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.
The Kentucky Museum is thrilled to announce the return of Hammer-In, an outdoor festival celebrating metal working traditions of Kentucky, sponsored by Logan Aluminum and the Kentucky Humanities Council. Come observe demonstrations of forge, tinsmithing, aluminum pour, and basic forge skills and have the opportunity to speak with representatives of The Kentucky Forge Council, WKU League of Sculptors, and special guest the Society of Inclusive Blacksmiths.
Special guests include Elizabeth Belz of the Society of Inclusive Blacksmiths, who kicks off the event at 10:30 a.m. with a special talk about her interest and career in metal working, specifically touching on ways the field has become more inclusive and diverse in recent years. At 1 p.m., blacksmith and toolmaker Andrew Larson will provide a special forge demonstration and discussion of his self-taught blacksmithing skills and forging the future of metal working in Kentucky.
The event will also feature demonstrations and narrative stage talks throughout the day, and local food truck EmpanadasBG will be onsite. More information and the event schedule is provided at https://www.wku.edu/go/hammerin