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President Benson Shares Eastern Story in China

President Michael Benson and Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Michael Eastman are sharing the Eastern Kentucky University story in China.

Kalkan’s Research Featured in Washington Post Article

Our warm congratulations to Dr. Kerem Ozan Kalkan, Assistant Professor of Government and Affiliated Faculty of Asian Studies, whose joint research on Americans’ attitudes towards Muslims and feelings about minority groups was discussed in The Washington Post!

Remembering Officer Daniel Ellis

Dear University Community:

As our campus and community continue to mourn the tragic loss of Richmond Police Officer Daniel Ellis, Eastern Kentucky University offers its deepest sympathies to the family of Officer Ellis, and his many friends and fellow officers.

Nguyen Presented Conference Paper on Teaching Chinese Philosophy

On April 11, Dr. Minh Nguyen presented a paper titled "The Dao of Teaching Chinese Philosophy: Lessons from a Survey" at the 2015 Joint Meeting of the Indiana Philosophical Association and the Kentucky Philosophical Association at Owensboro Community and Technical College. The paper is co-authored by Dr.

Ashby Presented Conference Paper on the Rhetoric of Japaneseness

On March 6, Dr. Dominic Ashby presented a paper titled "Idealized Girlhood and the Rhetoric of Japaneseness: The Figure of the Japanese Schoolgirl as a Trope for Maintaining Regional Identity" at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Kentucky Philological Association at Northern Kentucky University.

Underwood Published Journal Article on Enlisting the Family in Missions in Korea

In April, Dr. Elizabeth Underwood published an article titled "Enlisting the Family in Missions to Korea," in Studies in World Christianity 21, no. 1 (2015): 38-51. The abstract is available here 

Underwood Presented Paper at International Conference on Korean Studies

On June 4-5, Dr. Elizabeth Underwood attended the Ninth International Conference on Korean Studies: Early Christian Experiences in Korea (KICKS 2015), at Keimyung University in Daegu, Korea, where she presented a paper titled "Miracles vs. Modernity: Contested Images of Korean Christianity and the Role of American Missionaries."

Chautauqua Series Asks "What If?"

As much as finding the answers, a college education is about learning to ask questions.

That's why Eastern Kentucky University is devoting its 2015-16 Chautauqua Lecture Series to the simple query, "What If?"

Three Asian Studies Faculty Members Named Salzburg Global Seminar Fellows

Three Asian Studies faculty members--Drs. Ed Fenton, Wanju Huang, and Minh Nguyen--were named Salzburg Global Seminar Fellows (

Wanju Huang Recognized at Conference

Dr. Wanju Huang of the College of Justice & Safety's Social Intelligence and Leadership Institute, was presented with the McGraw-Hill 2015 Distinguished Paper Award during the March 11-14 Federation of Business Disciplines/Association of Business Information Systems' conference in Houston.

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