify four prevailing themes evident in research regarding Southern women's prisons:

1.) Regional Culture in historical context

2.) Relationships and social dynamics

3.) Victimization and wellbeing

4.) Journeys through the system from sentencing to reentry

Our findings suggest that rural criminology has potential to play a major role in shaping prison research by emphasizing regional culture's relevance to everyday prison life.

This talk is hosted by University of Alabama scholars, Dr. Susan Dewey, Dr. Brittany Gilmer, and Instructor Lauren Yearout.

Tuesday, October 4th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition recognizes the Gerald Printing Graphic Design Scholarship and Awards that were established this past year and awarded to five exemplary students majoring in Graphic Design.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn more and apply at www.wku.edu/housing/apartments

11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Location: Engineering and Biological Sciences Building (EBS)
  • Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

All WKU students and alumni are welcome to attend and learn about jobs and internships. Log into Handshake for more details.

4:30pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 4:30pm
6:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Location: Virtual Event
  • Time: 6:00pm - 6:30pm

Join the Graduate School at WKU to learn more about the opportunities available to go beyond your bachelor's degree! You are invited to find out about opportunities for graduate study options, how to apply for admission, and more. These are drop-in/drop-out sessions. You can join the meeting for as long as you prefer.

Register at www.wku.edu/graduate/grad

7:00pm
  • Location: Gary A. Ransdale Hall Auditorium
  • Time: 7:00pm

About the Talk: This lecture explores how queer immigrants and migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean have challenged U.S. immigration law from the 1880s until the present. In emphasizing moments of resistance and resilience, this lecture argues that immigration issues remain--and have historically been--queer issues. 

About Dr. Capó: Julio Capó, Jr. is Associate Professor of History and Deputy Director of the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab at Florida International University. He is the award-winning author of the book Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940 and curator of the Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities exhibition at HistoryMiami Museum. He serves as an associate editor of the Made By History section of The Washington Post.  

7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: GRH 1074
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This lecture explores how queer immigrants and migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean have challenged U.S. immigration law from the 1880s until the present. In emphasizing moments of resistance and resilience, this lecture argues that immigration issues remain--and have historically been--queer issues.

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, October 5th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition recognizes the Gerald Printing Graphic Design Scholarship and Awards that were established this past year and awarded to five exemplary students majoring in Graphic Design.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn more and apply at www.wku.edu/housing/apartments

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Location: Engineering and Biological Sciences Building (EBS)
  • Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

All WKU students and alumni are welcome to attend and learn about jobs and internships. Log into Handshake for more details.

12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Reception and awards ceremony for students featured in the Student Juried Show.

3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: HCIC 2021
  • Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Everyone has a story worth telling. Yours can help you build community, solve “wicked” problems, and open doors.

In this workshop, you’ll mine your memories for your best stories, then explore structures and strategies to boost their impact—skills that pave the way for powerful cover letters and personal statements.

Note: Each session’s prompt will be posted on Instagram (@wku_osd) in advance. Whether you attend one or many, we’ll be glad to have you!

5:00pm
  • Location: Zoom*
  • Time: 5:00pm

Do you have questions about what paths are available to you after graduating with an English degree?  Or about what you can do as a student to set yourself up to be successful post-graduation?  Grab a beverage and bring those questions to this informal, 1-hour conversation.  We'll chat with alumni of the Professional Writing program and learn their answers to our questions.  We welcome all WKU students to join us for this casual event.

 

 * Oct. link: https://wku.zoom.us/j/98767549516

Thursday, October 6th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition recognizes the Gerald Printing Graphic Design Scholarship and Awards that were established this past year and awarded to five exemplary students majoring in Graphic Design.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn more and apply at www.wku.edu/housing/apartments

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Location: HCIC 2007
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Hear us out: resumes are tools, not tests. Learn to think differently about resumes and design a college experience that works for you—and finds work for you. (We couldn’t resist!)

Already started on a resume? Bring a hard copy or a virtual copy on a device of your choice to make the most of the workshop.

3:00pm
  • Location: Cherry Hall 210
  • Time: 3:00pm

Advising Workshop for First and Second Year Students.

5:00pm
  • Location: Grise Hall Auditorium 235
  • Time: 5:00pm

PANEL SPONSORED BY:

Beta Alpha Psi,Women in Business,

GFCB Faculty/Staff DEI Committee, and GFCB Student DEI Committee

5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Cherry Hall 316
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
WKU Philosophy Club
Thursdays, Cherry Hall 316, 5 pm
Free snacks provided
All are welcome!
6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Cincinnati RiverCenter
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

During DiscoverWKU, prospective students and their families can learn more about the opportunities available at WKU. There is an Admissions presentation at every DiscoverWKU event, so students can learn more about becoming a Hilltopper. High school seniors will be eligible to win a $500 scholarship or a VIP Visit Experience. 

