WKU Project 68 recognizes the 50th anniversary of 1968, one of the most significant years in America’s history and worldwide.
Throughout the turbulent 1960s, one of the notable aspects of higher education in the U.S. was the advent of campus “teach-ins.” And during the takeover of the administration building at Columbia University in 1968, the students used student-led teach-ins as one of the ways to continue education for students involved in the protest.
WKU Project 68 will use faculty volunteers to lead a series of teach-ins for the WKU community and the public focusing on the year 1968.
The project will try to involve as many disciplines as possible.
The year 1968 was seminal in many ways beyond the highest profile issues — the Vietnam War, civil rights and politics: pop culture, especially music and art; science and medicine, particularly space exploration and the environmental movement; shifts in public education practices; literature; sports and more all crystalized during this year.
And rather than isolate 1968, the project hopefully will focus on the many parallels that exist between life in that year and life in 2018. No aspect of life in America and the world went untouched in 1968 and the same holds true now.
The project will seek personal essays, images, etc., circa 1968 from members of the campus community, and a WKU/Bowling Green focus will help localize 1968.
For more information or to participate, email Professor Mac McKerral, coordinator of the Journalism Major in the School of Journalism & Broadacasting at WKU. Put “Project 68” in the message line and send the email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WKU project volunteers:
Mac McKerral, Journalism
Sue Lynn McDaniel, Library Special Collections
Roxanne Spencer, Educational Resources Center
David Lee, History
Trini Stickle, English
Jennifer Hanley, History
Tony Harkins, History
Sophia Arjana, Religious studies
Beth Reitmeyer, Art (community member)
Gordon Emslie, Physics and Astronomy
Ken Payne, Public Relations
Dale Rigby, English
Trish Jaggers, English
Kelley Coppinger, Public Relations
John Conley, University Studies
Marla Zubel, English
Richard Gelderman, Physics and Astronomy
Rich Shumate, Journalism
Julia Shadoan, School of Professional Studies
Suellyn Lathrop, Archivist Records Manager, WKU Library Special Collections
Caryn Lindsay, director of Study Abroad & Global Learning