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Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Friday, May 22nd
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Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources

  • Location: Downing Student Union
  • Time: All Day

WKU, the George Wright Society, and the Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve invite you to attend Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources: A Workshop on Sustainability and Community to be held May 18-22, 2020, at Downing Student Union.  The purpose of this meeting is to enhance communication and the sharing of ideas and resources between major international conservation and science programs that protect, study, or manage cave and karst resources and brings together a diverse group of international scientists, educators, resource managers, and community partners.

Activities will include keynote addresses from prominent karst scientists, workshops, technical paper, poster, and flash-talk sessions, mid-week field excursions to Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve, the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the International Association of Hydrogeologists Karst Commission, in addition to evening banquets, local music, and tours at Hidden River Cave and Lost River Cave. More information is available at https://unescokarst2020.com/.

Discount student and early bird registration rates are available through January 31, 2020. Abstract submission deadline: November 30, 2019. To register, please visit: https://unescokarst2020.com/registration/.

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UNESCO Karst 2020 Workshop

  • Location: Downing Student Union
  • Time: All Day

The Department of Geography and Geology and the Applied Research and Technology Program (ARTP) are happy to announce an upcoming international conference that will be held at WKU in May 2020, with the support of the WKU Office of Research, the Ogden College of Science and Engineering, and ARTP.  Please find detailed information and links to the meeting website below.  Registration fees can be waived for WKU faculty, staff, or students who are interested in participating through presentation, workshop facilitation, and/or volunteering in some capacity.  Please contact Lee Anne Bledsoe, lee.bledsoe@wku.edu, for more details.  

  

UNESCO Karst 2020, Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources: 

Abstract Submission Deadline, November 30, 2019

 

PROMOTING SUSTAINABILITY AND COMMUNITY

WHILE PROTECTING FRAGILE KARST ECOSYSTEMS.

 

The Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources: A Workshop on Sustainability and Community, informally called UNESCO Karst 2020, aims to enhance communication and the sharing of ideas and resources between major international conservation and science programs that protect, study, or manage cave and karst resources. The meeting will bring together a diverse group of managers, scientists, educators, and community partners to share successes and challenges in promoting sustainability and community involvement while protecting fragile karst ecosystems.

 

The call for abstracts is open! Abstracts may be submitted until November 30, 2019 and authors will be notified of acceptance by January 1. In addition to traditional scientific presentations, we encourage participants to propose workshop sessions. Workshops are 1.5-hour blocks of time that you organize in order to achieve a specific outcome. These may include a panel discussion, collaborating on a strategic plan or research project, a business meeting, or simply a space to share ideas about a common challenge.  Find more information about organizing your workshop here.  The planning committee looks forward to your proposals!

 

UNESCO Karst 2020 will occur on 18-22 May 2020 in the world-class karst area of south-central Kentucky! The meeting will take place in the newly remodeled Downing Student Union on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with mid-week field excursions to nearby Mammoth Cave National Park and Biosphere Reserve. A pre-meeting field excursion at Mammoth Cave National Park is also planned for 15-17 May, 2020, in cooperation with the USGS Karst Interest Group.

 

For all of the details on the meeting, including information on how to prepare and submit your abstracts, visit http://www.unescokarst2020.com/. .

 

UNESCO Karst 2020 is managed by the Crawford Hydrology Laboratory at Western Kentucky University, the George Wright Society, and the Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve as well as an outstanding team of karst experts from around the world who join us to form the Advisory Committee. On behalf of the UNESCO Karst 2020 team, we look forward to receiving your abstracts and seeing you in Kentucky next year!

 

 

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.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

Gazing Deeply: The Art and Science of Mammoth Cave

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

Gazing Deeply showcases how WKU’s backyard—the unique landscape of Mammoth Cave—is being studied, interpreted, and inspiring action on environmental change.

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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.

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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.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

Side by Side Exhibit

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

A collaborative exhibition of artwork created by young artists with disabilities and local artists will be on display at the Kentucky Museum. Meet the artists at the reception on Saturday, April 11, from 2 PM - 4 PM in the Dorothy Grider Garden Gallery.

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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 - 4:45pm

Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) Workshop

  • Location: Knicely Conference Center
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:45pm
The HACCP system is consistent with USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service regulations. This workshop is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, which was developed in 1994 to provide a uniform program to assure safer meat and poultry products.
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