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March 2016

Zeta II Chapter of Sigma Lambda Chai Reactivated

Sigma Lambda Chai key

The Zeta II chapter of Sigma Lambda Chi honor society is proud to announce its recent reactivation as the construction honor society in the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology at Eastern Kentucky University. Dr. Anthony J. Lamanna will act as the advisor to the four newly installed members.

Klapheke awarded ISWNE internship

Daniel Klapheke

An Eastern Kentucky University junior is one of four students selected for the first summer internship program offered through the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors.

Grad Newton to Discuss His Metamorphosis

Jeff Newton

How did Eastern Kentucky University’s “worst” student become an award-winning war reporter and, now, a senior producer for a provocative documentary series on HBO.

PR class to assist with national public health campaign

Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) graphic

An Eastern Kentucky University Public Relations & Health class will be working with the Lexington field team of the national nonprofit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) this semester as part of a class project.

Employee Thrives Despite Adversity

Vicki Simmons

As a verb, pluck is defined as playing an instrument by sounding the strings with a finger or pick. As a noun, it means a courageous readiness to fight or continue against steep odds.

It’s as if Mr. Webster knew Vicki Simmons.

Givens joins ISWNE Board

Dr. Deborah T. Givens

Dr. Deborah Givens, assistant professor, Department of Communication, attended her first meeting as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors Feb. 19 and 20 in Austin, Texas.

Givens was elected to a three-year term on the Board during ISWNE’s 2015 conference at the University of Missouri.

Radcliff Awarded Midwest Agriculture Equipment Retailers Association Scholarship

Trevor Radcliff accepts award

EKU's Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that Trevor Radcliff, a junior agribusiness major from Shelbyville, Ky., has been named recipient of the Midwest Agriculture Equipment Retailers Association Scholarship. This $400 scholarship was presented by Association president Tim Ward at their annual banquet in Louisville the night before the Farm machinery show opening o

Former Progress editor Robinson featured in SPJ Member Spotlight

Photo of Wesley Robinson

Wesley Robinson, former editor of the Eastern Progress, has been featured in the Society of Professional Journalists “Member Spotlight.” Currently, Robinson is a reporter with The Patriot News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Keystone Pro Chapter, and a past president of the student chapter at the University of Kentucky.

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