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Civil Rights @ WKU

BY SUELLYN LATHROP
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 20, 2015

Suellyn Lathrop has been the Western Kentucky University Archivist since 2007. She chronicles the history of civil rights as it has played out at Western Kentucky University.

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Archives and Civil Rights

BY APRIL MCCAULEY
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 20, 2015

April McCauley works in the Western Kentucky University Archives. She thoughtfully talks about how archives help us engage with the broad history of and ongoing struggle for civil rights.

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Kentucky Marriage Equality Oral History Project

BY KAREN HOGG
IN BOWLING GREEN

Karen Hogg is a graduate student in the Folk Studies department at Western Kentucky University. She shares her experience gathering oral histories regarding the struggle for marriage equality in Kentucky.

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Introducing The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

BY NANCY RICHEY
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 20, 2015

The story of African Americans in Kentucky is as diverse and vibrant as the state's general history. Nancy Richey highlights notable local African Americans who were "firsts" in their locales or fought for civil rights.

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Juliette H. Morgan: A Librarian Civil Rights Hero

BY JONATHAN JEFFREY
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 20, 2015

Jonathan Jeffrey is the Manuscripts and Folklife Archives Coordinator and Department Head for Library Special Collections at Western Kentucky University. Here he shares with us the story of Juliette H. Morgan, a librarian who contributed to the Civil Rights Movement.

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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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