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History Major Jacob Johnson Receives Dean's Award of Merit

CLASS Interim Dean John Bowes (left) and Jacob Johnson (right)

"Jacob Johnson has maintained a 4.0 GPA as a History major with a minor in Appalachian Studies and a certificate in Environmental Education. These intertwined academic pursuits are reflected in the stellar work he has performed throughout his time at EKU. Beginning with the support of the McNair Summer Research Program in Summer 2021, Jacob has crafted a powerful research project titled, “Hell in the Hollows: Community Response to Strip Mining in Eastern Kentucky from 1946-1981.” This project examines the history of strip mining in Appalachia, the grassroots organizations that rose in opposition to and support of strip mining, and the impact of these developments on the idea of the commons in reclamation projects throughout the region.

Dr. Jennifer Spock Named a 2021 EKU Foundation Professor

Jennifer Spock

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies congratulates Dr. Jennifer Spock on being named one of the 2021 EKU Foundation Professors, along with Dr. Myra Beth Bundy of the Department of Psychology.

Winter 2020 Courses and Scholarships in History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

HPR (History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies) is offering four courses during the Winter 2020 term. See below for details.

Scholarships are available for the Winter term:

HIS 300A: US History through Horror Film

Dr. Josh Lynn

EKU Libraries Launches First Open-Access Textbook in African American Studies

Left to right: Anyanwu, McFaddin, Farrington, Smith, Day, and Powell

From EKU Stories: As a school of opportunity, Eastern Kentucky University makes affordability a prio

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