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Week of 4/15 to 4/21

Sunday, April 15th
8:00am - 4:30am

Bosnia and Herzegovina Then and Now: A visual exploration of a country in change

  • Location: Jody Richards Hall Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30am
9:30am - 10:30am

EKK on the Hill Spring 2018

  • Location: DSU - DSU 2124
  • Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
11:00am - 3:00pm

Phi Mu Mother/Daughter Tea

  • Location: HCIC - HCIC 1011
  • Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
12:30pm - 5:00pm

Senior Send Off

  • Location: DSU - DSU 1037
  • Time: 12:30pm - 5:00pm
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Free public Sunday planetarium show

  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Free public show at the Hardin Planetarium at 2 pm, open to the community
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Ogden College Student Awards Ceremony

  • Location: DSU - DSU 1071
  • Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Cellobration

  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 5:00pm

ATJ Dance Ministry

  • Location: DSU - DSU 2113
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Delta Omicron Musicale

  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Alpha Kappa Psi

  • Location: GCC - GCC 0110
  • Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Monday, April 16th
8:00am - 4:30am

Bosnia and Herzegovina Then and Now: A visual exploration of a country in change

  • Location: Jody Richards Hall Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30am
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

Side by Side - Bowling Green

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

A collaborative exhibition of artwork created by young artists with disabilities and local artists will be on display at the Kentucky Museum. Meet the artists at the reception on Saturday, April 14, from 2 PM - 4 PM in the Dorothy Grider Garden Gallery.

More Information

10:00am - 3:00pm

Farm House Kayak Raffle

  • Location: EST - EST Lobby
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

OCSE: Student Success Series

  • Location: OCH - OCH 1028
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
OCSE Student Success Series/Paige Spear and Jeremy Jenkins
3:30pm - 4:45pm

Honors Development Board Meeting

  • Location: HCIC - HCIC 2021
  • Time: 3:30pm - 4:45pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm

AED New Member Initiation

  • Location: HCIC - HCIC 1011
  • Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
New members to AED are initiated into the academic fraternity.
6:00pm - 8:00pm

French Film

  • Location: FAC - FAC 0259
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Unified Worship

  • Location: DSU - DSU 1071
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
8:00pm - 9:00pm

Farm House Meeting

  • Location: EST - EST 0248
  • Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
9:30pm - 11:30pm

Omega Psi Phi - Miss Omega Practice

  • Location: DSU - DSU 1071
  • Time: 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Tuesday, April 17th
8:00am - 4:30am

Bosnia and Herzegovina Then and Now: A visual exploration of a country in change

  • Location: Jody Richards Hall Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30am
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

Side by Side - Bowling Green

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

A collaborative exhibition of artwork created by young artists with disabilities and local artists will be on display at the Kentucky Museum. Meet the artists at the reception on Saturday, April 14, from 2 PM - 4 PM in the Dorothy Grider Garden Gallery.

More Information

11:00am - 1:00pm

Free Airheads and Fruit Snacks

  • Location: OD - OD CentenMall A
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Coffee Talk at ESLI

  • Location: TPH - TPH 0399F
  • Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Conversation hour with International and Domestic students of ESLI and WKU. Open to all WKU affiliates. A comfortable place to make friends and be a part of the International Reach.
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Gatton Small Group

  • Location: HCIC - HCIC 2010
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Habitat for Humanity

  • Location: EST - EST 0260
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting
5:00pm - 9:30pm

Phi Mu- Phinest Men of WKU Pageant

  • Location: DSU - DSU 1071
  • Time: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Comm. Dept.-Student Recognition Dinner

  • Location: DSU - DSU 1037
  • Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
6:30pm

Compassion in Action: A Buddhist Perspective

  • Time: 6:30pm

You are cordially invited to join the WKU Graduate School as we welcome the second guest for our IMPACT Speaker SeriesThe Venerable Phurtemba Sherpa will be speaking on 

“Compassion in Action: A Buddhist Perspective”

There will be a few minutes afterward for questions. 

We hope you can attend, and we look forward to seeing you there! This is a swipable event.

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Free public planetarium show

  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Free public show at the Hardin Planetarium. Open to all.
Wednesday, April 18th
8:00am - 4:30am

Bosnia and Herzegovina Then and Now: A visual exploration of a country in change

  • Location: Jody Richards Hall Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30am
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

Side by Side - Bowling Green

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

A collaborative exhibition of artwork created by young artists with disabilities and local artists will be on display at the Kentucky Museum. Meet the artists at the reception on Saturday, April 14, from 2 PM - 4 PM in the Dorothy Grider Garden Gallery.

