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EKU 2021 Archaeology Field School excavates prehistoric and previously looted site in Daniel Boone National Forest

This picture shows an arrowhead being measured.

EKU's Archaeology Field School excavated a site in Jackson County, Kentucky, within the Daniel Boone National Forest. The project extends a multi-year collaboration with the National Forest Service and EKU Archaeology. A dozen EKU Anthropology majors and Archaeology minors spent their summer with Archaeology professor Jon Endonino exploring the site.

Mentorship of the Month: Breanna Bowling, Alisha Rhymer and Dr. Amanda Green

Photograph of Breanna Bowling, Alisha Rhymer and Dr. Amanda Green on Zoom

We’re featuring anthropology majors and minors Alisha Rhymer and Breanna Bowling for their food insecurity research with Dr. Amanda Green in our Mentorship of the Month series. The team is conducting interviews with EKU students who identify as food insecure, defined as students who do not have enough access to food or quality food to lead a healthy and productive life.

EKU Summer Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jon Endonino

Professor Jon Endonino stands in a rock shelter

EKU Summer can be a valuable time of year to catch up or stay on track! This year the summer schedule is flexible, so no matter where you plan to be, there are great summer class options for everybody. 

Follow us @EKUSummer or #EKUSummer for more information and regular updates. 


Jon Endonino

Anthropology majors study COVID impacts on EKU students

A photo of student's feet as they follow the COVID direction arrows down hall.

EKU Anthropology Major Rose Johnson teamed up with her twin sister Ella Johnson to document the presence of COVID infrastructure across EKU's campus.

EKU Winter Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Amanda Green


EKU Winter can be a valuable time of year to catch up or stay on track! Running December 7 - January 15, the EKU Winter session has been extended this year to a six-week, fully online term. Check out our featured faculty posts each week to learn details about fantastic course opportunities this winter!


Dr. Amanda Green 

Studying abroad: see this student's journey to Spain

Mason Griffith, a senior biology major from Pikeville, sits smiling on a bench.

Upon my arrival to Barcelona during my study abroad trip this summer, I was overwhelmed. I was in an unfamiliar country that did not speak my native language.

Heslop Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Award Winner for Women's Soccer

Larissa Heslop is pictured outside on EKU's campus.

FAIRFAX, Va. – Eastern Kentucky University junior Larissa Heslop has been named the 2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar of the Year for women's soccer by the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

QEP Spotlight: Dr. Jon Endonino

Jon Endonino

This is another in a series of interviews with staff, faculty and administrators across campus promoting the goals of EKU’s Quality Enhancement Plan. The current QEP, Read with Purpose, calls for Eastern to develop critical readers through the use of metacognitive strategies.

Junior Earns National Research Award

Nathanael Bartosch

There it was, sitting on a tree branch at eye level barely two feet away, “just as curious about what I was doing there, as I was with what she was doing.”

Carmean Named Foundation Professor

Dr. Kelli Carmean

Dr. Kelli Carmean has earned the highest honor for teaching excellence at Eastern Kentucky University.

Carmean received the 2017-19 EKU Foundation Professorship. The annual honor recognizes those who demonstrate outstanding abilities in the three primary roles of a faculty member: teaching, service and research. The professorship provides a salary supplement for two years.

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