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IdeaFestival 2014 #10: Disruptive Thinking, Ideation & Art Creation: Interrupt, Confuse & Transform the Common Sense of Practices – Sam Van Aken

Sam Van Aken Friday, October 3, 2014, 10.30-11.30am, (Kentucky Center) Sam Van Aken’s approach to ideation and art making follows a highly disruptive process that interrupts, confuses and transforms the common sense of practices; the established order of things. This … Continue reading

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IdeaFestival 2014 #6: Time Warped, Claudia Hammond

Claudia Hammond Session: Time Warped Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Kentucky Center) Few things are more perplexing to us than the concept of time. While we often think of time as being a kind of external objective … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Successful Careers in the Age of Globalization: Expert Advice from a Career Diplomat

Presentation & discussion: free, open to the public & swipeable Wed, Sep 17, 7-8.30pm, Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium (room 1074) swipeable 13 qualities that the State Department seeks in in Foreign Service Officers, which very much apply to international/global positions … Continue reading

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International Year of Ecuador Featured Events

Full calendar of events Twitter: @wkuiyo

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A Symposium on Peace, Islam, and Counter-Narratives

This conference brings together academics, practitioners, policy influencers, and Muslim thought leaders to discuss the potential strategic role of the Islam in American security policy and initiatives. It focuses on the role of “counter-narratives,” or the attempt to respond to … Continue reading

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