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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

Saturday, November 23rd
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

FACING THE FRESHMAN YEAR: Essential Conversations

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

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.

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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

Jacqui Lubbers: A Legacy in Weaving

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

Jacqui Lubbers is a part-time weaving and art appreciation instructor in the WKU Art Department.

9:00am - 4:00pm

Process Oriented Works

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

7:00pm - 9:00pm

WinterDance: Fairy Tales & Fables

  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The WKU Dance Company will bring enchantment and excitement to the stage! This hour-long concert will mesmerize audiences of all ages with a variety of ballet, jazz, modern, and tap dance choreography. The dancers will take the audience on a storybook journey through all of your favorite fairy tales and children’s fables.  Sponsored by Service One Credit Union.

Adults $16 / Students & Seniors (62+) $12 / Ages 12 & under $10

Tickets

All Day

Ogden Pre-Tenure Faculty Award Nominations

  • Time: All Day

 

The Dean of Ogden College invites

nominations for two College awards for pre-tenure faculty

 

Award for Teaching

and

Award for Research/Creative Activity

 

given by the Ogden College of Science and Engineering

 

 

Nominations (name only) should be submitted by email to Cathleen Webb, cathleen.webb@wku.edu in the Office of the Dean, OCH 1023.  Nominations may be made by faculty, staff, administration, alumni, or friends of the University. Nominees must be pre-tenure faculty (as of January 1, 2020) in Ogden College with a demonstrated record of outstanding performance in teaching or research.

 

Nomination Deadline is Tuesday,

December 10th, 2019

 

 

 

8:00am - 12:00pm

39th Annual Mathematics Symposium

  • Location: Snell Hall
  • Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

39th Annual Mathematics Symposium
at
Western Kentucky University

Conference Flyer & Schedule

 

November 22-23, 2019 (Friday 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm; Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Snell Hall (SH) 1st Floor
Refreshments and registration start at 3:30 pm on Friday the 22nd

Free Registration:  at the Registration Desk at the meeting

Abstract submission:  OPEN until November 13th
Submit abstracts to Richard Schugart at richard.schugart@wku.edu.

 

Invited talks by:

Dr. Laura Potter
Syngenta

 

Professor Suzanne Lenhart
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Presentations:  There will be a number of 20-minute talks, focusing on mathematics and closely-related topics.  The talks can be expository, historical, research-related, or education-related.  Student presentations are especially welcome.

Where:  Snell Hall
Directions to WKU // Campus Map
Parking:  If you arrive before 3:30 pm on Friday the 22nd, please stop by the Mathematics Department Office to obtain a temporary parking permit from the staff.  Parking is always free along State St. and after 4:30 pm in all non-gated lots, and is free on Saturday in all lots.

Questions?
Please contact the Mathematics Department Office at (270) 745-3651, or
Dr. Richard Schugart at (270) 745-2947 or richard.schugart@wku.edu.

Sponsored by:

WKU Mathematics Department
Ogden College of Science & Engineering
Gatton Academy of Math & Science

 

8:00am - 12:00pm

39th Annual WKU Mathematics Symposium

  • Location: Snell Hall
  • Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

The 39th Annual WKU Math Symposium is scheduled for November 22 and 23 in Snell Hall.  All are welcome to attend.

7:00pm - 10:30pm

WinterDance: Fairy Tale & Fables

  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 7:00pm - 10:30pm
For ticket information please visit https://wku.showare.com/ or call 270-745-3121
All Day

Big Bend National Park - Multi Day Adventure

  • Location: Big Bend National Park, TX
  • Time: All Day

Cost: $400 Studnet | $450 Guest 

Depart time: Saturday, November 23 @ 5:00 PM       

Return time: Sunday, December 1 @ 8:00 PM 

Drive time: 20 h

Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, November 19 @ 8:00 PM 

Included: River permits, boats, gear, dinner on the river, camping, transportation & hotel accommodations

Located in West Texas, Big Bend will allow you to enjoy dark night skies with beautiful starry views and rivers that carve awe-inspiring canyons in the limestone walls. You can expect sunny and 75 degree days, which will be a welcomed change from the chilly November days of Kentucky. You might just get lucky and spot some mule deer, coyotes, or foxes while in the park(from a safe distance of course).  On this multi-day adventure, you will get to float down the Rio Grande relaxing on a two to four-day river trip through Boquillas Canyon. The rapids in this 33-mile journey only rate up to Class II. Camping a couple of nights by the soothing sounds of the river, and marveling at the 1,200-foot canyon walls, allow time to forget the daily distractions of life. As you travel down the canyon, notice the remains of candelilla wax mining camps on the Mexican side of the river. After our time on the river, a sunrise hike to the Miners Trail is a must. Come enjoy the beautiful sights, and sounds of this marvelously park in Texas.

 

Tentative Trip Itinerary

Day 1:

  1. Depart WKU EARLY
  2. Drive for what feels like forever
  3. Tent camp just outside of Dallas

Day 2:

  1. Wake up early to finish our drive to Big Bend National Park
  2. Spend the afternoon exploring the park
  3. Gear up for the river
  4. Camp at Rio Grande Villiage  

Day 3:

  1. Get on the Rio Grande River
  2. Paddle
  3. Find awesome campsite along the river
  4. Enjoy an elaborate river dinner

Day 4:

  1. Continue along the Rio Grande River
  2. Paddle
  3. Find awesome campsite along the river
  4. Enjoy an elaborate river dinner

Day 5:

  1. Continue along the Rio Grande River
  2. Paddle
  3. Find awesome campsite along the river
  4. Enjoy an elaborate river dinner

Day 6:

  1. Continue along the Rio Grande River
  2. Paddle to the take out at Heath Canyon
  3. Camp at Rio Grande Villiage  

Day 7:

  1. Enjoy a morning hiking in the Park
  2. Evening departure to a local campground

Day 8:

  1. Travel past Dallas texas
  2. Spend the night in a comfy hotel bed near Texarkana

Day 9:

  1. Finish our drive 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
 

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