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.
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.
The Advising & Career Development Center (ACDC) is offering a Registration Workshop to help students prepare for registration later this semester. During this workshop, we will cover topics such as: Meeting with your Academic Advisor, Understanding your Degree Audit, and Registration Tools/Dates.
Location: Honors College International Center (HCIC)
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Join WKU Global to learn more about global learning experiences available to students at WKU! This event will feature an info fair with tables for WKU Faculty-Led Programs, WKU Exchange options, study abroad program providers as well as prizes and giveaways. Come learn how you can burst your global bubble!
The 2022 Majors and Minors Fair is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Downing Student Union, 3rd floor. WKU has a number of students who are still searching for a career path that will lead them to success and fulfillment. The Majors and Minors Fair presents them with an invaluable opportunity to explore numerous major, minor, and concentration options at once.
In the past, over 80 majors, minors, faculty-led study abroad programs, and academic offices participated.
As in previous years, the 2022 Majors and Minors Fair will include great door prizes.
A discussion about the relationship between the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the future of reproductive rights and the Pizza impact on voter registration for the midterm elections. Discussion facilitated by Dr. Jeff Budziak, Department of Political Science. Pizza will be served!
Everyone has a story worth telling. Yours can help you build community, solve “wicked” problems, and open doors.
In this workshop, you’ll mine your memories for your best stories, then explore structures and strategies to boost their impact—skills that pave the way for powerful cover letters and personal statements.
Note: Each session’s prompt will be posted on Instagram (@wku_osd) in advance. Whether you attend one or many, we’ll be glad to have you!