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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed 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. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert


Teachers may be nominated and recommended by their individual school districts, fellow educators, or former students. The nomination packets should address the nominee’s impact on students and young people in Kentucky. Page limitations are strictly adhered to by the selection committee.


Walter Dick

Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee, 2010

KYTHF Inductee

A native of Cumberland, Dick is characterized as a legend by colleagues and former students.

He taught algebra and mathematics for 52 years in the Harlan County school system and displayed a passion for his subject matter and work. His devotion to student success has been evident in before and after school tutoring sessions and his expectation that all of his students can be successful.

Dick was a successful coach early in his career and maintained a connection to Cumberland High School’s basketball program by keeping the scorebook in recent years.

Dick received his bachelor’s degree in education with an emphasis in math and business from Union College in 1956 and his master’s from Union in 1979.

Dick taught for six years at Benham High School before moving to Cumberland High School in 1961.

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