Daily Archives: April 22, 2010

“Hidden Waters: Dragons in the Deep” Exhibit in Helm Library

Karst landscape of Yunnan, ChinaCome to see gorgeous photos of South China displayed in Room 100, Helm Library. Turn right as you come in from the Java City.

An introduction to the exhibit says it all: “The vast yet inaccessible underground waters in southeast Yunnan Province represent the front lines of China’s fresh water crisis. Two openings in the earth, the Shi Dong and Nan Dong caves, where the Yang Liu River slips into and out of the shadows, mark the point where a fluvial region rich with surface streams meets an unusual geologic formation of soluble rock layers known as karst landscape. It is also a fateful human dividing line, a place where China’s challenges with water scarcity, land management, and pollution come into clear focus.”

The photographs are taken by J. Carl Ganter, and the exhibit is made possible by the support of USAID, the ENVIRON Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Photographs and Multimedia


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Screen Door Porch at Java City

Screen Door Porch plays out side Java City in Helm LibraryWell, I’m a little behind because of all the fun we had at The Writer’s Conference and Book Fest.  What a great concert on Wednesday by Screen Door Porch.  The crowd thoroughly enjoyed the lively mix of modern and traditional folk.  And yes, another beautiful day so they were on the patio outside of  Java City in Helm library.


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Benyaro at Java City

Brooklyn based duo Benyaro performas at Java CityUnder beautiful skies in Bowling Green on Wednesday, New York folk band Benyaro entertained a large crowd at Java City with their hard driving sound.  What a Spring we’ve had, great music and beautiful days.  All good things must come to an end though, the Spring 2010 concert series is no exception.  Join us next week for the final concert of the semester featuring Nashville rock & rollers Stickman.  More about their music can be found at www.stickmanmusic.com.


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“Mrs. Kennedy is most grateful”

John F. Kennedy campaigns in Bowling Green, 1960

John F. Kennedy campaigns in Bowling Green, 1960

According to the publicity for a new book, Ellen Fitzpatrick’s Letters to Jackie: Condolences From a Grieving Nation, in the first seven weeks after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, more than 800,000 letters to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy poured into the nation’s capital.  Over the next two years, the total grew to more than 1.5 million.

Although the volume of mail rendered it impossible for Mrs. Kennedy to reply personally, embossed acknowledgement cards, hand-addressed by a group of Washington women, were eventually mailed to her many sympathizers.

One of these cards, bearing John F. Kennedy’s coat of arms and a simple but elegant expression of gratitude, is held in the collections of WKU’s Special Collections Library.  A finding aid and image of the card and envelope can be downloaded by clicking here.


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