Noted Meteorologist to Speak at ATU

The Arkansas Tech University Department of Emergency Management will host a lecture by Dr. Kevin Kloesel, campus meteorologist for the University of Oklahoma, on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Kloesel will speak at 6:30 p.m. in room 300 of Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center, which is located at 305 West Q Street in Russellville. Admission will be free and open to the public.

In his role as campus meteorologist, Kloesel is responsible for providing weather forecast and weather safety information to the OU Office of Emergency Preparedness before, during and after weather threats of all types.

He also provides support to the OU executive policy group in severe and winter weather situations in order to facilitate campus protection and closure decisions. He develops and leads weather safety training on the OU campus for its over 30,000 students, faculty and staff, and for the over 40,000 pre-collegiate students that call OU home during summer sports and academic camps.

Kloesel concurrently serves as director of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey and associate professor in the OU College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering science from the University of Texas at Austin as well as Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Pennsylvania State University.

A frequent guest on local, state and national radio and television programs, he has appeared on the National Academies of Science Distinctive Voices, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, the Tavis Smiley Show, WeatherBrains, ABC Nightly News, The Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, WxGeeks, the BBC and dozens of local radio and TV shows across the United States.

Kloesel’s remarks at ATU will focus on the importance of organizational preparedness as it relates to severe weather and large-scale public events such as sporting events, festivals and fairs.

Learn more about the ATU Department of Emergency Management.

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