More Information

7:30am - 4:30pm

Festival Cultural Hispano

  • Location: GLAS - GLAS 0131
  • Time: 7:30am - 4:30pm
9:00am - 4:00pm

Create It Forward

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

Create It Forward Exhibition

The Potter College All-Arts Project

What is it?  

Individuals and groups of artists creating linked works of art during AY 2017-18
A chance for many parts of Potter College to create something collaboratively
More information

10:00am - 2:00pm

Clothesline Project

  • Location: OD - OD DUC Ctyard
  • Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
11:00am - 2:30pm

Pork Chop Sale - Block and Bridle

  • Location: EST - EST Lawn
  • Time: 11:00am - 2:30pm
11:00am - 3:00pm

Ice Cream Bar

  • Location: OD - OD CentenMall B
  • Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Grocery Bingo

  • Location: DSU - DSU 1037
  • Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Geek Week - Movie Night

  • Location: FAC - FAC Colonnade
  • Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Omega Psi Phi - Miss Omega Practice

  • Location: DSU - DSU 1071
  • Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Omega Phi Alpha - Senior Farewell Card

  • Location: DSU - DSU 2124
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
8:00pm - 10:00pm

Farm House Spring Sing Practice

  • Location: GCC - GCC 0100
  • Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, April 19th
8:00am - 4:30am

Bosnia and Herzegovina Then and Now: A visual exploration of a country in change

  • Location: Jody Richards Hall Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30am
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

Side by Side - Bowling Green

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

A collaborative exhibition of artwork created by young artists with disabilities and local artists will be on display at the Kentucky Museum. Meet the artists at the reception on Saturday, April 14, from 2 PM - 4 PM in the Dorothy Grider Garden Gallery.

More Information

9:00am - 4:00pm

Create It Forward

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

Create It Forward Exhibition

The Potter College All-Arts Project

What is it?  

Individuals and groups of artists creating linked works of art during AY 2017-18
A chance for many parts of Potter College to create something collaboratively
More information

9:00am - 3:00pm

Great Exchange

  • Location: OD - OD GuthrieTow
  • Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
11:00am - 2:00pm

Pork Chop Sale - Block and Bridle

  • Location: EST - EST Lawn
  • Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
1:30pm - 2:30pm

OCSE: Student Success Series

  • Location: OCH - OCH 1028
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
OCSE Student Success Series/Paige Spear and Jeremy Jenkins
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Game/Movie Night

  • Location: TPH - TPH 0338
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Come play a game or watch a movie with International Students learning about American Culture.
3:45pm - 5:15pm

University Senate Meeting

  • Location: FH - FH 0100
  • Time: 3:45pm - 5:15pm
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Hatcher Modern Languages Lecture Series

  • Location: Downing Student Union, room 2132
  • Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Elaine Wonhee Chun, associate professor of English and Linguistics at the University of South Carolina, will present Responding to Racist Language: An Interactional Approach at 4 p.m. April 19 at Downing Student Union, room 2132.

In her presentation, she will provide a framework for responding to racist remarks drawing on both real and hypothetical examples of racist language while showing where racism is believed to exist.

Chun is the 2017-2018 Paul G. and Ernestine G. Hatcher Lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages. The annual Paul G. and Ernestine G. Hatcher Modern Language Lecture Series is made possible through a gift by Dr. Graham Hatcher in honor of his parents, Dr. Paul G. and Ernestine G. Hatcher. Dr. Paul G. Hatcher, Professor of Spanish, taught at WKU for 27 years, and served as Head of the Department of Modern Languages from 1959 to 1965.  He was the first Dean of Potter College and also the first Director of International Programs at WKU. The Department of Modern Languages is grateful for this gift.

For information on this event or on programs in world languages, contact the Department of Modern Languages at (270) 745-2401 or visit https://www.wku.edu/modernlanguages/.

