Office of Student Publications
WKU Student Publications is home to the College Heights Herald student newspaper, the Talisman magazine, the WKUHerald.com and WKUTalisman.com digital platforms, the Cherry Creative specialty storytellers and the Student Publications Advertising sales team. Our home is the Adams-Whitaker Student Publications Center on the campus of Western Kentucky University.
We have strong foundation of professionalism that has helped Western Kentucky University's student publications build a national reputation for excellence. Combined, the publications have received 37 national Pacemaker Awards from Associated Collegiate Press, the nation's highest honor for student-run collegiate publications.
WKU Student Publications provides students with experiences that enhance their educational and career opportunities. We provide our audiences with news, information, and an accurate reflection of life at WKU.
Our alumni go on the successful careers, many in journalism but also in areas such as the law, business and other professions. Among our alumni in journalism, 27 former College Heights Herald or Talisman staff members have been honored with the Pulitzer Prize.
Oct 15th, 2021
Sam Oldenburg, adviser to Talisman and Cherry Creative at WKU Student Publications, was named an Honor Roll Adviser on Friday by the College Media Association....View Article
Oct 15th, 2021
The College Heights Herald, WKU’s student-led source for news, won the 2021 Newspaper Pacemaker Award on Thursday from Associated Collegiate Press, the Herald’s 19th Pacemaker...View Article
Oct 23rd, 2020
WKU Student Publications earned three national Pacemaker awards from the Associated Collegiate Press during the organization’s 2020 competition, along with 16 individual awards....View Article
Oct 12th, 2020
The College Heights Herald, the Talisman and Cherry Creative raked in five finalists for national Pacemaker awards -- the most finalists ever for WKU and more than any other...View Article