EKU Communication

Power of Maroon: Leadership Spotlight, Pam Parry

Pam Parry, Assoc. Prof. of Communication (Terrence Humphrey/Public Relations)

Dr. Pam Parry, associate professor of communication and author of “Eisenhower: The Public Relations President,” is featured in this ongoing series designed to allow EKU leaders and others in prominent positions to discuss their roles, as well as campus issues. Parry, who joined the EKU faculty Aug.

Controversial Malaysian Cartoonist Zunar to Speak at EKU Sept. 25

Zulkiflee Anwar Haque (Zunar)

The Malaysian cartoonist known as Zunar, who received the 2011 Courage in Cartooning Award from Cartoonist Rights Network International, will speak at Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, Sept. 25.

Givens elected to SPJ national board


Dr. Deborah T. Givens, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University, has been elected to a two-year term on the national board of directors of the Society of Professional Journalists. The election took place at the Society’s annual conference Sept. 4 through 7 in Nashville.

EKU Junior Wins 2014 Collegiate Business Concept Challenge

l-r: Erekson, Moncrief, Elrod, Traver, Lawson, and Benson

College students and cheap, easy-to-prepare food. They just go together.

So it’s only fitting that an Eastern Kentucky University student won the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Collegiate Business Concept Challenge competition for his business venture idea centered on – you might have guessed it – ramen noodles.

2014-15 Patterson Scholars Announced

2014-15 Patterson Scholars

The Department of Management, Marketing and International Business is pleased to announce Patterson Scholars for the 2014-15 academic year.

CBT Welcomes new Communication Chair


Dr. Fran Dickson joins EKU as Professor and the new Chair of the Department of Communication.  

Communications senior travels the state promoting Ale-8-One

Alshey Robe poses next to an Ale 8 distribution truck

A communications senior from Salvisa, has a head start in her marketing career through cooperative education.

Ashley Robe, 21, is a marketing team member for Ale-8-One, where she travels the state promoting the drink. Robe joined the team in August 2013, after she moved to Richmond, going to the company for an interview.

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

Toyota VP Mike Goss, photo courtesy of Wesley Robinson

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. 

Toyota VP plans to visit Eastern

Mike Goss

- 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.

EKU students publish story in The Lane Report

domestic violence graphic

EKU feature writing students Zeynab Day and Kasey Tyring have an article in the November issue of The Lane Report on a Kentucky initiative to raise awareness of domestic violence in the workplace. Adjunct instructor Melissa Newman assisted the students in making contact with the magazine and traveling to meet with sources.