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November 2015

JOU Senior KaLeigh Underwood named SPJ Member of the Month

KaLeigh Underwood

KaLeigh Underwood has been named the national Member of the Month by the Society of Professional Journalists. She was recognized for her work in organizing a day-long conference to explore in depth how to report on fracking and natural gas wells. The conference was Nov. 6 at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky.

Parry Named to Board of Journalism Historians Assn.

Dr. Pam Parry

Dr. Pam Parry, associate professor of communication at Eastern Kentucky University, was elected recently to the Board of Directors of the American Journalism Historians Association at the group’s annual meeting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

PR Students Assist with Conference

PR student team with advisor Dr. Pam Parry (back center)

Public relations students from the Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University will provide media coverage for the Kentucky E³ Conference – Education and Entrepreneurship as Economic Engines – on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the EKU Center for the Arts.

Katahdin Sheep Project Featured in Kentucky Afield

Katahdin sheep graze at Elmwood

The New Range War | Sheep experiment takes a bite out of invasive plants

Kentucky Afield, Summer 2015 - by Lee McClellan

Bush honeysuckle emits a wonderfully light vanilla fragrance. While the plant's beautiful flowers light up fencerows, neglected urban areas and the understory of forests, it causes troubles galore.

Veteran Finds Camaraderie on Campus

Christopher “Cris” Burgin

Nelson County High graduate Christopher “Cris” Burgin, a U.S. Army veteran, knew about EKU’s veteran-friendly reputation before enrolling as a full-time student in the Fall of 2012. But he soon realized that the benefits were more than rankings and national recognition.

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