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6:42 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Students Competing for National Scholarships

WKU Scholar Development

The Office of Scholar Development at WKU is helping students compete for some major, national scholarships. Its a highly competitive field, but University officials say WKU students were awarded more than 500 thousand dollars from such scholarships last year.

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Education
6:47 am
Sun September 23, 2012

Celebration Planned for Gatton Academy

Home of the Gatton Academy on the WKU campus
WKU Public Radio

Earlier this year Newsweek magazine named the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU "America's Number One High School." On Monday, September 24th, a celebration will be held on the WKU campus, with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear scheduled to speak.

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Sports
10:27 pm
Sat September 22, 2012

WKU Dominates Southern Miss 42-17, Sets Attendance Record

WKU running back Antonio Andrews ran for a career-high 136 yards against the Golden Eagles.
WKU Sports

The WKU football team faced questions this week about whether they could focus on Saturday night's opponent following the jubilation of their win last week against Kentucky. The answer to those questions would be a resounding "yes."

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Education
8:01 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

WKU's Major Giving Effort Breaks the $200 Million Mark

Guthrie Tower at WKU
WKU Public Radio

Declaring it a successful effort, officials at WKU have announced that the "A New Century of Spirit" campaign raised more than $202 million. The announcement came at the President's Circle Gala and Campaign Celebration. Kathryn Costello, WKU Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, says a total of $202,305,534 was raised to support students, faculty, programs, and capital projects.

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Sports
11:59 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Former WKU Coach Jack Harbaugh Back on the Hill to be Honored

Former WKU football coach Jack Harbaugh and Jackie Harbaugh
Kevin Willis

It's not every day you run into a national championship-winning football coach. Jack Harbaugh and his wife, Jackie, are on WKU's campus Friday ahead of Saturday night's game against Southern Miss. The two will be honored before the game in an on-the-field ceremony.

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Sports
8:45 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Hilltoppers Look to Go 3-1 with Win over Southern Miss

WKU Sports

The WKU football team is hoping to continue the momentum established last weekend when they host Southern Mississippi Saturday night. The Hilltoppers are 2-1 following their win at Kentucky, and a big crowd is expected to watch the first-ever meeting between WKU and the Golden Eagles from Conference USA.

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Education
7:45 am
Fri September 21, 2012

WKU to Announce Campaign Totals

Kathryn Costello
WKU

Friday night's gala on the WKU campus will include a celebration of the fund-raising campaign known as "A New Century of Spirit." During gala activities, the final figures for the campaign will be announced. University officials have been very pleased with progress on the campaign, particularly in light of unfavorable economic conditions that have been in effect for much of the five year project.

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Sports
4:16 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

WKU Athletic Director: Impact of Win Over UK Impossible to Measure

WKU President Gary Ransdell (left), and Athletic Director Todd Stewart

When WKU beat Kentucky for the first time ever in football Saturday, the significance was not lost on Todd Stewart. He was part of the WKU athletics department when the Hilltoppers lost 26 straight games, including a winless 2009 season.

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Sports
8:56 am
Sun September 16, 2012

Check Out These Links to Articles and Videos About How WKU Beat Kentucky

The worst thing you can say about Saturday night's win by WKU over Kentucky is that it was the second biggest victory in Hilltopper football history. The only competition for that distinction is the 2002 1-AA national championship game WKU won against McNeese State.

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Sports
9:47 pm
Sat September 15, 2012

Big Red in the Bluegrass State: Hilltoppers Win in Overtime at Kentucky

It wasn't easy, but the WKU Hilltoppers made history Saturday night, beating Kentucky on the football field for the first time. WKU blew a 17 point first half lead, but won the game in overtime in dramatic fashion, 32-31. Kentucky scored a touchdown on their first overtime possession, forcing WKU to do the same. After Hilltopper running back Antonio Andrews scored, WKU needed an extra point to tie and go into a second overtime. But Hilltopper head coach Willie Taggart rolled the dice and decided to go for a two-point conversion.

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