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.
In the late 1800s, stitchery from London's Royal School of Art needlework and Japanese arts and crafts exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition inspired women across America to take up their needles in new and different ways. Explore the various "maniacal" and "maddening" designs that resulted in this showcase of our Crazy Quilt collection.
We have an exciting end-of-year event coming up onThursday, April 27th,4-6pm, in DSU Nite Class (room 1037).
Visiting Folklorist Dr. Sheila Bock will be giving a talk on "Grad Cap Traditions: Performing Self, Community, and the Value of Higher Education" (at 5:00). You'll get a whole new perspective on decorated mortarboards after hearing her engaging research, based on her forthcoming book on this topic.
For anyone graduating (or just interested!), we also invite you to an event right before the talk (at 4:00), where you can bring your own grad cap to decorate. Feel free to bring meaningful materials (like special photos, small objects, or fabrics), but we'll also have plenty of fun art supplies provided. Hope to see you there!
Join the Graduate School at WKU and Military Student Services to learn more about the opportunities available to go beyond your bachelor's degree! You are invited to find out about opportunities for graduate study options, how to apply for admission, and more. These are drop-in/drop-out sessions. You can join the meeting for as long as you prefer.
Please note: This fair is for U.S. military personnel and veterans only. If you are not U.S. military personnel or a veteran, please make plans to attend another fair.
Location: The Virginia, 214 E Mount Vernon St., Somerset, KY 42501
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Note: This event will begin at 6:30pm Eastern Daylight Time.
We're bringing the WKU spirit to you to showcase what it means to be a Hilltopper!
Join us for Tops in Town, a future Hilltopper celebration with appetizers and good company. Speak with representatives from our Academic Colleges, Student Financial Assistance, Housing and Residence Life, Admissions and more.