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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. Thursday and Friday classes 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.

Alice Shaughnessy-Begay

Alice Shaughnessy-Begay, BSM, RN

Organization: WKU College of Nursing

My interest and graduate course work in folk medicine allowed me to become part of a multidisciplinary research team investigating the use of Burn and Wound (B&W) salve for the treatment of burns in the Mennonite and Amish population. The Mennonite and Amish population produce the B&W salve from natural ingredients.

As a member of the research team, I was involved in the development of the research tool. My course work in Field Work prepared me to participate in the development of a qualitative research tool that would meet the requirements of the Human Subjects Review Board at W.K.U.

I made several visits to the Mennonite community in Allen County, Kentucky to observe and participate in their medical clinic. This opportunity allowed me to gather information concerning their participation with conventional medicine.

After my internship was completed, I was asked to remain on the research team as a co-researcher.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14