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EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM:

WKU WEATHER ALERT:

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

Human Resources News

A Message About Health Services

On Wednesday March 19, President Ransdell announced that the university will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to accept bids from the private sector to operate WKU Health Services. In the words of President Ransdell “This decision has been made for a number of reasons.  First, we can achieve a net savings of more than $1 million to apply to our campus-wide budget cut that will reduce the amount of the cut for each division of the university.”

Although significant savings can be achieved, our ultimate goal is to seek efficiencies and a potential enhancement of services as only available through these types of partnerships.  As with any transition, there will be a period of adjustment, but know that we are still here for the students, faculty and staff of this campus.  Health Services will not institute any changes as a result of this process before the end of this fiscal year and in turn patients should expect the same level of quality services from the dedicated employees of the Health Services center. 

In short, this means that a private company will manage the day to day operations of the Health Services center.

As always, we are here to provide the best services we can for you.  Please feel free to come in and speak to us regarding any questions or concerns about your current or future health care needs. Any further questions about this RFP process should be directed to: Bob Skipper, Director Media Relations 270-745-5431 or bob.skipper@wku.edu.

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