Dr. Dionne Smith, assistant professor in Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work, is Kentucky’s 2014 Faculty Advisor of the Year, as determined by the Kentucky Academic Advising Association (KACADA).
Dr. Amiya K. Mohanty, professor emeritus and adjunct professor of sociology at Eastern Kentucky University, has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist in Sociology by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the U.S. Department of States Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.
Like the moonbow that occasionally graces nearby Cumberland Falls, officials believe a state-of-the-art railroad museum in downtown Corbin will illuminate the region’s ties to the railroad industry, draw additional tourists and boost the local economy.
Elkhorn City is not a college town, but you might not know it these days.
Dozens of Eastern Kentucky University students, assisted by a few faculty members, are making frequent visits, helping the Pike County community (pop. 982) maximize its economic development and tourism potential and obtain “Trail Town” designation.
A project at Eastern Kentucky University honors the memory of a former EKU professor by seeking to promote and enhance economic and social justice in Appalachia.
The memory of late Eastern Kentucky University social work professor Rob Welch will live on in the work of EKU faculty, thanks to research proposals funded by the Welch Appalachian Social Justice Project.
A May 2011 graduate at Eastern Kentucky University has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Jessica Pulliam, who received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and was recognized as an Honors Scholar, will pursue a doctoral degree in sociology at Florida International University in Miami, beginning this fall.