Time: 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time 

Location:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Cincinnati RiverCenter
10 E Rivercenter Blvd
Covington, KY 41011

Register online at https://www.wku.edu/discoverwku/

Friday, October 7th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition recognizes the Gerald Printing Graphic Design Scholarship and Awards that were established this past year and awarded to five exemplary students majoring in Graphic Design.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn more and apply at www.wku.edu/housing/apartments

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Location: FAC Colonandes
  • Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

Come enjoy the WKU Jazz Band in this FREE outdoor concert.

4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: GWH Lab Theatre
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

We all have passions. We all have dreams. But what happens when we lose sight of why we love them so much? Thomas Elegie is a teenage piano prodigy, but when his mentor suggests that he needs to rediscover the heart in his playing, Thomas finds himself torn between the expectations of too many people. How do we reclaim the things we love? Can Thomas find the strength to do it? Find out in The Heart and Soul of Thomas Elegie! Best suited for ages 10 and up.

Adults $6 / Ages 12 & under $3

4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: GWH - GWH 0100
  • Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
$3 for 12 and under / $6 adults We all have passions. We all have dreams. But what happens when we lose sight of why we love them so much? Thomas Elegie is a teenage piano prodigy, but when his mentor suggests that he needs to rediscover the heart in his playing, Thomas finds himself torn between the expectations of too many people. How do we reclaim the things we love? Can Thomas find the strength to do it? Find out in The Heart and Soul of Thomas Elegie! Best suited for ages 10 and up.
Saturday, October 8th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition recognizes the Gerald Printing Graphic Design Scholarship and Awards that were established this past year and awarded to five exemplary students majoring in Graphic Design.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn more and apply at www.wku.edu/housing/apartments

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 2:30pm
  • Location: E.A. Diddle Arena
  • Time: 8:00am - 2:30pm

Head for The Hill is a free open house event that offers a comprehensive look at WKU’s outstanding academic offerings, student activities, and beautiful campus. Sessions are offered to provide valuable information about life on The Hill, and an information expo allows students and their families the opportunity to personally connect with representatives from different academic departments, student services, housing, financial aid, and more!

Register online at https://www.wku.edu/headforthehill/

10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

We highly encourage families to consider attending one of our Preview Days held on the WKU campus.  Preview Days are a wonderful opportunity for prospective applicants and their families to meet with current Gatton Academy students and their parents, visit our campus, and gain a better understanding of student life at The Gatton Academy. 

Join us for our Fall Preview Day on Saturday, October 8th, 2022.


Registration is required via the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/on-campus-preview-day-october-8-2022-tickets-343815008947


10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Join us at the Kentucky Museum for a free community event celebrating the metal workers' trade, sanctioned by the Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths, including:

  • Forge demonstrations.
  • Tinsmithing demonstrations.
  • Aluminum Pour demonstration and make-your-own pour.
  • Basic Forge Skills Demonstrations.
  • Opportunity to learn about joining metal working associations and getting started in the trade.
  • Learn about the Kentucky Forge Council and become a member.
  • Kentucky Folklife Program Narrative Stage, including our Keynote Speaker
  • Big Al's Hot Damn Chicken food truck on site.

Learn more here.

Free parking available off of Kentucky Street in WKU parking lots. Follow the Hammer In Parking Signs. For GPS directions, use our street address: 1444 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101

10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

The Kentucky Forge Council is a community organization dedicated to preservation of the craft of blacksmithing through hands-on education. Join the KFC and partners (Kentucky Museum, Kentucky Folklife Program, and WKU Art & Design League of Sculptors) at this family-friendly event showcasing forging, tinsmithing, and metal casting demonstrations.

 

12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Location: GWH Lab Theatre
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

We all have passions. We all have dreams. But what happens when we lose sight of why we love them so much? Thomas Elegie is a teenage piano prodigy, but when his mentor suggests that he needs to rediscover the heart in his playing, Thomas finds himself torn between the expectations of too many people. How do we reclaim the things we love? Can Thomas find the strength to do it? Find out in The Heart and Soul of Thomas Elegie! Best suited for ages 10 and up.

Adults $6 / Ages 12 & under $3

2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: GWH - GWH 0100
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
$3 for 12 and under / $6 adults We all have passions. We all have dreams. But what happens when we lose sight of why we love them so much? Thomas Elegie is a teenage piano prodigy, but when his mentor suggests that he needs to rediscover the heart in his playing, Thomas finds himself torn between the expectations of too many people. How do we reclaim the things we love? Can Thomas find the strength to do it? Find out in The Heart and Soul of Thomas Elegie! Best suited for ages 10 and up.
Sunday, October 9th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition recognizes the Gerald Printing Graphic Design Scholarship and Awards that were established this past year and awarded to five exemplary students majoring in Graphic Design.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn more and apply at www.wku.edu/housing/apartments

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

For more about WKU Volleyball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/womens-volleyball

2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Location: GWH Lab Theatre
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

We all have passions. We all have dreams. But what happens when we lose sight of why we love them so much? Thomas Elegie is a teenage piano prodigy, but when his mentor suggests that he needs to rediscover the heart in his playing, Thomas finds himself torn between the expectations of too many people. How do we reclaim the things we love? Can Thomas find the strength to do it? Find out in The Heart and Soul of Thomas Elegie! Best suited for ages 10 and up.

