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Communications Professor Dr. Deborah T. Givens named to Kentucky Press Association/Kentucky Press Service Board of Directors

Communications Professor Dr. Deborah T. Givens named to Kentucky Press Associati

Dr. Deborah T. Givens has been named to the Kentucky Press Association/Kentucky Press Service Board of Directors as the Journalism Education Representative for eastern Kentucky.

The two-year term began at the end of the annual KPA Winter Convention January 20-21 in Louisville.

Givens, an assistant professor of journalism in the Department of Communication, attended her first KPA convention in 1975 as a new editor for Al Smith Communications Inc., a newspaper chain in south central Kentucky.

Knoebel Earns Washington Internship With Senator Paul

Knoebel Earns Washington Internship With Senator Paul

Rachel Knoebel, a junior Public Relations major at Eastern Kentucky University, recently accepted an internship in Senator Rand Paul’s Washington, D.C. Office for the Spring 2017 semester. 

Knoebel applied for and received internship offers from both Senator Paul and Senator Mitch McConnell.  She will spend the semester putting her Public Relations education to use in a fast-paced environment surrounded by some of the most influential people in the country. 

Two Students Receive Thacker Scholarship

Jessie Casebolt and Louren Rose

Jessie Casebolt and Lauren Rose have received this year’s Kyle J. Thacker Memorial Scholarship for economics majors at Eastern Kentucky University.

Casebolt, of Richmond, graduated from Pikeville High School. Her concentration is in international economics and she has maintained a 3.6 GPA while at Eastern. “I chose this degree because economic development is responsible for improving the lives of people,” she said. “I hope it will empower me to the extent that I can be a part of the solution and bring change to my home.”

Floyd Wins Diversity and Inclusion Award

Latrell Floyd

By Jeff Hendrix

Student Writer, EKU Communications and Marketing

Shy when he arrived at Eastern Kentucky University, Latrell Floyd is now receiving awards for his work in campus outreach.

Floyd, a communications major from Bardstown, recently received EKU’s Diversity and Inclusion Award for undergraduate students.

CLASS Professors to Edit National Communication Journal

Dr. Fairchild & Dr. Carpenter

Two professors from the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences – Dr. Russell Carpenter, executive director of the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity and associate professor of English, and Dr. Jennifer Fairchild, associate professor of communication studies – will serve as Editor and Associate Editor of a national journal, respectively.

Appleton Named to Ky. Humanities Council Board

Dr. Tom Appleton

Dr. Tom Appleton, Foundation professor of history at EKU and one of Kentucky’s foremost historians, has been appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin to the board of the Kentucky Humanities Council.

Appleton’s term will expire on Jan. 1, 2020.

The Humanities Council is a 23-member volunteer board consisting of humanities faculty at the Commonwealth’s college and universities as well as members from the public at-large.

Dr. Todd Hartch and Dr. Julie Hensley receive Award

Todd Hartch and Julie Hensley
The College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AWARDS.

Todd Hartch (History) and Julie Hensley (English) were selected from among many superb candidates based on their quality scholarly contributions to their academic disciplines

Faculty Member Receives Applegate Award

Dr. Pam Parry

Dr. Pam Parry, interim chair of the Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University, recently received the Applegate Award for Excellence in Research from the Kentucky Communication Association.

“This award means so much to me because the faculty in my department nominated me, and they were able to keep it a surprise,” said Parry, who has written one book and co-edited another in her first two years at EKU. “It is gratifying to have multiple colleagues take time out of their busy schedules to write a letter on your behalf.”

Memorial Concert Honors Beeler

Memorial Concert Honors Beeler

A memorial concert at Eastern Kentucky University will honor the memory of Dr. Alan Beeler, who taught in the University’s School of Music from 1970 to 2007 and passed away earlier this year.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the EKU Center for the Arts (changed from its original location of Brock Auditorium), and will feature a representative selection of his compositions.

EKU Archaeology Field School 2016

EKU Archaeology Field School 2016

The University’s anthropology program recently entered into an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service to conduct archaeology field schools in the Forest for the next five years (and likely beyond) at various sites within Daniel Boone National Forest. The work began this summer with an investigation of prehistoric Native American sites in Jackson County.