#WKUSnowWeek 2015

February 15-20, 2015, all Western Kentucky University campuses were closed due to a large winter storm that swept across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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  1. On Sunday, February 15 a winter storm enveloped the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The National Weather Service predicted over nine inches of snowfall would affect all areas across the state.
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  3. In anticipation of the winter storm, WKU closed all campuses Monday, Feb. 16th.
  4. Best text!!❄️ #WKU #snowday
    Best text!!❄️ #WKU #snowday
  5. Thank you WKU for putting the Students/Faculty/Staff first! We appreciate it very much. Stay safe everyone!!
  6. Snow day on the hill! I hope everyone is able to go outside and enjoy the beautiful snow ❄️⛄️#WKU #kywx #snow
    Snow day on the hill! I hope everyone is able to go outside and enjoy the beautiful snow ❄️⛄️#WKU #kywx #snow
  7. #WKU students senior Chris Page (from right), freshmen Russell Fuchs and senior Taylor Billings assist thier Pi Kappa Alpha brother after his car became stuck in a snow pile on Chestnut street, February 16, 2015. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. tonight.
    #WKU students senior Chris Page (from right), freshmen Russell Fuchs and senior Taylor Billings assist thier Pi Kappa Alpha brother after his car became stuck in a snow pile on Chestnut street, February 16, 2015. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. tonight.
  8. We love snow days on the hill with Big Red! ♡ #wku #wku17 #snowday #hilltopper #bigred #gotops #friends #hilltopperforlife
    We love snow days on the hill with Big Red! ♡ #wku #wku17 #snowday #hilltopper #bigred #gotops #friends #hilltopperforlife
  9. Snow fell continuously throughout the day Monday, accumulating more than ten inches in parts of the region. Many roads were impassable, and the Kentucky Department of Transportation advised travel only when necessary. Governor Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency for Kentucky Monday afternoon. The decision was made to have all WKU campuses remain closed Tuesday, Feb 17.
  10. I post one complaint and literally within 5 minutes #WKU told Skipper, Bob to stick it to me with some irony. Don't be mad Skipper, Bob! Thanks for the warning to use caution when traveling. I appreciate that at least.
    I post one complaint and literally within 5 minutes #WKU told Skipper, Bob to stick it to me with some irony. Don't be mad Skipper, Bob! Thanks for the warning to use caution when traveling. I appreciate that at least.
  11. Glad to hear this. .. Nobody needs to be out in this weather! 😆
  12. Jack LeSieur took a great photo of the Felts House. Hope all our friends are staying warm! #wku #kymuseum #bigred
    Jack LeSieur took a great photo of the Felts House. Hope all our friends are staying warm! #wku #kymuseum #bigred
  13. VanMeter in the snow #wku
    VanMeter in the snow #wku
  14. WKU #nofilter #WKU #Winter #Bridge #Snow #Instalove #instagood
    WKU #nofilter #WKU #Winter #Bridge #Snow #Instalove #instagood
  15. Tuesday morning, a high voltage cable that provides electrical power to the south end of campus failed, leaving three residence halls and the Preston Activities Center without electricity. By the end of the afternoon, power was restored to three buildings, but Pearce-Ford Tower remained in the dark.
  16. My daughter is also living in PFT. It is very unfortunate that this happened. I hope everyone had a warm place to stay. Instead of being negative or angry we should take this opportunity as a lesson to teach our children how to handle an emergency without our help. We need to prepare them to handle situations when we can't be with them. This is unfortunate, but it is life. They will learn from this. My thoughts and prayers are for these students and the parents that worry about them. Please offer them help if you can.
  17. WKU Housing & Residence Life worked quickly with staff across campus to accommodate the displaced students.
  18. As a Housing Officer at another university, I commend my WKU colleagues for their hard work in resolving this issue. Parents, yes you're paying for housing but that money isn't going to magically make the residence halls resistant to issues such as these. Your children are adults and as such, this is a vital part of their development: the chance to deal with a very real scenario. When I was 24 I had to deal with a pipe bursting in a neighboring apartment and consequent flooding in mine. I handled it on my own because I had experienced the minor discomforts of a residence hall losing power or water as an undergraduate. Your children are in capable hands and they are learning through an out of classroom experience. Please remember that your children are capable and intelligent. They can handle this.
  19. Lots of residents have been nice and offered up air mattresses and things. And several residents have stepped up and said other residents can stay the night with them... Even if they don't really know them. I think that's pretty cool.
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