Category Archives: Community

IdeaFestival 2014 #3: Jazz Musician Wynton Marsalis on Art & Creativity in America

Wynton Marsalis Session: Wynton Marsalis Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Kentucky Center) Wynton Marsalis is the Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and a world-renowned trumpeter, bandleader and composer. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana … Continue reading

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IdeaFestival 2014 #2: Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization, Stephen Cave 2012

Stephen Cave Session: Immortality Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Kentucky Center) Dr Stephen Cave is a philosopher, writer and critic. He has worked both as an academic, studying and teaching philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and … Continue reading

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IdeaFestival 2014 #1: Exoplanets & Exoplanetology – Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars – Lee Billings 2013

First presentation at IF by science journalist Lee Billings @leebillings on exoplanets and exoplanetology based on his 2013 book. Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke said that “Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Either is … Continue reading

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WKU Honors College Scholars at IdeaFestival 2014 in Louisville: An Eclectic Network of Global Thinkers & Innovators, A Celebration for the Intellectually Curious

The motto and approach of IdeaFestival is very similar to Honors education understood as transdisciplinary and transformative global education that cultivates global competence. I am therefore very excited to attend IdeaFestival this week in Louisville with Brad Cockrel (Mechanical Engineering … Continue reading

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John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity

Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, Sep 19, 2014 “While it is not the business of education … to teach every possible item of information, it is its business to cultivate deep-seated and effective habits of discriminating tested beliefs from mere assertions, … Continue reading

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Constitution Week 2014

All events are swipeable Tuesday, September 16 Let’s be a Global Citizen! Study Abroad Fair 11-2, Preston Center Sponsored by Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning Lunch and Learn: “Michael Brown and Black Men” Join with other faculty, staff … Continue reading

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From Copernicus to Darwin – Carlos Montufar, Univesidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

Fri, Sep 12, 2pm, Snell 2113

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Islam and Politics

A discussion with and between Michael McClellan, WKU Diplomat in Residence & Dr. Soleiman Kiasatpour, Political Science Mon, Sep 15, 12.30-1.30, Grise Hall 339 Pizza & Politics, sponsored by the Department of Political Science

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Sexual Violence on College Campuses: Listening to and Learning From Student Activists – Dr. Stephanie Gilmore

Wed, Sep 17, 7pm, DSU 1071 This interactive, multimedia presentation examines rape culture on college campuses, using up-to-the-minute examples of activism among students, expert opinion, and observational analysis to explore how students can and do confront sexual violence against women, … Continue reading

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Centennial Market: The Colors of Ecuador

Centennial Mall, Wed, Sep 10, 11am – 2pm In celebration of the start of the 2014-15 International Year of Ecuador, the Office of International Programs, along with other campus and community members, will be transforming Centennial Mall into an Ecuadorian … Continue reading

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