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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. Thursday and Friday classes 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.

James "Bud" Layne

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James "Bud" Layne

James "Bud" Layne of Glasgow pledged $500,000 to Western Kentucky University to create an endowed professorship in the Department of Engineering Technology. His gift was matched by the Regional University Excellence Trust Fund.

"Endowments are the way of ensuring that the University will continue in perpetuity, and the Kentucky General Assembly has wisely chosen to provide the public universities with incentives for creating endowments to support key faculty positions," said WKU President Gary Ransdell.

Layne, chief executive officer of Span Tech in Glasgow, said such partnerships are essential to the economic development of the region. "We have a long-term interest in developing a strong mechanical engineering technology program at Western," he said, adding that his firm has hired several WKU engineering graduates. "I believe in the school and I believe in the program."

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