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Week of 2/16 to 2/22

Sunday, February 16th
3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Dance Project

  • Location: Lab Theatre, Gordon Wilson Hall
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

WKU dance students choreograph and perform original pieces with unique stories and styles, featuring a variety of dance genres!

Admission:  $7.00

Tickets

1:00pm - 4:00pm

WKU Baseball vs. Valpo

  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

WKU vs. Valpo

Monday, February 17th
1:00pm - 4:00pm

WKU Baseball vs. Valpo

  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

WKU vs. Valpo

7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Grapes of Wrath | ASC on Tour

  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

An Oklahoma drought during the Great Depression forces the Joad family to flee their home for the promise of a new life in California. Will hope prevail through the hardships and heartbreak? Steinbeck’s classic novel comes to life in this Tony-award-winning stage adaptation.

Performance by the American Shakespeare Center. Learn more at: https://americanshakespearecenter.com/events/grapes-of-wrath/

This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Run time is approximately two hours and 15 minutes including intermission.

Doors open and pre-show music starts at 7:00 p.m.

Drinking depicted, violence depicted, and strong language.

7:30pm - 10:00pm

CES: National Tour A Midsummer Night's Dream, Imogen, The Grapes of Wrath

  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Free event, and doors open at 6:30p.
Tuesday, February 18th
8:00am - 9:00am

Strategic Planning Council Meeting

  • Location: State Farm Room
  • Time: 8:00am - 9:00am

Strategic Planning Council meeting 

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.

More Information

9:00am - 4:00pm

FACING THE FRESHMAN YEAR: Essential Conversations

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

This exhibit tells the stories of freshmen year from participants in a student success intiative, WKU Freshmen Guided Pathway (FGP). This cohort of first-time, full-time students who graduated from one of five high schools in Warren County represent the typical WKU freshman in terms of academic achievement prior to admission and their demographic makeup.

More Information

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.

More Information

9:00am - 4:00pm

Highbrow, Patrick Dougherty Sculpture

  • Location: 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.

More Informaton

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.

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Debora Halpern Wegner, Ph.D.

  • Location: JRH 166
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Search Committee for the new Director, WKU School of Media, is pleased to announce that we have selected four finalists to come to campus to interview. Public presentations by each candidate are scheduled from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the JRH Auditorium (JRH 166) each day and will be followed by a public reception. Interested faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the community are invited to attend.

 

 

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Counseling Center: LGBTQIA+ Support Group

  • Location: Potter Hall Conference Room, 408
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

This group is a supportive environment for members of the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual or allied) community to develop deeper self-awareness, explore ways to maximize their WKU experience. This group discussion may include topics such as: coming out, family, relationships, wellness, etc.  

The group meets weekly to socialize, to celebrate identities, and to provide feedback and support to those who may be struggling with hardships unique to being LGBTQ.  Group lasts about 1 hour.

Typically, it is facilitated by a WKU CC Staff, although for Spring 2020 semester may be peer led at times. This is not a therapy or counseling group. Hard topics may be discussed and advice requested; however, the leader reserves the right to suggest members attend individual counseling (if it’s clear further processing and individual attention is needed).

5:00pm - 8:00pm
5:30pm

"Messages in a Bottle" Meeting

  • Location: CH 124
  • Time: 5:30pm

"Messages in a Bottle" Creative Writing Club Meeting

Writers of all stripes are welcome—majors or not!

All Day

Entrepreneur Speaker Series

  • Location: TBD
  • Time: All Day

Time, speaker, and location TO BE DETERMINED

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

Wednesday, February 19th
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.

More Information

9:00am - 4:00pm

FACING THE FRESHMAN YEAR: Essential Conversations

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

This exhibit tells the stories of freshmen year from participants in a student success intiative, WKU Freshmen Guided Pathway (FGP). This cohort of first-time, full-time students who graduated from one of five high schools in Warren County represent the typical WKU freshman in terms of academic achievement prior to admission and their demographic makeup.

More Information

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.

More Information

9:00am - 4:00pm

Highbrow, Patrick Dougherty Sculpture

  • Location: 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.

More Informaton

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.

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

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Ogden Career Fair

  • Location: Snell Hall, EBS, EST
  • Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Altec Industries

AMS – Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation

Ansco & Associates

AstraZeneca

Bel Brands USA

Berry Global, Inc.

