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ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

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










Herbert M. Wassom

Brigadier General

WKU Class of 1961

Deceased August 1988

Commander, 528th Artillery Group
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force

Deputy Director, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army
Washington, D.C.

Chief of Staff 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Ft Campbell, Kentucky

Director, Joint Control Group
Exercise Solid Shield
United States Atlantic Command

Chief, U.S. Defense Representative to Pakistan
Shot down in C130 with President of Pakistan and US
Ambassador to Pakistan

Legion of Merit
with Oak Leaf Cluster

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