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EKU Libraries to host Department grad Brashear for discussion of book

Appalachia Reckoning flyer

Spend the evening with EKU graduate and author, Ivy Brashear, co-editor and author Anthony Harkins, and contributor and author Robert Gipe as they discuss the book Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy.

Communication faculty Fairchild, Strada, Kimmel present at inaugural EKU First Generation Conference Nov. 8

Fairchild, Strada, Kimmel

Department of Communication faculty members Jennifer Fairchild, John Strada, and Krista Kimmel presented a roundtable discussion at the inaugural First Generation Conference Nov. 8 on EKU’s campus.

Dr. John Fitch honored by Kentucky Communication Association

John Fitch

Dr. John Fitch III, professor of Broadcasting and Electronic Media/Film Techniques and Technology, was recognized with the Excellence in the Practice of the Communication Arts Award at the 88th annual meeting of the Kentucky Communication Association at Lake Barkley State Park Sept. 19-21.

Dr. Amy Thieme honored by Kentucky Communication Association

Abra Endsley/Amy Thieme

Dr. Amy Thieme, associate professor of Communication Studies, was presented the Excellence in the Art of Teaching Award at the 88th annual meeting of the Kentucky Communication Association at Lake Barkley State Park Sept. 19-21.

EPMN hosts interview with Coach Roy Kidd and Marla Ridenour, first Eastern Progress female sports editor, alumni award winner

Kidd and Ridenour

Marla Ridenour, the first female sports editor at EKU’s independent student newspaper, The Eastern Progress, sat down for an interview with Coach Roy Kidd in the new football facilities during Homecoming weekend. Conducting the interview were current Eastern Progress Media Network sports editor Zachary Combest and video staff James Mason and Joseph Steele.

Join the Dept. of Communication for tailgating at Homecoming!

Homecoming information

Join the Department of Communication from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Alumni Coliseum lot for tailgating. The department will be serving chiken wings and offer games and a chance to connect with department alumni. 

CLASS Collage open to alumni and guests


The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences will host a celebration of the many facets of the college during the CLASS Collage October 4.

A reception will commence at 7:30 p.m. followed by a music, art, communication and literature showcase featuring a variety of performances that highlight our outstanding students and faculty.

Alumni and guests are welcome.

Kimmel elected to KCA executive council

Krista Kimmel

Richmond, KY – Department of Communication Senior Lecturer Krista Kimmel was elected to a three-year term as secretary and executive council member of the Kentucky Communication Association during the organization’s 88th annual meeting Sept. 19-21 at Lake Barkley State Resort Park.

Documentary created by Dr. John Fitch to be screened Sept. 24

Painted in Stone

Painted in Stone: The Kentucky Mural, a documentary created by Broadcast and Electronic Media professor Dr. John Fitch III will be screened 6:30 p.m. September 24 in O'Donnell Auditorium in the Whitlock Building. 

EKU SPJ Wins Program of the Year

Michael Benson, Doug Whitlock and EKU SPJ
The Society of Professional Journalists has named Eastern Kentucky University’s student chapter as the winner of the Campus Program of the Year award.
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