In politics, the old adage “having a seat at the table” is often used to refer to those in positions of power, influence and policy making. This poster exhibit highlights a few of the women who have held political office and had “a seat at the table” in decision making for the Commonwealth.
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.
FGP assists students as they negotiate the often difficult affective and academic shifts between high school and college. Learn more about the program in this exhibit, presented by the Kelly M. Burch Institute for Transformative Practices in Higher Education, Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing, the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, the WKU Center for Literacy, and the Kentucky Museum.
Gazing Deeply showcases how WKU’s backyard—the unique landscape of Mammoth Cave—is being studied, interpreted, and inspiring action on environmental change. Coinciding with the UNESCO Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources: A Workshop on Sustainability and Community and Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020, this exhibition is a collaborative effort between arts and science faculty and students that highlights one of the most well-known and vital natural landscapes in the world.
History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.
Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.
This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt. The artifacts are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.
Artists featured in the U.S. Bank Celebration of the Arts must drop off their artwork on February 2nd from 9AM - 5PM.
All works must be hand delivered and picked up by the artist on the dates listed on the Celebration of the Arts Calendar. No early drop-offs allowed. No work will be released to anyone other than the artist without permission from the artist.
Join the Asian American Student Association (AASA), Chinese Club, and Korean Pop Culture Club for boba tea and snacks on Friday, February 11 from 2-4 pm! The three organizations will set up tables to serve boba tea and pre-packaged Asian snacks, including but not limited to chocolate wafers, rice snacks, pineapple pie, Korean Lotte! See you there!
Co-sponsors for the event:
Chinese Club (SGA), Chinese Flagship, Korean Pop Culture Club (SGA)
Global Learning & International Affairs, Honors College, Modern Languages
"Research on Learning and Teaching University Mathematics: Where we are and where we might go next"
The Q&A series of the SIAM (Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Student Chapter of WKU will feature a Zoom presentation by Dr. Chris Rasmussen of San Diego State University, a nationally recognized expert in Mathematics Education, at 3:30 p.m. Friday, February 11.
Abstract: In this talk Dr. Rasmussen will begin with a brief overview of what we know about the teaching and learning of calculus in the United States and will highlight findings from two large US national studies of the precalculus through calculus sequence. Next, he will review what we know about the effects and uptake of research-based instructional strategies at the university level. He will then reflect on new directions for the broader field of research in university mathematics education. These new directions include expanding the notion of inquiry, research related to departmental and institutional change, and research that centers issues of equity and social justice.