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Monday, October 31st, 2022
Monday, October 31st
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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
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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 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 - 4:30pm
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

This exhibition presents a powerful series of images captured by photographer and community activist, Johnalma Barnett.

6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Cherry Hall Lobby
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Want to meet a dead philosopher and learn about their philosophy? Come and meet Plato, Seneca, Aurelius, Friedrich, Nietzsche, and Philippa Foot!

6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Cherry Hall
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Haunted Philosophy Tour

Want to meet a dead philosopher? If that sounds spooky, but not too spooky, join WKU philosophy students on this interactive tour through Cherry Hall! In every room, meet a new dead philosopher whose scary smart theories have influenced every branch of knowledge throughout history. Small groups of participants will be led by spooky tour guides from haunting to haunting to learn about each philosopher’s ideas. Collect candy and wisdom at every station!

Monday, October 31, 2022

6-8pm

The line for tours starts in the main lobby of Cherry Hall

Tours last about 20-30 minutes. Small groups will be taken from the starting line approximately every five minutes. Anyone in line by 8pm will get a tour!

Questions should be directed to the Philosophy Club President, Rose Donnelly (rose.donnelly430@topper.wku.edu). Instructors interested in granting extra credit and would like assistance in collecting evidence of participation should contact Dr. Audrey Anton (audrey.anton@wku.edu) prior to the event.

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