Adults $6 / Ages 12 & under $3

2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: GWH - GWH 0100
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
$3 for 12 and under / $6 adults We all have passions. We all have dreams. But what happens when we lose sight of why we love them so much? Thomas Elegie is a teenage piano prodigy, but when his mentor suggests that he needs to rediscover the heart in his playing, Thomas finds himself torn between the expectations of too many people. How do we reclaim the things we love? Can Thomas find the strength to do it? Find out in The Heart and Soul of Thomas Elegie! Best suited for ages 10 and up.
Monday, October 10th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition recognizes the Gerald Printing Graphic Design Scholarship and Awards that were established this past year and awarded to five exemplary students majoring in Graphic Design.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn more and apply at www.wku.edu/housing/apartments

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Zuheir Sofia International House
  • Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Students who studied abroad or away in Spring and Summer 2022 are invited to join WKU Global for a social & BBQ to celebrate their global learning experiences. There will be time for reflection and information shared on future experiences and how to effectively plug your experience for future personal, academic, and professional opportunities. 

7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday, October 11th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition recognizes the Gerald Printing Graphic Design Scholarship and Awards that were established this past year and awarded to five exemplary students majoring in Graphic Design.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn more and apply at www.wku.edu/housing/apartments

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: HCIC 1011 + Back Patio
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Coming soon! In the meantime, prepare for fun (yes, fun!)

5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Location: Eva & Jim Martens Alumni Center Ballroom
  • Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join Dr. Alexander Marcus for a community dialogue to discuss the future of the Jewish Student Association on September 15th at 5:30 PM in the Alumni Center Ballroom.

6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Chicago Marriott Naperville
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

During DiscoverWKU, prospective students and their families can learn more about the opportunities available at WKU. There is an Admissions presentation at every DiscoverWKU event, so students can learn more about becoming a Hilltopper. High school seniors will be eligible to win a $500 scholarship or a VIP Visit Experience. 

Location: 

Chicago Marriott Naperville
1801 N Naper Blvd
Naperville, IL 60563

Register online at https://www.wku.edu/discoverwku/

Wednesday, October 12th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition recognizes the Gerald Printing Graphic Design Scholarship and Awards that were established this past year and awarded to five exemplary students majoring in Graphic Design.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn more and apply at www.wku.edu/housing/apartments

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Location: DSU Nite Room 1037
  • Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Contact Dr. Alex Poole if you have any questions; alex.poole@wku.edu

Thursday, October 13th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn more and apply at www.wku.edu/housing/apartments

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: WKU Soccer Complex
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
All Day
  • Location: Capitol Arts Center
  • Time: All Day

Sponsored by the School of Media.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

WKU offices closed for Fall Break

Academic Calendar

Friday, October 14th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn more and apply at www.wku.edu/housing/apartments

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

All Day
  • Location: Capitol Arts Center
  • Time: All Day

Sponsored by the School of Media.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

WKU offices closed for Fall Break

Academic Calendar

Saturday, October 15th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

All Day
  • Location: Capitol Arts Center
  • Time: All Day

Sponsored by the School of Media.

7:30am - 11:00am
  • Location: WKU Campus
  • Time: 7:30am - 11:00am

In its 43rd year, Med Center Health 10K Classic will start and end on the WKU campus. All events on Oct. 15 start outside Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.

Race Day Schedule

  •     7:30 am – 5K Run/Walk
  •     8:10 am – 10K Wheelchair Race
  •     8:15 am – Med Center Health 10K Classic
  •     9:00 am – Check in for Children’s Classic
  •     9:30 am – Race Course Closes
  •     9:30 am – Children’s Classic (grades 4th-6th)
  •     9:45 am – Children’s Classic (grades kindergarten-3rd)

More information

Sunday, October 16th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

All Day
  • Location: Capitol Arts Center
  • Time: All Day

Sponsored by the School of Media.

1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Location: WKU Soccer Complex
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Monday, October 17th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition presents a powerful series of images captured by photographer and community activist, Johnalma Barnett.

3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: HCIC 1011 (HCIC Multipurpose Room)
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Interested in working for a non-profit? Meet and network with local and national non-profits at the Networking with Non-Profits fair!

Sponsored by The Department of Sociology & Criminology and the Department of Social Work.

4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: FAC 419
  • Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

A conversation abotu artistic roles and practices and the many career opportunities available to artists, art writers, and educators.

 

Mike Windy is a multimedia artist who creates sculpture, sound, performances, video, paintings, and is an art educator in the public schools. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Number Inc., an independent art journal covering art in the south, is a member of the Board of Advisors for The Educators' Cooperative, and serves on the REACH commitee for The Smithsonian Museum of American Art. During his visit, he will share with students the many different career opportunities available to artists, arts writers, and educators.

