October 2019

Two EKU faculty honored by Kentucky Communication Association

Dr. John Fitch, Erin Giles, Abra Endsley and Dr. Amy Thieme

Two members of the Eastern Kentucky University Department of Communication faculty were recognized with awards at the 88th annual meeting of the Kentucky Communication Association at Lake Barkley State Park Sept. 19-21.

Dr. Amy Thieme, associate professor of Communication Studies, was presented the Excellence in the Art of Teaching Award and Dr. John Fitch III, professor of Broadcasting and Electronic Media/Film Techniques and Technology, was recognized with the Excellence in the Practice of the Communication Arts Award.

EPMN hosts Homecoming interview with Hall of Fame Coach Roy Kidd and Marla Ridenour, first Eastern Progress female sports editor, alumni award winner

Hall of Fame Coach Roy Kidd and Marla Ridenour,

Marla Ridenour, the first female sports editor at EKU’s independent student newspaper, The Eastern Progress, sat down for an interview with Coach Roy Kidd in the new football facilities during Homecoming weekend. Conducting the interview were current Eastern Progress Media Network sports editor Zachary Combest and video staff James Mason and Joseph Steele.

Ridenour was also honored that weekend at the J.W. “Spider” Thurman Alumni Awards and Pioneer Celebration with the Professional Achievement Award.