Bullitt County Public Schools

Carpenter Co

Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.

Earle C. Clements JCA

Farm Credit Mid-America

GeoStabilization International

GreenLID Design

Hardin Memorial Hospital

Henkel – North America

Hensel Phelps

Kirby Building Systems

Lee Company

LG&E and KU energy

Logan Aluminum

LORD Corporation

Metalsa

Morley

Prairie State Generating Company

Quanta Computer Nashville

Rafferty Construction, Inc.

Schneider Electric – Energy & Sustainability Services

Sherwin-Williams

Shrout Tate Wilson Consulting Engineers

Sunbelt Rentals

U.S. Army

UofL MBA Program

Wehr Constructors, Inc.

3:00pm - 3:00pm

Lisa McLendon, Ph.D.

  • Location: JRH 166 Auditorium
  • Time: 3:00pm - 3:00pm

The Search Committee for the new Director, WKU School of Media, is pleased to announce that we have selected four finalists to come to campus to interview. Public presentations by each candidate are scheduled from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the JRH Auditorium (JRH 166) each day and will be followed by a public reception. Interested faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the community are invited to attend.

3:00pm - 6:00pm

WKU Baseball vs. Murray State

  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

WKU vs. Murray State

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Stand-Up Paddle Board Clinic

  • Location: Preston Center Natatorium
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost: $5.00

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 19

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Where: Preston Center Natatorium

Included: Paddle board, paddle, PFD

Join ORAC for this skill clinic on stand-up paddle boarding! We will meet at the pool -- all you need to bring is a swimsuit and a smile! You will leave this clinic with basic skills and some practice navigating waters on a paddle board.

Come by our Gear Shop in the Preston Center to sign up, or follow the instructions below to sign up online. 

 

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

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 or skill clinic 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!

Thursday, February 20th
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.

More Information

9:00am - 4:00pm

FACING THE FRESHMAN YEAR: Essential Conversations

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

This exhibit tells the stories of freshmen year from participants in a student success intiative, WKU Freshmen Guided Pathway (FGP). This cohort of first-time, full-time students who graduated from one of five high schools in Warren County represent the typical WKU freshman in terms of academic achievement prior to admission and their demographic makeup.

More Information

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.

More Information

9:00am - 4:00pm

Highbrow, Patrick Dougherty Sculpture

  • Location: 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.

More Informaton

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.

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

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Lady Topper Basketball vs. Marshall

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

Lady Toppers vs. Marshall

More about Lady Topper Basketball

Friday, February 21st
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.

More Information

9:00am - 4:00pm

FACING THE FRESHMAN YEAR: Essential Conversations

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

This exhibit tells the stories of freshmen year from participants in a student success intiative, WKU Freshmen Guided Pathway (FGP). This cohort of first-time, full-time students who graduated from one of five high schools in Warren County represent the typical WKU freshman in terms of academic achievement prior to admission and their demographic makeup.

More Information

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.

More Information

9:00am - 4:00pm

Highbrow, Patrick Dougherty Sculpture

  • Location: 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.

More Informaton

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.

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

12:00pm - 1:00pm

CHHS Research Methods Workshop/Lunch

  • Location: The Medical Center/WKU Health Sciences Complex (Rm 2271)
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Getting Started with the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Research

Calling faculty/instructors! Don't miss our upcoming Research Methods Luncheon/Workshop led by Dr. Charles R. Barman & Mrs. Natalie S. Barman (parents of Dean Basta)

Located at the WKU/Medical Center Health Science Complex (700 First Avenue, Bowling Green KY - Rm 2271) Parking is available in the gated lot across from the MCHC. 

Interested? Our hosts ask that you fill out a quick two-question survey prior to attendance:
https://wku.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_42T5UP7TwX6qpjT




 

 


1:30pm

#BlacktoSerice Unity Pep Rally

  • Location: Bowling Green Junior High School
  • Time: 1:30pm

Students will have the opportunity to express their blackness! There will be performances by the WKU NPHC, KAOIS Dance Team, Major Redz Dance Team, and the WKU Forensics.

