Enjoy the moment: A feel-good, end-of-the-semester playlist

This playlist was originally published on WKUTalisman.com in May 2018. Click here to view the full post.  https://open.spotify.com/user/12178906490/playlist/5gAe7BQG2N1PnZ8HMTlDp2?si=2V2waGdXTo6fOPDkWGSTMw It was my favorite kind of evening, reaching the end of a mid-spring day — the kind where it’s still warm outside even when the sun starts to dip below the horizon. The kind of evening where … Continue reading Enjoy the moment: A feel-good, end-of-the-semester playlist

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 changing city: examining Bowling Green’s growing refugee population

This story was originally published on RE@D, the digital magazine of WKU's journalism program, in March 2017.  It’s Tuesday, Nov. 9, the day that America elected Donald Trump its 45th president, and the Bowling Green office of the International Center of Kentucky is busy. The two story, red brick building on Kenton Street is filled with some … Continue reading A changing city: examining Bowling Green’s growing refugee population

Can I Get a Volunteer? 6 Ways to Encourage Greater Involvement in Your Church

This story was originally published in Facts and Trends magazine’s spring 2018 issue. It also appeared on factsandtrends.net.  Do you struggle to find volunteers to serve in your church? If you’re like most leaders, the answer is probably yes. Just over 70 percent of church leaders say they find recruiting volunteers challenging or often impossible, according to the … Continue reading Can I Get a Volunteer? 6 Ways to Encourage Greater Involvement in Your 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