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WKU’s Talisman, Herald, along with 16 student journalists, named finalists for national awards

The College Heights Herald and the Talisman are finalists for three national Pacemaker Awards in 2018 – the highest honor a student-run publication can receive. The Pacemakers, awarded by the Associated Collegiate Press, are judged on the overall quality of the publications – everything from reporting and writing to visual journalism and design. WKU publications are finalists in the following categories: •...

Western Ky. University announces new editors for Talisman, College Heights Herald publications

Two juniors were chosen Wednesday to lead Western Kentucky University’s award-winning student publications in the coming year. Evan Heichelbech a journalism and management double-major from Louisville was named editor-in-chief of the College Heights Herald for Fall 2018. Heichelbech, currently managing editor-digital for the Herald, previously served as sports editor and as a sports reporter. He...

Western Kentucky University unveils bronze statue honoring longtime supporter Rep. Jody Richards

A bronze statue of longtime Western Kentucky University supporter and Kentucky State Rep. Jody Richards of Bowling Green was unveiled on WKU’s main campus this week in Jody Richards Hall. Jody Richards Hall, previously known as Mass Media and Technology Hall, was dedicated during a May 4 ceremony. Richards, whose 14-year tenure as Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives was the longest in...