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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Featured Presentation

Kristin Wilson highlights several paintings by Italian artist Michelangelo Caravaggio, who depicted powerful myths and central Catholic teachings as a response to the Protestant Reformation. 

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Gatton Academy

BY BRIMAH VONJO
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 27, 2014

Brimah Vonjo discusses the Gatton Academy in his presentation, a high school located on Western Kentucky Univeristy's campus.  He strongly encourages other high schools to find ways to give their students similar opportunities in research to prepare them for an increasingly competitive job market.

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Conservation: Hopeless?

BY CHERYL KIRBY-STOKES
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 27, 2014

Cheryl Kirby-Stokes works in a double wide trailer for the Office of Scholar Development, reading, reviewing, and editing essays  for students' nationally competitive scholarship applications.  She also travels semi-regularly with her husband to assist with his study abroad trips to South Africa.  Cheryl discusses conservation and it's viability.

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Gardens of Winter

BY HANNAH SKOONBERG
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 27, 2014

Hannah Skoonberg recently graduated from the Univeristy of Tennessee with an MFA in printmaking.  She is currently teaching printmaking classes at WKU. Here she speaks on her most recent exhibition, which explores the ideas of memory and object.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 19, 2014.

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Stuffed and Starved: Ecology, Ethics, and Politics of Eating Food

BY WOLFGANG BRAUNER
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 27, 2014

Wolfgang Brauner works for the Honors College at WKU and has been teaching global studies for over a decade.  He discusses Americans and their food consumption.

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Home on the Range

BY SUELLYN LATHROP
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 27, 2014

Suellyn Lathrop is an archivist at Western Kentucky University. She shows us what campus was like when it was a "Home on the Range". The presentation was given in conjunction with Archives Month at WKU.

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All Hallows Eve

BY KIRSTEN KELLERSBERGER
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 27, 2014

Kirsten Kellersberger is a junior at Western Kentucky University.  She is pursuing a degree in theatre and hopes one day to hug a panda.  Kirsten's presentation discusses the origins of Halloween.

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One-Sided Cocktail Talk

BY LISA LONG
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Lisa Long, a professor of dance at Western Kentucky University, discusses her likes, travels, and a variety of life lessons through her experiences in this "one-sided cocktail talk." 

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It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

BY WOLFGANG BRAUNER
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Wolfgang Brauner talks about the various problems in our society, including the environmental impact of greenhouse gas emmissions and the depletion rates of frakking. There are many thing we must do to turn things around and make the earth a livable place. 

 

BOWLING GREEN Blog

Fly Fishing: More Than Fish

You don't have to be in Montana fishing trout to go fly fishing!
Raymond Poff knows that there is more to fishing than just catching fish. It is also about the experiences, the gear, and the people you are with. In "Fly Fishing: More Than Fish" from PKN Bowling Green Vol. 4, Raymond speaks on tying flies, netting catches, and teaching members of the community how to catch a fish.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Christy Spurlock

    Christy Spurlock has been KY Library & Museum Education Curator since November 2005. She develops educational programs for diverse audiences and educators; plans and implements workshops and community outreach events; and recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers and student workers for the Kentucky Library & Museum unit. Each year, the unit serves thousands of K-12 students, educators, WKU students and faculty, and the general public through a diverse offering of programming and services, including Pecha Kucha Nights!

  • Jack LeSieur

    I am a graduate student at Western Kentucky University, majoring in Folk Studies. My interests include playing the guitar, banjo, and piano, kayaking, hiking, painting, historic archaeology, vernacular architecture, folklore, and spending time with my menagerie of animals (Boris the chat, Rubin the parrot, Opehlia the chameleon, and Eleanor the turtle). I am currently in the band Red River George and I have an insatiable curiosity for all things mystic and maccabre.

  • Celeste Happeny

    I have returned to WKU to get a Master's degree in Folk Studies. I love to knit, create pallet art, and read. I am married and have a 13 year old daughter.

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