Mastering a Dream: WKU Grad Wins MasterChef Competition

This story was written for the November/December 2018 issue of Bowling Green Living magazine. Click here to view the full story on Bowling Green Living’s website.  The tension was red-hot in the MasterChef kitchen. Bright lights shone down on two hopeful home cooks as they scrambled around state-of-the-art cooking stations, working to prepare a meal that … Continue reading Mastering a Dream: WKU Grad Wins MasterChef Competition

Kyle Daniel: Carving out his own sound

This story was written for the September/October 2018 issue of Bowling Green Living magazine. Click here to view the full story on Bowling Green Living's website.  When alternative country musician Kyle Daniel steps into a room, he brings with him an unmistakably eclectic vibe. Such was the case one warm Sunday afternoon when he walked … Continue reading Kyle Daniel: Carving out his own sound

Living history: Take a look inside BG’s first black church

This story was originally published on WKUTalisman.com as a part of the publication's black history month coverage in February 2018.  Click here to view the full story, which contains visual and audio elements.  Audio and written story by Helen Gibson; photos by Michelle Hanks. Rain drizzled down and hit the roof of State Street Baptist … Continue reading Living history: Take a look inside BG’s first black church

A different kind of place: One professor’s growing citizenship concerns

Originally published on WKUTalisman.com on May 31, 2017.  When WKU history professor Marko Dumančić got the chance to move to the United States at age 16, he said it seemed like an exciting opportunity. It was 1996 at the time, and he was living in Zagreb, Croatia, which had been a part of Yugoslavia only … Continue reading A different kind of place: One professor’s growing citizenship concerns

Pursuit

This story was originally published in May 2017 in the second issue of Talisman magazine.  Katherine Van Order walked into a building at Ohio State University on a Tuesday morning in the middle of June 2014. It was the second day of summer classes, and she was in between her sophomore and junior years of … Continue reading Pursuit

Why the scarlet letter remains and how the church can help mend broken marriages

This story was originally published in Facts and Trends magazine’s winter 2018 issue. It also appeared on factsandtrends.net.  Moral values in America are changing fast. Since the turn of the century, society has become increasingly supportive of a host of issues that once were considered taboo. Many Christians have felt the tension of living in a society … Continue reading Why the scarlet letter remains and how the church can help mend broken marriages

Advocacy, Action and Disagreement: Responses to Bowling Green’s refugee resettlement

Origninally published on WKUTalisman.com on November 7, 2016.  The International Center of Kentucky’s main office was bustling with activity on the morning of Monday, Oct. 10. Located in a two-story, red-brick building on Kenton Street, it was filled with men, women and children who appeared to be of different races and ethnicities. Some sat in … Continue reading Advocacy, Action and Disagreement: Responses to Bowling Green’s refugee resettlement