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.
Midnight On The Hill is the event at WKU that benefits the children and families of St. Jude. Our Finale Event is a celebration of the funds and awareness we raised during this school year! There will be games, silent disco, food, raffle prizes, and more. Come see the Finale total of how much was raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital this year!
The WKU Student Research Conference will showcase 193 research and creative projects -- 109 poster presentations, 79 oral presentations and five performances – from graduate, undergraduate and Gatton Academy students in all disciplines. All student projects are mentored by WKU faculty and staff members. (More:2022 Abstracts; Conference Program)
The conference will feature a keynote address by Dr. Farhad Ashrafzadeh, professor of electrical engineering, the Greulich Chair of Energy Systems and the founding director of the Center for Energy Systems at WKU.
Dr. Ashrafzadeh will present Research as a Self-Discovery Process: Identifying and Fostering Your Inner Talents at 8:30 a.m. at Downing Student Union, room 3020.
The conference schedule features student presentations throughout the day in the Downing Student Union. Registration for all conference participants and judges begins at 8 a.m. Presentations start at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:45 p.m. All presentations are free and open to the public.
The WKU English Department sponsors annual writing contests in literature, composition, and creative writing for Kentucky high school students. The English Department invites finalists, their teachers, and family to campus for a reception and ceremony each year where they are recognized. The winners receive scholarships if they choose to major or minor in English at WKU and cash prizes whether or not they attend WKU.