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Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

Saturday, February 23rd
All Day

Renew Your Housing for 2019-2020

  • Location: Housing Portal | www.wku.edu/housing/liveon
  • Time: All Day


It's time to renew your housing application and select your room for 2019-2020! 

Visit www.wku.edu/housing/liveon for full details.

9:00am - 4:00am

A Culture Carried: Bosnians In Bowling Green Exhibit

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

Hammer In at the Kentucky Museum

  • 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.

7:30am - 5:00pm

The Gatton Academy's Class of 2021 Interview Day

  • Location: SH - SH 3110
  • Time: 7:30am - 5:00pm
The Gatton Academy's Class of 2021 applicants and their families come to campus for the last step in the application process.
8:00am - 10:00am

Ogden Preview Day

  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
8:00am - 2:00pm

2019 WKU Physics Olympics

  • Location: Snell Hall 1108
  • Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm

The WKU Department of Physics & Astronomy is holding its annual Physics Olympics competition on Saturday (Feb. 23) at Snell Hall, room 1108.

Teams of four students from schools around southcentral Kentucky will compete on the WKU campus in a pentathlon of challenging problem-solving activities. Medals and $600 WKU scholarships will be presented to the top finishers. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and will conclude with the awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m.

Two of the events require teams to arrive with devices they have already built. In the Siege Engine event teams design, construct, and test a trebuchet (medieval catapult)  that can destroy enemy targets without harming the neutral structures. Teams are allowed to build two trebuchets and bombard defensive positions in front of the enemy wall until they have destroyed them. They can then pull their trebuchets closer and this time must target enemy positions beyond the wall without harming friendly positions.

In the Gravity Vehicle, teams drive a pre-built gravity-powered vehicle and run it up to, but stop short of, a target spot. Teams score more points the closer they get to the target, but points are deducted if they actually hit the target.

Secret activities which will only be revealed on the day of the event, include the "Calculation / Communication Challenge" (where pairs have to create a statistical rule their partners can solve, but their opponents can’t understand); the "Impromptu Team Activity;" and "Order-of-Magnitude Quiz.”

Teams may get more information and register until 4 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 21) at http://physics.wku.edu/olympics/.

Contact: Richard Gelderman, richard.gelderman@wku.edu

9:30am - 12:00pm

Winter Super Saturdays

  • Location: WKU Main Campus
  • Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

Super Saturdays encourages students in grades 1 – 8 who are of high ability or have high interest in a topic to pursue their passions outside the regular classroom. Through a hands-on, minds-on approach to learning, students explore and investigate such areas as math, art, science, history, writing, music, and performance under the thoughtful guidance of experienced teachers and in the company of enthusiastic, like-minded peers. Each year, over 1000 students enjoy the benefits of Super Saturdays. 

For a full list of classes or to download an application, please visit The Center for Gifted Studies.

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Triple T Farm Black Hereford Sale

  • Location: WKU L.D. Brown Ag Expo Center Sales Arena
  • Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

For more information: Triple T Farm

All Day

Exploratory Students Preview Day

  • Location: WKU's Bowling Green Campus
  • Time: All Day

For more information about this event, visit https://www.wku.edu/admissions/explorewku/. 

All Day

Winter Backpacking

  • Location: Savage Gulf State Natural Area | Palmer, TN
  • Time: All Day

Depart: February 23 @ 8:00 AM

Return: February 24th @ 5:00 PM 

Drive time: 3 hours

Included: Travel, permits, and equipment

Cost: $40 Students | $50 Guest

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, February 19 @ 8:00pm 


Join ORAC as we buddle up and explore Savage Gulf Natural Area! We'll hike around 6 miles total over our two days together. Along the way, we will see Laurel Falls, Ranger Falls, and Greeter Falls. Spend the weekend relaxing the wild with new friends!



Follow the instructions below

1. Go to https://online.spectrumng.net/wku (it will open a new window!) 
2. Click "Do not have login" (you will need to make an account!) 
3. Enter your 800# (or 500# if a Preston Only Member) for the Member Number (even if you do not have a current membership!)
4. Choose a username and password for your online account with us. 
5. Once you have an account set up, click the Home Icon in the top left (the picture, not the actual home letters)
6. Click on Program Registration in the middle of the page!
7. Select ‘ORAC’ 
8. Select the trip you want! 
9. Add to Cart 
10. Continue to Cart 
11. This should take you to the Payment Summary Screen. Enter your payment info and hit Submit Payment. 
12. BAMM You're registered for a trip!

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