4:30pm - 6:30pm
4:30pm - 10:30pm

Omega Psi Phi- Miss Omega Pageant

  • Location: DSU - DSU 1071
  • Time: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Ag Business Club

  • Location: EST - EST 0265
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
CLub Meeting
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Created It Forward Reception

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Please join us for a reception celebrating our participating artists in the Create It Forward project. The reception will be immediately followed by a recital featuring pieces created for the project by students and faculty

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Create It Forward Live Performance

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

A live performance featuring some of the pieces inspired by the the Create It Forward project. Each night will feature different performances, including original compositions, dances, and staged readings.

Learn more on the Create It Foward website.

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Free public planetarium show

  • Location: HPL - HPL Plant
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Free public show at the Hardin Planetarium. Open to all.
Friday, April 20th
8:00am - 4:30am

Bosnia and Herzegovina Then and Now: A visual exploration of a country in change

  • Location: Jody Richards Hall Gallery
  • Time: 8:00am - 4:30am
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

Side by Side - Bowling Green

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

A collaborative exhibition of artwork created by young artists with disabilities and local artists will be on display at the Kentucky Museum. Meet the artists at the reception on Saturday, April 14, from 2 PM - 4 PM in the Dorothy Grider Garden Gallery.

More Information

9:00am - 4:00pm

Create It Forward

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

Create It Forward Exhibition

The Potter College All-Arts Project

What is it?  

Individuals and groups of artists creating linked works of art during AY 2017-18
A chance for many parts of Potter College to create something collaboratively
More information

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Create It Forward Live Performance

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

A live performance featuring some of the pieces inspired by the the Create It Forward project. Each night will feature different performances, including original compositions, dances, and staged readings.

Learn more on the Create It Foward website.

7:30am - 4:30pm

Topper Orientation Program (TOP)

  • Location: Downing Student Union
  • Time: 7:30am - 4:30pm

To reserve your TOP date, please go to wku.edu/top.

9:00am - 11:00am

TOP

  • Location: GRH - GRH 1074
  • Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
9:00am - 2:00pm

Kentucky Writers Conference

  • Location: Knicely Conference Center
  • Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Bestselling authors and educators participating in SOKY Book Fest will teach craft workshops about everything from plotting techniques to employing poetic language to getting published. The conference is free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so you must register in advance.

The Kentucky Writers Conference is made possible through the generous support of Dollar General.

9:00am - 2:00pm

SOKY Book Fest Teen and Children's Day

  • Location: Knicely Conference Center
  • Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

During Teen & Children’s Day activities, illustrators and authors will make presentations, sign copies of their books, and be available to discuss their work one-on-one with elementary & high school age students. Multiple activities for all grade levels will take place throughout the day.

Books will be available for purchase from author tables throughout the event. Activities and crafts will be available all day.

9:00am - 2:00pm

Teen Writers Conference

  • Location: Knicely Conference Center
  • Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
9:00am - 3:00pm

Ask an Atheist Table

  • Location: OD - OD CentenMall A
  • Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wind Ensemble Concert

  • Location: VMH - VMH 0108
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 10:00pm

Omega Fest

  • Location: OD - OD Preston Lawn
  • Time: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Meet the Authors Reception

  • Location: Knicely Conference Center
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

A special component of SOKY Book Fest weekend is the annual Meet the Authors Reception. The reception is a prestigious event, allowing community members to meet with authors the night before SOKY Book Fest for an evening of drinks,* food, and fun. The 2017 Meet the Authors Reception will be held on Friday, April 20th from 5 to 7 pm in the West Lobby of the Knicely Conference Center. *You must be of legal drinking age to consume alcohol. Please remember to bring a valid ID.

Tickets to the reception are $50 per person and cover food and beverages consumed at the event for that individual. You can purchase tickets online at sokybookfest.org in March. 

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Meet the Authors Reception

  • Location: Knicely Conference Center
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

A special component of SOKY Book Fest weekend is the annual Meet the Authors Reception. The reception is a prestigious event, allowing community members to meet with authors the night before SOKY Book Fest for an evening of drinks,* food, and fun. The 2018 Meet the Authors Reception will be held on Friday, April 20 from 5 to 7 pm in the West Lobby of the Knicely Conference Center. *You must be of legal drinking age to consume alcohol. Please remember to bring a valid ID.

Authors scheduled to attend this year’s reception include Lemony Snicket, Maggie Stiefvater, and many other authors of varying genres.

Tickets to the reception are $50 per person and cover food and beverages consumed at the event for that individual. This winter, you will be able to purchase Reception tickets online. Stay tuned for more details.

Ticket sales will close Monday, April 16 at 4:30pm (Central time).

