University News

Justice & Safety Dean Featured in Newsweek

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“I can’t always remember their names, but in my nightmares I can see their faces.”

That’s how Dr. Allen Ault, now dean of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety, describes in Newsweek magazine his oversight of five executions when he served as the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections from 1992 to 1995.

WEKU Reporter Receives National Honor

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Ron Smith, long-time reporter/producer with WEKU-FM at Eastern Kentucky University, has received a national award for excellence in religion reporting from the Religion Newswriters Association.

Smith received a second-place award for radio and podcast reporting for a segment on young Muslims’ efforts to improve Americans’ perception of Islam.

Professor's New Book Looks at Change in Rural Kentucky Communities

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While some people listen to books while driving a car, an Eastern Kentucky University professor’s commute inspired him to create one.

Dr. Kenneth Tunnell, professor of Criminal Justice and Police Studies,  is the author of “Once Upon a Place: The Fading of Community in Rural Kentucky,” which looks at the changes rural communities are undergoing.

SBDC Consultant Wins Top Honor for Kentucky

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John Preston, consultant in the Somerset office of Eastern Kentucky University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has received the 2011 Kentucky State Star from the Association of Small Business Development Centers.