WKU Libraries’ Kentucky Live! series hosted Nathaniel Northington, the first African American football player in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), on the evening of Thursday, March 19 at Barnes & Noble bookstore.
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Cynthia Elder, local historian, photographer and editor of “the Catholic settlement” A History of St. Jerome Catholic Church 1836-2011, introduced the Church and the largest Picnic in the world (1984 Guinness Book of World Records) in her hometown Fancy Farm, KY to a Bowling Green and Warren County audience in Barnes & Noble on the evening of October 9, 2014. Her talk was part of the WKU Libraries’ “Kentucky Live!” speaker series.
WKU’s bestselling author David Bell, an Associate Professor of English, makes a return visit to WKU Libraries Kentucky Live! Southern Culture At Its Best series on Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1680 Campbell Lane. He’ll be talking about the “key elements” in writing a good mystery novel and how they differ from regular fiction and reading from his newest novel. A book signing will follow.
Marc Murphy is a native of Ashland, Kentucky where he grew up in the Appalachian steel and coal country. His father was a native of Prince Edward island, Canada while his mother’s family were of Slovenian heritage. His father was a TV and radio personality and his mother an accordion player. They met while both were performing at a TV station in Charleston, W.V.
At 7:00 p.m. last Thursday, September 12, Mike Veach, the Associate Curator of Special Collections at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, KY discussed his latest book at Barnes & Noble about the the real story of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey.
The faculty and staff of University Libraries participated in this year’s 2013 New Faculty Orientation on Friday, August 16. Jack Montgomery, John Gottfried, and Jennifer Wilson answered questions at the lunch time Information Fair.
The afternoon presentation included a welcome from Dean Connie Foster and then presentations on reference services, LibGuides and databases from John Gottfried, catalogs and TopScholar from Deana Groves and Research Instruction from Bryan Carson. Jack Montgomery explained collection development and our desire to partner with teaching faculty. He also introduced our new Patron Driven Acquisition program which will launch this fall. A collection of selected resources will be added to our TOPCAT online catalog and become part of our permanent collection the second time they are selected by patrons. Katie King introduced the libraries’ social media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Blog and our newest Pinterest). The latter features pages on programs and recent library acquisitions. Brian Coutts talked about this year’s Literary Outreach programs including the Faraway Places and Kentucky Live series, the Kentucky Writer’s Conference, the Southern Kentucky Bookfest, One Book One Community reads program and Faraway Flix, a new series of foreign film nights. He also discussed STACKMAP our new newest technical application which allows patrons to click on MAPIT in the public catalog to determine exact locations of circulating materials. Timothy Mullin talked about Library Specials Collections. The New faculty received a copy of the libraries’ Centennial History.
Link to the New Faculty Orientation Powerpoint:
Thursday evening at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Dr. James Nicholson shared with his audience the history of the Kentucky Derby and what makes “America’s Premier Sporting Event”. He spoke and also shared a collage of photos revealing the highs and lows of what is none other than the tradition and culture surrounding Kentucky’s famous Derby!
Morgan Atkinson, writer and producer of Wonder, gave a presentation at the Kentucky Building in the WKU Libraries Kentucky Live! talk series on the evening of September 27, 2012. The presentation was a 20 minute preview of his new film about the lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard first premiering in November.
Photos made by Renee Deemer, former WKU Photo Journalist student
Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard
Anna and Harlan Hubbard led their lives as few people in modern times have – representing the pioneers of sustainability. Living in a house they built, sustained by food they raised or caught, supported by no electricity, the Hubbards, found their way without modern conveniences.
Morgan Atkinson, writer and producer of Wonder, lives in Louisville, KY, and has been recognized for his work documenting the philosopher/monk Thomas Merton, the writer/social activist John Howard Griffen and many more in the 25 years of his career.
This presentation by Mr. Atkinson will be a 20 minute preview of the new film Wonder first premiering in November. The narrative and art is from the Hubbard’s journals, and will be accompanied by excerpts from Wendell Berry’s book on their lives. Will Oldham and Katie Weible will be the voices of Harlan and Anna. Soundtrack by: Ray Lamontagne.
Please join us September 27th, 7:00pm at the Kentucky Building for this event. This will be a swipeable event.