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Following the request of national and state leaders, university offices will be closed and summer classes will not be held Friday in honor and remembrance of Former President Ronald Reagan. President George W. Bush declared Friday a National Day of Mourning and Gov. Ernie Fletcher has set aside Friday as a day of observance for state offices.

In an e-mail statement to the campus community, University President Joanne Glasser said Friday will be considered a special leave day for university employees.

Glasser explained the day off will allow “members of the university family to witness history through and participate in coverage of the state funeral in Washington.”

Employees with essential services are advised to contact their supervisor for more information. Students or others involved in any special summer programs or classes known to have rescheduling constraints are asked to contact their dean’s office, department chair or program director.