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Week of 10/13 to 10/19

Sunday, October 13th
6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

  • Time: 6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

September 24 - November 22

The Thomas Fire burns in the Los Padres National Forest, near Ojai, Calif., on Dec. 8, 2017. A group of closely knit photojournalists find safety in numbers as they work together to document some of California’s largest and most dangerous fires. Photo by Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times

 
As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.
 
 

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION AND REMARKS

Tuesday, September 24
School of Media Gallery
Jody Richards Hall on the campus of WKU
6:30 – 7:30 pm
 

 
Opening remarks from Dr. Albert Meier, PHD
Biology Department, WKU
 
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the community
Parking available in the Chestnut St. Lot South for opening reception
 

School of Media Gallery  Hours

M-W 9am – 9pm

Th–F 9am – 5pm

Sunday 3pm – 9pm

Free parking after 4:30 M-F in the Chestnut St. Lot South / Closed Oct. 10, 11 and 13 for fall break

 

 

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

Photographer Justin Sullivan is seen here seeking a low angle while covering the Camp Fire of 2018. “Being with a group that is well trained and understands how to navigate these dangerous fires is so important to me,” Sullivan says. “Being in a car with someone when you’re driving down roads that have fire on both sides with trees and power lines falling all around is so much better than trying to navigate it on your own.” Photo by Noah Berger.

 

Freelance photographer Noah Berger has spent 24 years covering the San Francisco Bay Area for editorial, corporate and government clients. He works for national and international news outlets including the Associated Press, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle and LA Times. On the corporate side, Noah covers transportation and infrastructure for government agencies and works often with health care organizations. A native of New York, Noah lives in Alameda – an island across the bay from San Francisco – with his wife and 9-year-old son.


Renée C. Byer is a catalyst for change. She is an award-winning documentary photojournalist and Emmy nominated multimedia field producer best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Her ability to produce photographs with profound emotional resonance and sensitivity earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and dozens of national and international honors, including the World Understanding Award from Pictures of the Year International, and Pulitzer Finalist in 2013.

Known for her ability to translate stark statistics into images that connect us to our humanity, she has traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, covering some of the most important issues of our time. Byer’s stories have deepened our understanding of the environment, climate change, extreme poverty, genetically modified food, healthcare, women at war, domestic violence, and the drought and economic crisis in California.

All Day

Great Smoky Mountains Fall Colors Tour

  • Location: Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  • Time: All Day

Cost: $75 Student | $85 Guest 

Depart: Thursday, October 10 @ 8:00 am 

Return: Sunday, October 13 @ 5:00 pm 

Drive time: 5 hours 

Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, October 8 @ 8:00 PM 

Included:

As the most biodiverse park of all the national parks in the US, Great Smoky Mountain National Park is home to an extremely wide variety of plants and animals. With over 800 square miles of land in the Appalachian Mountains, the Smokies are famously covered in trees whose colors change dramatically with the changing of the seasons. Come with us to see the wide variety of trees and colors that cover the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina in the fall!

Included in your fee is the cost for covering all camping gear needed, with the exception of food. We will be camping at Cades Cove, an isolated valley located in the Tennessee section of the park. All you need to bring is your cozy fall clothes and your toothbrush! (Well, maybe a couple more things than that)

 

Day 1:

  1. Wake up and drive to Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  2. Visit our campsite in Cades Cove to set up our basecamp
  3. Hike Gregory Bald
  4. Take awesome photos for Instagram
  5. Head back to camp to relax
  6. Go to sleep by all the pretty trees!

Day 2:

  1. Wake up in the Smoky's
  2. Get ready to hike to Charlies Bunion!!
  3. Relax at the end of the trail to enjoy lunch with a view
  4. Head back to the van
  5. Explore one of the visitor centers
  6. Enjoy downtime at camp
  7. Catch the sunset at Clingmans Dome (6,643 ft.)
  8. Get a great night sleep

Day 3:

  1. Wake up in the Smoky's (again...)
  2. Hike to Chimney Tops
  3. Enjoy the views
  4. Hike to Middle Prong waterfall
  5. Enjoy lunch along the way
  6. Stop by the "sinks" before heading to camp
  7. Enjoy s'mores over a warm fire

Day 4:

  1. Last day in the Smoky's!
  2. Enjoy one last short hike
  3. Head to Gatlinburg to explore the town
  4. Stop for lunch
  5. Head back to campus

*All trips are subject to change due to weather, permitting and staffing


Sign up & attend this trip to receive a special discount to College Outside

 

