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Education
9:01 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Logan County Native Was an Unsuspecting--but Willing--Pioneer as First Black Undergraduate at WKU

Margaret Munday plays the organ every Sunday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Auburn. She's been playing there since she was 10.
Kevin Willis

Margaret Munday is a woman who is both a pioneer, and an eyewitness to an amazing time in Kentucky history. Ms. Munday helped change the course of higher education in south-central Kentucky, and Western Kentucky University in particular. In 1956, she became the first African-American undergraduate student to enroll in what was then called Western Kentucky State College.

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Sports
2:56 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

WKU's Donahue Wins Gold as Part of U.S. Women's Relay Team

WKU graduate and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue

She may not have been in the pool Saturday, but former WKU swimmer Claire Donahue will bring home an Olympic gold medal just the same.

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Sports
6:52 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Former Hilltopper Helps U.S. Olympic Team Advance in London

Former WKU swimmer and Olympian Claire Donahue

Former WKU swimmer Claire Donahue helped the United States 400 meter individual medley relay team advance to Saturday's finals by swimming in Friday's preliminaries. Donahue swam the butterfly leg of the race in 58.05 as the U.S. team clocked an overall time of 3:58.88, placing fourth in this morning's second heat and fourth overall.

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Sports
8:38 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Former Hilltopper Swimmer Finishes in Top 8 at Olympic Butterfly Race, Has Second Chance at Medal

Claire Donahue finished out of the medal race Sunday, but she still has one more chance at Olympic gold. Donahue, a former WKU swimmer, finished 7th in the women's 100m butterfly.

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Education
1:46 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

WKU Reviewing Policies Regarding Wrongdoing in Athletics

The Sandusky scandal at Penn State is prompting many universities to double check their policies to make sure that wrongdoing in an athletic program is handled appropriately. WKU President Gary Ransdell told the University's Board of Regents today that University attorney Deborah Wilkins is checking on current procedures at WKU.

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Regional
5:46 am
Thu July 26, 2012

WKU Board of Regents Gets New Member

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has appointed Bowling Green investment officer John Ridley to the WKU Board of Regents. He replaces James Meyer, whose term expired.

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Sports
9:59 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Courtney Lee Could Be On the Move to NBA Title Contender

Courtney Lee is WKU's all-time men's basketball points leader.

ESPN is reporting a former WKU basketball star could be on the move to the Boston Celtics. The network says free agent guard Courtney Lee is expected to sign with the Celtics soon, after averaging 11 points a game last season with the Houston Rockets.

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Sports
11:19 am
Mon July 16, 2012

WKU Football Picked Fourth in Sun Belt Conference Pre-Season Vote

Four Hilltoppers — senior tight end Jack Doyle, senior defensive lineman Quanterus Smith, junior linebacker Andrew Jackson and sophomore return specialist John Evans — were among the 26 players selected to the preseason all-Sun Belt team as voted on by the league’s 10 head coaches and selected members of the media.

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Sports
10:39 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Upcoming WKU Men's Basketball Highlights Include Trip to Mexico, Game Against Louisville

The upcoming WKU men’s basketball schedule is out, and features road games at Southern Mississippi, Virginia Commonwealth, and Murray State.

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Sports
1:14 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

WKU Holding Send-Off Ceremony for Swimmer Donahue Thursday Evening

Claire Donahue qualified for the Olympics at trials in Omaha last week, turning in the sixth fastest time in world history in the 100 meter butterfly. Donahue will join the U.S. swim team for a week of training in Knoxville Friday, then she'll train in France for a week before heading on to London.

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