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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

Butch Ross

Butch Ross

Musician, Writer, Independent Folklorist, Self Employed

Graduated: 2007


Where do you currently work?

Since graduating from WKU, I have been primarily reinvigorating the music career that I put on "hold" to attend school.


Tell me a bit about your career?

I play the mountain dulcimer --a folk instrument-- write songs about real people you've never heard of and sing them.


How has folklore prepared you for your career?

Although I am not currently in a full-time pursuit of folklore. My degree gave me an understanding of folklore and how groups interact and create their own networks of identity. This information is something that I find useful in real-world terms every single day. In addition, I still am independently pursuing subject topics discovered through the education process, and I will likely pursue a Ph.D. at some point.


I met wonderful, deeply intelligent people who stimulated my thinking and opening me up to a world of new ideas and concepts.





Butch Ross

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