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

Follow the instructions below

1. Go to https://online.spectrumng.net/wku (it will open a new window!) 
2. Click "Do not have login" (you will need to make an account!) 
3. Enter your 800# (or 500# if a Preston Only Member) for the Member Number (even if you do not have a current membership!)
4. Choose a username and password for your online account with us. 
5. Once you have an account set up, click the Home Icon in the top left (the picture, not the actual home letters)
6. Click on Program Registration in the middle of the page!
7. Select ‘ORAC’ 
8. Select the trip or skill clinic you want! 
9. Add to Cart 
10. Continue to Cart 
11. This should take you to the Payment Summary Screen. Enter your payment info and hit Submit Payment. 
12. BAMM You're registered for a trip
 

All Day

Appalachian Trail Backpacking

  • Location: Mount Rodgers
  • Time: All Day

Cost: $90 Student | $110 Guest 

Depart: Thursday, October 10 @ 6:00 AM 

Return: Sunday, October 13 @ 8:00 PM 

Drive time: 6 hours 20 minutes

Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, October 8 @ 8:00 PM 

Included: Transportation, gear, permits & loads of fun! 

Spend 5 days hiking along one of the most famous thru-hiking trails in the world. The Appalachian Trail runs over 2,000 miles across 14 states from Georgia to Maine, but don’t worry we’re not hiking the whole thing on this trip.  Start your journey on a section of the A.T in either Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, or Virginia.  On this trip we’ll plan on hiking anywhere from 25-40 miles total, so while previous experience isn’t required, it is encouraged.

Bring a friend or come alone and become close to a group of total strangers.  We promise the memories made on this trail will last longer than four days as you hike through rhododendron groves and view panoramic landscapes of the Appalachian Trail.  Each night we’ll camp in primitive sites so it’s only us and the wilderness surrounding us.  Come experience one of the most stunning areas in the U.S. on fall break.

ORAC will provide all transportation, backpacking equipment, camping fees, route planning, guiding, and fireside games.  All you need to worry about is planning out your meals and wearing the right kind of clothes, and we can help with that if you’re new to this!

 

Day 1: 

  1. Leave the Preston Center after classes in the afternoon/evening
  2. Arrive at Camp, unload van, sleep

Day 2: 

  1. Start hike
  2. Realize you want to be a thru-hiker
  3. Eat lunch
  4. Reconsider thoughts of being a thru-hiker
  5. Question whether or not you enjoy backpacking
  6. Arrive at camp, eat dinner
  7. Awkward fireside conversations more than likely

Day 3: 

  1. Wake up, flawless
  2. Eat breakfast and realize that every part of your body is sore
  3. Start hiking
  4. Eat lunch
  5. Continue hiking, ask leaders how long till camp
  6. Arrive at camp
  7. Muster last remaining bit of energy to steal the best tent spot
  8. Eat dinner
  9. Find perfect location to start journaling … take a picture of it
  10. Less awkward conversations around fire

Day 4: 

  1. Wake up, dirty
  2. Eat breakfast semi-conscious trance as you prepare yourself for the coming miles
  3. Start hiking
  4. Eat lunch
  5. This day actually hurts less
  6. Realize you kind of enjoy backpacking
  7. See a beautiful view and realize its all worth it
  8. Arrive at camp, eat dinner
  9. Bond with peers over common soreness and distrust of trip leaders who are always happy for whatever reason

Day 5:

  1. Wake up, realize it’s the last morning you’ll wake up in a tent
  2. Start hiking
  3. Eat Lunch
  4. Arrive at van, reminisce fondly over past four days of backpacking
  5. Depart for Preston Center, van smells weird

*All trips are subject to change due to weather, permitting and staffing


Sign up & attend this trip to receive a special discount to College Outside

 

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

Follow the instructions below

1. Go to https://online.spectrumng.net/wku (it will open a new window!) 
2. Click "Do not have login" (you will need to make an account!) 
3. Enter your 800# (or 500# if a Preston Only Member) for the Member Number (even if you do not have a current membership!)
4. Choose a username and password for your online account with us. 
5. Once you have an account set up, click the Home Icon in the top left (the picture, not the actual home letters)
6. Click on Program Registration in the middle of the page!
7. Select ‘ORAC’ 
8. Select the trip or skill clinic you want! 
9. Add to Cart 
10. Continue to Cart 
11. This should take you to the Payment Summary Screen. Enter your payment info and hit Submit Payment. 
12. BAMM You're registered for a trip
 

3:00pm - 9:00pm

Gallery Exhibit: Our World Burning

  • Location: JRH Gallery
  • Time: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

OUR WORLD BURNING

As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.

Free and open to the public.

