November 10, 2015 Sue Lynn McDaniel from Library Special Collections gave a good argument about genealogical research and its academic relevance. Her research journey for both her own family and her husband’s illustrated how significant history is when searching for an individual’s heritage. McDaniel gave intriguing stories about the distances she drove and the discoveries she found after in-depth steps were taken to find family details. Her talk’s title “Cow Pastures, Courthouses, and Funeral Home Visitations: Searching for Lost Loved Ones” describes the lengths she took to fit the puzzle pieces together.
Category Archives: We’ve Been Everywhere
We’ve Been Everywhere: presented its first Fall 2015 speaker, In the Footsteps of Fallen Heroes: France at War, by Amanda Hardin.
WKU Visual Resources Librarian Nancy Richey and retired newspaper publisher Roger Givens presented “Kentucky County Stars: Illustrious Kentuckians” as part of the “We’ve Been Everywhere” program on Tuesday, April 23 in the Helm Library on WKU’s campus. Rogers and Givens presented images and brief synopses of famous entertainers, politicians, and other influential figures throughout history who originated form our Bluegrass state.
This month’s WKU Libraries’ “We’ve Been Everywhere” literary outreach program featured Dr. Charles Smith, science librarian at WKU, who gave a talk on his research trip to London, Britain and Brazil. His research focused on Alfred Russel Wallace, an early evolutionary biologist.
WKU student Christopher McConnell was featured in the monthly library event We’ve Been Everywhere in Helm 100 on the morning of February 7, 2012. Christopher, who works in the DLPS Office, talked about almost every aspect of Chile, his parents’ native land that he has been frequenting. The talk was concluded with a show of Christopher’s culinary skill in making a Chilean salad and a tasting experience of the salad by the audience.
WKU Libraries presented the second of its new “We’ve Been Everywhere” talk series in Helm Library on the morning of November 9, 2011. Laura DeLancey, WKU Elizabethtown Campus Librarian, talked about her being caught “in the Midst of the Egyptian Revolution” while working in Cairo.
This “We’ve Been Everywhere” talk series is intended primarily for the audience of the WKU employees as an in-service experience to raise the awareness of WKU’s aspiration for international reach.
Thanks to Ken Foushee and his team, the first installment of the new library lecture series “We’ve Been Everywhere” kicked off on the morning of October 12, 2011 in Helm 100. The first lecture entitled “Impressions from Beijing” featured Lynne Ferguson, Artist-in-Residence at the Kentucky Museum & Library, Eric Fisher, Libraries Facilities Coordinator, and Haiwang Yuan, Special Assistant to the Dean for Web & Emerging Technologies.
They went to Beijing the past summer with 40 other WKU employees and students from the Confucius Institute at WKU. They talked about their life and studies at the North China Electric Power University in Beijing that partnered with WKU’s Confucius Institute in sponsoring the trip. While Lynne focused on her learning experience, Eric took the audience to the Great Wall as well as the Imperial and Summer Palaces in China’s capital. Before the lecture concluded, Haiwang answered many interesting and insightful questions about Chinese culture and history related to their trip.