7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: GWH Lab Theatre
  • Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

We all know Cinderella's story, but what about the Fairy Godmother's story? Where did she come from? How does she know who needs her help? Is she actually good at her job? And what does she get out of helping others? All of these questions and more will be answered in this charming production! Suitable for all ages.

Adults $6 / Ages 12 & under $3

(Also touring to area elementary schools October 19th - December 1, 2022. Contact the Fine Arts Box Office for more information.)

7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Location: GWH - GWH 0100
  • Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Free We all know Cinderella’s story, but what about the Fairy Godmother's story? Where did she come from? How does she know who needs her help? Is she actually good at her job? And what does she get out of helping others? All of these questions and more will be answered in this charming production. Suitable for all ages.
Tuesday, October 18th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition presents a powerful series of images captured by photographer and community activist, Johnalma Barnett.

5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Building
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Photographs will fade and paper ages.  What steps can you take to care for family Bibles, diaries, photographs, scrapbooks, furniture, silver, etc.? This class highlights how to properly care for, handle, display, and preserve family treasures. 
   
    This class is co-taught by Nancy Richey and Joe Shankweiler.
   
    Registration is required through Community Education at 270-842-4281.
    https://libcal.wku.edu/event/9759349?hs=a

7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
All Day
  • Location: Leitchfield, KY
  • Time: All Day

WKU Photojournalism Mountain Workshops.

Wednesday, October 19th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition presents a powerful series of images captured by photographer and community activist, Johnalma Barnett.

All Day
  • Location: Leitchfield, KY
  • Time: All Day

WKU Photojournalism Mountain Workshops.

11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Location: EBS - EBS Front Lawn
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: HCIC 2021
  • Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Everyone has a story worth telling. Yours can help you build community, solve “wicked” problems, and open doors.

In this workshop, you’ll mine your memories for your best stories, then explore structures and strategies to boost their impact—skills that pave the way for powerful cover letters and personal statements.

Note: Each session’s prompt will be posted on Instagram (@wku_osd) in advance. Whether you attend one or many, we’ll be glad to have you!

4:00pm
  • Location: Honors College and International Center 1011
  • Time: 4:00pm

Law School Admission Forum. 

6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Location: DSU Nite Class (room 1037)
  • Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Grocery Bingo is a monthly program held by HEP where students can win free groceries, toiletries, and other prizes when they win one of the many rounds of bingo. Between the rounds, students play a themed Kahoot to learn more about the chosen health topics for the night AND to have a shot at winning a grand prize!

Some of the topics we cover at Grocery Bingo include mental health, time management, sexual health, among many more!


7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, October 20th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition presents a powerful series of images captured by photographer and community activist, Johnalma Barnett.

All Day
  • Location: Leitchfield, KY
  • Time: All Day

WKU Photojournalism Mountain Workshops.

10:30am - 11:30am
  • Location: WKU in Glasgow, 500 Hilltopper Way
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

This fall, WKU in Glasgow will celebrate 20 years at our home at 500 Hilltopper Way. Please mark your calendar for 10:30 a.m. October 20 and join WKU President Timothy C. Caboni, students, faculty, staff, and other special guests as we commemorate this milestone and look ahead to WKU’s vision for serving the next generation of students.

RSVP by October 13 online at https://www.wku.edu/regionalcampuses/glasgow/glasgow-20th-rsvp.php or call (270) 861-6900.

2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Virtual Event
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Graduate School has partnered with ETS-GRE to offer an exclusive event on Thursday, October 20th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM CST. 

The people who develop and support the GRE® General Test are offering a free virtual workshop for Western Kentucky University students, where they’ll provide information that will help you prepare to do your best on test day!

This webinar will provide an overview of the GRE General Test, including the at-home option; share information on preparing for the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing measures; and discuss test‐taking strategies. 

This includes a 30‐minute Q&A session with the GRE experts.

The Zoom link is below: 

https://wku.zoom.us/j/91694275260

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate School at graduate.school@wku.edu.

 

2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Location: HCIC 2007
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

You’re not supposed to know everything. All you need to know is who to ask!

This workshop will help you figure out how to “ask the experts” in your field, cultivating mentors who will light the way to your academic and professional goals.

3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: FAC Lawn/Colonnades
  • Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Join PCAL as we celebrate the annual Fall Festival! We will have food, fun activities from departments and clubs, and entertainment from the Department of Theatre & Dance, the WKU Jazz Band, and more. The first 50 students will receive a free t-shirt!

5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Cherry Hall 316
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
WKU Philosophy Club
Thursdays, Cherry Hall 316, 5 pm
Free snacks provided
All are welcome!
7:00pm
  • Location: Jody Richards Hall Auditorium
  • Time: 7:00pm

Female Filmmakers Screening Series - Little Women.

7:00pm
  • Location: Cherry Hall 125
  • Time: 7:00pm

Gail Martin Lecture Series: Carissa Harris: Sexual Assault, Vulnerability, and Pleasure in Medieval Scotland and England.

7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: First Year Village Lawn (Near Regents Hall)
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for "Laughs on the Lawn" with comedian Danny Browning on Thursday, October 20, 7-8 pm on the First Year Village Lawn (near Regents Hall). 

