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.
In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.
Enjoy pizza and good company while learning about friendship!
What makes a friendship good and true? What are the attributes that qualify a friendship as utilitarian versus virtuous? We will discuss this and more - and whether Aristotle thinks good friendship is even attainable.
David James “DJ” Savarese is an artful activist, multi-genre writer, teacher, advocate and practicing optimist. A 2022-23 Iowa Arts Fellow and Zoeglossia Fellow, he is the author of Swoon (2022). A public scholar, DJ teaches and presents nationally on a range of topics, including the NEH-sponsored talk on “Disrupting Ableism Through Artful Activism.”
Grocery Bingo is a monthly program held by HEP where students can win free groceries, toiletries, and other prizes when they win one of the many rounds of bingo. Between the rounds, students play a themed Kahoot to learn more about the chosen health topics for the night AND to have a shot at winning a grand prize!
Some of the topics we cover at Grocery Bingo include mental health, time management, sexual health, among many more!