Inside Look

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.

Dr. Cynthia Harter Honored for Work in Economic Education

Prof Honored for Work in Economic Education

Typically, research in economic education doesn’t measure the effectiveness of financial literacy programs in the elementary and middle grades.

Chautauqua: "Transformation of Higher Education"

Transformations: EKU Chautauqua Lecture Series

“One of the top 50 people shaping American politics” will visit Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, Sept. 7, to discuss her efforts to reduce socioeconomic and racial inequalities in the collegiate sphere.

Busy Summer for EKU Theatre Program

EKU Theatre performs "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Fall 2015

Building on the success of its High School Theatre Intensive and last summer's Celebration of Shakespeare, Eastern Kentucky University Theatre will offer a camp for younger students this summer and present a production of “The Tempest.” 

Austin Shepherd designs logo for Kentucky Pediatric Cancer Research Fund

Austin Shepherd

Art student Austin Shepherd (BFA Graphic Design) recently designed a logo for the Kentucky Pediatric Cancer Research Trust Fund. 

Shepherd's design was unveiled at the state capitol in Frankfort on February 16 in the presence of senators, representatives, the State Treasurer, and Governor Matt Bevin.  

The Pediatric Cancer Research Fund became law on June 23, 2015 and aids in increasing research dollars designated for the study and treatment of pediatric cancer in the state of Kentucky.

Aurora Launch Party for Spring 2017

Launch Party

Aurora Online Literary and Arts Journal will be hosting its "Launch Party" on April 12, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Noel Studio Discovery Classroom.  There will be free food and open mic for anyone wishing to share their submissions! 

The Launch Party is free and open to the public.