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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

Folk Studies Alumni

WKU Folk Studies Alumni

Some of our graduates have recently been offered or started awesome new jobs.  Congrats to:

Amanda Hardeman—Florida State Folklorist

Amanda Fickey—Assistant Professor of Intercultural Geography and Coordinator of Appalachian Studies at Union College

Sarah McCartt-Jackson—Coordinator of Education and Community Outreach at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

Kasey Chappell—Education Programs and Collections Projects Assistant for the Michigan State University Museum

Jennifer Jameson—Folk and Traditional Arts Program Director, Mississippi Arts Commission


We want to keep in touch with all our grads. We hope you will let us know what you would like to see on this site.

Check out our Alumni News section, ASF Alumni Dinner, Alumni Roundtable, and Alumni Kids.

Profiles of successful graduates may be found in the 'What Do I Do With This Degree?' section provided for prospective students. If you would like to be added to this section or want to update your information, please contact Michael Ann.

This section also provides links to grads' websites and blogs. Want to be added? Let us know. You may want to keep up with former faculty, so we have provided retired faculty profiles so you can see what they have been up to in recent years.

Do you want to stay in touch through the GradFolk listserve? Contact Erika Brady to be added.




As always, we welcome your support. Want to donate to the Folk Studies program? Please visit the donation page.

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