EKU Communication

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. 

COMM technical supervisor Tim Martin featured in video profile

Tim Martin Profile: video splash screen

Tim Martin, technical supervisor for the Department of Communication, helps keep the various programs in the department functioning. Whitney Proessel, a BEM and History double major, created this profile story.

Nelson wins Smith award for public service

John Nelson

The Advocate Messenger, September 28, 2013

LEXINGTON — A leader for openness in government and quality in journalism during his career at weekly and daily newspapers will receive the Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism during a dinner in Frankfort Nov. 16.

Senior’s broadcasting work has him in high demand

David Miller

The Eastern Progress, September 26, 2013

Most students at Eastern are studying in the classroom in hopes of putting those skills to the test in the workforce after they graduate. But for one student, he’s already getting a taste of his dream to work as a sports announcer.