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.
Film Screening of "Hillbilly" & Q&A with Director Ashley York
Please wear a mask.
Ashley York is an Appalachian-born mediamaker whose interests include feminist media, cinematic journalism and media for social justice. Ashley co-directed and produced Tig, a documentary portrait of acclaimed comedian Tig Notaro that premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix. Her 2018 film hillbilly (Mountainfilm 2019) examines Appalachian identity through the perspectives of queer Appalachian youth, feminist writers and Affrilachian poets and fiddlers. Ashley is also a founding member of the design collective Take Action Games, which has partnered with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, and she teaches in the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
This event is powered by PCAL, Dept. Folk Studies & Anthropology, Kentucky Archaeological Survey, Dept. of Sociology & Criminology, Kentucky Folklife Program, Kentucky Museum, Dept. of Communication, Dept. of English, Gender & Women’s Studies, Dept. of History and School of Media.