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Week of 1/17 to 1/23
Sunday, January 17th
12:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Location: kentucky Museum - wku.edu/go/celebration
  • Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

For 2021 the annual US Bank Celebration of the Arts Exhibit is moving to an online format.

  • wku.edu/go/celebration
  • Online Entry Form
  • E-mail a photograph of your work, see photo requirements below
  • Juror will determine awards from your photograph(s)
  • Facebook/Youtube Video Opening Award Presentation
  • Online Flickr Gallery Exhibit
  • NO ENTRY FEE - US Bank is covering all 2021 entry fees
2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Location: Hardin Planetarium
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Perseverance to Reach Mars will be presented Jan. 7-Feb. 18 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium. Hardin Planetarium’s free of charge public shows are offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

NASA’s Perseverance Rover will reach Mars on Feb. 18 to begin its search for signs of ancient microbial life, and characterizing environmental conditions that could affect future astronauts living and working on Mars. Perseverance will be only the fifth rover to attempt landing on Mars – when less than 50% of the missions ever sent to Mars by any space agency have been successful. The mission for this 1-ton, compact-car sized, nuclear-powered science laboratory on 6-wheels is to navigate around Jezero Crater’s ancient river delta, analyzing 3½ billion-year-old samples formed when Mars was still wet.

Perseverance to Reach Mars has a 35-minute running time, with time for questions at the end of the presentation. Suitable for all ages. No ticket required and no reservations accepted. The show will begin on time, with no late entrance permitted.

Masks are to be worn at all times within the building. Our temporarily limited capacity provides for substantial distancing in Hardin Planetarium’s large spaces. Guest names and phone numbers will be collected for contact tracing, and seating is assigned by planetarium staff. Shortly before the show, attendees will be guided to their assigned seats within the domed star chamber. While waiting to be seated, guests are encouraged to explore the exhibits, moving counter-clockwise through the Ring Hall. The planetarium is located at 1501 State St.

More information is available by calling (270) 745-4044 or visiting the planetarium website at https://www.wku.edu/hardinplanetarium/

Contact: Chris Chandler, (270) 745-4044

2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

For more about Lady Topper Basketball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/womens-basketball

2020-21 Gameday Guide

Monday, January 18th
12:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Location: kentucky Museum - wku.edu/go/celebration
  • Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

For 2021 the annual US Bank Celebration of the Arts Exhibit is moving to an online format.

  • wku.edu/go/celebration
  • Online Entry Form
  • E-mail a photograph of your work, see photo requirements below
  • Juror will determine awards from your photograph(s)
  • Facebook/Youtube Video Opening Award Presentation
  • Online Flickr Gallery Exhibit
  • NO ENTRY FEE - US Bank is covering all 2021 entry fees
All Day
  • Time: All Day

WKU will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 19th
12:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Location: kentucky Museum - wku.edu/go/celebration
  • Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

For 2021 the annual US Bank Celebration of the Arts Exhibit is moving to an online format.

  • wku.edu/go/celebration
  • Online Entry Form
  • E-mail a photograph of your work, see photo requirements below
  • Juror will determine awards from your photograph(s)
  • Facebook/Youtube Video Opening Award Presentation
  • Online Flickr Gallery Exhibit
  • NO ENTRY FEE - US Bank is covering all 2021 entry fees
9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Richardson Quilt Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Primarily featuring textiles from the Kentucky Museum and Kentucky Historical Society, Whitework: Women Stitching Identity explores the significance of early white embellished textiles that have been largely ignored, undervalued, and misinterpreted.

7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Hardin Planetarium
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Perseverance to Reach Mars will be presented Jan. 7-Feb. 18 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium. Hardin Planetarium’s free of charge public shows are offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

NASA’s Perseverance Rover will reach Mars on Feb. 18 to begin its search for signs of ancient microbial life, and characterizing environmental conditions that could affect future astronauts living and working on Mars. Perseverance will be only the fifth rover to attempt landing on Mars – when less than 50% of the missions ever sent to Mars by any space agency have been successful. The mission for this 1-ton, compact-car sized, nuclear-powered science laboratory on 6-wheels is to navigate around Jezero Crater’s ancient river delta, analyzing 3½ billion-year-old samples formed when Mars was still wet.

Perseverance to Reach Mars has a 35-minute running time, with time for questions at the end of the presentation. Suitable for all ages. No ticket required and no reservations accepted. The show will begin on time, with no late entrance permitted.

Masks are to be worn at all times within the building. Our temporarily limited capacity provides for substantial distancing in Hardin Planetarium’s large spaces. Guest names and phone numbers will be collected for contact tracing, and seating is assigned by planetarium staff. Shortly before the show, attendees will be guided to their assigned seats within the domed star chamber. While waiting to be seated, guests are encouraged to explore the exhibits, moving counter-clockwise through the Ring Hall. The planetarium is located at 1501 State St.

