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.
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.
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.
Jab White is a creative producer, author, and owner of Creative Motivations, LLC. Raised in Harlem's Manhattanville Projects, until old enough to appreciate the differences in right and wrong. Boyd's bi-racial background is credited for his increased sense of pride, self-respect, self-esteem, and self-appreciation; all are key to one’s personal growth and development. During this luncheon, he will share his story and how he survived. Lunch will be provided.
Did you know Afro-Latinos make up significant shares of the population in some corners of Latin America? A strong African influence saturates music, dance, the arts, literature, speech forms, and religious practices in Latin America and the Caribbean. Whether you're a native Spanish speaker or you re learning Spanish, please join us as we learn about Afro Latinx cultural contributions!
Jab White is a creative producer, author and owner of Creative Motivations, LLC. Raised in Harlem's Manhattanville Projects, until old enough to appreciate the differences in right and wrong. Boyd's bi-racial background is credited for his increased sense of pride, self-respect, self-esteem, and self-appreciation; all are key to one’s personal growth and development. Boyd survived several years of incarceration to walk the stage with an associate degree in Business Administration (SKYCTC), followed by his Bachelor's in Communication (University of Louisville). His keynote will address his newest documentary work, “We Matter”
Sponsored by the Intercultural Student Engagement Center