Monthly Archives: December 2006

Kentucky Museum open during the holiday break

Still looking for that one perfect gift for your cousin? Haven’t had an opportunity to see the “Nature’s Bounty: Quilts and More” exhibit? Need a place to entertain the in-laws? Visit the Kentucky Museum during the holiday break. The Kentucky Museum and Museum Store are open from 9-4 Monday through Saturday and 1-4 on Sunday except for December 24, 25, and January 1 when they will be closed.

The research library and other areas of the Kentucky Building will be closed from December 16 to January 1.

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University Libraries Celebrated the Holiday

Dan Forrest Receives the Margie Helm Award Certificate from Mike Binder, Dean of Libraries.Faculty and staff of the University Libraries celebrated the Holiday on December 12, 2006 in the Kentucky Building. Mike Binder, Dean of Libraries, presented the 2006 Margie Helm Awards to Dan Forrest, Coordinator of Access, and Matthew Bogard, Facilities Specialist, both from the Department of Public Services. Four student assistants, each from a department plus the Dean’s Office, also received their awards, first ever in the history of the University Libraries. Here’s an album of selected photos of the event.

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Helm-Cravens Library Open Late During Finals Week

Some confusion about our library hours has arisen because the Student Technology Center in the Helm Library is closed next Thursday and Friday for renovations. The Helm and Cravens Library itself is open. We are even extending our hours as we always do during finals week thanks to the Student Government’s sponsorship. Sunday (December 10) we will be open 1pm-2am; Monday-Thursday (December 11-14), 7:45am-2am; and Friday, 8am-4:30pm.

Signs are posted at all of our entrances with the Finals Week hours, and notes are put up on our website. If you have any questions, contact Dan Forrest, Coordinator of Access at 5-6164 or email

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Enter the 2007 US Bank Art Show

Want to show off your artistic talent? Do you paint, sculpt, weave, carve wood or work in some other media? You may be eligible to enter the 2007 US Bank Celebration of the Arts Open Art Exhibition.

For more information or to download an entry form, go to entry forms. The deadline for entries is Friday, February 16, 2007.

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Java City Concert

Folk/alternative artist Tori Sparks performed in Java City and Helm Library at noon on December 6.

Learn more about Tori at or visit her at my space at

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KY Museum Store Christmas Open House

GiftThe Kentucky Museum Store invites you to our Christmas Open House, Wednesday, Dec. 6th and Thursday, Dec. 7th at 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please enjoy refreshments, door prizes, and an extra 10% off. This price deduction is storewide and in addition to regular WKU 10% discount. That’s a total of 20% off!

Discount is not good on “Western 100” book, nor on consignment merchandise.

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