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Thursday, April 8th, 2021
Thursday, April 8th
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  • Time: All Day

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.

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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.

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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. 

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This exhibit traces the history of Kentucky women in politics and political activism, featuring artifacts from the Rather-Westerman Collection and the America United/Divided project. 

5:30pm
  • Time: 5:30pm

Jon Kay works at the intersection of folklore, the arts, and gerontology. His research highlights how the creative practices of older adults contribute to their quality of life.  Jon is an alum of the WKU Folk Studies program, and he directs Traditional Arts Indiana at Indiana University, where he also serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology.

5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

On April 8th, WKU Folk Studies MA alumnus Dr. Jon Kay ('97) will present "Folklore, Art, and Aging: The Power of Creative Practice in Later Life" as the second installment in the PCAL Alumni Speaker Series. Kay is a scholar working at the intersection of folklore, the arts, and gerontology. His research highlights how the creative practices of older adults contribute to their quality of life. His scholarship probes the social and therapeutic uses embedded in the everyday, creative undertakings of elders, including art making, storytelling, and forms of social engagement. Kay directs Traditional Arts Indiana at Indiana University, where he also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology.

The Potter College Alumni Speaker Series celebrates the accomplishments and diverse paths our alumni have taken, while advising current students on career options and networking opportunities. Meeting with alumni will help assist students in identifying and articulating the competencies and job-ready skills that that are developing in their coursework and majors. 

In Potter College, our mission is to help students expand the range of their opportunities by providing them with a broad education that will prepare them for meaningful work in an almost limitless number of careers across a lifetime.

For event Zoom links and to learn more please visit https://www.wku.edu/pcal/alumnispeaker.php

Contact: Dr. Ann Ferrell, ann.ferrell@wku.edu

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