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Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Saturday, October 26th
  • Time: 6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

September 24 - November 22

The Thomas Fire burns in the Los Padres National Forest, near Ojai, Calif., on Dec. 8, 2017. A group of closely knit photojournalists find safety in numbers as they work together to document some of California’s largest and most dangerous fires. Photo by Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times

As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.


Tuesday, September 24
School of Media Gallery
Jody Richards Hall on the campus of WKU
6:30 – 7:30 pm

Opening remarks from Dr. Albert Meier, PHD
Biology Department, WKU
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the community
Parking available in the Chestnut St. Lot South for opening reception

School of Media Gallery  Hours

M-W 9am – 9pm

Th–F 9am – 5pm

Sunday 3pm – 9pm

Free parking after 4:30 M-F in the Chestnut St. Lot South / Closed Oct. 10, 11 and 13 for fall break





Photographer Justin Sullivan is seen here seeking a low angle while covering the Camp Fire of 2018. “Being with a group that is well trained and understands how to navigate these dangerous fires is so important to me,” Sullivan says. “Being in a car with someone when you’re driving down roads that have fire on both sides with trees and power lines falling all around is so much better than trying to navigate it on your own.” Photo by Noah Berger.


Freelance photographer Noah Berger has spent 24 years covering the San Francisco Bay Area for editorial, corporate and government clients. He works for national and international news outlets including the Associated Press, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle and LA Times. On the corporate side, Noah covers transportation and infrastructure for government agencies and works often with health care organizations. A native of New York, Noah lives in Alameda – an island across the bay from San Francisco – with his wife and 9-year-old son.

Renée C. Byer is a catalyst for change. She is an award-winning documentary photojournalist and Emmy nominated multimedia field producer best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Her ability to produce photographs with profound emotional resonance and sensitivity earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and dozens of national and international honors, including the World Understanding Award from Pictures of the Year International, and Pulitzer Finalist in 2013.

Known for her ability to translate stark statistics into images that connect us to our humanity, she has traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, covering some of the most important issues of our time. Byer’s stories have deepened our understanding of the environment, climate change, extreme poverty, genetically modified food, healthcare, women at war, domestic violence, and the drought and economic crisis in California.

9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Held in conjunction with the National Basketry Organization 2019 Biennial Conference this exhibit is unique in it's focus on basketry and in it's inclusion of the full range of work being executed by well-known and emerging artists.

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9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Richardson Quilt Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Kentuckians have practiced the art of weaving for more than 200 years.
Techniques represented in Even Coverlets Get the Blues range from overshot, double weave, and tied-biederwand to hooked rug making.

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9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum - Grand Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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.

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9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum Courtyard
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Anel Lepić and Muhamed “Hamo” Bešlagic, two HAD Collective artists from Bosnia, carved murals in the Kentucky Museum courtyard.

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9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum Front Lawn
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

WKU’s Cultural Enhancement Series and the Kentucky Museum host award winning artist Patrick Dougherty in October 2018 on WKU’s campus in Bowling Green, Ky. Dougherty created Highbrow, a sculpture made from intertwined tree saplings, on the Museum's front lawn.

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9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Richardson Quilt Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Jacqui Lubbers is a part-time weaving and art appreciation instructor in the WKU Art Department.

9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum - Kentucky Room
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
All Day
  • Location: Community Gallery
  • Time: All Day

In 2019, the Kentucky Building celebrates 80 years of showcasing South Central Kentucky’s unique culture and heritage. In honor of this milestone, the Kentucky Museum presents Out of the Box, an exhibition focused on fostering multidisciplinary discussions about our collective heritage while shining new light on the relevance of our museum in the 21st century. 

Using local historical artifacts, photos, and records, we invite you to discover how every object tells multiple stories. Themes and stories are curated in partnership with faculty from 9 WKU departments

9:00am - 11:30am
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 11:30am

Free weaving workshops for the community and campus. Space is limited and participants must pre-register and pay a materials fee to the instructor.