Free popcorn and hot cocoa provided. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair. Free & open to the WKU community. 

Born and raised in the glorious utopia that is Southern Indiana, Danny's a country boy at heart with a friendly sarcasm and sharp wit. You will laugh as he cleverly explains why his life is a living nightmare. Whether it's a bad haircut, a trip to the dentist, or his kid throwing a temper- tantrum, Danny's stories are funny, relatable and always memorable.

Learn more at http://www.dannybrowning.com 

Hosted by WKU Housing & Residence Life

7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: CH 125
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

"Sexual Consent, Vulnerability, and Pleasure in Medieval England & Scotland" 

Dr. Carissa Harris is Associate Professor of English at Temple University. Dr. Harris’s research and teaching focus on gender and sexuality in medieval literature and culture. Her first book, Obscene Pedagogies: Transgressive Talk and Sexual Education in Late Medieval Britain, analyzes sexual education, consent, and rape culture from the Canterbury Tales to the Access Hollywood tape. 

Friday, October 21st
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition presents a powerful series of images captured by photographer and community activist, Johnalma Barnett.

All Day
  • Location: Leitchfield, KY
  • Time: All Day

WKU Photojournalism Mountain Workshops.

11:30am
  • Location: Fine Arts Center 249
  • Time: 11:30am

Brown Bag Lecture Series: Daniel Claiborne - “Sensors and Software: The Application of Geophysical Survey in Cemetery Studies”. Zoom option avalible. 

11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Location: Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
  • Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

A compilation of student works.

1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Helm 3001
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Mastered the basics of Zotero? Join us to learn about collaboration with Zotero online, saving different file types, and adding tags, notes, and annotations to your sources. 

B.Y.O.L.: Bring Your Own Laptop!

Registration Link: https://libcal.wku.edu/event/9565569

 

Looking for an online Zotero workshop? Contact laura.delancey@wku.edu to schedule.  

5:00pm
  • Location: Upper South Lawn
  • Time: 5:00pm

WKU Athletics is excited to announce that four-time NBA champion and Hall of Fame inductee Shaquille O'Neal will put on a concert as DJ Diesel prior to the WKU versus UAB football game on Friday, Oct. 21.
 
The concert will start at 5 p.m. CT at the Upper South Lawn tailgate area and run for one hour. The football game will then kick off at 7 p.m. CT. Fans are encouraged to wear black to complement WKU's blackout uniforms.

7:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Location: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
  • Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm

WKU Football will face UAB at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The game is a Black Out; Hilltopper fans are encouraged to wear black.

The game will air nationally on CBS Sports Network.

A pregame concert by Shaquille O’Neal, aka DJ Diesel, will begin at 5 p.m. on the South Lawn.

Here are some reminders about parking, traffic and tailgating:

For more about WKU Football, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/football

Saturday, October 22nd
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition presents a powerful series of images captured by photographer and community activist, Johnalma Barnett.

All Day
  • Location: Leitchfield, KY
  • Time: All Day

WKU Photojournalism Mountain Workshops.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: Ogden College Hall Auditorium
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

The 2022 KenTenn Weather Workshop will be held in Bowling Green at the WKU Ogden College Hall Auditorium on Saturday, October 22, from 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. CDT. KenTenn is a free event designed for Kentucky and Tennessee residents, but it is open to all!

Come listen to presentations on topics such as the historic December 10-11, 2021, tornado outbreak, including a Keynote Presentation from the Mayor of Mayfield; the 2022 Eastern Kentucky Floods; and the 2021 Waverly, Tennessee, Flooding.

KenTenn 2022 is hosted by Western Kentucky University, NWS Louisville, NWS Paducah, NWS Nashville, and NWS Jackson.

For information or registration, visit https://www.weather.gov/lmk/kentenn

10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location: Grise Hall
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Come check out….

  • GFCB’s Academic Programs
  • GFCB Student Success Resources
  • Tour the College of Business and Campus
  • Meet GFCB Faculty and Staff
  • Learn more about Admission to WKU, Financial Aid/Scholarship, Housing/Living Learning Community
  • Enjoy a complimentary meal on campus 

Visit our website to register wku.edu/business

***Just and FYI….WKU Football takes on UAB the night before (10/21). Grab some tickets and spend the weekend in Bowling Green***

1:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
  • Time: 1:30pm - 5:30pm

WKU will host the KMEA Marching Band Quarterfinals Preview on Saturday, October 22. Public Parking: PS1 and PS2 will be free for public parking Saturday.

Parking and traffic information

KMEA Parking and Road Closings Map

7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Sunday, October 23rd
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition presents a powerful series of images captured by photographer and community activist, Johnalma Barnett.

12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

For more about WKU Volleyball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/womens-volleyball

3:00pm
  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: 3:00pm

Presented by the WKU Department of Music

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Featuring WKU choral ensembles:

Treble Chorus

University Singers

Chorale

 

A cappella ensembles:  The Redshirts and TrebleMakers

 

Tickets: $6 general, $4 students

Monday, October 24th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition presents a powerful series of images captured by photographer and community activist, Johnalma Barnett.

