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Friday, April 1st, 2022
Friday, April 1st
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

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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.

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  • Time: All Day

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. 

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This exhibit traces the history of Kentucky women in politics and political activism, featuring artifacts from the Rather-Westerman Collection and the America United/Divided project. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

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.

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All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

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.

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9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Location: Jody Richards Hall Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

The power and need of community photojournalism never became more evident than the days and weeks after the Dec 10 and 11 Kentucky tornadoes as the residents of this Commonwealth tried to emotionally comprehend and realize the trauma that we all collectively endured. An exhibition of more than 50 images from WKU students, faculty, staff, alumni as well as the national media coverage will be on display.

The exhibition, located on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Jody Richards Hall, is open Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. except for when the school is closed.

This exhibition is sponsored by The School of Media’s Photojournalism program and is free and open to the public.

5:00am
  • Time: 5:00am

Priority registration for MHC scholars begins on this date. To have priority registration, you MUST meet with your MHC advisor before the deadline. Links to do so may be found below.

Schedule a meeting with Sara Moody (CEBS, GFCB, PCAL)

Schedule a meeting with Meagan Chapman (CHHS, OCSE) 

10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Location: HCIC 1101
  • Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Dept. of Sociology and Criminology: Sociology & Criminology Career Fair 

11:30am
  • Location: Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
  • Time: 11:30am

A compilation of student-performed pieces.

11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Location: DSU
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Join us for more information

Deaf Culture & Hearing Awareness Education Table

11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Location: DSU
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

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Deaf Culture & Hearing Awareness Education Table

12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Charles M. Ruter Track Facility
  • Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

WKU Track and Field will host the 2022 Hilltopper Relays

Schedule

More about WKU Track and Field

12:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm

A campus tour with a focus on your academic program of study! Register here: https://apply.wku.edu/register/?id=a9e79ad3-8e11-40a6-8ab5-4cb8f8317e5b

3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: Virtual
  • Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

As part of its Q&A series, the SIAM (Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Student Chapter of WKU will host a nationally recognized expert in Quantitative Surveys. Joe Callender, EY Quantitative Economics and Statistics Group (EY QUEST), Ernst & Young LLP, will present Math – What are you gonna do with that? at 3:30 p.m. April 1 via Zoom.

Join us on Zoom to talk with Joe Callender

  • When: Friday, April 1, 3:30pm CT
  • Where: Zoom (Meeting ID: 964 0543 4290)

Math – What are you gonna do with that?

This presentation will focus on my journey from undergraduate math major to a career in quantitative surveys. It will

  • explain the choices I made that led me here
  • include some examples of work we do that relies on my background in mathematics
  • share some economic related applications my colleagues have developed
  • impart some thoughts on what students should be doing to prepare themselves for a career in a quantitative field

About the speaker: For the past 17 years Joe Callender led survey project teams providing services to clients in the areas of survey design, programming, analytics and data visualization. Relevant clients include The University of Chicago, the American Resort Development Association, Northwestern Mutual and Baker Hughes. Focus areas include industry surveys, employee engagement, and leading practice surveys. Joe Callender received M.A. in Applied Math and Operations Research, University of Maryland; B.S. in Mathematics, Howard University; member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, and the co-chair of the accounting and tax section; wrote a paper on quality practices in conducting business surveys for the American Statistical Association, and presented on the same at the Joint Statistical Meetings. Joe Callender is also a SIAM Visiting Lecturer.

4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: South Lawn
  • Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

This campus-wide egg hunt will help support and bring in food donations for the Kentucky Veterans Brigade. This event will host free food and an ongoing raffle. Students can bring 3 canned goods in exchange for a basket to hunt eggs on campus, or pay $5.00 to buy a basket. The eggs will contain raffle tickets and there will be 3 "golden eggs" with three grand prizes. Students can also buy raffle tickets, drop off donations, or grab food without hunting! 

6:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Location: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
  • Time: 6:00pm - 12:00pm

The Eighth Annual Dance Big Red student-led dance fundraising event at Western Kentucky University will be held on April 1, 2022. Since it began, Dance Big Red has raised more than $400,000 for pediatric cardiovascular services and adolescent cancer care at Norton Children’s Hospital. The overall goal for Dance Big Red 2022 is to raise $60,000 and recruit 700 dancers. All Western Kentucky University students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate as a DANCER.

  • Date: Friday, April 1, 2022
  • Time:  6 p.m. to midnight CDT (subject to change)
  • Location:  Houchens Industries – L.T. Smith Stadium (subject to change)
  • Registration Fee: $14 per person, tax included  (WKU ID required to participate as a dancer)

More information: https://p2p.onecause.com/dancebigred2022/home

6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

WKU will host FIU for a weekend series.

For more on WKU Softball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/softball

7:30pm
  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: 7:30pm

Sponsored by Service One Credit Union

A Co-Production with the WKU Department of Music

Little Women

The Broadway Musical

Music by Jason Howland, Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, Book by Allan Knee

Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott

 

Jo March is a bold, creative, and fiercely loving young woman determined to make a living as a writer. When the “blood-and-guts stuff” she’s writing isn’t getting through to publishers, she draws on her beloved family to craft the tale of four sisters finding their way into adulthood during the Civil War. Her story – and this musical – are filled with hope, joy, laughter, loss, and most of all, love.

 

Van Meter Auditorium

Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Adults $20 / Students & Seniors (62+) $16

 (Specially priced performance for school groups on Thursday, March 31 at 9:30 a.m.)

All Day
  • Location: WKU Housing Portal | www.wku.edu/housing/portal
  • Time: All Day

Advanced registration for summer housing is required for residents who will be moving directly into summer housing from their spring assignment on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Advanced registration will begin on April 1, 2022 online in the Housing Portal. Those registering early will receive their room assignment at check-in.

Students who are moving in to summer housing AFTER May 6, 2022 should register at least 1 business day in advance through the Housing Portal. 

WKU Summer Housing - Learn More

Access the WKU Housing Portal via my.wku.edu

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