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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Tuesday, September 24th
All Day

SpiritFunder "Adopt an Artifact" Campaign

  • Time: All Day

On September 12, the Kentucky Museum launches a new fundraising campaign called “Adopt an Artifact.” With a special invitation from “Nunu,” the Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus on display in the Decorative Arts Gallery, the South Central Kentucky community is invited to make a gift and “adopt” an artifact to support future conservation and care.

To donate to the SpiritFunder, visit our GiveCampus site.

All Day

Freshmen Registration Workshop: Preparing You for Priority Registration

  • Location: DSU 2123 and DSU 2124
  • Time: All Day

The Advising and Career Development Center is hosting multiple registration workshops for new freshmen students. In these half hour workshops, academic advisors will teach students how to use iCAP, Schedule Planner, and how to make an appointment on TopNet with students' academic advisors. We encourage all new freshmen to attend.

Individual workshop times are as follows:

Monday, September 23

8:00am – 8:30am

9:10am – 9:40am

10:20am – 10:50am

11:30am – 12:00pm

12:40pm – 1:10pm

1:50pm – 2:20pm

5:30pm – 6:00pm

   

Tuesday, September 24

8:30am – 9:00am

9:35am – 10:05am

11:10am – 11:40am

1:30pm – 2:00pm

2:30pm – 3:00pm

  

Wednesday, September 25

8:00am – 8:30am

9:10am – 9:40am

10:20am – 10:50am

11:30am – 12:00pm

12:40pm – 1:10pm

1:50pm – 2:20pm

 3:00pm – 3:30pm

   

Thursday, September 26

 8:30am – 9:00am

 9:35am – 10:05am

 11:10am – 11:40am

 12:45pm – 1:15pm

  2:20pm – 2:50pm

  5:30pm – 6:00pm

9:00am - 4:00pm

Basketry Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibit

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Held in conjunction with the National Basketry Organization 2019 Biennial Conference this exhibit is unique in it's focus on basketry and in it's inclusion of the full range of work being executed by well-known and emerging artists.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

Even Coverlets Get the Blues

  • Location: Richardson Quilt Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Kentuckians have practiced the art of weaving for more than 200 years.
Techniques represented in Even Coverlets Get the Blues range from overshot, double weave, and tied-biederwand to hooked rug making.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

HAD Artist Collective Murals

  • Location: Kentucky Museum Courtyard
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Anel Lepić and Muhamed “Hamo” Bešlagic, two HAD Collective artists from Bosnia, carved murals in the Kentucky Museum courtyard.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

Highbrow, Patrick Dougherty Sculpture

  • Location: Kentucky Museum Front Lawn
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

WKU’s Cultural Enhancement Series and the Kentucky Museum host award winning artist Patrick Dougherty in October 2018 on WKU’s campus in Bowling Green, Ky. Dougherty created Highbrow, a sculpture made from intertwined tree saplings, on the Museum's front lawn.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

Process Oriented Works

  • Location: Kentucky Museum - Kentucky Room
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Pre-Law Admissions Forum

  • Location: Faculty House
  • Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Admissions officials from the University of Kentucky College of Law, the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville and the Northern Kentucky University Chase Law School will present a program on admissions strategies, LSAT preparation and Pre-Law preparation. They also will answer questions about the process and distribute information and admissions packets for their programs. All students interested in pre-law should attend.

Sponsored by Pre-Law Advising.

For information, contact Dr. Patricia Minter at (270) 745-5098 or patricia.minter@wku.edu

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Disc Golf Clinic

  • Location: WKU
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

More infromation to follow! 

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Kayak Roll Clinic

  • Location: WKU Natatorium
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Does whitewater tickle your fancy? You’re in luck! ORAC is offering a step by step, hands on clinic in the Preston Center Natatorium on how to roll you kayak. Over the course of these two clinics you will learn the fundamentals of how to safely roll a kayak.  ORAC will supply whitewater kayaks, spray skirts, paddles, PFD’s and helmets. 

 

Prior registration is required. 


