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WKU Cultural Enhancement Series History


23rd Year: 2019-2020

September 23, 2019- Melissa Marshall

October, 15, 2019- Dr. Eve L. Ewing

February 3, 2020- Swedish Jam Factory

February 17, 2020- Grapes of Wrath- American Shakespeare Center

22nd Year: 2018-2019

July 2018- Nobel Laureate Kosterlitz--Co-sponsor

October 1-19, 2018- Patrick Dougherty Stickwork Project

April 2, 2019- Silkroad

April 15 and 16, 2019- Obsesión (Cuban band)

Dates TBA- Arte Cubano Exhibit at Ky Museum—Co-sponsor

21st Year: 2017-2018

September 19, 2017- Roxane Gay

October 8, 2017- Robert Reich

February 2, 2018- Yamato Drummers

February 13, 2018- Paul Alan Cox 

March 5, 2018- Daniel Levitin

IYO Bosnia Event- TBD

Alan Teiger @ GRH Auditorium

Co-sponsor Southern Circuit Film Festival Bowling Green

20th Year: 2016-2017

September 27, 2016- Anne Lamott

October 20, 2016- Ben Sollee

November 7, 2016- Joel Sartore

February 15, 2017- Sarah Parcak

February 21, 2017- Black Violin

April 22, 2017- David Sedaris

19th Year: 2015-2016

Sam Bush

Nina Totenberg

Neil Gaiman

Martha Graham Dance Company

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

18th Year: 2014-2015

September 20, 2014- Jazz at Lincoln Center featuring Wynton Marsalis

October 15, 2014- Bill Nye

November 2014- Kentucky Glory: Gospel Music from the Commonwealth (Ky Folklife Program)

February 5, 2015-Melissa Harris-Perry

February 10, 2015- Mummenschanz

Kentucky Strings: Bluegrass Music and Beyond (Festival)

17th Year: 2013-2014

September 17, 2013- Ozomatli

November 5, 2013- Soledad O’Brien

February 4, 2014- Abigail Wasburn with Kai Welch feature Wu Fei- the Wu Force

February 21, 2014- Dr. Cornel West (co-sponsor WKU Black History Celebration & Cultural Presercation Committee)

March 17, 2014- Dr. Michio Kaku

16th Year: 2012-2013

October 15, 2012- Birdland Jazz Band

October 29, 2012- Jon Meacham

March 4, 2013- Ailey II

March 26, 2013- Garrison Keillor

April 11, 2013- Chanticleer

15th Year: 2011-2012

September 20, 2011- James Fallows (co-sponsor ICSR)

March 19, 2012- Jerry Greenfield

April 9, 2012- Ntozake Shange (co-sponsor WS)

14th Year: 2010-2011

October 12, 2010- Richard Rodriguez

November 17, 2010- Natalie MacMaster

February 16, 2011- Bernice Johnson Reagon (co-sponsor WS)

February 21, 2011- Imani Winds

March 22, 2011- Chuck Klosterman

13th Year: 2009-2010

October 26, 2009- Neil deGrasse Tyson

November 17, 2009- American Revival (Sierra Hull, Dixie Bee-Liners, Uncle Earl)

February 9, 2010- Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

April 13, 2010- Billy Collins

12th Year: 2008-2009

September 23, 2008- Carolina Chocolate Drops

November 18, 2008- Kenneth Miller

February 17, 2009- Richard Norton Smith

March 17, 2009- TAIKOPROJECT

11th Year: 2007-2008

October 16, 2007- Mamadou Diabate

October 30, 2007- Jeff Corwin

April 1, 2008- Gloria Steinem

April 8, 2008- Cantus

10th Year: 2006-2007

November 13, 2006- Abraham Verghese, M.D.

March 14, 2007- Los Lobos

April 23, 2007- Azar Nafisi

9th Year: 2005-2006

September 8, 2005- J.D. Crowe and the New South

March 2, 2006- Barbara Ehrenreich

April 6, 2006- The Lark Quartet

8th Year: 2004-2005

October 14, 2004- Blind Boys of Alabama

February 15, 2005- Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

March 2, 2005- Edward O. Wilson

7th Year: 2003-2004

Henry Louis Gates

March 2004- BeauSoleil

April 2004- Steven Pinker

6th Year: 2002-2003

Laurie Garrett

Anoushka Shankar

Baltimore Consort

The Del McCoury Band

Brian Greene

5th Year: 2001-2002

Jared Diamond

Taylor 2

Doc Watson

4th Year: 2000-2001

Walter Alvarez

Susan Faludi

Frank McCourt

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

3rd Year: 1999-2000

Behind the Broken Words-Zerbe and Browne

Gumbo, Grits & Gravy

David Halberstam

2nd Year: 1998-1999

Alvin Ailey

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Stephen Jay Gould

1st Year: 1997-1998

Robert Bly

Nexus

Jane Smiley

Bob Williams

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