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EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM:

WKU WEATHER ALERT:

 

Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. Thursday and Friday classes 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.

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WKU-O Former Student Spotlights

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

  

Zack Ward April 2012 Student Spotlight

 

Zack Ward, April 2012

 

What inspired you to seek a college education?
 
I am the first from a rather large, extended family to attend college. I grew up seeing the plights and hardships that occurred in some family members' lives as a direct result of not being educated. I realized early on that if I wanted to be successful in life, I had to get an education. Educating yourself is the best investment you will ever make for yourself- hands down.
 
What would you say your motivation for succeeding is?
 
I have a few. I had a bachelor's degree, but realized that if I wanted to keep competitive in today's job market- a Master's degree would do just that. Further, and more importantly, I am blessed with a beautiful wife. She motivates me. She never backs down if I ask her to proof read a paper. She understands if I have to cut something short because I have homework. She is awesome.
 
What is your academic major or area of study, and what are some of your possible career goals?
  
I am seeking a Master's of Public Administration degree. As an undergrad student, I was really drawn to political science. The MPA is a versatile degree which prepares you for management in various forms of government as well as other sectors. It seemed like a no brainer.
  
In as many words as you would like, please tell us a little about yourself.
 
My wife and I are expecting our first child in just a few weeks. Needless to say, preparing for the arrival constitutes much- if not all of my time. Any free time I do have, I love to spend outside. Fishing, working in the yard, and sports are right up my alley.

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