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Wednesday July 27th
9:00am - 4:00pm
A Vibrant View of Human Rights
Location: Kentucky Museum - Community Gallery

This exhibit showcases the collaborative work of residents at the Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center and local artist Alice Gatewood-Waddell. The twelve paintings, each representing a month of the year, highlight human rights issues relevant to that month.

Opening reception Tuesday, May 31, at 1 pm, open to the public.

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9:00am - 4:00pm
Backwards & Forwards: 20th Century Quilts Exhibit
Location: Kentucky Museum

More than 30 quilts and wall hangings illustrate how Kentucky quiltmakers looked to both the past and to the future for inspiration. In the first part of the 20th century, Americans' interest in their Colonial heritage contributed to a revival in quiltmaking, yet modern trends such as Art Nouveau and Art Deco also brought a contemporary feel to the work of some quilters and pattern designers.  The revival that began around the time of the U.S. Bicentennial also had a dual effect with some quilters choosing traditional methods while others began experimenting with modern fabrics, techniques, and motifs.  This divergence in approaches continued into the 21st century.

These quilts were selected from the Kentucky Museum's nationally significant collection which numbers more than 250 quilts and textile samples.

9:00am - 4:00pm
Summer Camp Exhibit
Location: Kentucky Museum - Garden Gallery

Each participant in the Kentucky Museum Summer Camp will have a work chosen to exhibit in the Summer Camp Exhibit. More Information

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WKU Summer String Institute
Location: Western Kentucky University

The WKU Summer String Institute is a summer camp for violin, viola, cello, and bass students.  Enrolled students will participate in master classes, group instruction, orchestral study, concerts, and musical enrichment on the campus of Western Kentucky University.   The Institute features two courses of study:
-       Twinklers: a half-day session for young beginners (no experience necessary)            
-       A full-day session for elementary through high school age students
The teaching faculty of the Summer String Institute includes WKU music faculty members and guest artist teachers.  The Institute offers all students a fun and valuable opportunity to deepen their knowledge of string playing in an engaging and exciting environment.
Please visit our website or contact Camp Director Sarah Berry or 270-745-5146 for more information.

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Webinar: Reviewing Your Fulbright Scholar Application Package

 Join the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) for a live discussion of the various pieces of the Fulbright application as the 1 August deadline approaches.  The presentation highlights questions from applicants as they prepare to submit their materials.  

Click here to register.

WKU faculty interested in applying for a Fulbright are encouraged to visit here.

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WKU United Way Day of Caring

Please consider joining us in collecting items for 2016 WKU United Way Day of Caring! We could use your help in 2 ways! We will make it super simple for you!

Step 1:

Donate supplies for the Briarwood Elementary English Classroom. Items include: Clorox Wipes, Tissues, candy, paper towels, markers, crayons, glue sticks, copy paper, lined notebook paper, highlighters, paper plates, small bags, construction paper and small plastic cups! No donation too small!


Purchase NEW Books for Community Education. NEW books for ages birth to 12 years of age. Ones that can be easily read aloud would be nice. Dollar Tree and Bargain Books here in BG, have an awesome selection at a minimal price. (Very gently used books can also be donated!)

Step 2: Consider doing a drive within your department or area and make it a little friendly competition!

            To sweeten the deal: The department that donates the most items by the deadline will receive a gift basket of goodies at the end of the month! 

Step 3:  Contact me (, or at 745-2060) and I will come and pick up when it’s most convenient for you or you can drop off at DSU 2059. We will be collecting items between now and July 29th.   

We are also looking for volunteers to join us on July 27th from 10am-12pm to read to children at the Community Education’s Summer Program. If you are interested, please let me know and I can provide you more details!

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