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Kentucky Honors Roundtable, Honors College at WKU, Fall 2014

On Sep 26/27, 2014, the Honors College at WKU hosted the Kentucky Honors Roundtable, where Honors students from around Kentucky presented their exciting projects. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight those projects and thank all those who … Continue reading

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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 #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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Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life (Deresiewicz 2014)

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be—but aren’t—providing. As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals for the 2014 Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability (WKU, Nov 14-16, 2014)

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David Foster Wallace on the meaning and value of education: Like fish in water?

This is a re-post of an earlier post (from May 10, 2013) for those of you who would like to continue the conversation we started this weekend at the H4 Freshmen Orientation Retreat on the value and purpose of education. … Continue reading

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