10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Location: Downing Student Union 3rd Floor
  • Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Grad Fair is WKU's beginning to the graduation celebration. It is the place to take care of your graduation planning and check out graduation-related services. You can:

  • Pick up your cap and gown
  • Pick up a graduation schedule of events for your college
  • Take your graduation photo (business attire or wear your cap and gown)
  • Order your personalized graduation announcements and class ring from Jostens

For more information, visit https://www.wku.edu/commencement/gradfair/.

11:00am
  • Location: Gary Ransdell Hall
  • Time: 11:00am

Come kick off homecoming week with a PatioGate celebration! There will be a food truck, giveaways and lawn games for CEBS alumni, faculty, staff and students. 

For additional information please visit wku.edu/cebs 

Tuesday, October 25th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition presents a powerful series of images captured by photographer and community activist, Johnalma Barnett.

10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Location: Downing Student Union 3rd Floor
  • Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Grad Fair is WKU's beginning to the graduation celebration. It is the place to take care of your graduation planning and check out graduation-related services. You can:

  • Pick up your cap and gown
  • Pick up a graduation schedule of events for your college
  • Take your graduation photo (business attire or wear your cap and gown)
  • Order your personalized graduation announcements and class ring from Jostens

For more information, visit https://www.wku.edu/commencement/gradfair/.

2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Location: HCIC 2007
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Students can accomplish inspiring things when they have funding to make it happen. The Lifetime Experience (LTE) Grant alleviates the financial barriers for opportunities that can strengthen their applications for nationally competitive opportunities.

This workshop walks you along the path of planning an LTE-funded project that can launch you toward your academic and professional goals.

All Day
  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: All Day

Presented by the WKU Department of Music

Wednesday, October 26th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition presents a powerful series of images captured by photographer and community activist, Johnalma Barnett.

12:00pm - 12:30pm
  • Location: Virtual Event
  • Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Join the Graduate School at WKU to learn more about the opportunities available to go beyond your bachelor's degree! You are invited to find out about opportunities for graduate study options, how to apply for admission, and more. These are drop-in/drop-out sessions. You can join the meeting for as long as you prefer.

Register at www.wku.edu/graduate/grad

3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Honors College International Center 3004
  • Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Join WKU Global Learning Advisors to go work through the process and steps for having transfer credit earned on global learning programs applied to your WKU transcript. 

7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: Capitol Arts Theatre (416 E Main Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42101)
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Are you a true crime enthusiast or Halloween aficionado? Join us at the Capitol Arts Theatre for a viewing of the 1978 film, Halloween, and learn more about serial killers with Dr. Carrie Trojan! Sponsored by the Department of Sociology & Criminology, the Criminology LLC, and WKU Housing and Residence Life.

7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: The Capitol Theater, 416 E Main Ave.
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Education Living Learning Community is hosting a free movie showing of Halloween (2018, rated R) at the Capitol Theater (416 E Main Ave.) on Wednesday, October 26, 7-9 PM. 

All Living Learning Community residents are invited to attend. 

The movie screening is free; concessions are $1 and $2 each. 

Dr. Carrie Trojan will give a brief talk about serial homicide, and Jeremy Logsdon give a brief introduction to the significance of the Capitol Theater and its connection to John Carpenter (director of Halloween and Bowling Green local) and the Halloween series. 


Thursday, October 27th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition presents a powerful series of images captured by photographer and community activist, Johnalma Barnett.

9:00am - 10:00am
  • Location: Honors College International Center 3004
  • Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Join WKU Global Learning Advisors to go work through the process and steps for having transfer credit earned on global learning programs applied to your WKU transcript. 

11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Location: Montana Grille, 1740 Scottsville Road
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Homecoming festivities kick off with the Chili & Cheese Luncheon and Pep Rally. Proceeds benefit Junior Achievement. Takeout only. Pep Rally begins at noon.

For more details and to puchase tickets visit: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/jaosck/event/854921/?_ga=2.246134340.1395394683.1660072767-1142378613.1658240374

2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Location: HCIC 2007
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Gearing up for a big scholarship application? Need a reminder that the late nights and hard work are worth it? Our OSD All-Stars—alumni who have been there, done that—are in your corner and ready to root you on. Pop in for a life-giving break from the hustle!

4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: The Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Please join us tonight at 4pm to honor Jonesville at The Kentucky Museum. Jonesville was a predominantly African American community in Bowling Green, that was destroyed in the 60s to expand WKU's campus. Tonight, we will be discussing what happened to Jonesville and it's legacy.

4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Western Kentucky University will host an event during Homecoming Week 2022 to honor the families of descendants of Jonesville, an African American community that once existed where buildings such as E.A. Diddle Arena and Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium stand today. The event is the first of many being planned by the Jonesville Reconciliation Workgroup over the next few years.