Monday, October 14th
6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

  • Time: 6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

September 24 - November 22

The Thomas Fire burns in the Los Padres National Forest, near Ojai, Calif., on Dec. 8, 2017. A group of closely knit photojournalists find safety in numbers as they work together to document some of California’s largest and most dangerous fires. Photo by Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times

 
As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.
 
 

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION AND REMARKS

Tuesday, September 24
School of Media Gallery
Jody Richards Hall on the campus of WKU
6:30 – 7:30 pm
 

 
Opening remarks from Dr. Albert Meier, PHD
Biology Department, WKU
 
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the community
Parking available in the Chestnut St. Lot South for opening reception
 

School of Media Gallery  Hours

M-W 9am – 9pm

Th–F 9am – 5pm

Sunday 3pm – 9pm

Free parking after 4:30 M-F in the Chestnut St. Lot South / Closed Oct. 10, 11 and 13 for fall break

 

 

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

Photographer Justin Sullivan is seen here seeking a low angle while covering the Camp Fire of 2018. “Being with a group that is well trained and understands how to navigate these dangerous fires is so important to me,” Sullivan says. “Being in a car with someone when you’re driving down roads that have fire on both sides with trees and power lines falling all around is so much better than trying to navigate it on your own.” Photo by Noah Berger.

 

Freelance photographer Noah Berger has spent 24 years covering the San Francisco Bay Area for editorial, corporate and government clients. He works for national and international news outlets including the Associated Press, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle and LA Times. On the corporate side, Noah covers transportation and infrastructure for government agencies and works often with health care organizations. A native of New York, Noah lives in Alameda – an island across the bay from San Francisco – with his wife and 9-year-old son.


Renée C. Byer is a catalyst for change. She is an award-winning documentary photojournalist and Emmy nominated multimedia field producer best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Her ability to produce photographs with profound emotional resonance and sensitivity earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and dozens of national and international honors, including the World Understanding Award from Pictures of the Year International, and Pulitzer Finalist in 2013.

Known for her ability to translate stark statistics into images that connect us to our humanity, she has traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, covering some of the most important issues of our time. Byer’s stories have deepened our understanding of the environment, climate change, extreme poverty, genetically modified food, healthcare, women at war, domestic violence, and the drought and economic crisis in California.

9:00am - 9:00pm

Gallery Exhibit: Our World Burning

  • Location: JRH Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 9:00pm

OUR WORLD BURNING

As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 15th
6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

  • Time: 6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

September 24 - November 22

The Thomas Fire burns in the Los Padres National Forest, near Ojai, Calif., on Dec. 8, 2017. A group of closely knit photojournalists find safety in numbers as they work together to document some of California’s largest and most dangerous fires. Photo by Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times

 
As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.
 
 

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION AND REMARKS

Tuesday, September 24
School of Media Gallery
Jody Richards Hall on the campus of WKU
6:30 – 7:30 pm
 

 
Opening remarks from Dr. Albert Meier, PHD
Biology Department, WKU
 
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the community
Parking available in the Chestnut St. Lot South for opening reception
 

School of Media Gallery  Hours

M-W 9am – 9pm

Th–F 9am – 5pm

Sunday 3pm – 9pm

Free parking after 4:30 M-F in the Chestnut St. Lot South / Closed Oct. 10, 11 and 13 for fall break

 

 

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

Photographer Justin Sullivan is seen here seeking a low angle while covering the Camp Fire of 2018. “Being with a group that is well trained and understands how to navigate these dangerous fires is so important to me,” Sullivan says. “Being in a car with someone when you’re driving down roads that have fire on both sides with trees and power lines falling all around is so much better than trying to navigate it on your own.” Photo by Noah Berger.

 

Freelance photographer Noah Berger has spent 24 years covering the San Francisco Bay Area for editorial, corporate and government clients. He works for national and international news outlets including the Associated Press, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle and LA Times. On the corporate side, Noah covers transportation and infrastructure for government agencies and works often with health care organizations. A native of New York, Noah lives in Alameda – an island across the bay from San Francisco – with his wife and 9-year-old son.


Renée C. Byer is a catalyst for change. She is an award-winning documentary photojournalist and Emmy nominated multimedia field producer best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Her ability to produce photographs with profound emotional resonance and sensitivity earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and dozens of national and international honors, including the World Understanding Award from Pictures of the Year International, and Pulitzer Finalist in 2013.

Known for her ability to translate stark statistics into images that connect us to our humanity, she has traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, covering some of the most important issues of our time. Byer’s stories have deepened our understanding of the environment, climate change, extreme poverty, genetically modified food, healthcare, women at war, domestic violence, and the drought and economic crisis in California.

