On April 8th, WKU Folk Studies MA alumnus Dr. Jon Kay ('97) will present "Folklore, Art, and Aging: The Power of Creative Practice in Later Life" as the second installment in the PCAL Alumni Speaker Series. Kay is a scholar working at the intersection of folklore, the arts, and gerontology. His research highlights how the creative practices of older adults contribute to their quality of life. His scholarship probes the social and therapeutic uses embedded in the everyday, creative undertakings of elders, including art making, storytelling, and forms of social engagement. Kay directs Traditional Arts Indiana at Indiana University, where he also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology.
The Potter College Alumni Speaker Series celebrates the accomplishments and diverse paths our alumni have taken, while advising current students on career options and networking opportunities. Meeting with alumni will help assist students in identifying and articulating the competencies and job-ready skills that that are developing in their coursework and majors.
In Potter College, our mission is to help students expand the range of their opportunities by providing them with a broad education that will prepare them for meaningful work in an almost limitless number of careers across a lifetime.
For event Zoom links and to learn more please visit https://www.wku.edu/pcal/alumnispeaker.php
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