More information is available by calling (270) 745-4044 or visiting the planetarium website at https://www.wku.edu/hardinplanetarium/

Contact: Chris Chandler, (270) 745-4044

All Day
  • Time: All Day

Classes begin for the spring 2021 semester

Wednesday, January 20th
12:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Location: kentucky Museum - wku.edu/go/celebration
  • Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

For 2021 the annual US Bank Celebration of the Arts Exhibit is moving to an online format.

  • wku.edu/go/celebration
  • Online Entry Form
  • E-mail a photograph of your work, see photo requirements below
  • Juror will determine awards from your photograph(s)
  • Facebook/Youtube Video Opening Award Presentation
  • Online Flickr Gallery Exhibit
  • NO ENTRY FEE - US Bank is covering all 2021 entry fees
9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Richardson Quilt Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Primarily featuring textiles from the Kentucky Museum and Kentucky Historical Society, Whitework: Women Stitching Identity explores the significance of early white embellished textiles that have been largely ignored, undervalued, and misinterpreted.

Thursday, January 21st
12:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Location: kentucky Museum - wku.edu/go/celebration
  • Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

For 2021 the annual US Bank Celebration of the Arts Exhibit is moving to an online format.

  • wku.edu/go/celebration
  • Online Entry Form
  • E-mail a photograph of your work, see photo requirements below
  • Juror will determine awards from your photograph(s)
  • Facebook/Youtube Video Opening Award Presentation
  • Online Flickr Gallery Exhibit
  • NO ENTRY FEE - US Bank is covering all 2021 entry fees
9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Richardson Quilt Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Primarily featuring textiles from the Kentucky Museum and Kentucky Historical Society, Whitework: Women Stitching Identity explores the significance of early white embellished textiles that have been largely ignored, undervalued, and misinterpreted.

7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Hardin Planetarium
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Perseverance to Reach Mars will be presented Jan. 7-Feb. 18 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium. Hardin Planetarium’s free of charge public shows are offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

NASA’s Perseverance Rover will reach Mars on Feb. 18 to begin its search for signs of ancient microbial life, and characterizing environmental conditions that could affect future astronauts living and working on Mars. Perseverance will be only the fifth rover to attempt landing on Mars – when less than 50% of the missions ever sent to Mars by any space agency have been successful. The mission for this 1-ton, compact-car sized, nuclear-powered science laboratory on 6-wheels is to navigate around Jezero Crater’s ancient river delta, analyzing 3½ billion-year-old samples formed when Mars was still wet.

Perseverance to Reach Mars has a 35-minute running time, with time for questions at the end of the presentation. Suitable for all ages. No ticket required and no reservations accepted. The show will begin on time, with no late entrance permitted.

Masks are to be worn at all times within the building. Our temporarily limited capacity provides for substantial distancing in Hardin Planetarium’s large spaces. Guest names and phone numbers will be collected for contact tracing, and seating is assigned by planetarium staff. Shortly before the show, attendees will be guided to their assigned seats within the domed star chamber. While waiting to be seated, guests are encouraged to explore the exhibits, moving counter-clockwise through the Ring Hall. The planetarium is located at 1501 State St.

More information is available by calling (270) 745-4044 or visiting the planetarium website at https://www.wku.edu/hardinplanetarium/

Contact: Chris Chandler, (270) 745-4044

Friday, January 22nd
12:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Location: kentucky Museum - wku.edu/go/celebration
  • Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

For 2021 the annual US Bank Celebration of the Arts Exhibit is moving to an online format.

  • wku.edu/go/celebration
  • Online Entry Form
  • E-mail a photograph of your work, see photo requirements below
  • Juror will determine awards from your photograph(s)
  • Facebook/Youtube Video Opening Award Presentation
  • Online Flickr Gallery Exhibit
  • NO ENTRY FEE - US Bank is covering all 2021 entry fees
9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Richardson Quilt Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Primarily featuring textiles from the Kentucky Museum and Kentucky Historical Society, Whitework: Women Stitching Identity explores the significance of early white embellished textiles that have been largely ignored, undervalued, and misinterpreted.

7:00am
  • Location: WKU Housing Portal
  • Time: 7:00am

Residence hall room change requests begin on the WKU Housing Portal at 7 AM: https://www.wku.edu/housing/resources/roomchange.php 

 

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

For more about Lady Topper Basketball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/womens-basketball

2020-21 Gameday Guide

Saturday, January 23rd
12:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Location: kentucky Museum - wku.edu/go/celebration
  • Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

For 2021 the annual US Bank Celebration of the Arts Exhibit is moving to an online format.

  • wku.edu/go/celebration
  • Online Entry Form
  • E-mail a photograph of your work, see photo requirements below
  • Juror will determine awards from your photograph(s)
  • Facebook/Youtube Video Opening Award Presentation
  • Online Flickr Gallery Exhibit
  • NO ENTRY FEE - US Bank is covering all 2021 entry fees
9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Richardson Quilt Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Primarily featuring textiles from the Kentucky Museum and Kentucky Historical Society, Whitework: Women Stitching Identity explores the significance of early white embellished textiles that have been largely ignored, undervalued, and misinterpreted.

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

For more about Lady Topper Basketball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/womens-basketball

2020-21 Gameday Guide

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