WKU students will have the rest of the week off, according to an email sent out by Bob Skipper, media relations director.
Students, faculty and staff were notified around 5:08 p.m. Wednesday evening that all WKU campuses will be closed Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19 and Feb. 20.
Tentative hours for WKU dining facilities are as follows, according to WKU Restaurant Group: Fresh Food Company from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Papa John’s and Steak ‘n Shake from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Subway at Bates from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and POD Market from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The full dining service schedule can be found online: http://www.campusdish.com/en-us/CSMA/WesternKentucky
Shortly after the announcement was made, President Gary Ransdell sent an email to faculty and staff. The email is as follows:
It has been a challenging week. I cannot compliment enough our Facilities staffs for their hard work this week to clear the campus as much as possible and care for buildings which have been in use even though the campus has been officially closed for the last three days.
Students with whom I have communicated ( and Julie and I have been with many of them all week) are generally anxious to get back to class, but the weather conditions across the community and region make that a tough call.
Many employees live relatively close to campus and can get to campus if you need to do so. If you cannot, or feel it is dangerous or risky to travel, then don’t. Please use discretion when navigating area roads. We will make it through the next two days as best we can.
Thank you in advance for your service to our students and your departmental needs in difficult conditions. We will be back up to full speed on Monday. Dress warmly and be safe.
The Herald will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.