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Wednesday, January 25th, 2023
Wednesday, January 25th
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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  • Location: Kentucky Museum
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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.

All Day
  • Location: Jody Richards Hall Gallery
  • Time: All Day

School of Media Galleries: Grayson County Photography Exhibit.

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

Danielle Mužina, an artist and educator currently living and working in Cleveland, Ohio, makes paintings that explore place, identity, and crisis, inspired by both personal lived and inherited familial experiences. Using the homespace as a point of grounding and as metaphor, she writes: "My immigrant grandmother, reflecting on witnessing national traumas in our home of former Yugoslavia, tells me 'to pay attention when the sky's bleeding, even if someone tells you it's not'."

 

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

This exhibition documents the process artists Alice Gatewood Waddell and Mike Nichols followed to create the historic Jonesville Fresco for the lobby of the Kentucky Museum. The fresco is based on Waddell's image featuring the historic African-American community destroyed by the expansion of WKU.

 

12:40pm - 1:35pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 12:40pm - 1:35pm

Curious about what you can do with your degree after you graduate or ways to spend your time at WKU productively to prepare for the path you want to pursue? Join students in ENG 414, the professional writing capstone course, to learn from and ask questions of these recent alumni of the English Department! Each panel will begin with alumni addressing pre-submitted questions from the capstone students and conclude with open Q&A. All English majors and minors are welcome: email Dr. Jones (angela.jones@wku.edu) for the Zoom link.

Attending alumni:

Fallon Randolph: Professional Writer, KirkpatrickPrice. Major: English (PW); minor: TESOL.

Raegan Steffey: Copywriter, Conversion Interactive Agency. Previously: copyediting intern for daily newspaper in New York state. Major: English (literature); minor: PW.

Hanna Van Winkle: WKU Admissions Counselor and Campus Visit Coordinator, WKU. Majors: English (PW) and Communication. Certificate: Career Services. Master of Arts in Education (student affairs).

3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Cherry Hall 3rd Floor
  • Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Join us as we celebrate moving into our new home in Cherry Hall!

7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: Jody Richards Hall Auditorium
  • Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Just back from covering World Cup Soccer for Sports Illustrated, photographer Simon Bruty will present more than 30 years of work and behind the scenes commentary about some of the most iconic photographs in professional and collegiate sports during a lecture at WKU on Wednesday evening, January 25.

The lecture will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Jody Richards Hall Auditorium (room 166). All are welcome and admission is free. Please RSVP if interested in attending.

During his career, Bruty has traveled extensively to work on large sporting events such as World Cup Soccer, Super Bowls, and the Olympics. His feature stories are as diverse as golfers in Greenland, soccer in Zambia, and badminton in Indonesia. Somewhere along the way Bruty learned how to make people sit still and has created portraits of some of today’s most memorable athletes.

His editorial and commercial clients include the International Olympic Committee, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and the All England Lawn and Tennis Club. Bruty is also a member of Canon’s prestigious Explorers of Light program. He received a Lucie Award in 2016 for Achievement in Sports Photography. He has also received awards from the World Press Foundation, Pictures of the Year, and the International Olympic Committee. The London Observer selected one of his photographs to be included in their list of 50 of the world’s greatest photographs.

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