Inside Look

Dr. Jennifer Fairchild wins Excellence in Online Teaching Award

Dr. Jennifer Fairchild, Department of Communication

Dr. Jennifer Fairchild, a faculty member in the Department of Communication, is the recipient of the 3rd Annual ECaps Award for Excellence in Online Teaching--Undergraduate Category. The award was presented Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the ECaps banquet in the Perkins Building on EKU’s campus. The award was presented by Steve Dwinnels, director of the EKU Instructional Design Center. The award honors Dr. Fairchild’s dedication and commitment to the EKU online program and to its students.

Junior Chosen for Education Abroad Gala in D.C.

Junior Chosen for Education Abroad Gala in D.C

He spent this past summer studying abroad in Argentina, and recently returned from the Forum for Education Abroad Gala in Washington, D.C.

EKU junior Ivan Olivas is going places – figuratively and literally.

Olivas, a native of Lexington whose parents emigrated to the U.S. from Chihuahua, Mexoco, was one of only 13 scholars nationwide chosen to attend the Gala. His visit also included a visit to the U.S. Capitol and a tour of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

Knoebel Takes on Washington, D.C.

Rachel Knoebel stands outside the gate to the White House

Rachel Knoebel is a junior public relations major from Florence, Kentucky, and spent her spring semester in Senator Rand Paul’s Office in Washington, D.C., as well as the summer at the White House in the Office of Presidential Correspondence. She plans to move to Washington, D.C., after graduation and pursue a career in political communication. Rachel shared her first-person view of interning in our nation’s capital.

EKU Mock Trial 1st in Wolverine Classic

From left: Alexa Turner, Brianna Palmer, Ryan Wiggins, Laura Jackson, Hayley Abb

Make more room in the trophy case. A mock trial team from Eastern Kentucky University, which last spring placed 15th in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) national tournament, finished first at the Wolverine Classic Invitational hosted by the University of Michigan Nov. 18-19. EKU’s first-place squad finished with a record of 6-1-1, winning both ballots against the University of Illinois and the University of St. Thomas (Texas), splitting against Loyola University-Chicago, and earning a win and a tie against Michigan State University.

AFA Scholarship Opportunity


History Professor Tom Appleton Honored on U.S. Senate Floor

Dr. Tom Appleton

Dr. Tom Appleton, who will retire from the EKU history faculty at the close of this academic year, was honored on the floor of the U.S. Senate by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday morning, Oct. 4.

In congratulating the professor on his retirement, McConnell called Appleton “one of Kentucky’s premier historians” and said he had “made a lasting impact on the next generation with his teaching.”

EKU Free Application Weekend October 6-9, 2017

Waive goodbye to application fees!

Announcing EKU FREE APP WEEKEND (October 6-9, 2017)!

Waive goodbye to application fees!  Take advantage of EKU's Free App Weekend and apply to the University fee-free!

Here's how...

-Apply to EKU October 6-9

-Enter the code 'EKU2022'

-Submit your Application!  

Previs Recognized with the Harlan Hamm Longstanding Award for Devoted Service

Kathy Previs

Dr. Kathy Previs, associate professor of public relations in the Department of Communication, was recognized at the 2017 Kentucky Communication Association's (KCA) Annual Conference on Sept. 16 with the  Harlan Hamm Longstanding Award for Devoted Service to the Association (Lifetime Achievement Award) .

I Come From

I come from flyer

I COME FROM: Imagination is Freedom is a documentary that looks at incarcerated poets and playwrights who us the power of creativity to change their lives.  Clinton Brewer states "I write so I don't lose my mind."

This event will be held on Wednesday, September 20 in Crabbe Library at 7:00 pm.

The event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be provided at 6:30 pm.

Director Robby Henson will attend and participate in a Q&A following the screening.  Proof of attendance will be provided.

Winslow Wins Acorn Award for Teaching Excellence

Winslow Wins Acorn Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Matt Winslow pulled a smartphone out of his pocket and held it high.