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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

Student Projects

Student Projects

Check out the awesome projects that our students are working on! 


Allen County Folklife and Oral History Project

WKU students are working on a two year project with Allen County documenting the county's folklife and oral history.  During fall 2011 semester, students in the Cultural Conservation and Fieldwork classes documented aspects of folklife, especially their foodways. 


The Gardner House

An early 19th century house that the department, and especially students, are working to restore, research, and document.  There is a graduate assistant exclusively to working on the Gardner House as well as class projects that revolve around it.  


Original Folkloristic Radio Programming

Student programs on a range of topics including Monroe County BBQ, basket making, and local community members.


Ethnographic Video Production Lab

Information (and clips!) of videos done by students and equipment available for student use.


gardner house

Students Alison, Sarah, and RaShae work to set up an exhibit at the Gardner House in April 2011.  

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 Last Modified 9/24/14