Monthly Archives: March 2008
See over 400 pieces in a variety of mediums, each created by a Kentucky artist! Many of the pieces on display are for sale. A portion of the proceeds from sales benefit the Kentucky Library & Museum, and scholarships within the WKU Art Department.
Museum hours: 9am-4pm Monday through Saturday 1pm-4pm Sunday.
Admission is free to WKU faculty, staff and students with ID!
Dr. Michael Trapasso, professor in the Geography and Geology Department at WKU, talked about Easter Island in the University Libraries’ Faraway Places Series on Thursday, March 20th at Barnes & Noble.
Easter Island has long been known as an Island of Mystery. In reality, scientists have studied this island and its inhabitants for decades and much of the mystery has been cleared away. If you missed out and are interested in learning about the truth behind the mysteries, the following will help you revisit Dr. Trapasso’s talk.
The WKU community is invited to the book exhibit “Children Between Worlds: Intercultural Relations in Books for Children & Young Adults.” in Educational Resources Center (ERC), 366 Tate Page Hall.
Events are scheduled for Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. on the following days:
- March 19: Readings from selected titles
- March 26: Dr. Tadayuki Suzuki, multicultural childrenâ€™s literature from Japan
- April 2: Dr. Lucy Maples, international Cinderella tales
- April 9: Laura Crafton & Stephanie Tillery: Join us in making an international craft!
- April 16: Readers’ Theater featuring WKU Theater majors
Please bring your students to view this unique exhibit representing many cultures around the world!
You can also visit the exhibit at the Southern Kentucky Book Fest Saturday, April 19. Then the exhibit will move to the new Bob Kirby branch of the Bowling Green Public Library until mid-May.
Ronnie Dreistadt, Outreach Educator at the Kentucky Derby Museum, presented “Derby Legends and Other ‘Truths'” at Barnes & Noble on Thursday March 6th. He covered 134 years of Derby history through stories and legends.
Some of the horses and people he mentioned include Aristides, winner of the first Derby; Outlaw Frank James, one of the first “celebrities” to attend the race; Sir Barton, the first Triple Crown winner; and Secretariat, which still holds the record for the fastest running horse in the history of Derby.
This program is part of the â€œKentucky Live!â€ series organized by the WKU Libraries.
Author Marcia Thornton Jones visited schools in Bowling Green March 6 and 7. Her Champ is selected for this year’s “On the Same Page.” Champ is a book about a boy and a dog who set out to prove to the boyâ€™s father and the whole town that there is more than one way to be a winner. In the story, Riley is awful at sports and wants to quit. Champ is the three-legged dog that learns to perform as a show dog. Both learn that giving up is not an option.
Marcia Thornton Jones is the author of more than 120 books including the well-known Bailey School Kids series. She is a former elementary school teacher and lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband and two cats.
On the Same Page is the community wide reading project for younger children. It’s a partnership project of WKU Libraries, Bowling Green Public Library, and Barnes and Noble Booksellers.
A Log Cabin (Pineapple variation) quilt attributed to Emily Genevieve Marks Clay (1841-1923) of Nicholas County is currently featured in the exhibit, Log Cabins & Lincoln, at the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society in Paducah. The exhibit runs from February 8 through April 9. Photo courtesy of MAQS.
Five hundred art lovers turned out on Saturday, March 1 for the opening of the 2008 US Bank â€œCelebration of the Artsâ€ Open Art Exhibition. The show featured nearly 400 works submitted by two hundred area artists. Juror Joseph H. Molinaro, Ceramics chair at Eastern Kentucky University, awarded prizes in seven categories – painting, watercolor works on paper, ceramics, photography, fiber arts and sculpture – to entrants in the professional and amateur divisions.