In politics, the old adage “having a seat at the table” is often used to refer to those in positions of power, influence and policy making. This poster exhibit highlights a few of the women who have held political office and had “a seat at the table” in decision making for the Commonwealth.
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.
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.
This year we are excited to partner with organizations and departments across campus to feature the experiences and stories of our students. As we think about student success and our teaching, it is critical that we consider our students and their perspectives. Through this series we strive to amplify the voices of our students and provide an opportunity for dialogue as we seek to clarify student expectations and experiences so that we might all achieve success in the classroom.
In this opening session, we will hear from incoming first year students who navigated their final years of high school during the pandemic as well as college students who have only experienced WKU during the pandemic. We will visit with these students about their expectations, how their first couple of weeks have gone and what faculty and staff can do to help them transition to college and a “normal” college setting.
If you have questions you would like to pose to our students, please submit those prior to the session by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the webinar.
The Hardin Planetarium is presenting PlanetQuest: Discovering Worlds Around Other Stars August 1 through September 9. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday, 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
The Hilltoppers open the 2021 season with a Thursday night game against UT Martin. Kickoff is set for 7. Avenue of Champions will close at 3 PM. Student tailgating areas open on the lower South Lawn from 3 PM – 6:30 PM. Other tailgating areas open at 4 PM; Topper Town opens at 4 PM on the upper South Lawn; Topper Walk begins at 4:40 PM at Parking Structure 1.