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Thursday, September 30th, 2021
Thursday, September 30th
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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. 

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: Zoom webinar
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Description

In this one-hour talk, WKU alum and folklorist Dr. Andrea Kitta will discuss the difference between disinformation and misinformation, how rumor, legend, and conspiracy theories affect our medical decision making, and how to talk to people about all of these considering the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hosted by the Kentucky Folklife Program and Kentucky Museum, this program is sponsored by the Association of Science and Technology Centers’ Communities for Immunity program.

 

About our Guest Speaker

Dr. Andrea Kitta (Professor, East Carolina University) is a folklorist with a specialty in medicine, belief, and the supernatural. She is also interested in Internet folklore, narrative, and contemporary (urban) legend. Her first book, Vaccinations and Public Concern in History: Legend, Rumor, and Risk Perception, won the Brian McConnell Book Award in 2012. Her most recent book, The Kiss of Death: Contagion, Contamination, and Folklore won the Chicago Folklore Prize and Brian McConnell Book Award in 2020. Dr. Kitta received a Teacher/Scholar award from East Carolina University (2015-16) and the Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award (2018-2019). She is a graduate of WKU’s Master’s in Folk Studies program and received her PhD at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

 

Registration

September 30th, 2021, at 4 p.m. Central

Free and Open to the Public

Register in advance for this meeting: https://wku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsduutrDwiE9I4U08DSQ3avCpZgrpUup0L

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

In this one-hour talk, WKU alum and folklorist Dr. Andrea Kitta will discuss the difference between disinformation and misinformation, how rumor, legend, and conspiracy theories affect our medical decision making, and how to talk to people about all of these considering the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hosted by the Kentucky Folklife Program and Kentucky Museum, this program is sponsored by the Association of Science and Technology Centers’ Communities for Immunity program.

 

About our Guest Speaker

Dr. Andrea Kitta is a folklorist with a specialty in medicine, belief, and the supernatural. She is also interested in Internet folklore, narrative, and contemporary (urban) legend. Her first book, Vaccinations and Public Concern in History: Legend, Rumor, and Risk Perception, won the Brian McConnell Book Award in 2012. Her most recent book, The Kiss of Death: Contagion, Contamination, and Folklore won the Chicago Folklore Prize and Brian McConnell Book Award in 2020. Dr. Kitta received a Teacher/Scholar award from East Carolina University (2015-16) and the Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award (2018-2019). She is a graduate of WKU’s Master’s in Folk Studies program and received her PhD at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

 

Registration

September 30th, 2021, at 4 p.m. Central

Free and Open to the Public

Register in advance for this meeting: https://wku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsduutrDwiE9I4U08DSQ3avCpZgrpUup0L

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Registration is limited to 300 participants and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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This is the day that the Why Knot Us Application closes. 

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