Daily Archives: October 23, 2013

We’ve Been Everywhere: Housing the Dead


DSC_0381WKU Libraries faculty, staff, students, and friends enjoyed a presentation on Tuesday, October 22 in Helm 100 with Jonathan Jeffrey, WKU Special Collections Library Professor and Manuscripts/Folklife Archives Coordinator. Jeffrey took participants on a journey around the state through his visual display and discussion on “Housing the Dead: Grave Houses in Kentucky.” The grave house images illustrated the various types of resources used by families to build them and several came with unique stories shared by Jeffrey from his research. He explained the largest house was built in eastern Kentucky for four children who passed away from the same family and another house was built to keep a family member dry who had died in a body of water. At the conclusion of the program, a reception followed.

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Faraway Flix – Germany: The Lives of Others

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WKU students, faculty, and staff enjoyed the second film of the semester on Friday, October 18 as part of the Faraway Flix international film series at the Faculty House. The featured film “The Lives of Others” is a 2006 German thriller by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. Roger Murphy, WKU Associate Professor from the Department of Political Science introduced the film and led a brief discussion at the end of the viewing. German snacks were provided and a few students won door prizes at the end of the night.

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Library Open House

Come to the Libraries: Open House this Saturday, 10 – 11:30am


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