The Department of Communication offers EKU students the expertise of an accomplished faculty. Course instructors are recognized in their chosen fields for excellence in teaching, research and professional service. Faculty provide a rare and challenging educational experience and graduates leave the department with the knowledge, insight and abilities to excel in 21st century communication.
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Awards and Distinction
Both individual faculty members and the department as a whole have been recognized by the University and members of the professional community.
Our Public Relations program has once again been awarded Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR) as part of a voluntary program of quality-assurance endorsement for studies in public relations at colleges and universities worldwide. Established by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in 1989, CEPR is a program with standards based on recommendations of the Commission on Public Relations Education. The review process is administered by PRSA Educational Affairs, which is a standing committee to the PRSA Board. The EKU Department of Communication is the second longest-standing such program in the world and is one of only 34 to have earned the distinction.
The Department of Communication is located on the third floor of the Combs Building in the center of campus. In addition to classrooms and faculty offices, the department offers three Mac labs with state-of-the-art design software (currently Adobe Creative Cloud 2018), podcast and video production studios, a student media center for print and digital publishing and an audio production lab.