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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

Pearce-Ford Tower

Pearce-Ford Tower

Another one of the lesser-known ghost stories at WKU is the ghost of Pearce-Ford Tower. The details
are unclear, but the story goes something like this: There was a male resident who never showered on
his floor, opting to to go several floors up (or down, depending on the source).

As the legend goes, one day the towel-clad student emerged from the bathroom and walked to the
elevators. He pushed the button, waited for the doors to open, stepped in . . . and plummeted 20
stories to his death. The elevator had malfunctioned.

They say every year on the day of this death, his wet footprints inexplicitly reappear and make their
ghostly trek to the elevators.

excerpted from Chris Hutchins' article "Thrill on the Hill: Ghosts, Spooks Haunt Western," College
Heights Herald, October 30, 1997.


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