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Sports
1:20 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

WKU Sophomore Snipes Out for Year with Torn ACL

WKU's Nigel Snipes during his freshman season
WKU Herald

The WKU men's basketball team will be without one of their top reserves this season. Sophomore Nigel Snipes suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Monday, and will miss the entire 2012-13 season. A statement issued by WKU Athletics says a full recovery is expected in time for the 2013-14 season.

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Arts & Culture
1:52 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Works by WKU Professor Part of Exhibit in New York City

An animated image from a work by WKU's Keith Sylvester
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Animated works by a Western Kentucky University department head are being used in a traveling exhibit that documents historical events of the Central Intelligence Agency. The 12-film series titled "SPY: The Secret World of Espionage" opened this summer at Discovery Times Square in New York.

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Education
5:00 am
Mon September 10, 2012

WKU Expanding Scholarship Offerings

WKU is making changes to its scholarship program to help recruit more high-achieving students. The school will offer two additional scholarships starting next fall for students with GPAs as low as 3.3 and ACT scores of 26.

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Sports
8:26 am
Fri September 7, 2012

WKU Hilltoppers to Play Role of David in Matchup with Goliath, AKA Alabama

When the WKU Hilltoppers take the field this Saturday, they'll do so in a place that has become the epicenter of college football greatness. The Alabama Crimson Tide are the defending national champions and boast the number one ranking in both major polls.

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Health
8:23 am
Thu September 6, 2012

WKU Wide Receiver Makes Long Journey Back to Football Field After ACL Injury

Marcus Vasquez demonstrates the "shuttle", one of the many rehab exercises he did to strengthen his injured knee.
Kevin Willis

In WKU's season opening win last Saturday against Austin Peay, senior wide receiver Marcus Vasquez didn’t have a particularly amazing stat line: one catch for 25 yards. But the fact Vasquez was on the field at all is a tribute to the power of the human body, spirit—and the miracle of modern medicine.

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Sports
9:33 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Olympic Gold Medalist Returns to WKU to Share Experiences with Students

WKU's Claire Donahue spoke to WKU Public Radio Tuesday morning, and was kind enough to bring her Olympic medal.

Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue is spending Tuesday on the campus of her alma mater, WKU. The former Hilltopper swimmer brought home a gold medal from the London games as part of the women’s 4 x 100-meter medley relay team.

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Regional
8:07 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Kentucky Appeals Court Meeting at WKU, Will Decide Immigration Case

The Kentucky Court of Appeals is set to hear arguments over whether a truck driver can benefit from a U.S. Supreme Court ruling over what advice attorneys must give non-citizens about possible deportations.

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Regional
7:08 am
Sun August 26, 2012

Kentucky Court of Appeals to Hear Cases at WKU

Kentucky Court of Appeals

The Kentucky Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in three cases at Western Kentucky University Tuesday. The August 28th proceedings will be open to the public. 

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Education
1:48 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Dr. Ransdell Emphasizes Student Retention in Convocation Address

Challenging the Spirit at WKU

WKU President Gary Ransdell says student retention will continue to be a top priority at the institution in the upcoming academic year and over the next six years. Speaking at the faculty and staff convocation in Van Meter Hall, the University President said the state and university can no longer afford to have about one thousand freshmen students per year fail to return for their second year of study.

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Education
2:30 am
Mon August 20, 2012

WKU Freshmen Get First Taste of College Life This Week

Kevin Willis

WKU's freshmen are learning what it's like to get up for an 8 a.m. class. The M.A.S.T.E.R Plan orientation program for first-year students is underway Monday at the campus in Bowling Green. Students will attend sessions dealing with issues like time management, study skills, and getting along with people who look and think differently that you.

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