Sign up & attend this event to receive a special discount to College Outside

 

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

Follow the instructions below

1. Go to https://online.spectrumng.net/wku (it will open a new window!) 
2. Click "Do not have login" (you will need to make an account!) 
3. Enter your 800# (or 500# if a Preston Only Member) for the Member Number (even if you do not have a current membership!)
4. Choose a username and password for your online account with us. 
5. Once you have an account set up, click the Home Icon in the top left (the picture, not the actual home letters)
6. Click on Program Registration in the middle of the page!
7. Select ‘ORAC’ 
8. Select the trip or skill clinic you want! 
9. Add to Cart 
10. Continue to Cart 
11. This should take you to the Payment Summary Screen. Enter your payment info and hit Submit Payment. 
12. BAMM You're registered for a trip
 


5:00pm - 6:00pm

Put a Woman in Charge Panel

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Panel discussion featuring current and former local and state female office holders. Swipeable for students

6:00pm - 7:00pm

WKU Volleyball vs. Austin Peay

  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

WKU Volleyball hosts Austin Peay

6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

  • Time: 6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

September 24 - November 22

The Thomas Fire burns in the Los Padres National Forest, near Ojai, Calif., on Dec. 8, 2017. A group of closely knit photojournalists find safety in numbers as they work together to document some of California’s largest and most dangerous fires. Photo by Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times

 
As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.
 
 

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION AND REMARKS

Tuesday, September 24
School of Media Gallery
Jody Richards Hall on the campus of WKU
6:30 – 7:30 pm
 

 
Opening remarks from Dr. Albert Meier, PHD
Biology Department, WKU
 
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the community
Parking available in the Chestnut St. Lot South for opening reception
 

School of Media Gallery  Hours

M-W 9am – 9pm

Th–F 9am – 5pm

Sunday 3pm – 9pm

Free parking after 4:30 M-F in the Chestnut St. Lot South / Closed Oct. 10, 11 and 13 for fall break

 

 

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

Photographer Justin Sullivan is seen here seeking a low angle while covering the Camp Fire of 2018. “Being with a group that is well trained and understands how to navigate these dangerous fires is so important to me,” Sullivan says. “Being in a car with someone when you’re driving down roads that have fire on both sides with trees and power lines falling all around is so much better than trying to navigate it on your own.” Photo by Noah Berger.

 

Freelance photographer Noah Berger has spent 24 years covering the San Francisco Bay Area for editorial, corporate and government clients. He works for national and international news outlets including the Associated Press, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle and LA Times. On the corporate side, Noah covers transportation and infrastructure for government agencies and works often with health care organizations. A native of New York, Noah lives in Alameda – an island across the bay from San Francisco – with his wife and 9-year-old son.


Renée C. Byer is a catalyst for change. She is an award-winning documentary photojournalist and Emmy nominated multimedia field producer best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Her ability to produce photographs with profound emotional resonance and sensitivity earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and dozens of national and international honors, including the World Understanding Award from Pictures of the Year International, and Pulitzer Finalist in 2013.

Known for her ability to translate stark statistics into images that connect us to our humanity, she has traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, covering some of the most important issues of our time. Byer’s stories have deepened our understanding of the environment, climate change, extreme poverty, genetically modified food, healthcare, women at war, domestic violence, and the drought and economic crisis in California.

 
 

 

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Gallery Exhibit Opening: Our World Burning

  • Location: JRH Gallery
  • Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

OUR WORLD BURNING

As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.

 

Free and open to the public. Students are encouraged to attend. WKU “swipe-able” event. Click here for more information.

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Our World Burning - Photo Exhibit

  • Location: JRH - JRH 0108
  • Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
All Day

Out of the Box

  • Location: Community Gallery
  • Time: All Day

In 2019, the Kentucky Building celebrates 80 years of showcasing South Central Kentucky’s unique culture and heritage. In honor of this milestone, the Kentucky Museum presents Out of the Box, an exhibition focused on fostering multidisciplinary discussions about our collective heritage while shining new light on the relevance of our museum in the 21st century. 

Using local historical artifacts, photos, and records, we invite you to discover how every object tells multiple stories. Themes and stories are curated in partnership with faculty from 9 WKU departments

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