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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

Board of Regents Members - Laurence J. Zielke

Mr. Laurence J. Zielke

Mr. Laurence J. Zielke



Larry Zielke is Principal of the Zielke Law Firm, PLLC, located in Louisville, Ky.  Zielke earned his bachelor’s degree from WKU where he also served as the student body president.  He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville.  Prior to entering law school he was a first lieutenant and served as a military intelligence officer.  Zielke is admitted to practice in both Kentucky and Florida and is admitted before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuit, U.S. Claims Court and numerous U.S. District Courts.  He also is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  Zielke has served as a founding director of the Kentucky Child Assault Prevention Corporation, chairman of the Heather French Henry Foundation, director of the English Speaking Union, and director and officer of the 2007 National Senior Games.  His term on the board ends June 2016.

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