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Week of 10/02 to 10/08
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.
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