Inside Look

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.

Latino Leadership College Experience Camp (July 29-31, 2016)

Latino Leadership College Experience Camp

Eastern Kentucky University will host the Latino Leadership College Experience Camp from July 29-31.

81-year-old music camp still influences young musicians

Foster campers honing their art

EKU's Foster Music Camp recently concluded its 81st year on July 2nd, 2016.  Since its inception, the camp has influenced over 40,000 young musicians and is the nation's second oldest music camp and longest consecutive operational camp.  

Founded in the midst of the Great Depression, the Foster Camps--with numerous camp options throughout June for middle school and high school students--continue to draw young musicians from throughout the nation and even internationally.   

Image Created by Art & Design Alumni Featured by the Band They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants and Conan O'Brien

T-shirt with image Lindsay Riley created which says "Say I'm the Only Bee in Your Bonnett


Lindsay Riley graduated from EKU in 2010 with a BFA in printmaking and returned to EKU to complete her Masters in Art Teaching in 2013.

Students with liberal arts degrees have the soft skills to thrive at tech companies

A business executive who has long believed the best tech workers have programming or engineering degrees is changing his tune.

As the founder of digital marketplace and co-founder and former CEO of online broker optionsXpress, David Kalt has long believed that more students need to major in computer science and engineering to meet increased demand in the technology industry.

Zeigler named Interim Dean of newly formed College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Zeigler named Interim Dean of newly formed College of Letters, Arts & Social Sci

Dr. Sara Zeigler has been named the Interim Dean of the newly formed College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences.

Dr. Zeigler has served EKU for 20 years and built a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, and service with a focus on collaboration across the campus community as the current Dean of University Programs.