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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.

AET Department Hosts Regional Competitions 2016 for Regional Schools

2017 TSA regional competition hosted by AET

The annual Technology Student Association (TSA) Regional competitions was hosted by the Department of Applied Engineering & Technology (AE&T) on Friday, February 26, 2016.

Scholar Athlete: Kyle Nowlin

Kyle Nowlin

Kyle Nowlin Named To Two All-America Teams

By Aaron Perkins, Student Assistant

Senior outfielder Kyle Nowlin was selected as a third team Preseason All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), the organization recently announced.

Co-Op Opportunity Benefits Students, TRC

Eric Poynter, Vigs Chandra and Casey Spires

Eastern Kentucky University’s Training Resource Center (TRC), in partnership with the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology, recently instituted a specialized co-op program designed to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of undergraduate students by providing hands-on experience working with everyday technologies in an organizational setting. 

Construction Management Faculty Win EKU Campus Challenge Competition

Construction Management faculty with EKU and Richmond officials

A proposal to involve all Eastern Kentucky University students in public service has captured the top prize in the University’s first Campus Challenge competition.

Parry Co-Editor of Women in American Political History Series

Dr. Pam Parry

Eastern Kentucky University professor Dr. Pam Parry is working on a six-part book series focusing on female politicians and women in America’s political history.

Drs. Fairchild and Carpenter win national communication award

Drs. Fairchild and Carpenter (l-r)

CMS professor Dr. Jennifer Fairchild and Noel Studio Executive Director Dr. Rusty Carpenter were recently recognized with the 2015 Top-Ranked Panel Award by the Communication Centers Section of the National Communication Association (NCA) at its annual conference in Las Vegas.  The panel was titled Embracing Opportunities: Reflections of Sustainable Communication Centers.

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