Honoring Jonesville: Our People, Our Community, Our Legacy will take place on Thursday, October 27, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kentucky Museum. It will feature the What Happened to Jonesville? Exhibit and reception and include remarks at 5 p.m. This event is coordinated by the Jonesville Reconciliation Workgroup.

President Timothy C. Caboni established the Jonesville Reconciliation Workgroup during the Spring 2022 semester. Members of the workgroup include WKU alumni, WKU employees, descendants of Jonesville, and individuals from the Bowling Green/Warren County community. The primary purpose of the workgroup is to appropriately address the issues that remain from the dismantling of the Jonesville neighborhood. 

In addition to families of Jonesville descendants being invited, the exhibit and reception are open to WKU employees and the public. Guests are invited to RSVP online at www.wku.edu/jonesville, where more information can also be found about Jonesville, the Jonesville Reconciliation Workgroup, and the fall 2022 exhibit and reception.

For information about the Jonesville exhibit, contact Brent Bjorkman at brent.bjorkman@wku.edu. For information on the Jonesville Reconciliation Workgroup, contact Saundra Ardrey at Saundra.ardrey@wku.edu. Details can also be found at https://www.wku.edu/jonesville/

4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: Helm 3001
  • Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Mastered the basics of Zotero? Join us to learn about collaboration with Zotero online, saving different file types, and adding tags, notes, and annotations to your sources. 

B.Y.O.L.: Bring Your Own Laptop!

Registration Link: https://libcal.wku.edu/event/9565572

 

Looking for an online Zotero workshop? Contact laura.delancey@wku.edu to schedule.   

5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Cherry Hall 316
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
WKU Philosophy Club
Thursdays, Cherry Hall 316, 5 pm
Free snacks provided
All are welcome!
Friday, October 28th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition presents a powerful series of images captured by photographer and community activist, Johnalma Barnett.

9:30am
  • Location: Munday Hall
  • Time: 9:30am

The Dedication of Munday Hall, named in honor of Margaret E. Munday, will take place outside of Munday Hall. Reply to special.events@wku.edu for parking and location details.

11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Location: Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
  • Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

A compilation of student works.

11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Location: Martens Alumni Center
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

The late Dr. Randall “Randy” Capps (’61) and Mary R. Nixon (’77) will be inducted into WKU’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni during a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Eva and Jim Martens Alumni Center.

The Hall of Distinguished Alumni is presented by Franklin Bank & Trust, a longtime supporter of WKU. For more information, contact the WKU Alumni Association at 270-745-2586.

12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: College of Health and Humane Services
  • Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrating 50 Years of the WKU Dental Hygiene Program. A 2 hour CE course: Dental Hygiene on the Brink: Celebrating the Past, Challenging the Present, Equipped for the Future by Sharlee Burch, RDH, MPH, EDD.


Register at https://securelb.imodules.com/s/808/index.aspx?sid=808&gid=1&pgid=5955&cid=10242

1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Location: Honors College International Center 3004
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Join WKU Global Learning Advisors to go work through the process and steps for having transfer credit earned on global learning programs applied to your WKU transcript. 

5:00pm
  • Location: Begins at Hardin Planetarium
  • Time: 5:00pm

The WKU Alumni Association is proud to host the 2022 Homecoming Parade!

All campus groups, businesses and organizations are invited to join this WKU Homecoming tradition.

From outstanding student floats to Homecoming Queen candidates and to the Hilltopper Football Team, the Homecoming Parade brings out the WKU Spirit in all Hilltopper fans!

 Parade Route:

  • Parade begins at Hardin Planetarium
  • Lineup travels down State Street to Fountain Square Park
  • Parade will turn left on Main Street and turn immediately left on College Street
  • Parade will continue up College Street and end in front of Cherry Hall

Click here to view lot and road closures.


6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: WKU Soccer Complex
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

For more about WKU Volleyball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/womens-volleyball

7:30pm
  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: 7:30pm

Presented by the WKU Department of Music

7:30pm
  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: 7:30pm

8th Annual Halloween Concert 

 

Herman: Russian Troll
Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre
Dvorak: The Noon Witch
Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King

 

Tickets: $12   https://wku.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=327

All Day
  • Location: Traveling to University of Kentucky
  • Time: All Day

Kentucky Honors Roundtable

Saturday, October 29th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition presents a powerful series of images captured by photographer and community activist, Johnalma Barnett.

All Day
  • Location: Traveling to University of Kentucky
  • Time: All Day

Kentucky Honors Roundtable

9:00am
  • Location: Adams-Whitaker Student Publications Center
  • Time: 9:00am

Alumni of the College Heights Herald, Talisman, Student Publications Advertising and Cherry Creative are invited to join us for our 71st Student Pubs Homecoming Breakfast, a tradition that stretches back to 1950.

$10/per person, current student/staff members free to attend.

10:00am
  • Location: OCH 3rd Floor (Periodic Table Lounge)
  • Time: 10:00am

Chemistry and Biochemistry Alumni are invited to join us for free breakfast refreshments, some brief remarks, and optional tours of Ogden College Hall, Snell Hall and Kelly Thompson Hall. Families are welcome to attend.

