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Second Title in Parry Series Published

Second Title in Parry Series Published

The second book in Dr. Pam Parry’s series on Women in American Political History was just released by Lexington Books, a subsidiary of Rowman & Littlefield.

Public Relations Major Crowned Miss EKU

Miss EKU Looks Forward to Miss Kentucky Pageant

Many girls dream of growing up to become Miss America. For Eastern Kentucky University student Rose Pidgorodetska, that dream may become a reality.

The Mt. Sterling native was crowned Miss EKU on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Madison Central High School, as part of the Miss Richmond pageant, a preliminary to Miss Kentucky and Miss America.

EKU Mock Trial Undefeated at Regional Event

Mock Trial Undefeated at Regional Event

Eastern Kentucky University’s mock trial team continued its successful season by finishing undefeated at the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Regional Tournament Feb. 18-19 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Austin Shepherd designs logo for Kentucky Pediatric Cancer Research Fund

Austin Shepherd, Junior Graphic Design Major unveils logo design

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.  

Psychology Professor Dr. Matthew Winslow helps to develop "Random Acts of Kindness" app

Dr. Matt Winslow

Teens and younger children may learn to be kinder and more empathetic by playing a game on their phones, thanks to a new, interactive app, “Random App of Kindness” (RAKi), created by a group of social science researchers, including Eastern Kentucky University psychology professor Dr. Matthew Winslow.

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.