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 competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design in the areas of Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Animation, Graphic & UX Design, Printmaking, New Media, Sculpture, Ceramics and Weaving / Fibers.
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.
The gallery exhibit features 68 images and three short-form documentary films from 19 WKU photojournalism alumni that document a historical year of COVID, protests, the Presidential election, and general life.
The reception will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the atrium of Jody Richards Hall with remarks at 12:30 p.m. from Associated Press photographer J. Scott Applewhite, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and member of WKU’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni.
The exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday during WKU Homecoming activities. Photojournalism faculty will be available between noon and 1 p.m. to answer questions.
The exhibit is free and open to the public through Nov. 11 in the Jody Richards Hall Atrium and Gallery. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday.
We'll start by the walking bridge in town and follow the river to Weldon Peete, where we will hit the trail for a leisurely bike ride through the woods. Stopping by the rapids to have a quick lunch makes for an easy afternoon of riding.