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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 award was presented by EKU First Year Programs.  She was nominated by her students and there were 18 instructors nominated overall.  

EKU's PR major recertified by PRSA

EKU's 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.

EKU Comm Students at Posters at the Capitol Event

Research conducted by Department of Communication Community Journalism students was presented to state legislators as part of Posters at the Capitol Jan. 26 in Frankfort.

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