Western Kentucky University

WKU Cultural Enhancement Series

2013-2014 Cultural Enhancement Series


 Upcoming Spring Events:


Abigail Washburn

Abigail Washburn with Kai Welch featuring Wu Fei introducing the Wu-Force  |  February 4, 2014

Appalachian-Chinese avant-folk trio feat. Abigail Washburn (banjo/vocals), Kai Welch (piano, guitar, trumpet, looping station/vocals) and Wu Fei (guzheng/vocals).

Van Meter Hall, WKU at 7:30 p.m. CST

Listen: Han Ren and Muckrackers

www.abigailwashburn.com  |  www.kaiwelch.com  |  www.wufeimusic.com



Dr. Cornel West  |  February 21, 2014

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual.  He is the Class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton.  He has taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris.  He has written 19 books and edited 13 books.  He is best known for his classic Race Matters, Democracy Matters, and his new memoir, Brother West:  Living and Loving Out Loud.  He appears frequently on the Bill Maher Show, Colbert Report, CNN and C-Span as well as on his dear Brother, Tavis Smiley's PBS TV Show.  He can be heard weekly on Tavis Smiley's NPI radio program.  Cornel West has a passion to communicate to a vast variety of publics in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. – a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.

Event co-sponsored by the WKU Black History Celebration & Cultural Preservation Committee.

Van Meter Hall, WKU at 7:30 p.m. CST

www.cornelwest.com  |  Cornel West YouTube



Dr. Michio Kaku  |  March 17, 2014

Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, best-selling author, and popularizer of science. He's the co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory), and continues Einstein's search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory.

Event co-sponsored by the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics & Science in Kentucky.

Topic: The Next 20 Years: How Science will Revolutionize Business, Commerce, Medicine and Our Way of Life

Van Meter Hall, WKU at 7:30 p.m. CST

www.mkaku.org  |  Michio Kaku Video

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