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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

Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

Guthrie Belltower

The Cupola

The cupola is recognized as an important symbol of WKU. This symbol is not only representative of the University's past (Cherry Hall) but it is also representative of WKU's future (Guthrie Tower). The cupola in use encompasses several symbols useful in education. Simply as a vaulted roof structure on a building, a cupola draws attention to the structure, just as Cherry Hall draws attention as the symbol of the educational opportunity presented by Western Kentucky University.

Cupolas are often used as a means to admit air or light, much as a university offers the oxygen of knowledge and the brightness of opportunity. The cupola as a type of blast furnace is used for the re-melting of metals before casting. Education is simply the re-melting of a base of knowledge and the casting of the knowledge in a greater instrument for a person's future. The cupola, past, present and future, is the perfect symbol for the importance of continuity in support of WKU.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14