Monthly Archives: April 2008

Faculty Awardees Attended Recognition Dinner

Faculty Award Recognition DinnerOn the evening of April 30, 2008, WKU gave a recognition dinner in honor of the 2008 Faculty Awardees. Among the winners were Connie Foster and Haiwang Yuan from the University Libraries, who won the Public Services and Research/Creativity Awards respectively. At the dinner were also Connie’s husband Tom Foster and Haiwang’s wife Shizhen Gao. Mike Binder, Dean of Libraries, and Brian Coutts, Head of Department of Library Public Services, were present to congratulate Connie and Haiwang.

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Noon @ Java City, May 2

The last musical performance of the Spring Semester in Java City is to be held on Friday, May 2 at noon at Java City in Helm Library. We’ll have Folk Rock/Alt-Country trio, Chainsaw Red.

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Behind the Scenes – Photograph Collection

WKU is very fortunate to have a great run of photographs dating from 1906. There are currently three students creating an inventory of the collection. As they go through the filing cabinets of photos collecting data, the university archivist reviews their work, categorizes the images based on twelve series (photo collection) and enters the data into our “Past Perfect” database.

Many of the images are very well described, listing the people, places or events they depict. However, there are a number of images that do not have any or incomplete descriptions. The students do research in the Talisman and other sources to more fully describe the images. The photos that remain unidentified will be scanned and posted online so the public can help us identify them.

We also scan images on demand for researchers. This is a service we provide free for students and faculty and for a fee to those outside the university. The images that are being scanned are being described as fully as possible in Past Perfect. The goal is to mount the descriptions and images online using Past Perfect.

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Kentucky Library & Museum Summer Camps

In June, the Kentucky Library & Museum will host summer camps from 8:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, Monday through Friday. KYLM day camps are designed for page!child doing artwork1st through 6th graders. Children will learn about hands-on history, fine art, how to hand build with clay, and about other cultures.

In addition, after camp activities will be offered from 12 –4 daily at the Kentucky Library & Museum.

To learn more about the camps or to sign up, visit the Summer Camps 2008

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Designing Students

View work from the the senior theses of WKU interior design students. Students were asked to submit designs for a new Academic Complex building on the campus of WKU. Renderings and floor plans are included in the exhibit.

The Interior Design Senior Thesis Show opens at the Kentucky Library & Museum on April 25 and runs through May 11, 2008.

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WKU Student Artists Display Work

WKU Senior ArtworkView works from more than 30 graduating art students. The exhibit will includes paintings, watercolors, works on paper, fiber arts, ceramics and sculptures. The exhibit is on view from April 17 through May 10.

Interested in majoring in art at Western Kentucky University? Contact the Art Department.

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Hop on Down to See Local Art in May

graphic for gallery hopThe next Bowling Green Gallery Hop happens on May 2! Work in a variety of media will be on view. The Gallery Hop is a collaboration between the city’s independent Galleries, Non-Profit Galleries and Studio Centers to provide Bowling Green with great artistic opportunities.


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VPAL Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Cutting the CakeGrand Opening of the Visual and Performing Arts Library (VPAL) began at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 on the second floor of the Cravens Library. Festivities included Art Exhibit by Art Department Faculty, Costume Display by the Theatre & Dance Department, Interior Design illustrations by the Design, Merchandising & Textiles Department, and the WKU Brass Quintet performance.

Live models in costumesAt 2:30, remarks took place in VPAL’s new InfoLab. Mike Binder, Dean of Libraries, welcomed everyone, gave thanks to those responsible, and introduced Provost Barbara Burch, who made positive comments about the new facility and the work done to make it possible. Brian Coutts, Department Head of Library Public Services, spoke about VPAL and its collections and services. He also introduced Terri Baker, VPAL Coordinator, who talked about the nature of the facility and introduced her staff.

After everyone spoke the ribbon-cutting ceremony began. Provost Burch cut the ribbon and those who joined her were Debbie Pace, John Williams, Mike Binder, Brian Coutts, and Terri Baker. Then attendees to the opening proceeded to the conference room where a cake for celebrating the occasion was waiting. Drs. Binder and Burch cut the cake.

Prior to the abovementioned activities, VPAL staffer Brent Fisk gave Provost Burch along with Richard Miller and Mike Dale a tour around the facility, showing them the KICII machine, the Lila Green Listening Area, our Listening Rooms and HD TV’s and Bose sound systems.

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SOKY Book Fest 2008

Marc BrownThe 2008 SOKY Book Fest was our 10th. Over 160 authors were present at the book fest, including Mitch Albom, Marc Brown, Harlan Coben, and Kathleen Emst. We had several special anniversary celebrations during the event, which was a fund-raiser for the promotion of literacy in our community. The Book Fest was recently named one of Kentucky’s Top 10 Events and has been attracting people from several surrounding states.

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Meet the Authors at the Club at Olde Stone

Meet the Author Social EventOn the evening of April 18, 2008, the Southern Kentucky Book Fest partners held its “Meet the Author” reception at the Club at Olde Stone in Alvaton, Kentucky. Local dignitaries and authors met at this social and fund-raising event.

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