9:00am - 9:00pm

Gallery Exhibit: Our World Burning

  • Location: JRH Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 9:00pm

OUR WORLD BURNING

As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.

Free and open to the public.

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.

More Information

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.

More Information

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.

More Information

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.

More Information

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.

More Informaton

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.

9:00am - 4:00pm

Process Oriented Works

  • Location: Kentucky Museum - Kentucky Room
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Honors walk-in advising

  • Location: TBA
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Open advising to all Honors students

5:30pm

Messages in a Bottle Writing Club Meeting

  • Location: CH 124
  • Time: 5:30pm

If you write poetry, songs, fiction, plays, creative essays, or enjoy any other form of writing, join the Messages in a Bottle club to discuss and share your writing with others. 

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Poetry in Context: An Evening with Eve L. Ewing

  • Location: Van Meter Hall
  • Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education and a writer from Chicago. She is the author of Electric Arches (Haymarket, 2017), which received awards from the American Library Association and the Poetry Society of America and was named one of the year's best books by NPR and the Chicago Tribune. She is also author of Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side (University of Chicago Press, 2018) and the co-author (with Nate Marshall) of the play No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. She also writes the Ironheart series for Marvel Comics.

Ewing is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and many other venues.

Dr. Eve L. Ewing will give a 45 minute talk followed by 30 minutes of audience questions. This will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available for sale before and after the talk in the lobby.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Learn more about Eve Ewing at https://eveewing.com/about

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

Wednesday, October 16th
6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

  • Time: 6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

September 24 - November 22

The Thomas Fire burns in the Los Padres National Forest, near Ojai, Calif., on Dec. 8, 2017. A group of closely knit photojournalists find safety in numbers as they work together to document some of California’s largest and most dangerous fires. Photo by Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times

 
As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.
 
 

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION AND REMARKS

Tuesday, September 24
School of Media Gallery
Jody Richards Hall on the campus of WKU
6:30 – 7:30 pm
 

 
Opening remarks from Dr. Albert Meier, PHD
Biology Department, WKU
 
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the community
Parking available in the Chestnut St. Lot South for opening reception
 

School of Media Gallery  Hours

M-W 9am – 9pm

Th–F 9am – 5pm

Sunday 3pm – 9pm

Free parking after 4:30 M-F in the Chestnut St. Lot South / Closed Oct. 10, 11 and 13 for fall break

 

 

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

Photographer Justin Sullivan is seen here seeking a low angle while covering the Camp Fire of 2018. “Being with a group that is well trained and understands how to navigate these dangerous fires is so important to me,” Sullivan says. “Being in a car with someone when you’re driving down roads that have fire on both sides with trees and power lines falling all around is so much better than trying to navigate it on your own.” Photo by Noah Berger.

 

Freelance photographer Noah Berger has spent 24 years covering the San Francisco Bay Area for editorial, corporate and government clients. He works for national and international news outlets including the Associated Press, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle and LA Times. On the corporate side, Noah covers transportation and infrastructure for government agencies and works often with health care organizations. A native of New York, Noah lives in Alameda – an island across the bay from San Francisco – with his wife and 9-year-old son.


Renée C. Byer is a catalyst for change. She is an award-winning documentary photojournalist and Emmy nominated multimedia field producer best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Her ability to produce photographs with profound emotional resonance and sensitivity earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and dozens of national and international honors, including the World Understanding Award from Pictures of the Year International, and Pulitzer Finalist in 2013.

Known for her ability to translate stark statistics into images that connect us to our humanity, she has traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, covering some of the most important issues of our time. Byer’s stories have deepened our understanding of the environment, climate change, extreme poverty, genetically modified food, healthcare, women at war, domestic violence, and the drought and economic crisis in California.

9:00am - 9:00pm

Gallery Exhibit: Our World Burning

  • Location: JRH Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 9:00pm

OUR WORLD BURNING

As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.

Free and open to the public.

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.

More Information

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.

More Information

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.

More Information

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.

More Information

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.

More Informaton

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.

9:00am - 4:00pm

Process Oriented Works

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

12:00pm - 3:00pm

NPHC Step Show Ticket Sale

  • Location: DSU 1st Floor
  • Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Advance tickets for the Step Show are available for $12. Cash and card are accepted. Tickets are $15 at the door. The NPHC Step Show will take place on Friday, October 18th in Van Meter. 

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Ogden Career Fair

  • Location: Snell Hall, EBS, EST
  • Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Current Employers Registered:

Altec Industries

AMS – Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation

Ansco & Associates

AstraZeneca

Bel Brands USA

Berry Global, Inc.

Bullitt County Public Schools

Carpenter Co

Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.