10:00am
  • Location: WKU South Lawn
  • Time: 10:00am

Chick-Fil-A, dessert and refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP by October 10, 2022, by either:

1. Clicking HERE
2. Send an email with your name and number of people attending to emma.brittenham@wku.edu 
3. Call 270-745-4293

11:00am
  • Location: The Commons at Helm Library
  • Time: 11:00am

Join Susann de Vries, Dean of University Libraries, for a tour of the newest place to gather, connect and learn together on campus - the WKU Commons at Helm Library.

Meet at the jump circle on the second floor near the information desk.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Learn more at http://alumni.wku.edu/s/808/index.aspx?sid=808&gid=1&pgid=6021&cid=10337&ecid=10337&crid=0&calpgid=289&calcid=7164 

11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Bates Runner Lawn
  • Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Nobody is “Running Bates” better than us!

Come out to tailgate and enjoy music, food, and more.

12:00pm
  • Location: Preservation Tasting Room and Bottle Shop
  • Time: 12:00pm

Annual Alumni Event. 

12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: WKU South Lawn
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

ALL ALUMNI & FRIENDS WELCOME!

WKU Alumni Association members are invited to meet us on South Lawn for complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages. Show us your membership card (paper or via the WKU Connect App), and join us for the best tailgate on South Lawn.

One guest and children under 12 are free with a member.

Not a member? No problem!
Click HERE to join the WKU Alumni Association and secure access to our complimentary Tailgate & Celebrate throughout the season.

12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: WKU South Lawn
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Tailgate with us! Ogden College will be set-up on South Lawn to join in on the Homecoming fun!

2:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Location: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
  • Time: 2:30pm - 6:30pm

The Hilltoppers continue C-USA action against North Texas in the 2022 Homecoming game.

TV: Stadium

For more about WKU Football, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/football

Parking/Traffic Information

 

6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

For more about WKU Volleyball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/womens-volleyball

10:00pm - 2:00am
  • Location: Sloan Convention Center
  • Time: 10:00pm - 2:00am

The Official Black Alumni Party
Hosted by The Society of African American Alumni

Saturday, October 29, 2022
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Sloan Convention Center
1021 Wilkinson Trace | Bowling Green, K
Y 42103

Sounds by DJ Suspence

$25 in advance | $30 at the door
*21 and up only*


 
All Day
  • Location: Various locations
  • Time: All Day

The WKU Alumni Association, in partnership with the Department of Student Activities and WKU Athletics, will celebrate the tradition of WKU Homecoming with a whimsical, family-friendly “Nightmare on Normal Street” theme throughout the week concluding on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Homecoming Day will feature numerous reunions of organizations, Greek groups, athletic teams, academic programs and more. WKU Alumni Homecoming Tailgate & Celebrate on the South Lawn will begin at noon. WKU Football will face North Texas at 2:30 p.m. at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.

All Day
  • Location: L.D. Brown Ag Expo Center Main Arena
  • Time: All Day

Details to be announced soon

For more information about WKU Homecoming- WKU Alumni Association

Sunday, October 30th
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition presents a powerful series of images captured by photographer and community activist, Johnalma Barnett.

2:00pm - 4:00am
  • Location: CH 125
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00am

MEJWM Celebration of Writing featuring novelist Court Stevens (We Were Kings, Thomas Nelton, 2022) 

Submission link for the writing contest: https://tinyurl.com/MEJWMContest.

2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Cherry Hall 125
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

MEJWM Celebration of Writing featuring novelist Court Stevens (We Were Kings, Thomas Nelton, 2022) 

Submission link for the writing contest: https://tinyurl.com/MEJWMContest.

Monday, October 31st
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

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. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

More Information

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Main Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition presents a powerful series of images captured by photographer and community activist, Johnalma Barnett.

6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Cherry Hall Lobby
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Want to meet a dead philosopher and learn about their philosophy? Come and meet Plato, Seneca, Aurelius, Friedrich, Nietzsche, and Philippa Foot!

6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Cherry Hall
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Haunted Philosophy Tour

Want to meet a dead philosopher? If that sounds spooky, but not too spooky, join WKU philosophy students on this interactive tour through Cherry Hall! In every room, meet a new dead philosopher whose scary smart theories have influenced every branch of knowledge throughout history. Small groups of participants will be led by spooky tour guides from haunting to haunting to learn about each philosopher’s ideas. Collect candy and wisdom at every station!

Monday, October 31, 2022

6-8pm

The line for tours starts in the main lobby of Cherry Hall

Tours last about 20-30 minutes. Small groups will be taken from the starting line approximately every five minutes. Anyone in line by 8pm will get a tour!

Questions should be directed to the Philosophy Club President, Rose Donnelly (rose.donnelly430@topper.wku.edu). Instructors interested in granting extra credit and would like assistance in collecting evidence of participation should contact Dr. Audrey Anton (audrey.anton@wku.edu) prior to the event.

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