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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

Student Projects

Student Projects

Check out the awesome projects that our students are working on! 


Allen County Folklife and Oral History Project

WKU students are working on a two year project with Allen County documenting the county's folklife and oral history.  During fall 2011 semester, students in the Cultural Conservation and Fieldwork classes documented aspects of folklife, especially their foodways. 


The Gardner House

An early 19th century house that the department, and especially students, are working to restore, research, and document.  There is a graduate assistant exclusively to working on the Gardner House as well as class projects that revolve around it.  


Original Folkloristic Radio Programming

Student programs on a range of topics including Monroe County BBQ, basket making, and local community members.


Ethnographic Video Production Lab

Information (and clips!) of videos done by students and equipment available for student use.


gardner house

Students Alison, Sarah, and RaShae work to set up an exhibit at the Gardner House in April 2011.  

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 Last Modified 9/24/14