Notes: Some planned winter term power outages canceled

Herald Staff

Planned power outages in the Industrial Education Building and Environmental Science and Technology Hall during the weeks of Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 will be postponed and rescheduled, according to an e-mail on Thursday from Ben Johnson, assistant director of planning, design and construction.

As a result, there will be no planned power outages during those two weeks, with WKU’s winter term set to begin Jan. 3.

The outages are part of an ongoing “High Voltage Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade,” Johnson said, which will affect four main buildings on campus: Helm Library, Cravens Graduate Center, Industrial Education Building and the Environmental Science and Technology Hall.

Johnson said the other power outages scheduled are a fluid situation due to future concerns with weather. The e-mail said more chances to the outage schedule will be explored during the first week of January.

Here is the remaining planned outage schedule over winter term:

Jan. 10, 2011:

Separate Helm Library and Garrett Conference Center/Faculty House feeders and change over Helm.

GCC/Faculty House down at 8 a.m., back on at noon.

Helm down at 8 a.m., back on Thursday, Jan. 13.

Jan. 17, 2011:

Separate Cravens Graduate Center and Ivan Wilson fine Arts Center feeders and change over CGC.

IWFAC down at 8 a.m., back on at noon.

CGC down at 8 a.m., back on Thursday, Jan. 20.

Last open forum for vice president on Friday

Dr. Dennis ‘Skip’ Parks, the final candidate for the position of Associate Vice President of the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach, will be part of an open forum on Friday.

The search committee for the position will host the forum from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Garrett Conference Center room 100, according to an e-mail from WKU office coordinator Wendi Kelley.

Mark Binkley and Beth Laves, the other two candidates for the position, have already held their respective open forums.

Topper Transit on Twitter/Facebook

WKU Parking and Transportation reminded WKU students, faculty and staff in an e-mail on Wednesday that the best way to find information for service delays and cancellations is through social media.

PTS has both a Twitter and Facebook page “in the event that campus-wide e-mail is not practical.”