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Dr. Javier Alvarez's artworks featured in new book by Carlos Bertoglio

SUB Terráneas by Carlos Bertoglio

SUB Terráneas is a collection of poems by Carlos Bertoglio, an Argentinian Professor at Souther Utah University and personal friend to Dr. Javier Alvarez, Assistant Professor Spanish at Eastern Kentucky Univeristy.

EKU graduate Brendan Kirwan finds success thanks to his Certificate in Japanese Conversation and Culture!

Brendan Kirwan

EKU BA Brendan Kirwan graduated in Fall 2016 with Cum Laude honors and a Certificate in Japanese Conversation and Culture.  It turns out his studies in Japanese gave him the edge over the competition:

BA in SPA Spencer Chowning to teach English in Spain in Fall 2018

Spencer Chowning in Spain

Spencer Chowning, EKU Honors student in History and Spanish, will be teaching English in Spain this fall through the Council On International Education Exchange Teach Abroad program (https://www.ciee.org/).  The CIEE program sends Language and Culture Assistants support local teachers by facilitating conversational activities

Dr. Lily Li, CHU professor, to Present Panel & Paper at the 2018 ACLA

Dr. Lily Li, CHU professor

        Dr. Lily Li, who teaches Humanities at EKU, is the organizer of a panel (Stream S011) at the 2018 ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) annual conference in Los Angeles, March 28-April 1, 2018.

Evan Singleton, BA in Spanish, has worn many hats at EKU

Evan Singleton, BA in Spanish

EKU Spanish major, Honors student, lead GURU, SGA Chief of Staff, Quick Recall player, Chemistry minor, and pre-med student Evan Singleton graduated Summa Cum Laude on Friday, December 15, 2017! 

EKU French major Grayson Ward studying abroad in San Sebastián, Spain

EKU French major Grayson Ward

Grayson Ward, an Eastern Kentucky University major in French and International Studies, is taking part in the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) program in San Sebastián, Spain!  He’s the first EKU student to select this program!

Grayson is working in a local Secondary school named “Salesianos” as English Teaching Assistant.

Dr. Rich guest lectures at The Citadel Military College in South Carolina

Dr. C. Michael Rich, Associate Professor of Japanese

Dr. C. Michael Rich, Associate Professor of Japanese at EKU, has been invited to guest lecture at The Citadel Military College in South Carolina for Dr. Keith Knapp's Honors 300: "Samurai in History, Literature, and Art."  He will be presenting on Noh drama theater arts and its connection to the Samurai warrior class of Japan. 

Dr. Martha Smith Conaway, retired EKU language professor, passes.

A burning candle stands along against a black background in memorium

On behalf of President Michael Benson


Dear University Community: 

Dr. Martha Smith Conaway, retired EKU professor who taught English, German, Japanese and French languages at EKU, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 16. She was 90.

Omar Salinas Chacón, B.A. SPA major, Wins National Honors Award

Omar Salinas Chacón Wins National Honors Award

EKU Honors Student Omar Salinas Chacón, B.A. SPA major, B.A. Paralegal 2nd major, B.A. Political Science 3rd major, Japanese Certificate student, and DACA Dreamer, was named 2017 Student of the Year by the National Collegiate Honors Council!

Dr. Socorro Zaragoza is the first EKU graduate of the Academic Leadership Development Institute

Dr. Socorro Zaragoza and EKU President Michael Benson

Dr. Socorro Zaragoza is the first EKU faculty to graduate from the Academic Leadership Development Institute (ALDI) by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

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