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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

Academic Advising & Retention Center Staff - Jessica Dorris

Jessica Dorris

Jessica Dorris

Academic Advisor

Office:  Downing Student Union A330
Phone:  270-745-5065


Jessica Dorris graduated from WKU in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. Jessica, like the students she serves, was an Exploratory student prior to declaring her major at the end of her Sophomore year. While working towards her degree, she was employed as a Peer Advisor within the Academic Advising & Retention Center (AARC). It was in this position that she realized her desire to advise and help students that were having difficulty discovering their path. After earning her Bachelor’s degree, she was offered a position with the Department of Community Based Services, Division of Protection and Permanency as a Child Protection Service Investigator. As a CPS worker, she investigated allegations of child abuse and neglect. After two years of service, she returned to WKU in March 2011 as the Office Coordinator in the AARC. In July 2012, Jessica accepted a position as an Academic Advisor within the Academic Advising & Retention Center. In her role as an Academic Advisor, Jessica coordinates all University Experience Class Tours, advises all 2nd year Exploratory students, and plans the annual Majors & Minors Fair. Please feel free to contact Jessica if you have any questions about advising, registration, or declaring a major.

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