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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

Institute for Rural Health

Mobile Dental UnitIRH StaffImpact Belize 2011WKU Dental Hygiene students work on patients in Belize

IRH treats children in Mobile Dental Sealant Program

Mobile Dental Unit treats child


Our Mission

To steward a high quality of life for rural populations and underserved areas: by engaging students and faculty in service learning and research; by providing clinical services; and by serving as a global resource for improving health in rural communities. 



Our Objectives

  • To participate in the education of future health professionals by engaging WKU students in service learning and multi-disciplinary activities within a diverse patient population.
  • Improve oral health status of residents living within WKU’s regional service area by providing services at selected locations.
  • Improve health and wellness status of residents living within WKU’s regional service area by providing services at selected locations.







1906 College Heights Blvd. #21038
Academic Complex 200
Bowling Green, KY 42101



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