3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: Lab Theatre, Gordon Wilson Hall
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

This staged reading (and singing!) of a new musical takes a nostalgic look back at a small town “that time forgot.”  The town’s inhabitants grapple with growing pains after a big city columnist accidentally makes it famous by celebrating its quaintness in the 1920s.  Based on true events.

Free Admission, Donations Accepted

6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Location: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
  • Time: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

The KMEA State Marching Band Championship finals begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at WKU's Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. For information, visit the KMEA website.

Semifinals will be held earlier that day at the following locations:

  • Class A: Greenwood High School, 10 a.m.
  • Class AA: Warren East High School, 10 a.m.
  • Class AAA: Warren Central High School, 11 a.m.
  • Class AAAA: Barren County High School, 11 a.m.
  • Class AAAAA: WKU's Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, 11 a.m.

Event and ticket information

Parking/traffic advisory

Several WKU parking lots will be reserved for event parking. 

Parking changes

The following lots will close Friday at 6 p.m. and must be cleared by 9 p.m.: 

  • Creason Lot (H9)
  • Portion of Poland Lot between Poland Hall and Preston Center
  • Portion of Minton Lot next to Normal Street
  • All parking on Avenue of Champions
  • South Lawn Lot
  • West Stadium Lot
  • Denes Field Lot

The following lots will close Saturday at 6 a.m. and must be cleared by 7 a.m.: 

  • Diddle North
  • Diddle South
  • Diddle West

Alternate parking is available in Parking Structure 3, Mimosa Lot, University Boulevard Lot, Chestnut Street South Lot, Russellville Road Lot and Service Supply Lot.

Road closing

  • Avenue of Champions will be closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. until midnight Saturday.

Public parking

  • PS1 and PS2 will be reserved for public parking ($10) Saturday.  H1 permits will be honored in PS1.

For information about road and lot closures, view the KMEA Parking and Road Closings Map.  

For more about the KMEA event, visit https://kmea.org/kmea-marching-band-information/


All Day
  • Location: Story, IN
  • Time: All Day

Cost: $45 Student | $55 Guest 

Depart: Saturday, October 26 @ 8:00 am 

Return: Sunday, October 27 @ 5:00 pm 

Drive time: 3. 5 hours 

Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, October 22 @ 8:00 PM 

Included: Official Orienteering map, compass, gear, camping permits & campfire 

Learn some cool skills that you can put to practice! Learn how to navigate yourself around to different points using only a map and a compass. The course includes control markers allowing you to verify your location as you go. Trip Leaders will give instructions on how to use your map, and compass to navigate this course. Hoosier National Forest is home to 266 miles of hiking trails, with sandstone cliffs, seasonal waterfalls, Hemlock trees, and rare wintergreen plants. With about a 3-hour drive to the forest, feel free to pack your homework or a book for the ride! ORAC will provide any tents, sleeping bags, or other equipment you might require, except for food and your clothes. All skill levels are welcome! 

Tentative Trip Itinerary

Day 1: 

  1. Drive to Story, IN 
  2. Pick up maps 
  3. Head to campsite to set up basecamp 
  4. Map & Compass lesson 
  5. Try out the orienteering course 
  6. Relax by the campfire 
Day 2: 
  1. Start with a warm breakfast
  2. Put your skills to the test with a more difficult course
  3. Play a few friendly rounds of who can shoot the best bearing
  4. Head back to campus

*All trips are subject to change due to weather, permitting and staffing

Sign up & attend this trip to receive a special discount to College Outside



Follow the instructions below

1. Go to https://online.spectrumng.net/wku (it will open a new window!) 
2. Click "Do not have login" (you will need to make an account!) 
3. Enter your 800# (or 500# if a Preston Only Member) for the Member Number (even if you do not have a current membership!)
4. Choose a username and password for your online account with us. 
5. Once you have an account set up, click the Home Icon in the top left (the picture, not the actual home letters)
6. Click on Program Registration in the middle of the page!
7. Select ‘ORAC’ 
8. Select the trip or skill clinic you want! 
9. Add to Cart 
10. Continue to Cart 
11. This should take you to the Payment Summary Screen. Enter your payment info and hit Submit Payment. 
12. BAMM You're registered for a trip

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