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Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Saturday, August 24th
9:00am - 4:00pm

Basketry Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibit

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

Held in conjunction with the National Basketry Organization 2019 Biennial Conference this exhibit is unique in it's focus on basketry and in it's inclusion of the full range of work being executed by well-known and emerging artists.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

Even Coverlets Get the Blues

  • Location: Richardson Quilt Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Kentuckians have practiced the art of weaving for more than 200 years.
Techniques represented in Even Coverlets Get the Blues range from overshot, double weave, and tied-biederwand to hooked rug making.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

HAD Artist Collective Murals

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

Anel Lepić and Muhamed “Hamo” Bešlagic, two HAD Collective artists from Bosnia, carved murals in the Kentucky Museum courtyard.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

Highbrow, Patrick Dougherty Sculpture

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

WKU’s Cultural Enhancement Series and the Kentucky Museum host award winning artist Patrick Dougherty in October 2018 on WKU’s campus in Bowling Green, Ky. Dougherty created Highbrow, a sculpture made from intertwined tree saplings, on the Museum's front lawn.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

Jacqui Lubbers: A Legacy in Weaving

  • Location: Richardson Quilt Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Jacqui Lubbers is a part-time weaving and art appreciation instructor in the WKU Art Department.

9:00am - 4:00pm

Process Oriented Works

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

M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan

  • Time: All Day

M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan is WKU's transition program for all new undergraduate students and is designed to help you smoothly transition to your new life as a Hilltopper. 

To begin your climb to the top as a Hilltopper, we have planned an exciting week of events for you! You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Meet your new best friends
  • Get acclimated to campus
  • Learn and practice WKU traditions
  • Meet faculty and staff in your college
  • Move-in early, if you live on campus

What to Expect: https://www.wku.edu/masterplan/about/index.php

Move In Schedule: https://www.wku.edu/masterplan/schedule/movein.php

Full week schedule: https://www.wku.edu/masterplan/schedule/index.php

All Day

Out of the Box

  • Location: Community Gallery
  • Time: All Day

In 2019, the Kentucky Building celebrates 80 years of showcasing South Central Kentucky’s unique culture and heritage. In honor of this milestone, the Kentucky Museum presents Out of the Box, an exhibition focused on fostering multidisciplinary discussions about our collective heritage while shining new light on the relevance of our museum in the 21st century. 

Using local historical artifacts, photos, and records, we invite you to discover how every object tells multiple stories. Themes and stories are curated in partnership with faculty from 9 WKU departments

8:00am

Residence Halls Open For All Students

  • Location: All Residence Halls
  • Time: 8:00am

The residence halls open for all students on Saturday, August 24 at 8 am. The main housing office will be open Saturday, August 24, 8 AM-Noon, and Sunday, August 25, Noon-4pm. Welcome Home Hilltoppers!

5:00pm - 10:00pm

High School Football: Rafferty's Bowl

  • Location: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
  • Time: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

South Warren vs. Butler, 5 p.m.

Bowling Green vs. Father Ryan, 8 p.m.

8:00pm - 12:00pm

HRL Office Open for Opening Weekend

  • Location: HRL Main Office - Southwest Hall
  • Time: 8:00pm - 12:00pm

The residence halls open for all students on Saturday, August 24 at 8 am. The main housing office will be open Saturday, August 24, 8 AM-Noon, and Sunday, August 25, Noon-4pm. Welcome Home Hilltoppers!

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