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.
Please join WKU's Korean Pop Culture Club (KPC), Asian American Student Association (AASA), and Chinese Club as they kick off Lunar New Year activities and celebrations on Tuesday, February 1 from 9 am - 3 pm! The three organizations will set up tables to introduce their clubs/missions to students, faculty and staff. Red envelopes with holiday candies and random gifts will be passed around to celebrate the first day of lunar year of tiger.
Chinese Club (SGA), Chinese Flagship, Korean Pop Culture Club (SGA)
Global Learning & International Affairs, Honors College, Modern Languages
Location: Harbaugh Club, Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
The Black History Month Opening Ceremony will feature graduate student Tamera Lott providing the student charge and performances by student organizations like Blaq Art Nouveau and Amazing Tones of Joy. The event is open to the public.
For information, contact WKU’s Cynthia and George Nichols III Intercultural Student Engagement Center (ISEC) at (270) 745-5066.
Sponsored by the Cultural Heritage Planning Committee and the Black Student Alliance
The Hardin Planetarium is presenting Eyes on the Early Universe: James Webb Space Telescope January 16 through February 24. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday, 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
The James Webb Space Telescope will see the first galaxies that ever formed. Learn how we are able to see back in time, and also how Webb will be crucial to helping us discover whether there is life elsewhere in the universe.