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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










Jack W. Thacker, Jr.

Professor of History

Western Kentucky University

Professor of History, Western Kentucky University
1964 to present

Taught Military History to ROTC Cadets
1972 to present

Conducts annual Cadet staff ride to
Chickamauga National Battlefield

Visiting Professor, U.S. Military Academy
West Point, New York, 1982


“Dwight David Eisenhower,” American Portraits

“Charles DeGualle and Modern France,” , 1993

Makers of Modern Europe

“Samuel Plimsoll: The Angry Reformer,” 1972 , 1987

“The Gray-Cambon Letters,” 1970

“Cementing the Entente, the Balmoral Conversions,” 1968

Written over 1600 abstracts of articles in numerous publications

BA, Georgia State University
MA/Ph.D., University of South Carolina

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