Schuhmann Gift Creates WKU Student Publications Scholarship Fund
Highlands resident Paul Schuhmann has made a gift to Western Kentucky University establishing the Paul and Ellen Schuhmann Student Publications Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time junior or senior journalism student who is on staff at the College Heights Herald or the Talisman. Recipients must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher and display a serious interest and dedication to the craft.
Paul met his wife, Ellen (now deceased), while they both attended WKU. He was a photographer and adviser for the College Heights Herald and the Talisman while working on his master’s degree in 1970 and 1971. He also taught photography during that time. After completing his degree, he was offered the opportunity to join WKU’s faculty, but chose to pursue professional photojournalism in Louisville. Paul credits his success in the professional world to his WKU education and student publications experiences. A photojournalist and photo editor at The Courier-Journal and Louisville Times for 30 years, he received many honors – including two Pulitzer prizes and a Southern Photographer of the Year award.
After graduating in 1970, Ellen worked at the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer in Owensboro as well as the Jefferson Reporter, Louisville Times and Louisville Magazine in Louisville. While raising the couple’s two children, daughter Robin and son Matthew, she founded Schuhmann Communications, a newsletter writing and editing service that she operated for 28 years.
In addition to creating the scholarship fund, Paul plans to donate to WKU all of his photographic material, including photographs, negatives and proof sheets from the six years he spent there as a student.
“Giving back is very important to me,” says Paul, “whether it be to my community or the university that meant so much to me and my wife.” R
KFW Announces 2013 Art Meets Activism Grant Recipients in Louisville
The Kentucky Foundation for Women has awarded 32 Art Meets Activism grants totaling $104,500 to feminist artists and social change organizations across Kentucky. The grants were given to help advance positive change through feminist-led, arts-based activities in communities throughout the state.
The foundation awarded 11 grants totaling $37,180 to Louisville artists and organizations in support of feminist art that strengthens Metro communities.
The 2013 Louisville grant recipients are Center for Women and Families, South Park Teenage Parent Program, Marian Foster, Family Scholar House, Beaded Treasures Project, Looking for Lilith, Kentucky Center ArtsReach Program, Carrie Neumayer, Erin Fitzgerald, Amber Sigman and Dotti Russell.
“These participant-based activities bring together artists, organizations and communities in ways that will advance the public good,” says Dr. Judi Jennings, director of KFW. “When we create art together, we become a better informed and more self-realized community. Creative community engagement like this betters the lives of women and girls. When women and girls advance, so does Metro Louisville.”
For more information, call (502) 562-0045 or visit www.kfw.org.
Cave Hill Cemetery Invites Submissions for “Memories of a Lifetime” Program
The history of the greater Louisville community is in many ways buried in the past at Cave Hill Cemetery, chartered in 1848. To help uncover this history, Cave Hill recently launched a new program, “Memories of a Lifetime,” which publishes the histories and memories of those buried there in a searchable online database.
The program can also be accessed via a mobile app called “Cemetery Tours,” available for both Apple and Android. The app uses GPS navigation to direct visitors to a given grave site, where they can literally stand at a grave and view their loved one’s photo and read memories shared by family and friends.
Cave Hill is asking the local community to contribute to the history project, welcoming information or pictures of anyone buried there. Visitors to Cave Hill’s website can search the burial database and share stories and photos on its memorial pages.
Individuals can submit an obituary plus one photograph and share their memories free of charge. Additional photographs or information for uploading may be subject to charges.
For pricing, contact J. Michael Higgs, coordinator of the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation, at (502) 451-5630. For more information about Cave Hill, or to search the burial records and maps, visit www.cavehillcemetery.com.
Louisville Peacemaker of The Year Award Given
The 2013 Louisville Peacemaker of the Year Award was presented on August 28 at the My Recipe For Peace Dinner. This year’s award was shared by Peace Education Program and S.P.A.V.A. (Society for the Prevention of Aggressiveness and Violence Among Adolescents). The organizations were honored for their educational efforts and successes in combating violence and bullying. The award is given each year by Interfaith Paths to Peace, a Louisville-based interfaith peacemaking organization. Past recipients have included Tom Williams, founder of The Partnership for a Compassionate Louisville, and community peace activist Christopher 2X.
Peace Education’s mission is to strengthen communities and schools by training youth and adults to build and sustain positive relationships. S.P.A.V.A.’s mission is to produce a nonviolent society by being mentors and role models for our youth. For information about Peace Education, call (502) 589-6583 or visit www.peaceeducationprogram.org; for S.P.A.V.A., call (502) 386-4466 or visit www.spava.us.