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Saturday, October 8th, 2022
Saturday, October 8th
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.

All Day
  • Time: All Day

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn more and apply at www.wku.edu/housing/apartments

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

This competitive juried exhibition showcases a selection of work in a variety of media created by students in the WKU Department of Art & Design.

8:00am - 2:30pm
  • Location: E.A. Diddle Arena
  • Time: 8:00am - 2:30pm

Head for The Hill is a free open house event that offers a comprehensive look at WKU’s outstanding academic offerings, student activities, and beautiful campus. Sessions are offered to provide valuable information about life on The Hill, and an information expo allows students and their families the opportunity to personally connect with representatives from different academic departments, student services, housing, financial aid, and more!

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

10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

We highly encourage families to consider attending one of our Preview Days held on the WKU campus.  Preview Days are a wonderful opportunity for prospective applicants and their families to meet with current Gatton Academy students and their parents, visit our campus, and gain a better understanding of student life at The Gatton Academy. 

Join us for our Fall Preview Day on Saturday, October 8th, 2022.


Registration is required via the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/on-campus-preview-day-october-8-2022-tickets-343815008947


10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Join us at the Kentucky Museum for a free community event celebrating the metal workers' trade, sanctioned by the Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths, including:

  • Forge demonstrations.
  • Tinsmithing demonstrations.
  • Aluminum Pour demonstration and make-your-own pour.
  • Basic Forge Skills Demonstrations.
  • Opportunity to learn about joining metal working associations and getting started in the trade.
  • Learn about the Kentucky Forge Council and become a member.
  • Kentucky Folklife Program Narrative Stage, including our Keynote Speaker
  • Big Al's Hot Damn Chicken food truck on site.

Learn more here.

Free parking available off of Kentucky Street in WKU parking lots. Follow the Hammer In Parking Signs. For GPS directions, use our street address: 1444 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101

10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

The Kentucky Forge Council is a community organization dedicated to preservation of the craft of blacksmithing through hands-on education. Join the KFC and partners (Kentucky Museum, Kentucky Folklife Program, and WKU Art & Design League of Sculptors) at this family-friendly event showcasing forging, tinsmithing, and metal casting demonstrations.

 

12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Location: GWH Lab Theatre
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

We all have passions. We all have dreams. But what happens when we lose sight of why we love them so much? Thomas Elegie is a teenage piano prodigy, but when his mentor suggests that he needs to rediscover the heart in his playing, Thomas finds himself torn between the expectations of too many people. How do we reclaim the things we love? Can Thomas find the strength to do it? Find out in The Heart and Soul of Thomas Elegie! Best suited for ages 10 and up.

Adults $6 / Ages 12 & under $3

2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: GWH - GWH 0100
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
$3 for 12 and under / $6 adults We all have passions. We all have dreams. But what happens when we lose sight of why we love them so much? Thomas Elegie is a teenage piano prodigy, but when his mentor suggests that he needs to rediscover the heart in his playing, Thomas finds himself torn between the expectations of too many people. How do we reclaim the things we love? Can Thomas find the strength to do it? Find out in The Heart and Soul of Thomas Elegie! Best suited for ages 10 and up.
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