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July 2015

Shelby City African American Cemetery Photo Gallery: September 2014

This Sankofa symbol is Ghanan, from West Africa. Its literal translation is “go back and get it,” symbolizing the importance of knowing our history and our ancestors as we move into the future. This tradition values the contributions of our elders and cherishes the memory of our ancestors.

Public Relations Students Help Advance SOAR Initiative

Two new public relations students from Eastern Kentucky University recently began their summer internships with Shaping Our Appalachian Region, better known as SOAR.

Faculty Focus| Melissa Newman

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to excel in a career. There are many success stories out there; individuals who have worked hard to climb the latter, but not many professionals can say that they have had three separate, but successful career paths.

Regional Faculty Focus: Stephen Kappeler

Eastern Kentucky University has had a long-standing reputation for producing highly qualified graduates in the field of criminal justice. Thanks to Stephen Kappeler, the school of justice studies coordinator and EKU faculty member, this reputation continues to grow along with the program through an expansion into our regional campuses.

EKU Community Service Trips Benefit EKU Campus and Service Region

Eastern Kentucky University strives to exemplify regional stewardship and community engagement throughout its 22-county service region in Southeastern Kentucky. Due to a transformation in EKU’s student life community service programming in spring 2014, an increasing amount of EKU students have participated in service opportunities benefiting the EKU service region. 

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