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New Alum Lands TV Job

Madison Pergrem

College graduates dream of finding success while pursuing their passion.  For Madison Pergrem, a recent graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, that meant working at a job where she would face new and exciting challenges each day. 

Kentucky’s student journalists honored at annual press conference

Eastern Progress staff show off awards earned at the 150th annual KPA Convention

Eastern Progress staff take home reporting awards

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Student journalists from around Kentucky, including staffers of Eastern Kentucky University’s Eastern Progress, were recognized at Kentucky Press Association conference as the organization’s Most Valuable Members.

Faculty Artwork Inspires Teaching Innovation at FCT&L

EKU Art Chair, Professor Ida Kumoji-Ankrah

As a trans-national graphic designer, Professor Ida Kumoji-Ankrah, chair of the 

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.