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Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Thursday, May 7th
All Day

Strava Leaderboard

  • Time: All Day

Join our Strava club to see what activities others are partaking in during this time & to record your activity! 

How to join: 

  •  Download the FREE Strava app 
  •  Make a profile! 
  •  Search "WKU ORAC" in clubs 
  •  Record your activity daily! 
  •  Get on the leader board & feel good!

 

Stay on the leaderboard for 2 weeks to get WellU Credit!

 

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

Gazing Deeply: The Art and Science of Mammoth Cave

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

Gazing Deeply showcases how WKU’s backyard—the unique landscape of Mammoth Cave—is being studied, interpreted, and inspiring action on environmental change.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

HAD Artist Collective Murals

  • 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: 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

Side by Side Exhibit

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

A collaborative exhibition of artwork created by young artists with disabilities and local artists will be on display at the Kentucky Museum. Meet the artists at the reception on Saturday, April 11, from 2 PM - 4 PM in the Dorothy Grider Garden Gallery.

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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

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Counseling Center Lunch-N-Learn: Creative Expression

  • Location: Potter Hall Conference Room, 408
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Creative ExpressionThis session will focus on exploring ways creativity can be used for reducing stress, improving sense of wellness, and increasing enjoyment of daily life. Participants will engage in hands-on creative exercises. All materials will be provided and no special skills are needed!

All sessions will be taught by Counseling Center staff and offered from Noon – 1:00 p.m. in the Potter Hall conference room, 408.

Please B.Y.O.L. – Bring Your Own Lunch
We encourage you to attend, learn new skills, and gain knowledge.

Sessions are open to anyone in the university community – Students, Faculty, and Staff. 
ALL sessions will be given Well-U credit (for students enrolled in the program)!

You may register for one or more by clicking the "Attending" circle under each session description here: https://wku.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3IuQB9FK61lvyrr

1:30pm

HON 251 Dialogue - Global Climate Change

  • Time: 1:30pm

Select students from the Spring 2020 HON 251 courses invite you to participate in a Deliberative Dialogue, a guided discussion on pressing social issues impacting our communities.

Unlike debate, or lecture, or an airing of grievances, deliberation asks us to begin with what we hold most dear and share our personal experiences with a given issue. It’s not about reaching agreement or seeing eye-to-eye. It’s about looking at the costs and consequences of possible solutions to daunting problems, and finding out what we, as a people, will or will not accept as a solution. We must listen to one another, explore the unbiased facts, test ideas, weigh options and balance tradeoffs to find where our various interests overlap—where purposes can be joined towards a shared future.

Moderated by Langley Williams

Register to Participate Here: https://forms.gle/HEmASEraWGD8arzC8

6:00pm

WKU Owensboro Graduand Ceremony

  • Location: RiverPark Center
  • Time: 6:00pm

The Graduand Ceremony is a pre-commencement for students who have completed at least one-fourth of their degree at WKU in Owensboro. The ceremony honors students for their academic achievement.

7:00pm

Film Fatale Screening of Booksmart

  • Location: Jody Richards Hall Auditorium
  • Time: 7:00pm

WKU Film Screening Series

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Film Fatale- A WKU FIlm Screening

  • Location: JRH Auditorium (166)
  • Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Lady Bird Feb. 13th

Bend It Like Beckham Feb. 27

Hush March 19

The Edge of Seventeen April 2

The Fits April 9

The Virgin Suicides April 16

The Babadook April 30

Booksmart May 7

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