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March 2014

Digital Journalism Initiative Begins Beta Testing Pilot Program

Photo of picture and digital tablet

In October 2012, AT&T was interested in conducting a study of rural areas to determine the extent of broadband specific technology usage, as well as consumer attitudes toward this technology.

EKU Hosts 6th Annual First Amendment Week

First Amentment Week American flag graphic

EKU’s Department of Communication is teaming up with the Department of Government to host the 6th Annual First Amendment Week festivities April 7–10.

COMM selects Tonya Tarvin Crum as 2014 distinguished alum

Tonya Tarvin Crum

EKU's Department of Communication, along with the School of Applied Arts and Technology, is pleased to announce that Ms. Tonya Tarvin Crum has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2014.

Crawford named as 2014 COMM distinguished senior

Erin Crawford

Ms. Erin Crawford has been named the 2014 Distinguished Senior for EKU's Department of Communication. She was honored during a presentation on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the annual Department of Communication College to Careers senior seminar.

The student is selected based on superior academic achievement, excellent leadership, citizenship, character and services to EKU.

Toyota VP Mike Goss Speaks to Journalism and PR Students at EKU

Mike Gross with COMM students

Wednesday, March 19, Toyota VP of external affairs, Mike Goss visited Eastern’s campus to speak with several groups of students from the Department of Communication. Goss, oversees 14 plants in North America. 

EKU Pershing Rifles competes at NATCON 2014

EKU Cadet practices drill moves

Over spring break, EKU's Pershing Rifles Drill Team went to Richmond, Va., to compete in the NATCON 2014 annual drill meet.

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Wounded warrior returns to Afghan mission

Josh Pitcher at rehab

Going back to war terrified 1st Lt. Josh Pitcher.

He had lost his left leg from an improvised explosive device in Kandahar province in April 2012.

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Toyota VP plans to visit Eastern

Mike Gross

by Jacob Blair, The Eastern Progress

A vice president from Toyota will pay a visit to Eastern on Wednesday, March 19.

Mike Goss, external affairs vice president of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing for North America, will speak in three different sessions from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in Room 108 inside the Crabbe Library.

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