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UPDATE: WBC Remains Free of Flood Danger


The Williams campus and College City have NOT been affected by record-setting floods in northeast Arkansas, and the college continues to operate on its normal schedule.

The elevation of College City is significantly higher than the flooded areas, leaving it free of any danger of flooding from the Black River. Levee breaks in the Pocahontas area have caused the closure of several roads In Lawrence and Randolph Counties, but the increased flooding has had no impact on the WBC campus.

Williams is currently in the process of spring semester final examinations.

Because some students and faculty have been affected by the flooding, the college issued the following guidelines:

1) Any student missing a final due to flood-related necessity will be issued a final course grade based on their work as-of 4/28/2011. 

If the student is not satisfied with this course grade, the student may request a "make-up" final examination (arranged by the student and the appropriate professor) and the course grade will be adjusted subsequently (if such an adjustment is warranted).

PLEASE NOTE: Students who must miss a final examination due to flood-related necessity should contact the appropriate professor or the Office of Academic Affairs as soon as possible regarding their situation.

2) Faculty who are not able to give a final examination due to flood-related necessity will issue course grades based on the students’ work as-of 4/28/2011. If a student requests a "make-up" final examination, the faculty member will arrange for that examination with the student and will, subsequently, change the student’s course grade (through the normal "change-of-grade" procedure) if such a change is warranted.

3) For clarification of this policy, students and faculty may contact the Office of Academic Affairs at (870) 759-4128.

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