Monthly Archives: February 2006

Western 100 Opens!

On Sunday, January 22, several hundred alumni, staff, faculty, administrators and the general public gathered to kick off Western’s Centennial celebration with the opening of Western 100.
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Frank X Walker Spoke on WKU Campus

Frank X Walker at Glasgow, KentuckyWestern Kentucky University Libraries, Bowling Green Public Library, and the Kentucky Humanities Council proudly sponsored the celebration of the written word featuring Frank X Walker.

Frank X Walker is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets. His most recent poetry collections are Black Box and Buffalo Dance, the Journey of York. Frank X won the 2004 Lillian Smith Book Award and is the recipient of a 2005 Lannan Literary Fellowship.

From February 2 through 3, Mr. Walker spoke at Western Kentucky University’s Glasgow Campus, at the Bowling Green Public Library and in the new Leisure Reading Room on the first floor of Helm Library. He signed his books at each of the events.

Podcast of Frank X. Walker’s speech is available.

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Spring Noontime Concert Series Starts

Our Spring 2006 Noontime Concert Series began. Tuesday, January 31st, from 12 noon to 1pm we had the highly acclaimed Classical/Flamenco Guitarist, Justin Osborne. Mr Osborne performed works by J.S. Bach, Francisco Tarrega and many others.

And, on Thursday, February 2nd at noon, we also presented Indianapolis based jazz pianist and recording artist, David Hepler. Mr Hepler has performed at a variety of venues including the Indianapolis Jazz Fest, The Arts Garden, The IMA, The Jazz Kitchen, The Penrod Art Fair, and The University of Indianapolis.

If you missed out these events, you may view the photos of Mr. Hepler. Mr. Osborne’s photos are forthcoming.

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LME Faculty Hard at Work!

Library Media Education program often holds faculty meetings at the Educational Resources Center.Recently, Library Media Education faculty met at the ERC to refine student engagement goals and outcomes. Education faculty are welcome to bring their classes to the ERC as an alternate classroom setting. Popular ERC activities include library “treasure hunts,” textbook evaluations in our K-12 subject alcoves, tours, and bibliographic instruction from ERC faculty and staff. We are happy to help your students with research and finding materials for class projects. Book a tour or library instruction session by calling us at 745-4552!

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