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Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
Thursday, September 22nd
All Day
  • Time: All Day

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.

FGP assists students as they negotiate the often difficult affective and academic shifts between high school and college. Learn more about the program in this exhibit, presented by the Kelly M. Burch Institute for Transformative Practices in Higher Education, Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing, the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, the WKU Center for Literacy, and the Kentucky Museum.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

Gazing Deeply showcases how WKU’s backyard—the unique landscape of Mammoth Cave—is being studied, interpreted, and inspiring action on environmental change. Coinciding with the UNESCO Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources: A Workshop on Sustainability and Community and Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020, this exhibition is a collaborative effort between arts and science faculty and students that highlights one of the most well-known and vital natural landscapes in the world. 

All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

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All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.

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All Day
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: All Day

In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.

8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition recognizes the Gerald Printing Graphic Design Scholarship and Awards that were established this past year and awarded to five exemplary students majoring in Graphic Design.

8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Neurodiversity-Affirming Learning for Twice-Exceptional Students

Twice-exceptional (2e) learners are both gifted and have another diagnosis (like autism, ADHD, learning disability, anxiety, and more). They need support for both their advanced cognitive abilities and areas of struggle. Drawing from experiences as a gifted education teacher and clinical mental health counselor, Emily Kircher-Morris will synthesize what we know about twice-exceptional learners to help participants develop an awareness of how they can best help twice-exceptional kids and teens find success academically, socially, and emotionally.
 
About the presenter: Emily Kircher-Morris, M.A., M.Ed., LPC, inspired by her own experiences as a neurodivergent person, is dedicated to destigmatizing neurodiversity and supporting neurodivergent people of all ages. She started her career as an educator and worked as a gifted education teacher and school counselor. She is now in private practice near St. Louis, Missouri as a licensed professional counselor, where she specializes in supporting gifted, twice-exceptional, and neurodivergent kids and adults (and their families).

Emily is the author of two books related to the development of children and teens who are neurodivergent and cognitively gifted. “Teaching Twice-Exceptional Learners in Today's Classroom" (Free Spirit Publishing, 2021) focuses on supporting 2e learners in the educational setting, and the forthcoming "Raising Twice-Exceptional Children: A Handbook for Parents of Neurodivergent Gifted Kids" (Routledge, 2022) is a guide for parents navigating the world of twice-exceptionality.

Emily hosts The Neurodiversity Podcast, which explores the psychological, educational, and social needs for enriching the lives of neurodivergent people. She speaks at statewide, national, and international conferences and frequently provides virtual and in-person professional development to educators, mental health clinicians, and parents worldwide.
9:00am - 1:30pm
  • Location: L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center
  • Time: 9:00am - 1:30pm

More than 600 fourth-graders from Allen and Warren counties will participate in the 25th annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® program on Thursday (Sept. 22) at WKU’s L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center. Educational sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the South Central Area Health Education Center in partnership with the Kentucky Partnership for Farm Family Health and Safety, Inc.

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2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Location: HCIC 2007
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

You’re not supposed to know everything. All you need to know is who to ask!

This workshop will help you figure out how to “ask the experts” in your field, cultivating mentors who will light the way to your academic and professional goals.

4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Location: Student Success Center, First Floor, Gary Ransdell Hall
  • Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

A Deliberative Dialogue Group Discussion. 

5:00pm
  • Location: DSU 2123
  • Time: 5:00pm

The Advising & Career Development Center (ACDC) is offering a Registration Workshop to help students prepare for registration later this semester. During this workshop, we will cover topics such as: Meeting with your Academic Advisor, Understanding your Degree Audit, and Registration Tools/Dates.

https://www.wku.edu/advising/registrationworkshops.php

5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Cherry Hall 316
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
WKU Philosophy Club
Thursdays, Cherry Hall 316, 5 pm
Free snacks provided
All are welcome!
6:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: The Historic State Theater Complex
  • Time: 6:00pm - 6:00pm

During DiscoverWKU, prospective students and their families can learn more about the opportunities available at WKU. There is an Admissions presentation at every DiscoverWKU event, so students can learn more about becoming a Hilltopper. High school seniors will be eligible to win a $500 scholarship or a VIP Visit Experience. 

Time: 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time 

Location:

The Historic State Theater Complex
209 W Dixie Ave
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Register online at https://www.wku.edu/discoverwku/

6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: WKU Soccer Complex
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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