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Commencement Speaker: Jenna Riel

We are so proud of you Jenna!
One of our outstanding graduates, Jenna Riel, spoke at the Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony.

Watch the video here!

Published 05/15/2024



Students at this years HLS Research Showcase

Students Navigate Emerging Threats and Homeland Security Issues During Research Showcase

Students, faculty, and guests came together on April 18, 2024, to discuss significant topics in international and domestic security, as well as public safety and emergency management as part of the annual Undergraduate Homeland Security Research Showcase. Read more

Published 05/14/2024

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Student Ambassador: Lauren Ho

Degree: Homeland security (Bachelor of Science)
Certificates in:
Geographic Information Systems
Security Management
Intelligence Studies
Read more

Published 04/29/2024

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ARMY ROTC Mountain Man 2024 Ruck March

A team of our Cadets and Cadre participated in the 26.2 mile memorial ruck march yesterday in Gatlinburg, TN to honor those fallen before us. Read more

Published 04/23/2024

Students at the 10th annual HLS Research Showcase

10th Annual Homeland Security Undergraduate Research Showcase

View the photo gallery from this years HLS Research Showcase. View Photo Gallery

Published 4/22/2024

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Senior Spotlight – Jenna Riel

Criminal Justice major, Police Studies minor

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Published 4/17/2024

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Spotlight – Gary Potter

Wherever he went, Gary Potter left an impact. In classrooms at Eastern Kentucky University, on Zoom calls with various political groups, or at marches and protests, Read more

Published 4/10/2024

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School of Justice Studies Student Spotlight – Rylie Poteet

Rylie Poteet is a Junior in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. Originally from Louisville, KY, she is double majoring in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security. Read more

Published 03/27/2024

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EKU Aviation reacts to Alaska Airlines mid-air window blowout

EKU’s Chief Aviation Instructor, Sean Howard, speaks to WKYT about recent events with Alaska Airlines. Watch here

Published 1/9/2024

Dr. Scotty Dunlap of Eastern Kentucky University and Dr. Brian Dudak of Middle Tennessee State University

EKU Professor Publishes Book

Dr. Scotty Dunlap of Eastern Kentucky University and Dr. Brian Dudak of Middle Tennessee State University have published How to Become a Successful College Student. Read more

Published 1/4/2024

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Student Podcasts

HLS 301 Critical Infrastructure Protection students tried out a podcast recording activity.
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Published 1/4/2024

EKU Professor David Fifer

Fayette County Career Expo

Eastern Kentucky University, College of Justice, Safety & Military Science participated in a Fayette County Career Expo. View media

Published 12/06/2023

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Commencement Speaker Makenzie Maawac

Criminal Justice major, Mackenzie Maawac, delivers an outstanding speech at EKU’s commencement ceremony on Saturday. Watch the video here!


Published 12/04/2023 

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APS Hosts RPD Mock Crime Scene Event

Alpha Phi Sigma students, the criminal justice honor society, hosted the Richmond Police Department on Tuesday, November 14th. Officers from RPD conducted a mock crime scene and instructed the students on a crime scene investigation and evidence collection.
Photo Gallery

Published 11/30/2023

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Student Spotlight – Sarah Mitchell

ATLANTA – Eastern Kentucky University senior outside hitter Sarah Mitchell was chosen as the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday from its Atlanta headquarters. It is the second time this season Mitchell has earned the honor. Read More

Published 11/13/2023

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Student Spotlight – Erika Dodson

Erika Dodson, a senior in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU)is double majoring in Criminal Justice and Corrections and Juvenile Justice Studies with a minor in Police Studies. Read More

Published 11/09/2023

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Student Spotlight – Hannah Gabbard

Homeland Security senior Hannah Gabbard is already making a vast impact locally and nationally in her field of disaster management.

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Published 11/01/2023

Alpha Phi Sigma Wins

Alpha Phi Sigma won the pumpkin carving contest for the second year in a row at EKU’s Boo Bash! Congratulations on the win! Photo Gallery

Published 10/31/2023

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Student Spotlight – Tatiana Gargac

Tatiana Gargac, a senior in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), has been awarded the 2023 Kentucky Women’s Law Enforcement Network’s Student Achievement Award.
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Published 09/28/2023

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CoRom Interview with David Fifer

Each Friday, the College of Remote and Offshore Medicine (CoRom) releases a new podcast discussing wilderness medicine, austere healthcare and emergency medicine. In this interview, Aebhric O’Kelly interviews Eastern Kentucky University’s David Fifer.
Listen to the interview here!

Published 09/28/2023




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