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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Wednesday, September 23rd
10:00am - 3:00pm

WKU Blood Drive

  • Location: Downing Student Union Nite Class
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

The WKU campus and surrounding community is invited to participate in the We're All in This Together blood drive benefiting the American Red Cross in September 2020.  While we encourage making an appointment, you can still walk-in to make a donation. To make an appointment visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code WKU. You can also call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. Learn more at https://www.wku.edu/blood-drive/

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

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

Whitework: Women Stitching Identity

  • Location: Richardson Quilt Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Primarily featuring textiles from the Kentucky Museum and Kentucky Historical Society, Whitework: Women Stitching Identity explores the significance of early white embellished textiles that have been largely ignored, undervalued, and misinterpreted.

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Twice-Exceptional Students Seminar

  • Location: Online
  • Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
$60 for One Day or $100 for Both Days 
 
Day 1: Twice-Exceptional Students: An Introduction – Who Are They? What Do They Need?
 
There is increased understanding about the importance of creativity in education for both the individual and society as a whole. In order to nurture creativity in the classroom, educators must approach education from a strength-based perspective. This is especially beneficial for gifted students who also have learning and/or behavioral differences.
 
In this workshop we will examine the research on twice-exceptionality and explore the practical implications of these findings as educators work to build creative classroom environments that highlights the motivation, strengths, perseverance, and resilience of this gifted population while also addressing the challenges that they have as a result of their individual disabilities.
 
 
 
Day 2: Addressing the Social-Emotional Needs of Twice-Exceptional Students
 
Students who are twice exceptional possess a variety of strengths while also facing challenges related to being Gifted &. While a great deal of focus has been on their academic strengths and challenges, they have unique social-emotional needs must also be recognized and addressed within the educational setting.
 
This workshop will focus on the understanding of the unique social and emotional needs of twice-exceptional students. Participants will explore characteristics of this gifted population and their needs, developmental traits, and vulnerabilities. Additionally, an introduction to current educational approaches and guidance will be discussed.
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