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 and the Cherry Creative specialty storytellers. 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.
Herald, Talisman finalists for three national Pacemaker Awards
Oct 1st, 2018
The College Heights Herald and the Talisman are finalists for three national Pacemaker Awards in 2018 – the highest honor a student-run publication can receive.Read More
$31,400 in scholarships, fellowships announced at Student Pubs year-end celebrat...
May 9th, 2018
Scholarships totaling $31,400 were announced during the end-of-the-year celebration for Student Publications May 4.Read More
Two WKU grads named Pulitzer winners
Apr 17th, 2018
Two WKU alumni, one of whom was a College Heights Herald staffer, were part of the team at The Cincinnati Enquirer that won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting.Read More