Earle C. Clements JCA

Farm Credit Mid-America

GeoStabilization International

GreenLID Design

Hardin Memorial Hospital

Henkel – North America

Hensel Phelps

Kirby Building Systems

Lee Company

LG&E and KU energy

Logan Aluminum

LORD Corporation

Metalsa

Morley

Prairie State Generating Company

Quanta Computer Nashville

Rafferty Construction, Inc.

Schneider Electric – Energy & Sustainability Services

Sherwin-Williams

Shrout Tate Wilson Consulting Engineers

Sunbelt Rentals

U.S. Army

UofL MBA Program

Wehr Constructors, Inc.

4:00pm

Gender and Women's Studies screening of "Mary Shelley"

  • Location: Cherry Hall 125
  • Time: 4:00pm

Gender Images Film Series

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Gender Images Film Series

  • Location: Cherry Hall, room 125
  • Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Gender Images Film Series

Mary Shelley (Haifaa Al-Mansour, 2017)

Life and facts of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, who at 16 met 21-year-old poet Percy Shelley, resulting in the writing of Frankenstein.

Presented by Jessica Folk

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wellness Walk

  • Location: Lost River Cave
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

 

Price: Free!

Included: the beautiful outdoors and easy walking trails

Instructions: meet us at the butterfly wings outside of the Lost River Cave Gift Shop @ 5:00 pm.

Address: 2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101

 

Free and peaceful walk in the outdoors that’s geared towards helping people destress and be more mindful (while making new friends)

Come join ORAC and WellU for a relaxing, peaceful walk in the outdoors. Something as simple as a leisurely stroll in the woods can do wonders for distressing and mindfulness. Come and take a load off while meeting new friends, enjoying the outdoors, and learning how to better take care of your phsycial and mental health.

 

*Please bring a water bottle and comfortable shoes!*

 

Prior registration is appreciated!

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

Follow the instructions below

1. Go to https://online.spectrumng.net/wku (it will open a new window!) 
2. Click "Do not have login" (you will need to make an account!) 
3. Enter your 800# (or 500# if a Preston Only Member) for the Member Number (even if you do not have a current membership!)
4. Choose a username and password for your online account with us. 
5. Once you have an account set up, click the Home Icon in the top left (the picture, not the actual home letters)
6. Click on Program Registration in the middle of the page!
7. Select ‘ORAC’ 
8. Select the trip or skill clinic you want! 
9. Add to Cart 
10. Continue to Cart 
11. This should take you to the Payment Summary Screen. Enter your payment info and hit Submit Payment. 
12. BAMM You're registered for a trip
 

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Preserving Family Treasures

  • Location: Kentucky Library
  • Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Library Special Collections faculty Nancy Richey and Joe Shankweiler are presenting a workshop on preserving your family treasures for the Society of Lifelong Learning. For more information, contact Nancy Richey at 270-745-6092. 

7:30pm

Student Open Mic Night

  • Location: CH 125
  • Time: 7:30pm

Anyone is welcome to participate, and all genres are accepted!

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Octubafest

  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm

Octubafest

  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, October 17th
6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

  • Time: 6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

September 24 - November 22

The Thomas Fire burns in the Los Padres National Forest, near Ojai, Calif., on Dec. 8, 2017. A group of closely knit photojournalists find safety in numbers as they work together to document some of California’s largest and most dangerous fires. Photo by Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times

 
As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.
 
 

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION AND REMARKS

Tuesday, September 24
School of Media Gallery
Jody Richards Hall on the campus of WKU
6:30 – 7:30 pm
 

 
Opening remarks from Dr. Albert Meier, PHD
Biology Department, WKU
 
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the community
Parking available in the Chestnut St. Lot South for opening reception
 

School of Media Gallery  Hours

M-W 9am – 9pm

Th–F 9am – 5pm

Sunday 3pm – 9pm

Free parking after 4:30 M-F in the Chestnut St. Lot South / Closed Oct. 10, 11 and 13 for fall break

 

 

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

Photographer Justin Sullivan is seen here seeking a low angle while covering the Camp Fire of 2018. “Being with a group that is well trained and understands how to navigate these dangerous fires is so important to me,” Sullivan says. “Being in a car with someone when you’re driving down roads that have fire on both sides with trees and power lines falling all around is so much better than trying to navigate it on your own.” Photo by Noah Berger.

 

Freelance photographer Noah Berger has spent 24 years covering the San Francisco Bay Area for editorial, corporate and government clients. He works for national and international news outlets including the Associated Press, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle and LA Times. On the corporate side, Noah covers transportation and infrastructure for government agencies and works often with health care organizations. A native of New York, Noah lives in Alameda – an island across the bay from San Francisco – with his wife and 9-year-old son.


