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Thursday, October 26th, 2023
Thursday, October 26th
All Day
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Varied Community Group Printmaking Exhibition

All Day
  • Location: FAC Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Student Juried Show

9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

The Kentucky Museum will host the Fall Exhibition for ArtWorks, Inc. members. Details will be announced soon on ArtWorks' website.

Additionally, the Museum will serve as a host venue for ArtWorks and World's Greatest Studio Tour members during the WGST Weekend on November 4 and 5, 2023. ArtWorks members can learn more here.

10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Location: Eva & Jim Martens Alumni Center
  • Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Grad Fair is WKU's beginning to the graduation celebration. It is the place to take care of your graduation planning and check out graduation-related services. You can:

  • Pick up your cap and gown
  • Pick up a graduation schedule of events for your college
  • Take your graduation photo (business attire or wear your cap and gown)
  • Order your personalized graduation announcements and class ring from Jostens

For more information, visit https://www.wku.edu/commencement/gradfair/.

  • Location: COHH 2117 or Zoom (https://wku.zoom.us/j/91356174643)
  • Time: 4:00pm

Have you ever wondered what some of the benefits are to studying mathematics at WKU? Are you unsure of what to do after graduation? A great resource for answers to these questions are the people who have been in your shoes before! In the monthly Pi Mu Epsilon Math Alumni Speaker Series (PME MASS), WKU Mathematics alumni speak about their career paths and how studying mathematics at WKU has been beneficial to them. Each event ends with a Q&A session.

We are pleased to announce this month’s speaker, Dr. Caitlyn Bruns! Dr. Bruns will be speaking to us via Zoom from Utah on Thursday, October 26, at 4:00 PM. You have the option of joining us in person (in COHH 2117, where light refreshments will be served) or via Zoom (https://wku.zoom.us/j/91356174643). Dr. Bruns is a Senior Manager of DNA Strategy at Ancestry. See picture below and attached PDF for more information!

5:30pm - 8:00am
  • Location: South Lawn
  • Time: 5:30pm - 8:00am

*Updated to reflect new rain date: October 26

Join WKU Housing & Residence Life and the Outdoor Recreation Adventure Center (ORAC) to experience the great outdoors...on the Hill! S'mores workshops, lawn games, slackline, fire pits, arts & crafts, prizes, tent camping, and more! Thursday, October 26, 5:30pm-8am, South Lawn.


  • 6pm - putt putt golf
  • 7pm - sack race 
  • 8pm - rock/paper/scissors tournament
  • 9pm - comedy shows 

Register for putt putt, sack race, and/or the rock/paper/scissors tournament, and/or reserve your tent online at https://bit.ly/southlawntildawn 

Tent availability limited. 

6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

WKU's annual tip-off event for Hilltopper and Lady Topper Basketball, Hilltopper Hysteria, is set to take place Thursday, Oct. 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT at E.A. Diddle Arena.

The event will commence with a performance by cheer at 6:15 p.m., followed by introductions for each team at 6:30 p.m.

The evening will feature a performance by the WKU Dance Team, a Mixed-Team Skills Challenge set to include both teams, a Shooting Stars Competition and a 3-point Contest.

The event will conclude with autographs on the main court. Admission is free for fans and doors open at 5:30 p.m.

More information



7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: GRH - GRH 1074
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: KTH - KTH 1035
  • Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Public event on Tuesday 23 October to observe Earth's Moon through telescopes. Event begins 8:00 PM in KTH 1035, and after a 20-minute presentation guests will follow us to the roof of the building to use telescopes to observe the Moon. Thursday 26 October is our fallback date for weather.
7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium 1074
  • Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Join us for Dr. Kendra Field's keynote address, Stories and Silences: African American Family Histories After Emancipation. Dr. Field is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University.


The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by The Ohio Valley History Conference and The Committee on the Civil War and its Legacies.

7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0214
  • Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Child of the Night: Pirates of the Mediterranean Written by Alan White. Based on the play The Son of the Night; the Pirate by Victor Séjour, Alexandre Dumas, père, Gérard de Nerval & Bernard Lopez. Set sail for adventure in this world premiere adaptation of a 19th century pirate melodrama written primarily by Victor Séjour, America’s first Black professional playwright. Asra del Mar is the most feared pirate in the Mediterranean, but a web of secrets links her to nobility and rebellion in 16th century Naples. Will she be able to reclaim her birthright and defeat imperial Spain, or will lies from the past destroy her and those she loves? Russell H. Miller Theatre, FAC Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Monday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Adults $16 / Students & Seniors (62+) $12 WKU Fine Arts Box Office wku.showare.com 270-745-3121
8:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Location: KTH 1035
  • Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Observe the Earth's Moon through telescopes in celebration of International Observe the Moon Night!

This event only takes place is the original event on the 24th is cancelled due to weather.

Event begins 8:00 PM in KTH 1035, and after a 20-minute presentation guests will follow us to the roof of the building to use telescopes to observe the Moon.


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 Last Modified 8/10/18