Our debt to Student Publications alumni is monumental. You've been returning to the campus as often as possible and have helped maintain a long-standing tradition, the annual Homecoming breakfast, for more than six decades. The 64th annual Student Publications Homecoming Breakfast will be 8:30 a.m., Nov. 8, at the Carroll Knicely Center on WKU's South Campus. To make a reservation, please call 270-745-2653.
When the possibility for Student Publications to have its own building surfaced, more than 200 alums pledged and donated more than $1 million. The result was the Adams-Whitaker Student Publications Center, a $1.6 million, state-of-the-art multimedia facility that opened in January 2008 as a joint venture between the Student Publications Alumni Association and WKU.
Adams-Whitaker, named for Bob "Mr. A" Adams and the late David B. "Boss" Whitaker, gives students a place where they can hone their skills and produce award-winning publications that serve WKU students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. Throughout the year, but especially around Homecoming, alumni are frequent visitors to Adams-Whitaker. The staff of Student Publications as well as the students on the Herald and the Talisman enjoy showing people around the building and take great pride in the professional environment that alumni generosity made possible.
Publications alumni are scattered across the country and around the world. Many are still working in publications-related fields; many are not. But everyone has the common bond of having worked on the Herald or the Talisman.