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.
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.
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 presentsOut 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 21stcentury.
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
WKU's Department of Physics & Astronomy hosts 20/20 Vision Physics Saturday, February 22nd in Kelly Thompson Hall. High school students are invited to register as teams of four to compete in the Western Kentucky Physics Olympics. This half-day competition consists of a pentathlon of challenging problem-solving activities that reward teamwork, communication and creativity.
The 2020 Physics Olympics competition will commence with two activities that involve teams arriving at the event ready to compete with entries they have designed, constructed, and tested. Hiding a message in a colorful background is the goal for Color Blindness, with judging based on how hidden the message is with normal vision, and how accurately it can be retrieved when viewing through colored filters. Puzzles get created before the competition, and submitted for judging the morning. Droplet Lens Magnification is a challenge that requires each team to design, construct, and demonstrate a microscope using a drop of liquid for the magnifying lens.
This year's "Calculation / Communication Challenge" is titled Corrective Optics, requiring each team to divide into pairs, with one pair devise configurations of corrective optics for various situations and the other pair to follow those directions to make use of the needed corrections. The Visionary Escape Room is this year's "On-the-Spot Activity" and will test each team's ability to be the first to solve a multiple visual puzzles and challenges required to unlock the rewards. The "Order-of-Magnitude Quiz" will remain cloaked in secrecy until the day of the event.
A festival that celebrates and initiates ultimate creativity. Plays in a Day produces several 10-minute plays that are written, directed, and performed by students, all within a 24-hour time span. (Creation process begins Friday, February 21, at 9:00 p.m.)