WKU PJ faculty work on display

A Family Tree Save the Date

The longtime success in the School of Journalism and Broadcasting’s photojournalism department traces its roots to talented faculty and staff. The visual work of these documentary leaders — past and present — serves as a testament to their influence on generations of talented photographers.

Iconic images will be on display through November 8, 2013 in the Mass Media And Technology Atrium and Gallery on the campus of Western Kentucky University. On Friday, Oct 25, at 1:00 pm you can visit with many of the artists during a Homecoming reception.

The gallery is free and open to the public. Parking is free after 4:30 in the Chestnut St. lot. The gallery will be open:


M-W:   9:00 am to 9:00 pm

TH-F:   9:00 am to 5:00 pm

SUN:    3:00 to 9:00 pm


For questions contact Maureen Wilk at 270-745-4144

IVUmed: Teach One, Reach Many

Since 1992, IVUmed, a volunteer group of doctors and nurses from the United States, has traveled to developing nations worldwide using their medical expertise to change lives. Founded and directed by Dr. Catherine deVries, a pediatric urologist working at the University of Utah, the organization’s mission is to perform operations for people in need, while also teaching these medical procedures to the local doctors and nurses so they can eventually take care of their own. The ultimate goal of IVUmed is to be no longer needed in a country.

This multimedia project, which is narrated by Dr. deVries and produced by James Kenney, highlights IVUmed’s accomplishments in Vietnam, Mongolia and Nigeria. It is a story about how the work of a few dedicated doctors and nurses has made a profound difference in thousands of lives.

Faculty member recognized in NPPA BOP web category.

picture-13Faculty member Tim Broekema and former WKU student Mark Osler worked together during the Democratic National Convention in the fall of 2008 telling stories for AARP Bulletin Today.

Osler gathered content in Denver and transmitted his pictures and audio back to WKU where Broekema worked on deadline overnight producing multi-media projects that were posted on the AARP web site within hours after the close of each nights activities.

This particular project was noticed by the judges at the NPPA BOP contest and was awarded a 2nd place in the “Unde” category for audio slide shows that documented the road to the White House.

A Journey to Remember

WKU photo faculty member Tim Broekema, working with AARP Bulletin Today and former WKU graduate Mark T. Osler put together this mini-documentary film looking back at the history of Deland, Fla. legislator Joyce Cusack.

Cusack never dreamed that she would see an African American as president of the United States. But the former Florida state representative and superdelegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention will be among the crowds streaming into Washington to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama.

On the eve of the inauguration, Cusack and other members of the class of 1960 at DeLand’s segregated Euclid High School reminisce about the lunch counter sit-ins they organized and their experiences as students during the Civil Rights Movement.

A Dream Realized

Faculty member Tim Broekema and WKU 1992 graduate Mark T. Osler traveled to Washington, D.C. to document the end of the journey for Florida legislator Joyce Cusack as she witnessed the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. Broekema was the project producer and worked as a photographer and sound journalist along with Osler to gather the images necessary for this production.