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Earn Your Degree in Three Years!

Art student standing in front of painting of a large yellow flower.

The EKU College of Letters, Arts, & Social Sciences now offers students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in three years.
Our Degree in Three programs allow you to achieve your college degree and start your career faster. SAVE TIME AND SAVE MONEY!

The following career-ready Bachelor’s Degrees can now be earned in three years:

EKU Public Relations Program recertified in PR Education by PRSA

Dr. Jim Gleason, Mikayla Estepp, and Kathy Previs

The Eastern Kentucky University Public Relations major in the Department of Communication has once again earned its Certification in Education for Public Relations administered by the Public Relations Society of America Educational Affairs.

EKU is the second-longest university in the world to hold this distinction. Only forty programs worldwide are certified, with 34 of them being in the United States.

Chloe Rojas Earns OVC Top Academic/Athletic Honor

Chloe Rojas

The highest Ohio Valley Conference individual academic/athletic honor was awarded to Eastern Kentucky University senior volleyball student-athlete Chloe Rojas, the league announced today from its Brentwood, Tennessee, headquarters.

Rojas is one of six individuals to receive the prestigious OVC Scholar-Athlete Award for 2017-18. The St. Charles, Illinois, native has a 4.0 grade-point-average while majoring in journalism and Spanish.

John Strada recipient of the Kentucky Communication Association Vernon Gantt Award for Distinguished Service

John Strada, recipient of the KY Communication Asso. Vernon Gantt Award

John Strada, a senior lecturer in the communication studies program in the Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University, was presented the Vernon Gantt Award for Distinguished Service by the Kentucky Communication Association during the organization’s 87th annual meeting at Jenny Wiley State Park in September

Endsley Elected East Region KCA Representative

Abra Akers Endsley

Richmond, Kentucky – During the 87th annual meeting of the Kentucky Communication Association at Jenny Wiley State Park in September, Abra Akers Endsley, a lecturer in the public relations program in the Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University, was elected to serve a two-year term as the east regional representative on the executive council.

Endsley teaches public relations and currently serves as the interim faculty adviser to The Eastern Progress. Her areas of research and expertise are in fundraising, leadership and communication.

Givens Elected VP of International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors

Dr. Deborah Givens

Dr. Deborah T. Givens, chair of the Department of Communication, was elected vice president of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors at the organization’s conference July 11 through 15 at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Newest Foundation Professors Honored

Dr. Stephanie McSpirit and Dr. Charolotte Rich

Dr. Stephanie McSpirit and Dr. Charlotte Rich have earned the highest honor for excelling in all aspects of their calling; including scholarship, excellence in teaching, and service to their institution & profession at Eastern Kentucky University.

Project Spotlights History of Mountain Horses

EKU student Ashley Albano with horse

When most people think of Kentucky and horses, the images that typically come to mind are of regal thoroughbreds, the scenic farms that ring Lexington, and the annual Kentucky Derby.

But that's not the whole story.

Music Faculty Return to their Roots

Dr. Sherri Phelps and Dr. Rachel Taylor

Two members of the Eastern Kentucky University music faculty returned to their roots in Western Kentucky Saturday, May 5, to share their talents and to help raise funds for the Butler County Arts Guild.

Dr. Sherri Phelps, voice instructor, and Dr. Rachel Taylor, piano instructor, performed a program titled “Written in the Stars,” the music of composer John Jacob Niles.

Phelps is a native of Morgantown, Butler County, and attended Western Kentucky University. She earned a Master’s at Juilliard and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Kentucky.

The Bard returns to the Ravine for Summer 2018

Free Shakespeare returns to EKU with Romeo and Juliet

EKU Theatre’s annual Shakespeare in the Ravine program is bringing Romeo and Juliet to the Campus Beautiful. The performance will be free to the public with show time at 7pm on Thursday July 19, Friday July 20, and Saturday July 21 in the Ravine of EKU’s campus in Richmond, Kentucky.