Renée C. Byer is a catalyst for change. She is an award-winning documentary photojournalist and Emmy nominated multimedia field producer best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Her ability to produce photographs with profound emotional resonance and sensitivity earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and dozens of national and international honors, including the World Understanding Award from Pictures of the Year International, and Pulitzer Finalist in 2013.

Known for her ability to translate stark statistics into images that connect us to our humanity, she has traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, covering some of the most important issues of our time. Byer’s stories have deepened our understanding of the environment, climate change, extreme poverty, genetically modified food, healthcare, women at war, domestic violence, and the drought and economic crisis in California.

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.

More Information

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.

More Information

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.

More Information

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.

More Information

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.

More Informaton

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.

9:00am - 4:00pm

Process Oriented Works

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

9:00am - 4:00pm

Gallery Exhibit: Our World Burning

  • Location: JRH Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

OUR WORLD BURNING

As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.

Free and open to the public.

11:00am - 1:00pm

Homecoming Chili Cheese Luncheon and Pep Rally

  • Location: Montana Grille, 1740 Scottsville Road
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Homecoming Chili and Cheese Luncheon and Pep Rally

Sponsored by BlueCotton

Presented by JA of South Central Kentucky, Montana Grille & the WKU Alumni Association

$6 tickets can be purchased online at alumni.wku.edu/cc19.  Contact Junior Achievement at 270-782-0280.

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Workshop: Making the Most of Summer

  • Location: HCIC 1011
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Time between semesters is invaluable for gaining all kinds of experience. Find out how to maximize the potential of summer break to advance your skills and refine your goals.

Led by Office of Scholar Development. https://www.wku.edu/osd/

4:30pm - 4:30pm

Harlaxton College Advising

  • Location: HCIC 1028
  • Time: 4:30pm - 4:30pm

Interested in studying abroad at Harlaxton College? Meet with study abroad alumni that can explain the application process, discusss scholarships and funding, and talk about life in a manor house! Dropiin anytime between 4:30pm and 5:30pm on the following Thursdays:

  • September 19 & 26
  • October 3, 17, 24 & 31
  • November 7, 14 & 21
  • December 5
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Semester at Sea Advising

  • Location: HCIC 1028
  • Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Interested in studying abroad on Semester at Sea? Meet with study abroad alumni that can explain the application process, discusss scholarships and funding, and talk about life at sea! Drop-in anytime between 4:30pm and 5:30pm on the following Thursdays:

  • September 19
  • October 3
  • October 17
  • November 14
  • December 5
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Hilltopper Hysteria

  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

WKU’s annual tip-off event for Hilltopper and Lady Topper Basketball, Hilltopper Hysteria, is set to take place Thursday, Oct. 17, beginning at 6 p.m. CT at E.A. Diddle Arena.
 
Both programs will be introduced and will go through scrimmages on John Oldham Court, but in a change from years past, the men’s team will instead go through a full, game-length open scrimmage in front of the Hysteria crowd. Parking and admission are free for the event.

Hilltopper Hysteria will once again be a ticketed event this season, although it remains free admission. Season ticket holders for men's basketball will have first priority to ensure their season ticket seat locations for Hysteria, but must do so by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.

After that, women's basketball season ticket holders will have priority to secure remaining seats for Hysteria from Monday, Oct 7 through Wednesday, Oct. 9. Starting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 through the time of the event, seats will be available to the general public.

To reserve your season ticket seats, call 1-800-5-BIGRED, text your name to 1-800-524-4733 or email tickets@wku.edu.

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Clarinet and Saxophone Recital

  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm

Clarinet and Saxophone Recital

  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday, October 18th
6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

  • Time: 6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

September 24 - November 22

The Thomas Fire burns in the Los Padres National Forest, near Ojai, Calif., on Dec. 8, 2017. A group of closely knit photojournalists find safety in numbers as they work together to document some of California’s largest and most dangerous fires. Photo by Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times

 
As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.
 
 

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION AND REMARKS

Tuesday, September 24
School of Media Gallery
Jody Richards Hall on the campus of WKU
6:30 – 7:30 pm
 

 
Opening remarks from Dr. Albert Meier, PHD
Biology Department, WKU
 
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the community
Parking available in the Chestnut St. Lot South for opening reception
 

School of Media Gallery  Hours

M-W 9am – 9pm

Th–F 9am – 5pm

Sunday 3pm – 9pm

Free parking after 4:30 M-F in the Chestnut St. Lot South / Closed Oct. 10, 11 and 13 for fall break

 

 

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

Photographer Justin Sullivan is seen here seeking a low angle while covering the Camp Fire of 2018. “Being with a group that is well trained and understands how to navigate these dangerous fires is so important to me,” Sullivan says. “Being in a car with someone when you’re driving down roads that have fire on both sides with trees and power lines falling all around is so much better than trying to navigate it on your own.” Photo by Noah Berger.

