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Monday, November 11th, 2019

Monday, November 11th
6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

  • Time: 6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

September 24 - November 22

The Thomas Fire burns in the Los Padres National Forest, near Ojai, Calif., on Dec. 8, 2017. A group of closely knit photojournalists find safety in numbers as they work together to document some of California’s largest and most dangerous fires. Photo by Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times

 
As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.
 
 

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION AND REMARKS

Tuesday, September 24
School of Media Gallery
Jody Richards Hall on the campus of WKU
6:30 – 7:30 pm
 

 
Opening remarks from Dr. Albert Meier, PHD
Biology Department, WKU
 
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the community
Parking available in the Chestnut St. Lot South for opening reception
 

School of Media Gallery  Hours

M-W 9am – 9pm

Th–F 9am – 5pm

Sunday 3pm – 9pm

Free parking after 4:30 M-F in the Chestnut St. Lot South / Closed Oct. 10, 11 and 13 for fall break

 

 

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

Photographer Justin Sullivan is seen here seeking a low angle while covering the Camp Fire of 2018. “Being with a group that is well trained and understands how to navigate these dangerous fires is so important to me,” Sullivan says. “Being in a car with someone when you’re driving down roads that have fire on both sides with trees and power lines falling all around is so much better than trying to navigate it on your own.” Photo by Noah Berger.

 

Freelance photographer Noah Berger has spent 24 years covering the San Francisco Bay Area for editorial, corporate and government clients. He works for national and international news outlets including the Associated Press, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle and LA Times. On the corporate side, Noah covers transportation and infrastructure for government agencies and works often with health care organizations. A native of New York, Noah lives in Alameda – an island across the bay from San Francisco – with his wife and 9-year-old son.


Renée C. Byer is a catalyst for change. She is an award-winning documentary photojournalist and Emmy nominated multimedia field producer best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Her ability to produce photographs with profound emotional resonance and sensitivity earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and dozens of national and international honors, including the World Understanding Award from Pictures of the Year International, and Pulitzer Finalist in 2013.

Known for her ability to translate stark statistics into images that connect us to our humanity, she has traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, covering some of the most important issues of our time. Byer’s stories have deepened our understanding of the environment, climate change, extreme poverty, genetically modified food, healthcare, women at war, domestic violence, and the drought and economic crisis in California.

All Day

Fine Forgiveness Program

  • Location: Cravens 4th floor
  • Time: All Day

WKU Libraries is accepting non-perishable food items and toiletries to benefit the WKU Food Pantry in exchange for overdue library fines. 

3:00pm - 9:00pm

Gallery Exhibit: Our World Burning

  • Location: JRH Gallery
  • Time: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

OUR WORLD BURNING

As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.

Free and open to the public.

7:00am - 2:00pm

Head for The Hill

  • Location: Diddle Arena, DSU, Preston Center
  • Time: 7:00am - 2:00pm

Learn more and RSVP at http://wku.edu/headforthehill.

9:00am - 1:00pm

Charles R. Drew Blood Drive

  • Location: Downing Student Union, room 1037
  • Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

The Gamma Theta & Theta Alpha Alpha chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in partnership with the American Red Cross, will be hosting the Charles R. Drew Blood Drive on Monday, Nov. 11. The event will take place on campus in DSU Room 1037 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. All members of the campus and Bowling Green community are welcome.

9:00am - 9:00pm

Gallery Exhibit: Our World Burning

  • Location: JRH Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 9:00pm

OUR WORLD BURNING

As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.

 

Free and open to the public. Students are encouraged to attend. WKU “swipe-able” event. Click here for more information.

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Cameron Clark/Patrick Sweazy Senior recital

  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Cameron Clark/Patrick Sweazy Senior recital

  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
6:00pm - 10:30pm

CAB - Sips and Strokes

  • Location: DSU - DSU 1037
  • Time: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Beyond Borders: Pursuing International Careers

  • Location: HCIC 2017
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

A 2019 International Education Week event. 

A student panel about academic and career pathways toward international work. Panelists will include young alumni and current students who are pursuing their international career interests at WKU. Discover the variety of routes that start on campus - and go beyond borders. 

Sponsored by the Office of Scholar Development 

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Medea

  • Location: Russell H. Miller Theatre, Fine Arts Center
  • Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

by Euripides

Translated and Adapted by Carol Jordan. Original Music by Catherine Wilson. What happens when a selfish man decides to abandon the woman who gave him everything? In this dramatic new adaptation of Euripides’ classic play, the sorceress Medea plots horrific vengeance against her faithless husband Jason. But how much will she have to sacrifice in order to bring him down?  Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Adults $16 / Students & Seniors (62+) $12

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