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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Gerontology Education

Gerontology is the study of aging

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Why study aging? Populations are aging world wide. Every 8 seconds, someone turns 60 in the United States. People born today can expect to live beyond their 75th year. The age group growing fastest in our society and in many other countries is the "very old", people aged 85 and older.

What jobs and career opportunities are available? Every profession needs experts in aging. These include: financial services, human services, religious organizations, health care, government agencies, and retirement communities.

 

Click here to learn more about the Gerontology Minor

 

Click here to learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies

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