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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

Publication Guidelines



1. Schedule a meeting by contacting University Publications

Visit • or call 745-6294 or e-mail


2. First meeting with Publications

Be prepared to discuss:

  • existing publication (if any)
  • audience
  • communication goals
  • content
  • imagry/photography
  • budget

Provide text:

  • On portable media (CD, USB drive), attached to an e-mail or sent to the University Shared Drive (University Publications)
  • In a .doc file or email with as little formatting as possible
  • Edited, revised, spelling, grammar, and fact-checked (it is essential that you proof your text and prepare a final draft before you submit it to University Publications). 
  • Reviewed and approved by supervisor

3. Production Schedule

If possible, please allow us TWO WEEKS to design a first proof for small projects (brochures, ads, posters) and THREE WEEKS to design a first proof for large projects (booklets, newsletters, magazines). Allow TWO WEEKS for conventional offset printing or four days for digital printing.


4. Proofing

  • Publications will e-mail a PDF file or drop off an ink-jet proof.
  • Publications will refine the design and present additional proofs.
  • Publications will get cost estimates from six printers; you choose.
  • When you are satisfied, give written permission to print. E-mail is fine.

5. Printing

  • Give Publications the budget code (index number) for the job.
  • Publications will submit an Online Print Request form.
  • Publications will send all necessary job files to printer.
  • Carefully review the printer’s proof. The next time you see your job, it will be printed.
  • The printer will deliver the publication to your department or to Central Receiving.

6. Feedback

  • Publications will send a short satisfaction survey.
  • Tell us where we need to improve our service, and send the survey back to us.


We thank you for your business!

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
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Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
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 Last Modified 9/24/14