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Due to the impending winter weather, WKU Owensboro will close at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday.

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Alison McDaniel

Alison McDaniel



Locust Grove, 2011

This summer I served as the intern for Historic Locust Grove in Louisville, Kentucky. A National Historic Landmark, Locust Grove is a small historic home museum which strives to preserve and interpret the circa 1790 home, outbuildings and gardens as well as the museum's collection to share the stories of the many people who lived, visited and worked at Locust Grove from 1809-1822.

Working at the small museum allowed me to be involved with several critical functions within the museum. My responsibilities included registering items in the teaching and registered items collections, giving tours of the home and outbuildings, and planning, organizing and facilitating activities for the Wood Working and Pioneer day camps. Additionally, I helped with special events and projects that happened throughout the summer.

Interning at Locust Grove was a fantastic experience. I feel that I was able to connect classroom lessons with hands on practice in the field. The experience in the museum work environment will undoubtedly serve me well in my future job search.

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