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April 2016

Marine Corps Veteran Finds Challenge, Wins Honors

Stofleth, right, with Marine unit

Andrew Stofleth, all 5-foot-2 of him, surveyed the room, filled mostly with Eastern Kentucky University faculty and administrators.

“You guys,” he said, “sure know how to make someone feel 6 feet tall.”

Students Assist Wayland Main St. Program

Students Assist Wayland Main St. Program

Eastern Kentucky University students from the Corbin regional campus are assisting the Main Street program in Wayland, Kentucky. Public relations students in Melissa Newman’s Design for Mass Media class are designing a website, brochure and logo for the Floyd County community.

EKU Professional Flight Students Interview with ExpressJet

EKU Professional Flight Students Interview with ExpressJet

On Thursday and Friday, April 7-8, fourteen EKU aviation students were interviewed by ExpressJet Airline recruiters for First Officer pilot jobs. Ralph Gibbs, Director of Aviation, said that this is the first event of its kind for EKU and highlights EKU Aviation achievements and successes.

Aviation Students Tour UPS Facilities

Aviation Students Tour UPS Facilities

EKU Aviation students visited the world's largest package delivery company - Louisville hub - on Friday, April 22.  Seventeen students toured the facility and received a briefing about the UPS Worldport operation before being separated into two groups. The first group received a tour of the Worldport operation and the second group participated in a session in an A300 simulat

COMM Students Contribute to EKU Voices Website

EKU Voices article displayed on the web

New Website Depicts Diverse "Voices of EKU"

At its core, Eastern Kentucky University is about people, and a partnership nearly one year in the making highlights that value.

Hoskins selected as 2016 Phi Kappa Phi Martin Award Recipient

Tony Hoskins with family

The Henry Martin Scholarship, a $500 cash award, was presented to Mr. Tony L. Hoskins at the Eastern Kentucky University Scholars Day Assembly on Friday, April 15, 2016. Hoskins, a senior non-traditional student from Richmond, Ky., majoring in Aerospace Technology and Aviation Professional Flight, was also inducted into the Society at a formal ceremony later that afternoon.

First Book in Prof's Series Earns National Honor

Dr. Pam Parry

The first book in Dr. Pam Parry’s series on women in American politics was a finalist for a prestigious national book award named for former journalist Frank Luther Mott.

Meiners named among EKU's first University Fellows

Dr. Eric Meiners

Dr. Eric Meiners, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, has been named among 29 tenured and tenure-track faculty in the initial group of University Fellows.

EKU public relations intern enjoys working for the region she calls home

Annie Zomaya

Annie Zomaya sees her internship as more than just a resume builder or educational requirement. Zomaya has a connection and passion for the region she calls home.

 EKU public relations intern and Appalachian native, Zomaya knows first-hand the conditions of the region and the challenges that the people face and have faced for many years.

COMM names Maribeth McBride Berman 2016 distinguished alum

Maribeth McBride Berman

EKU's Department of Communication, along with the School of Applied Arts and Technology, is pleased to announce that Ms. Maribeth McBride Berman has been selected as the departmental distinguished alum for 2016.

Ms. Berman was honored during a presentation in April, during the Department of Communications annual awards ceremonies in EKU's Perkins Conferencing Center.

PRSSA Members Attend GrandSlam Conference

PRSSA Members At GrandSlam Conference

“Be passionate. Be relentless. Be different.” Those were just some of the many lessons students learned at PRGrandSlam, attended by 10 members of the Public Relations Student Society of America chapter at Eastern Kentucky University.

The Day at the Farm, local school children visit Meadowbrook

School children pose in tractor wheel

"My daddy said that pigs make bacon, but I asked that pig for some and it just grunted,” Andrew said to his hay-ride neighbor, shrugging. His group had just left the ice-cream station, where they had made their own ice cream using milk from Meadowbrook Farm’s cows.

Progress Editor Places 1st in SPJ Contest

Daniel Klapheke

A series on heroin addiction in a rural community written by an Eastern Kentucky University journalism student won first place for In-Depth Reporting in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards.

EKU agriculture provide produce and meat to local eateries

Sonny's BBQ Local Pitmasters Since '68 graphic

Shopping local is encouraged around campus, especially when it comes to food. The EKU Department of Agriculture started a program in 2015 that allowed them to provide local produce to Café Burrier, their local farmer’s market, faculty regents meetings and Sonny’s BBQ.

Construction Management Hosts its 10th Annual Recognition Banquet

EKU Construction Management awards banquet

EKU Construction Management faculty and staff hosted the 10th Annual Recognition Banquet on April 2, 2016, to honor outstanding students, as well as those individuals and companies who have demonstrated exemplary service. This year’s reception and dinner was held in Arlington's Mule Barn. EKU President Michael Benson was on hand to greet guests and make opening remarks.

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