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Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Saturday, February 22nd
9:00am - 4:00pm

Even Coverlets Get the Blues

  • 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

FACING THE FRESHMAN YEAR: Essential Conversations

  • 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

HAD Artist Collective Murals

  • 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

Highbrow, Patrick Dougherty Sculpture

  • Location: 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

Jacqui Lubbers: A Legacy in Weaving

  • 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.

All Day

Out of the Box

  • 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

8:00am - 12:00pm

GFCB Preview Day

  • Location: Grise Hall
  • Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Families of high school seniors are invited to preview the business college! Register here: https://www.wku.edu/business/gfcbday20.php

8:00am - 2:00pm

2020 Physics Olympics

  • Location: Snell Hall and Kelly Thompson Hall
  • Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm

WKU's Department of Physics & Astronomy hosts 20/20 Vision Physics Saturday, February 22nd in Kelly Thompson Hall. High school students are invited to register as teams of four to compete in the Western Kentucky Physics Olympics. This half-day competition consists of a pentathlon of challenging problem-solving activities that reward teamwork, communication and creativity.

The 2020 Physics Olympics competition will commence with two activities that involve teams arriving at the event ready to compete with entries they have designed, constructed, and tested. Hiding a message in a colorful background is the goal for Color Blindness, with judging based on how hidden the message is with normal vision, and how accurately it can be retrieved when viewing through colored filters. Puzzles get created before the competition, and submitted for judging the morning. Droplet Lens Magnification is a challenge that requires each team to design, construct, and demonstrate a microscope using a drop of liquid for the magnifying lens.

This year's "Calculation / Communication Challenge" is titled Corrective Optics, requiring each team to divide into pairs, with one pair devise configurations of corrective optics for various situations and the other pair to follow those directions to make use of the needed corrections. The Visionary Escape Room is this year's "On-the-Spot Activity" and will test each team's ability to be the first to solve a multiple visual puzzles and challenges required to unlock the rewards. The "Order-of-Magnitude Quiz" will remain cloaked in secrecy until the day of the event.


8:00am - 4:00pm

Kentucky 4-H Livestock Skillathon

  • Location: WKU L.D. Brown Ag Expo Center Main Arena
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 12:00pm

CEBS - College Preview Day

  • Location: Gary A. Ransdell Hall
  • Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
9:00am - 12:00pm

CEBS - College Preview Day

  • Location: Gary A. Ransdell Hall
  • Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Chin National Day

  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
12:30pm - 2:00pm

WKU Softball vs. Ball State

  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Part of the WKU Hilltopper Classic

Event schedule

1:00pm - 4:00pm

WKU Baseball vs. Wright State

  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

WKU vs. Wright State

3:00pm - 7:00pm

WKU Softball: Hilltopper Classic

  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Semifinal games in the WKU Hilltopper Classic

Event schedule

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Hilltopper Basketball vs. Charlotte

  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

WKU opens C-USA Bonus Play against Charlotte

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8:00pm - 10:00pm

Plays in a Day (Spring)

  • Location: Lab Theatre, Gordon Wilson Hall
  • Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

A festival that celebrates and initiates ultimate creativity. Plays in a Day produces several 10-minute plays that are written, directed, and performed by students, all within a 24-hour time span. (Creation process begins Friday, February 21, at 9:00 p.m.)

FREE, Donations Accepted

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