EKU Communication

JOU Senior KaLeigh Underwood named SPJ Member of the Month

KaLeigh Underwood has been named the national Member of the Month by the Society of Professional Journalists. She was recognized for her work in organizing a day-long conference to explore in depth how to report on fracking and natural gas wells. The conference was Nov. 6 at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky.

PR Students Assist with Conference

Public relations students from the Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University will provide media coverage for the Kentucky E³ Conference – Education and Entrepreneurship as Economic Engines – on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the EKU Center for the Arts.

Parry Named to Board of Journalism Historians Assn.

Dr. Pam Parry

Dr. Pam Parry, associate professor of communication at Eastern Kentucky University, was elected recently to the Board of Directors of the American Journalism Historians Association at the group’s annual meeting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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.