Talisman students recognized with Gold Circle awards
- Author: Monday, October 7th, 2019
Seven Talisman staff members were recognized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in its 36th annual Gold Circle Awards program for student-produced magazines. The contest had more than 7,000 entries in 86 categories.
- In the non-fiction article category, Hannah Good, a 2019 graduate from Alexandria, placed first for “Not safe for work” and Bowling Green senior Phi Chu placed second for “Tending to death.”
- In the single news feature photograph category, Chris Kohley, a junior from Naperville, Illinois, placed first for a picture of cheerleaders in Diddle Arena and Bowling Green senior Reed Mattison placed third for a picture taken at a suicide awareness march.
- In the essays category, Louisville senior Kristina Francis placed second for “The butterfly effect.”
- In the alternative story form category, Louisville junior Claire Dozer placed second for “A day in the life of a food truck.”
- In the humor category, Erlanger senior Dillon McCormick placed third for “Horoscopes.”
The Talisman was also recognized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association earlier in 2019 with its 10th Gold Crown. The Talisman magazine is published at the end of each semester, and the seventh issue will be released on Dec. 4.
The fall 2019 Talisman staff is made up of 60 students representing 22 majors across four of WKU's academic colleges. Since 2002, 92.7 percent of freshmen who have worked on Talisman have remained enrolled at WKU the following year, and among the 2013 cohort of WKU freshmen, 87.2 percent of those who worked on Talisman at some point during their college career graduated within six years.
For more information, contact Talisman Adviser Sam Oldenburg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-745-3055.