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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

Institute for Rural Health

Mobile Dental UnitIRH StaffImpact Belize 2011WKU Dental Hygiene students work on patients in Belize

IRH treats children in Mobile Dental Sealant Program

Mobile Dental Unit treats child


Our Mission

To steward a high quality of life for rural populations and underserved areas: by engaging students and faculty in service learning and research; by providing clinical services; and by serving as a global resource for improving health in rural communities. 



Our Objectives

  • To participate in the education of future health professionals by engaging WKU students in service learning and multi-disciplinary activities within a diverse patient population.
  • Improve oral health status of residents living within WKU’s regional service area by providing services at selected locations.
  • Improve health and wellness status of residents living within WKU’s regional service area by providing services at selected locations.







1906 College Heights Blvd. #21038
Academic Complex 200
Bowling Green, KY 42101



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