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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

Pearce-Ford Tower

Pearce-Ford Tower

Another one of the lesser-known ghost stories at WKU is the ghost of Pearce-Ford Tower. The details
are unclear, but the story goes something like this: There was a male resident who never showered on
his floor, opting to to go several floors up (or down, depending on the source).

As the legend goes, one day the towel-clad student emerged from the bathroom and walked to the
elevators. He pushed the button, waited for the doors to open, stepped in . . . and plummeted 20
stories to his death. The elevator had malfunctioned.

They say every year on the day of this death, his wet footprints inexplicitly reappear and make their
ghostly trek to the elevators.

excerpted from Chris Hutchins' article "Thrill on the Hill: Ghosts, Spooks Haunt Western," College
Heights Herald, October 30, 1997.


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