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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Wednesday, September 18th
All Day

SpiritFunder "Adopt an Artifact" Campaign

  • Time: All Day

On September 12, the Kentucky Museum launches a new fundraising campaign called “Adopt an Artifact.” With a special invitation from “Nunu,” the Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus on display in the Decorative Arts Gallery, the South Central Kentucky community is invited to make a gift and “adopt” an artifact to support future conservation and care.

To donate to the SpiritFunder, visit our GiveCampus site.

9:00am - 3:00pm

Process Oriented Works

  • Location: Kentucky Museum - Kentucky Room
  • Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm

Basketry Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibit

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Held in conjunction with the National Basketry Organization 2019 Biennial Conference this exhibit is unique in it's focus on basketry and in it's inclusion of the full range of work being executed by well-known and emerging artists.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

Even Coverlets Get the Blues

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

Kentuckians have practiced the art of weaving for more than 200 years.
Techniques represented in Even Coverlets Get the Blues range from overshot, double weave, and tied-biederwand to hooked rug making.

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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: Kentucky 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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All Day

Out of the Box

  • Location: Community Gallery
  • Time: All Day

In 2019, the Kentucky Building celebrates 80 years of showcasing South Central Kentucky’s unique culture and heritage. In honor of this milestone, the Kentucky Museum presents Out of the Box, an exhibition focused on fostering multidisciplinary discussions about our collective heritage while shining new light on the relevance of our museum in the 21st century. 

Using local historical artifacts, photos, and records, we invite you to discover how every object tells multiple stories. Themes and stories are curated in partnership with faculty from 9 WKU departments

8:30am - 9:30am

Careers in International Business Speaker Series Event #1

  • Location: GH 240
  • Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

TBD

8:30am - 3:30pm

Twice-Exceptional Students Seminar

  • Location: Knicely Conference Center | 2355 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101
  • Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Strength-Based, Talent-Focused Strategies for 2e Students with Differently Wired Brains

Dr. Susan Baum, Ph.D.

The Twice-Exceptional Students Seminar is open to teachers, parents, and school administrators and is offered at no cost to participants. EILA credit is available. To learn more or to register, please visit our Twice-Exceptional Students Seminar page.

8:30am - 6:00pm

U.S. Drought Monitor Forum

  • Location: Knicely Conference Center, Regency Room
  • Time: 8:30am - 6:00pm

Scientists and policymakers from across the nation, including those from the Kentucky Division of Water, will gather Sept. 17-19 at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center to address topics and issues associated with drought.

The biennial U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) forum will address administrative issues, incorporate the latest scientific advances in drought monitoring, and solicit recommendations from users on how the USDM can improve its drought-monitoring functions.

NOAA’s National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) & National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) are partnering with the Kentucky Climate Center in WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology and the Kentucky Division of Water to host the forum.

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11:00am - 2:00pm

Market on the Avenue

  • Location: Centennial Plaza
  • Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Shop local vendors and meet the WKU Dietitian, Office Sustainability, Resource Conservation and WKU Restaurant Group teams during this event at Centennial Plaza on Avenue of Champions in front of Parking Structure 2.

11:00am - 2:00pm

Rock the Vote Festival

  • Location: Grise Hall Lawn
  • Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

It’s a party!  It’s a chance to celebrate our democracy.  Come register to vote.  Lots of information about the upcoming elections in Kentucky. College Democrats and Republicans will distribute information about party membership and upcoming elections. Candidate representatives from the gubernatorial races will have tables.  Food, music and fun!!  A special appearance by Big Red!!
 
Sponsored by the Political Engagement Project, Department of Sociology and Criminology and Department of Political Science

11:30am - 1:00pm

Strategic Planning Council Meeting

  • Location: GH 441
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

SPC regular meeting 

11:30am - 1:00pm

The Coach Diddle Story...From Those Who Knew Him Then

  • Location: Augenstein Alumni Center
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Even 50 years after his death, Coach E.A. Diddle remains one of the most successful coaches in the history of college sports.

A pioneer of the fast break and one of the winningest coaches in college basketball history, Diddle had a gift for spotting unpolished talent and molding them into outstanding athletes who often exceeded expectations. Upon his retirement in 1964, he had won more games than any other coach in NCAA history and still ranks among the top 16 today.

Join author and syndicated newspaper columnist Gary West as he explores the life and legacy of EA Diddle through conversations with four of Coach Diddle's former players: Darel Carrier, Ronnie Clark, Bobby Rascoe, and Jim Richards.

11:30am - 1:00pm

The Coach Diddle Story...From Those Who Knew Him Then

  • Location: Augenstein Alumni Center
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Even 50 years after his death, Coach E.A. Diddle remains one of the most successful coaches in the history of college sports.

A pioneer of the fast break and one of the winningest coaches in college basketball history, Diddle had a gift for spotting unpolished talent and molding them into outstanding athletes who often exceeded expectations. Upon his retirement in 1964, he had won more games than any other coach in NCAA history and still ranks among the top 16 today.

Join author and syndicated newspaper columnist Gary West as he explores the life and legacy of EA Diddle through conversations with four of Coach Diddle's former players: Darel Carrier, Ronnie Clark, Bobby Rascoe, and Jim Richards.

11:30am - 1:00pm

The Coach Diddle Story...From Those Who Knew Him Then

  • Location: Augenstein Alumni Center
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Even 50 years after his death, Coach E.A. Diddle remains one of the most successful coaches in the history of college sports.

A pioneer of the fast break and one of the winningest coaches in college basketball history, Diddle had a gift for spotting unpolished talent and molding them into outstanding athletes who often exceeded expectations. Upon his retirement in 1964, he had won more games than any other coach in NCAA history and still ranks among the top 16 today.

Join author and syndicated newspaper columnist Gary West as he explores the life and legacy of EA Diddle through conversations with four of Coach Diddle's former players: Darel Carrier, Ronnie Clark, Bobby Rascoe, and Jim Richards.

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12:00pm - 5:00pm

WKU Store Flash Sale

  • Location: WKU Glasgow Campus
  • Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

WKU Store in BG will be coming to the WKU Glasgow Campus for a "WKU Store Flash Sale" on Wednesday, September 18th from 112:00-5:00pm. It's never too early to purchase Christmas gifts for your Hilltopper students and fans. Please call the WKU Office at 270-706-8870 for information.

6:00pm - 8:00pm

10th Annual Eric D. Yates Memorial Run

  • Location: Chaney's Dairy Barn, 9191 Nashville Road
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The WKU Army ROTC program will host the 10th annual Eric D. Yates Memorial Run on Sept. 18.

The 5K Run and 2 Mile Walk will begin at 6 p.m. at Chaney’s Dairy Barn, 9191 Nashville Road.

Yates, a 2008 WKU graduate from Rineyville, was killed in action Sept. 17, 2010, after an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol in Afghanistan. Yates served in the Army’s 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell.

Proceeds from the event benefit the 1LT Eric Yates Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Registration for the run/walk is $20 in advance at https://www.raceentry.com/10th-annual-eric-yates-memorial-run/race-information or $25 at the event. On-site registration will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 18. Advance registration includes an event T-shirt.

7:30pm

IYO Revisited Film Festival: Lista de Espera

  • Location: CH 125
  • Time: 7:30pm

A screening of Cuban film Lista de Espera, part of the film international film festival in honor of the 2019-20 IYO Revisited. Introduction and discussion to be facilitated by Marc Eagle (History).

All films will be screened in Cherry Hall 125.

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