EKU Communication

Two Faculty Members Honored by Ky. Communication Association

Dr. Deborah Givens (left) and Dr. Kathy Previs

Two Eastern Kentucky University faculty were honored by the Kentucky Communication Association (KCA) during the organization’s annual conference Sept. 11-12 at Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, Tennessee.

Communication Faculty, Students Advance SOAR Initiative

Dr. Ginny Whitehouse with her EKU students

Students and faculty in Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Communication are continuing to provide media content for the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative.

Dr. Keltner-Previs elected President Elect of PRSA chapter

Kathy Keltner-Previs

The Public Relations Society of America Thoroughbred Chapter recently announced its 2015 officers. Dr. Kathy Keltner-Previs, Associate Professor of Public Relations, was elected President Elect for the coming year.

Dr. Keltner-Previs is also faculty adviser for EKU's PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) chapter.  

Scholar Athlete: McClain Receives Colonel Football Award

Colonel Football quarterback Jared McClain

EKU football quarterback Jared McClain is this year's recipient of the Offensive Colonel Core Value Award. McClain is a senior Public Relations major from Hiram, Ga.

He received the award, along with his teammates, at the Colonel football team meeting on Sunday afternoon.

Video Production students showcase their work at Projected Visions

Project Visions poster

Students from Video Production I and Video Production III will get the chance to showcase their best creations from the fall semester at a one-hour event on campus.

The fall 2014 Project Visions is scheduled to take place at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, in Powell Underground.

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.