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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

James "Bud" Layne

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James "Bud" Layne

James "Bud" Layne of Glasgow pledged $500,000 to Western Kentucky University to create an endowed professorship in the Department of Engineering Technology. His gift was matched by the Regional University Excellence Trust Fund.

"Endowments are the way of ensuring that the University will continue in perpetuity, and the Kentucky General Assembly has wisely chosen to provide the public universities with incentives for creating endowments to support key faculty positions," said WKU President Gary Ransdell.

Layne, chief executive officer of Span Tech in Glasgow, said such partnerships are essential to the economic development of the region. "We have a long-term interest in developing a strong mechanical engineering technology program at Western," he said, adding that his firm has hired several WKU engineering graduates. "I believe in the school and I believe in the program."

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 Last Modified 9/24/14