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Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Thursday, March 19th
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

FACING THE FRESHMAN YEAR: Essential Conversations

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

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.

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9:00am - 4:00pm

Gazing Deeply: The Art and Science of Mammoth Cave

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

Gazing Deeply showcases how WKU’s backyard—the unique landscape of Mammoth Cave—is being studied, interpreted, and inspiring action on environmental change.

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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: 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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9:00am - 4:00pm

Jacqui Lubbers: A Legacy in Weaving

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

Jacqui Lubbers is a part-time weaving and art appreciation instructor in the WKU Art Department.

All Day

US Bank Celebration of the Arts

  • Time: All Day

The US Bank Celebration of the Arts exhibit is an open art show featuring the work of professional as well as amateur artists who reside in Kentucky within a 65-mile radius of Bowling Green, KY. All work will be exhibited at the Kentucky Museum from February 29 - April 17. Works are judged and awards given in eight categories.

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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

10:10am

ENG 402 Guest Speakers

  • Location: CH 102
  • Time: 10:10am

 Steve Vest, Editor and Publisher of Kentucky Monthly

10:30am - 12:30pm

**POSTPONED** Collins-Bramham Public Folklore Workshop with Dr. Jon Kay of Traditional Arts Indiana

  • Location: Morgan Room
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

This event has been postponed, as WKU has activated contingency plans to address the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation. Please refer to wku.edu/covid19 for more information.

Thursday's session will be an introductory session and pizza lunch with students and faculty. 

Folk Studies graduate students will have multiple opportunities over this 2-day visit to interact with and learn from Dr. Jon Kay. Jon Kay is an alum of our Folk Studies MA program, and he currently directs Traditional Arts Indiana at Indiana University, where he also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. He is the author of Folk Art and Aging: Life-Story Objects and Their Makers and the edited volume The Expressive Lives of Elders: Folklore, Art, and Aging. Kay also creates exhibitions, public programs, and documentaries about the traditional arts in Indiana.

This event is supported each year by funding from the Bramham/Collins Visual and Performing Guest Artist Endowment. The Folk Studies program appreciates the generous support of Drs. Bramham and Collins, which makes it possible to bring an esteemed public folklorist to campus each year to benefit graduate students.

4:00pm

How Languages Can Make Graduates Competitive in the Job Market

  • Location: HCIC-1011 (Multipurpose Room of Honors College & International Center)
  • Time: 4:00pm

THE HATCHER LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS: How Languages Can Make Graduates Competitive in the Job Market

This talk explores why pairing a language major with another degree makes graduates more marketable. Dr. Spino-Seijas will explain how The University of Rhode Island is working purposefully to increase students’ proficiency levels to ultimately increase their marketability post-graduation.                                                                                                                             

Dr. Spino-Seijas is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and the Proficiency Coordinator for the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at the University of Rhode Island.                                                                                                                                           

For more information, contact modern.languages@wku.edu, or call 270-745-2401. This event is open to the campus and community. Reception to follow the event. 

7:00pm

Film Fatale screening of Hush

  • Location: Jody Richards Hall Auditorium
  • Time: 7:00pm

WKU Film Screening Series

7:00pm

Poetry reading and book signing with Jeff Worley

  • Location: Cherry Hall 125
  • Time: 7:00pm

Jeff Worley reads and signs books.

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Film Fatale- A WKU FIlm Screening

  • Location: JRH Auditorium (166)
  • Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Lady Bird Feb. 13th

Bend It Like Beckham Feb. 27

Hush March 19

The Edge of Seventeen April 2

The Fits April 9

The Virgin Suicides April 16

The Babadook April 30

Booksmart May 7

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