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.
On Thursday, April 22 at 4:30 PM CST, Dr. Nirmala Erevelles' presentation, "‘Scenes of Subjection’: Disability at the Intersections in the Carceral State," will foreground how the labor of disability is appropriated by the carceral state to implicate bodies and justify violence against them at the intersections of social difference. Beginning with historical narratives of women facing unimaginable violence within post slavery systems of punishment that included first the convict leasing system and later the chain gang, Erevelles will mark the historical continuities/discontinuities with contemporary violent practices of the carceral state against women and girls that now include segregated special education classrooms, alternative schools, juvenile detention homes, and other institutional settings. In particular, this presentation will trace how the socio-political category of disability is utilized to produce the carceral subject and discuss the conceptual as well as material implications when disability is included in this analysis. The History Department is inviting teachers from schools throughout the region to attend. You will need to pre-register at http://bit.ly/HISTprofdev (click on April 22, follow the prompts, and you’ll get a Zoom confirmation).