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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


Teachers may be nominated and recommended by their individual school districts, fellow educators, or former students. The nomination packets should address the nominee’s impact on students and young people in Kentucky. Page limitations are strictly adhered to by the selection committee.


Patricia J. Morris

Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee, 2011


Morris, a native of Louisville, has taught history for 30 years. Since 1986, she has taught American history and Advanced Placement classes at Ballard High School.

She taught at Jeffersontown High from 1967 to 1971 and at Sacred Heart Model School from 1984 to 1986.

Morris is known for making history fascinating for students by using various creative projects. Among her awards and recognitions are the 2009 Organization of American Historians Tachau Teacher of the Year Award, the 2004 Preserve America History Teacher of the Year Award for Kentucky and 1999 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year.

“She makes history come alive,” Dr. Evans said. “She gets students excited about history through engaging learning experiences and is recognized by her peers for her excellence in teaching.”

Morris received her bachelor’s degree (1967), master’s degree (1987) and Rank I (1996) from the University of Louisville.

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