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Western Kentucky University offering additional support for Bowling Green community

Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University officials are offering continuing support as the campus and surrounding community recover from the aftermath of last weekend’s tornadoes.

Students, faculty, staff or contractors in need of assistance can fill out an online form with their needs to get additional help from the university.

WKU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Bud Fischer, sent out a statement Monday saying no need is too big or small. The needs can include child care, counseling, clean up assistance, housing, and legal, food, or financial assistance.

You can find the link to the form here.

WKU officials also announced that the Preston Center is open to students, faculty, staff and their families who would like to use the showers in the facility. The center is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. now through Friday Dec. 17. Officials asking that anyone using the Preston Center faclities bring their WKU ID.

The university will not have a fall graduation this semester due to ongoing damage and issues.

Those in the Bowling Green community can visit the Jody Richards Hall computer lab if needed. The university is opening the lab so people can have internet access to work on insurance claims and other necessities.

Former student intern Alana Watson rejoined WKU Public Radio in August 2020 as the Ohio Valley ReSource economics reporter. She transitioned to the station's All Things Considered Host in July of 2020. Watson is a 2017 graduate of Western Kentucky University and has a B.A. in Broadcasting Journalism. She also has her M.A in Communications from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. Watson is a Nashville native and has interned at WPLN-FM in Nashville. In 2019, she won a Tennessee AP Broadcaster & Editors Award for her sports feature on Belmont University's smallest point guard. While at WKU Public Radio she won Best College Radio Reporter in 2016 from the Kentucky Ap Broadcasters Association for her work on post-apartheid South Africa. Watson was previously at Wisconsin Public Radio as thier 2nd Century Fellow where she did general assignment and feature reporting in Milwaukee.
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