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.
Did you know Afro-Latinos make up significant shares of the population in some corners of Latin America? A strong African influence saturates music, dance, the arts, literature, speech forms, and religious practices in Latin America and the Caribbean. Whether you're a native Spanish speaker or you re learning Spanish, please join us as we learn about Afro Latinx cultural contributions!
Get Educated! Understanding Current and Proposed Reproductive Rights Policy and its Impact on Kentuckians Sponsored by Gail B. Martin Lecture Series and the Catherine C. Ward Visiting Professor Event
Join us for a moderated zoom panel discussion with Representative Attica Scott, District 41 Jefferson Louisville and Alex Acquisto, Lexington Herald Leader and Kentucky.com Health and Social Services reporter.
Topics will focus on reviewing current laws on reproductive rights, Supreme Court rulings, and proposed laws for KY. Panelists will discuss how these policies impact underrepresented Kentucky populations.
Grocery Bingo is a monthly program held by HEP where students can win free groceries, toiletry items, and prizes for winning one of the many rounds of bingo! Students also play a themed Kahoot in between rounds of bingo to learn more about various health-related topics. Some of the topics we cover at Grocery Bingo include mental health, time management, sexual health, among many more!
Click HERE to register for the February 24th event in the Preston Center!
The Black Experience will take you through the timeline of Black Americans ad expose the generational plight of Black people in America. There will be spoken word, poets, singers, speakers, dancers, actors, and more!
Sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the WKU Forensics Team
The Hardin Planetarium is presenting Eyes on the Early Universe: James Webb Space Telescope January 16 through February 24. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday, 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
The James Webb Space Telescope will see the first galaxies that ever formed. Learn how we are able to see back in time, and also how Webb will be crucial to helping us discover whether there is life elsewhere in the universe.