3:00pm - 5:00pm

WKU Softball vs. Green Bay

  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Part of the WKU Hilltopper Classic

Event schedule

3:00pm - 6:00pm

WKU Baseball vs. Wright State

  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

WKU vs. Wright State

5:30pm - 7:00pm

WKU Softball vs. Indiana State

  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Part of the WKU Hilltopper Classic

Event schedule

7:00pm

Young, Black, and Gifted Photo Shoot

  • Location: DSU Niteclass
  • Time: 7:00pm

This event will be a photoshoot and will allow the campus community to show visual unity through photography and entertainment.

All Day

First Year Experience: Nursing

  • Time: All Day

Join us at the Medical Center - WKU Health Sciences Complex on Friday, February 21 to learn all WKU nursing programs. We will meet nursing faculty and students, tour the facility and then travel to main campus for lunch and a tour. Please arrive at 10:30 a.m. Address: E 1st Ave, Bowling Green, KY


Saturday, February 22nd
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.

More Information

9:00am - 4:00pm

FACING THE FRESHMAN YEAR: Essential Conversations

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

This exhibit tells the stories of freshmen year from participants in a student success intiative, WKU Freshmen Guided Pathway (FGP). This cohort of first-time, full-time students who graduated from one of five high schools in Warren County represent the typical WKU freshman in terms of academic achievement prior to admission and their demographic makeup.

More Information

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.

More Information

9:00am - 4:00pm

Highbrow, Patrick Dougherty Sculpture

  • Location: 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.

More Informaton

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.

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 - 12:00pm

GFCB Preview Day

  • Location: Grise Hall
  • Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Families of high school seniors are invited to preview the business college! Register here: https://www.wku.edu/business/gfcbday20.php

8:00am - 2:00pm

2020 Physics Olympics

  • Location: Snell Hall and Kelly Thompson Hall
  • Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm

WKU's Department of Physics & Astronomy hosts 20/20 Vision Physics Saturday, February 22nd in Kelly Thompson Hall. High school students are invited to register as teams of four to compete in the Western Kentucky Physics Olympics. This half-day competition consists of a pentathlon of challenging problem-solving activities that reward teamwork, communication and creativity.

The 2020 Physics Olympics competition will commence with two activities that involve teams arriving at the event ready to compete with entries they have designed, constructed, and tested. Hiding a message in a colorful background is the goal for Color Blindness, with judging based on how hidden the message is with normal vision, and how accurately it can be retrieved when viewing through colored filters. Puzzles get created before the competition, and submitted for judging the morning. Droplet Lens Magnification is a challenge that requires each team to design, construct, and demonstrate a microscope using a drop of liquid for the magnifying lens.

This year's "Calculation / Communication Challenge" is titled Corrective Optics, requiring each team to divide into pairs, with one pair devise configurations of corrective optics for various situations and the other pair to follow those directions to make use of the needed corrections. The Visionary Escape Room is this year's "On-the-Spot Activity" and will test each team's ability to be the first to solve a multiple visual puzzles and challenges required to unlock the rewards. The "Order-of-Magnitude Quiz" will remain cloaked in secrecy until the day of the event.

 

8:00am - 4:00pm

Kentucky 4-H Livestock Skillathon

  • Location: WKU L.D. Brown Ag Expo Center Main Arena
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 12:00pm

CEBS - College Preview Day

  • Location: Gary A. Ransdell Hall
  • Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Chin National Day

  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
12:30pm - 2:00pm

WKU Softball vs. Ball State

  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Part of the WKU Hilltopper Classic

Event schedule

1:00pm - 4:00pm

WKU Baseball vs. Wright State

  • Location: Nick Denes Field
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

WKU vs. Wright State

3:00pm - 7:00pm

WKU Softball: Hilltopper Classic

  • Location: WKU Softball Complex
  • Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Semifinal games in the WKU Hilltopper Classic

Event schedule

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Hilltopper Basketball vs. Charlotte

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

WKU opens C-USA Bonus Play against Charlotte

More Information

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Plays in a Day (Spring)

  • Location: Lab Theatre, Gordon Wilson Hall
  • Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

A festival that celebrates and initiates ultimate creativity. Plays in a Day produces several 10-minute plays that are written, directed, and performed by students, all within a 24-hour time span. (Creation process begins Friday, February 21, at 9:00 p.m.)

FREE, Donations Accepted

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