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Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Sunday, September 29th
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.

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.

 
 

 

All Day

Overnight Beginners Whitewater Kayaking

  • Location: Reliance, TN
  • Time: All Day

Cost: $55 Student | $65 Guest 

Depart: Saturday, September 28 @ 7:00 am 

Return time: Sunday, September 29 @ 9:00 pm 

Drive time: 4.5 hours 

Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, September 24 @ 8:00 PM 

Included: Jackson Zen Whitewater kayak, helmets, spray skit, lifejacket, camping, transportation & guide down the rapids

Not included: Nose plugs, splash jackets or water clothes

Put on your paddling clothes and guide your way down 5.8 miles of the Hiwassee River nestled deep into forested hillsides and pastoral river bottoms. The Hiwassee River Gorge offers Class I-III rapids suitable for all levels of paddling in a beautiful mountain setting. On this overnight trip with ORAC experience exploring a new area and an introduction to whitewater kayaking while escaping the heat in the cool waters of the Hiwassee. This trip will have a chance to run the Hiwassee twice before heading back to campus Sunday. 

Tentative Trip Itinerary

Day 1

  1. Head out on a beautiful drive the wild Hiwassee
  2. Arrive at the river put in
  3. Paddle school & safety brief
  4. Power through some awesome rapids
  5. Load up boats
  6. Head to camp
  7. Enjoy a fire & s' mores

Day 2

  1. Have a great breakfast
  2. Pack up camp
  3. Arrive at the river put in
  4. Paddle school & safety brief
  5. Power through some awesome rapids
  6. Load up boats
  7. Head back to WKU

*All trips are subject to change due to weather, permitting and staffing


Sign up & attend this trip 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
 


11:00am - 1:00pm

Parent & Family Weekend

  • Location: Fresh Food Company, Downing Student Union
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Parent & Family Weekend (Sept. 27-29) concludes with a Farewell Brunch.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

 All times are listed in Central Standard Time

Family Farewell Brunch

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Tickets:  $10.00 Per Person (Students may use Meal Plan)

Location:  Fresh Food Company, Downing Student Union

Details: Providing our guests with the highest quality foods prepared right before your eyes, The Fresh Food Company offers one of the most exciting dining experiences on campus. It features authentic upscale foods from ‘mini-restaurants.’ Our chefs are ready to serve you a changing menu of specialties

 

12:00pm - 2:00pm

WKU Volleyball vs. Southern Miss

  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

WKU Volleyball opens Conference USA action

1:00pm - 3:00pm

WKU Soccer vs. Louisiana Tech

  • Location: WKU Soccer Complex
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
1:00pm - 4:00pm

MBA Picnic

  • Location: Chaney's Dairy Barn
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Pre-register with Jean Johnson (jean.johnson@wku.edu)

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Story Theatre

  • Location: Russell H. Miller Theatre, Fine Arts Center
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

From stories in the Grimm Brothers’ Collection and Aesop’s Fables. Favorite old fairy tales and fables – with a contemporary twist. Fun for the whole family!

Adults $16 / Students & Seniors (62+) $12

Tickets

3:00pm - 9:00pm

Gallery Exhibit: Our World Burning

  • Location: JRH Gallery
  • Time: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

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.

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