University News

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.

Official Reappointed to NCORE National Advisory Committee

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Sandra Moore, Associate Provost for Diversity Planning at Eastern Kentucky University, has been reappointed to serve on the National Advisory Committee for the National Conference of Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) in American Higher Education.  She will also continue as chair of the Marketing and Outreach Subcommittee of NAC.  This is her second year of office for both positions. &nb

Criminal Justice Professor Visits Nepal to Discuss Human Trafficking

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Dr. Robin N. Haarr, professor of criminal justice and director of the Institute for Global Justice & Security at Eastern Kentucky University, recently visited Nepal to discuss human trafficking issues and the challenges associated with effectively building awareness, prevention, and prosecution programs in Kathmandu, Hetauda and Birgunj.