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

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

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

World Changers: ‘We believe in what they do’

Originally published in Baptist Press, the official news service for the Southern Baptist Convention, on June 27, 2017.  OWENSBORO, Ky. (BP) -- Holes were starting to form in the front steps of her house. The storage shed in the backyard leaked when it rained. And everything needed a fresh coat of paint. But 64-year-old Charlene … Continue reading World Changers: ‘We believe in what they do’