1. A band of opportunity By Benjamin Drummond


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    For Joey Gutierez, a senior at Mayfield High School, picking up a trumpet and joining the marching band presented opportunities he never imagined. Joey will be the first in his family to attend college.

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    • About the Mountain Workshops


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      Every fall the Mountain Workshops draw a team of dedicated teachers and determined learners to a small Kentucky town, where together they explore the richness of community, the beauty of landscape, and the possibilities and challenges of visual storytelling. The Photojournalism Workshop focuses on still photography, as coaches and participants explore individual character, the give and take of relationships, the deeply-felt sense of belonging to a place, and the pride of participating in a shared heritage. The Picture Editing Workshop draws on the design sensibilities and electronic publishing expertise of its coaches to help participants learn to weave photograph s and text together into memorable narratives. The Multimedia Workshop challenges participants to gather still images, record sound, and shoot video, then use cutting-edge digital and online tools to spin all these threads into stories that captivate. OUR HISTORY In 1976, Two Western Kentucky University faculty members took a dozen photojournalism students into eastern Kentucky and Tennessee in 1976 to document the 11 remaining one-room schools there. The teachers didn’t realize it at the time, but that was the beginning of an annual trek designed to sharpen students’ skills while documenting small towns in Kentucky. Over time the effort morphed into the Mountain Workshops — three concurrent workshops that fine-tune photography, picture-editing and multimedia skills of college students and mid-career professionals in an intensive weeklong effort that documents a town and its surrounding countryside. WKU faculty members are joined by volunteer shooting, editing and writing coaches who travel here from across the country — from The New York Times, from the Los Angeles Times, from National Geographic and a host of other venues — to guide trainees and produce content for a photo exhibit, several multimedia productions, an extended documentary DVD and a 116-page book. From their humble beginnings of travel with cameras, black-and-white film, and sleeping bags, workshop staff now spend months planning and setting up sophisticated facilities with state-of-the-art computing and digital imaging equipment.

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      • Academic Complex


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        A virtual tour of WKU's Academic Complex.

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        • Ace


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          Dustin Gentile shares on the moment he came to know Christ, and how the BCM has helped shape him into the man of Christ that he has been grown to be.

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          • A Dad Again


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            When Ricky asked God for someone to love, he didn't expect to be a father again, single and middle-aged. Bowling Green, Ky. Copyright Leanora Benkato 2013

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            • Adam + Laura


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              dallaswilsonvideoproductions.com Email: dtownmedia@gmail.com Blog About Video: http://dallas-wilson.blogspot.com/2011/12/adam-laura-londyn-wedding.html

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              • Adams-Whiatker Student Publications Center


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                A virtual tour of the Adams-Whitaker Student Publications Center.

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                • A Day at WKU Academic Transitions Program (ATP)


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                  An in-depth look at WKU's Academic Transitions Program for incoming freshmen! Produced by Cooper Burton WKU Creative Web Services

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                  • A Dream Come to Pass


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                    Juan Carlos Luna has lived in the US since 1997 and has been a citizen since 2007 working at Eagle Industries, a local factory. Since the economies downturn the factory threatened closure and finally closed in April 2013 leaving Juan with no income. Through a program offered by Eagle Industries, Juan was given the opportunity to return to school at South Central Kentucky Community and Technical College to receive his associates in computerized machining and manufacturing. Juan said he saw this chance for education as a pathway to a better career and a better life for him and his family. "My goal is, after I graduate and get an Associates, is to get a Bachelors degree," Juan said ", and to be able to pay my kids' school, and for my wife to go to school as well." ©Bria Granville2014

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                    • A Giving Heart


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                      by Morgan Walker Fred Baker found a job that gives him a chance to share his blessings with everyone he greets.

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