 

Freelance photographer Noah Berger has spent 24 years covering the San Francisco Bay Area for editorial, corporate and government clients. He works for national and international news outlets including the Associated Press, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle and LA Times. On the corporate side, Noah covers transportation and infrastructure for government agencies and works often with health care organizations. A native of New York, Noah lives in Alameda – an island across the bay from San Francisco – with his wife and 9-year-old son.


Renée C. Byer is a catalyst for change. She is an award-winning documentary photojournalist and Emmy nominated multimedia field producer best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Her ability to produce photographs with profound emotional resonance and sensitivity earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and dozens of national and international honors, including the World Understanding Award from Pictures of the Year International, and Pulitzer Finalist in 2013.

Known for her ability to translate stark statistics into images that connect us to our humanity, she has traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, covering some of the most important issues of our time. Byer’s stories have deepened our understanding of the environment, climate change, extreme poverty, genetically modified food, healthcare, women at war, domestic violence, and the drought and economic crisis in California.

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.

More Information

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.

More Information

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.

More Information

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.

More Information

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.

More Informaton

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.

9:00am - 4:00pm

Process Oriented Works

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

9:00am - 4:00pm

Gallery Exhibit: Our World Burning

  • Location: JRH Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

OUR WORLD BURNING

As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.

Free and open to the public.

11:00am - 1:00pm

Hall of Distinguished Alumni Luncheon and Induction Ceremony

  • Location: Sloan Convention Center, 1021 Wilkinson Trace
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Hall of Distinguished Alumni Luncheon and Induction Ceremony

Presented by Franklin Bank & Trust Company

The 2019 inductees are Scott Applewhite, Shirley Gray, and Dixie Snider. 

For ticket information, visit alumni.wku.edu/hoda19.

11:00am - 1:00pm

Honors walk-in advising

  • Location: TBA
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Open advising to all Honors students

12:00pm - 3:00pm

NPHC Step Show Ticket Sale

  • Location: DSU 1st Floor
  • Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Advance tickets for the Step Show are available for $12. Cash and card are accepted. Tickets are $15 at the door. The NPHC Step Show will take place on Friday, October 18th in Van Meter. 

1:50pm - 2:50pm

Professional Writing Alumni Panel

  • Location: CH 125
  • Time: 1:50pm - 2:50pm

This PW panel is comprised of experienced PW graduates. There will be a casual reception following. 

2:30pm - 3:30pm

2019 WKU Hall of Distinguished Alumni Luncheon

  • Location: OCH Auditorium
  • Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Luncheon honoring Hall of Distinguished Alumni inductees

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Three Wolves Howling (Theatre for Young Audiences)

  • Location: Lab Theatre, Gordon Wilson Hall
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

by Jarred M. Corona

When siblings Ezra and Wisteria set out to restore Wolf Prince Caon to the Forest Throne, they run into bunnies and bears and kings, oh my! Come laugh and cry with us as we howl at the moon in this original fairy tale musical. Awoo!  Suitable for all ages. Sponsored by Service One Credit Union.

Ages 12 & under $3
Adults $6

Tickets

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Homecoming Parade

  • Location: WKU Campus
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Homecoming Parade

“Decades of Spirit”

Presented by Midtown

NEW ROUTE FOR 2019: The Parade begins at the intersection of College Heights Blvd and State Street, across from Hardin Planetarium.  The parade route travels down State Street to Fountain Square Park, up College Street and ends at Cherry Hall.  For information on entering the parade, visit alumni.wku.edu/hcparade19.

5:00pm - 8:00pm

BG Gallery Hop @ Kentucky Museum

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Kentucky Museum is open to the public extended hours during the BG Gallery Hop.

More Information

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Big Red's Roar 2019

  • Location: Cherry Hall
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Big Red’s Roar 2019

Following the Parade, be entertained by the Hilltoppers’ biggest cheerleaders – The WKU Student Body! The annual Homecoming Pep Rally will get everyone geared up for Saturday’s Homecoming victory!  

7:30pm

WKU National Pan-Hellenic Council Step Show

  • Location: Van Meter Auditorium
  • Time: 7:30pm

Campus and community members are welcome to attend the annual NPHC Step Show which will feature WKU's historically black fraternities and sororities. The annual step show celebrates the history and traditions of each organization all in a competition where a portion of the money raised provides WKU scholarships. All are welcome to attend. Tickets are available for pre-sale at $12 in Downing Student Union on select dates and $15 on the day of the show. For more information follow @wku_nphc on Instagram.

