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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This fall, WKU in Glasgow will celebrate 20 years at our home at 500 Hilltopper Way. Please mark your calendar for 10:30 a.m. October 20 and join WKU President Timothy C. Caboni, students, faculty, staff, and other special guests as we commemorate this milestone and look ahead to WKU’s vision for serving the next generation of students.
The Graduate School has partnered with ETS-GRE to offer an exclusive event on Thursday, October 20th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM CST.
The people who develop and support the GRE® General Test are offering a free virtual workshop for Western Kentucky University students, where they’ll provide information that will help you prepare to do your best on test day!
This webinar will provide an overview of the GRE General Test, including the at-home option; share information on preparing for the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing measures; and discuss test‐taking strategies.
This includes a 30‐minute Q&A session with the GRE experts.
Join PCAL as we celebrate the annual Fall Festival! We will have food, fun activities from departments and clubs, and entertainment from the Department of Theatre & Dance, the WKU Jazz Band, and more. The first 50 students will receive a free t-shirt!
Location: First Year Village Lawn (Near Regents Hall)
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for "Laughs on the Lawn" with comedian Danny Browning on Thursday, October 20, 7-8 pm on the First Year Village Lawn (near Regents Hall).
Free popcorn and hot cocoa provided. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair. Free & open to the WKU community.
Born and raised in the glorious utopia that is Southern Indiana, Danny's a country boy at heart with a friendly sarcasm and sharp wit. You will laugh as he cleverly explains why his life is a living nightmare. Whether it's a bad haircut, a trip to the dentist, or his kid throwing a temper- tantrum, Danny's stories are funny, relatable and always memorable.
"Sexual Consent, Vulnerability, and Pleasure in Medieval England & Scotland"
Dr. Carissa Harris is Associate Professor of English at Temple University. Dr. Harris’s research and teaching focus on gender and sexuality in medieval literature and culture. Her first book, Obscene Pedagogies: Transgressive Talk and Sexual Education in Late Medieval Britain, analyzes sexual education, consent, and rape culture from the Canterbury Tales to the Access Hollywood tape.