 

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Walk for Suicide Prevention

  • Location: OD - OD South Lawn
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
6:30pm - 10:00pm

Dance Showcase

  • Location: DSU - DSU 1071
  • Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, April 21st
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

Side by Side - Bowling Green

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

A collaborative exhibition of artwork created by young artists with disabilities and local artists will be on display at the Kentucky Museum. Meet the artists at the reception on Saturday, April 14, from 2 PM - 4 PM in the Dorothy Grider Garden Gallery.

More Information

9:00am - 4:00pm

Create It Forward

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

Create It Forward Exhibition

The Potter College All-Arts Project

What is it?  

Individuals and groups of artists creating linked works of art during AY 2017-18
A chance for many parts of Potter College to create something collaboratively
More information

8:00am - 3:00pm

Gatton Academy Preview Day

  • Location: GH - GH 0235
  • Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm
8:00am - 11:00pm

LifeSkills, Inc. Run for Autism

  • Location: Bowling Green Ballpark
  • Time: 8:00am - 11:00pm

Mark your calendar and begin training for the twelfth annual LifeSkills Run for Autism! This event will include something for everyone: a 4 Mile Run, a 1 Mile Kid's Run, and a 1 Mile Fun Walk. The event will take place at the Bowling Green Ballpark, home of the Bowling Green Hot Rods.

Registration must be received by March 31st to be guaranteed an event T-shirt.

** Children (12 & Under) walk free with a paid adult, but registration must be completed. The 1 Mile Kid's Fun Run is a separate event.

**Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

8:30am - 4:00pm

Mother Daughter Tea

  • Location: DSU - DSU 1037
  • Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 3:00pm

SOKY Book Fest

  • Location: Knicely Conference Center
  • Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Southern Kentucky Book Fest is one of the state’s largest literary events and is presented by Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Warren County Public Library, and WKU Libraries. Held annually in April, the Book Fest draws thousands of readers of all ages who welcome the occasion to meet their favorite authors and purchase signed copies of their books.

The 2018 SOKY Book Fest will be our 20th and is a fundraiser for the promotion of literacy in our community. The event is free and open to the public. Please note that all books signed at SOKY Book Fest must be purchased at the festival. No previously purchased books are allowed to be signed.

9:00am - 4:00pm

Pay As You Will Saturdays

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

The Museum is offering Pay As You Will  each Saturday from February 3 through May 26. The Kentucky Museum wants to ensure that everyone in our community can see our exhibits.

Each Saturday, instead of standard admission prices guests will make a donation of admission--- at whatever amount. By eliminating cost barriers, it is our hope that more people can visit the Museum*. The Museum houses six major permanent exhibits and several changing exhibits. Visitor parking is available.

 *Please remember the Museum is always free to all WKU faculty, staff and students with a WKU ID. Pay as You Will Saturdays does not apply to scheduled docent guided tour groups.

 

Saturday Museum Hours 9AM-4PM. For more information, please call 270-745-2592

9:30am - 8:00pm

ATJ 47th Anniversary

  • Location: DSU - DSU 3023
  • Time: 9:30am - 8:00pm
10:00am - 2:00pm

WKU Mini Maker Faire

  • Location: SC - SC C0303
  • Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
The WKU Mini Maker Faire is the first-annual licensed Maker Faire in Bowling Green, KY. A maker faire is a hands-on family-friendly event featuring both WKU and community “makers” who come together to share their enthusiasm with participants. It will include a wide variety of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors.
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Hilltopper Football Spring Game

  • Location: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
  • Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

WKU Football will wrap up 2018 spring practice with the annual Red vs. White Spring Game. Admission and parking will be free. More details will be available at http://wkusports.com/index.aspx?path=football

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Julie Pride- Master's Recital

  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3:30pm - 6:30pm

2018 Science Olympiad Awards Ceremony

  • Location: DSU - DSU 1071
  • Time: 3:30pm - 6:30pm
All Day

TN Waterfall Tour

  • Location: Tennessee
  • Time: All Day

Cost: $10 students, $15 guest

There are hundreds of waterfalls scattered throughout the Southeastern U.S. Spend the day sightseeing with ORAC as we take you on a exclusive tour of some of the best waterfalls in Tennessee. 

Pre-Trip Meeting: April 19th at 7pm

Enrollment: 10/10 spots reserved


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