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Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
Wednesday, April 12th
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

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.

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 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.


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

Scott Strazzante - Shooting from the Hip Photography Exhibit.

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

This exhibition presents the work of Spring Seniors graduating from WKU Art & Design with a BFA in Studio Art.


10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Location: DSU Room 2001
  • Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm

The National Corvette Museum is collaborating with Western Kentucky University to host an internship fair with presentations, on-the-spot interviews, photo ops, and more!

The National Corvette Museum is offering a variety of paid internships for the summer of 2023. These internships, available across various departments, are designed for undergraduate and graduate students seeking professional experience.

These paid internship positions are work-based learning opportunities that are designed to introduce WKU students to museum-related careers and other professions found in large cultural organizations.

Learn more at https://www.corvettemuseum.org/employment/internships/

12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Location: Virtual
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

WKU Faculty and Staff,

Join the Gradute School at WKU to learn more about the opportunities to Go Beyond Your Bachelor's Degree! You are invited to find out about opportunities for graduate study options, how to apply for admission, tuition waivers, and anything else you would like to know. These are drop in/drop out sessions; you can join us for as long as you prefer. 

You must register in advance for this meeting at www.wku.edu/graduate/grad.

3:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: Honors College International Center 1011
  • Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Attending a WKU Global Pre-Departure Orientation is required for all students planning to study abroad in Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or on full Academic Year programs in 2023-2024. This is the first session offered. Students only need to attend one. 

  • Location: CH 125
  • Time: 6:30pm

The Gender & Women's Studies program will be screening the documentary The Hunting Ground

6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Location: DSU Nite Class 1037
  • Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Grocery Bingo is a monthly program held by HEP where students can win free groceries, toiletries, and other prizes when they win one of the many rounds of bingo. Between the rounds, students play a themed Kahoot to learn more about the chosen health topics for the night AND to have a shot at winning a grand prize!

Some of the topics we cover at Grocery Bingo include mental health, time management, sexual health, among many more!

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

The WKU School of Media will present the 2023 John B. Gaines Family Lecture Series,at 7 p.m. April 12 at Jody Richards Hall Auditorium.

In “The Impact of Representation in Media Today,” which looks at the push in media to self-examine how minority communities are covered, three speakers will discuss their own experience of working in the business for decades and the type of problems that arise in community journalism when the news organizations do not reflect their own community.

The speakers are:

  • Mará Rose Williams, Assistant Managing Editor for Race & Equity Issues at The Kansas City Star. Williams led the paper’s project in 2020 to examine coverage of Black communities throughout its 100 years.
  • Kyndell Harkness, Assistant Managing Editor of Diversity/Community at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Harkness was part of the Pulitzer Prize winning team that covered the protests and lawsuits following the death of George Floyd.
  • Rochelle Ritchie, a media and crisis communications expert and writer. Ritchie, a WKU broadcasting graduate, who has been a television reporter and government spokesperson, often appears as a political analyst on Fox News Channel, MSNBC and CNN.
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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