7:30pm - 11:00pm

NPHC: Step Show

  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 7:30pm - 11:00pm
All Day

BEAC Meeting

  • Location: TBD
  • Time: All Day

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All Day

Homecoming Weekend

  • Time: All Day
Saturday, October 19th
6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

  • Time: 6:30pm

Our World Burning Photo Exhibition

September 24 - November 22

The Thomas Fire burns in the Los Padres National Forest, near Ojai, Calif., on Dec. 8, 2017. A group of closely knit photojournalists find safety in numbers as they work together to document some of California’s largest and most dangerous fires. Photo by Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times

 
As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.
 
 

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION AND REMARKS

Tuesday, September 24
School of Media Gallery
Jody Richards Hall on the campus of WKU
6:30 – 7:30 pm
 

 
Opening remarks from Dr. Albert Meier, PHD
Biology Department, WKU
 
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the community
Parking available in the Chestnut St. Lot South for opening reception
 

School of Media Gallery  Hours

M-W 9am – 9pm

Th–F 9am – 5pm

Sunday 3pm – 9pm

Free parking after 4:30 M-F in the Chestnut St. Lot South / Closed Oct. 10, 11 and 13 for fall break

 

 

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

Photographer Justin Sullivan is seen here seeking a low angle while covering the Camp Fire of 2018. “Being with a group that is well trained and understands how to navigate these dangerous fires is so important to me,” Sullivan says. “Being in a car with someone when you’re driving down roads that have fire on both sides with trees and power lines falling all around is so much better than trying to navigate it on your own.” Photo by Noah Berger.

 

Freelance photographer Noah Berger has spent 24 years covering the San Francisco Bay Area for editorial, corporate and government clients. He works for national and international news outlets including the Associated Press, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle and LA Times. On the corporate side, Noah covers transportation and infrastructure for government agencies and works often with health care organizations. A native of New York, Noah lives in Alameda – an island across the bay from San Francisco – with his wife and 9-year-old son.


Renée C. Byer is a catalyst for change. She is an award-winning documentary photojournalist and Emmy nominated multimedia field producer best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Her ability to produce photographs with profound emotional resonance and sensitivity earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and dozens of national and international honors, including the World Understanding Award from Pictures of the Year International, and Pulitzer Finalist in 2013.

Known for her ability to translate stark statistics into images that connect us to our humanity, she has traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, covering some of the most important issues of our time. Byer’s stories have deepened our understanding of the environment, climate change, extreme poverty, genetically modified food, healthcare, women at war, domestic violence, and the drought and economic crisis in California.

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.

More Information

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.

More Information

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.

More Information

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.

More Information

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.

More Informaton

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.

9:00am - 4:00pm

Process Oriented Works

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

All Day

Homecoming Weekend

  • Time: All Day
9:00am - 9:00pm

Homecoming Day

  • Location: Various locations
  • Time: 9:00am - 9:00pm

WKU celebrates Decades of Spirit with numerous reunions and other activities.

For a list of events, visit http://alumni.wku.edu/homecoming

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Alumni Homecoming

  • Location: Preservation Tasting Room
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The WKU English Department will host a homecoming event on Saturday, October 19, from 12-2, at Preservation Tasting Room, 2440 Nashville Road.  Please RSVP by October 4 to help with planning.  For additional information, please contact english.office@wku.edu.

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Business Without Borders Pre-Game Gathering

  • Location: South Lawn
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Decades of Spirit! 

12:00pm - 2:00pm

GFCB Homecoming Tent

  • Location: GH Lawn
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Decades of Spirit!

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Tailgating with CHHS - Homecoming

  • Location: South Lawn
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Students, faculty, staff and friends of CHHS are invited to join us on South Lawn for a tailgate.

For more information please contact Malia Carver at 270-745-2188 or malia.carver@wku.edu

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Three Wolves Howling (Theatre for Young Audiences)

  • Location: Lab Theatre, Gordon Wilson Hall
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

by Jarred M. Corona

When siblings Ezra and Wisteria set out to restore Wolf Prince Caon to the Forest Throne, they run into bunnies and bears and kings, oh my! Come laugh and cry with us as we howl at the moon in this original fairy tale musical. Awoo!  Suitable for all ages. Sponsored by Service One Credit Union.

Ages 12 & under $3 
Adults $6

Tickets

3:00pm - 6:00pm

WKU Football vs. Charlotte

  • Location: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
  • Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

The Hilltoppers host Charlotte in the annual Homecoming game

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