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EKU journalism student wins first place in SPJ Mark of Excellence contest

EKU journalism student Daniel Klapheke won first place for In-Depth Reporting in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards for a

EKU junior Klapheke awarded ISWNE internship.

EKU junior Daniel Klapheke

EKU junior Daniel Klapheke is one of four students selected for the first summer internship program offered through the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors.

PR class to assist with national public health campaign.

Seafood Nutrition Partnership

An Eastern Kentucky University Public Relations & Health class will be working with the Lexington field team of the national nonprofit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) this semester as part of a class project.

Givens joins ISWNE Board

Dr. Deborah 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.

Former Progress editor Robinson featured in SPJ Member Spotlight.

Wesley Robinson of the Patriot-News in Pennsylvania, says SPJ has helped push hi

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. 

Kimmel wins Outstanding Instructor Award

Krista Kimmel with award

Communication Studies Lecturer Krista Kimmel won the 2016 the Outstanding Instructor Award for the College-Specific Student Success Seminars.  The asward was presented by EKU First Year Programs.  She was nominated by her students and there were 18 instructors nominated overall.  

PR students display skills, eagerness to participate at the Kentucky E³ Conference

Ten public relations students from Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Communication provided media coverage for the inaugural Kentucky E³ Conference –Education and Entrepreneurship as Economic Engines that attracted nearly 100 attendees to the EKU Center for the Arts on Nov. 19 for a day of engaging conversation about entrepreneurial thinking in various capacities.

Dr. Meiners publishes case study on Lexington Mayor’s office.

Dr. Eric Meiners

Dr. Eric Meiners recently published a case study based on the Lexington Mayor’s office and the impact of its open-floor offices.

Drs. Fairchild and Carpenter win national communication award.

Drs. Fairchild and Carpenter win national award from NCA.

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.

EKU Mock Trial is seeking students.

EKU Mock Trial is looking to add 2-3 more students for spring semester.  If you are interested, please attend the upcoming information session.  

EKU Mock Trial Information Session

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