Inside Look

Bachelor's Degree Program in Social Justice Studies Launches in Fall 2015

A new academic program at Eastern Kentucky University reframes the question many young people ask when they reach adulthood.

Forget the common “What do you want to do as a career?” quandary.

College Hosts Black Achievers Club

Thirty-five students from the Martha Lane Collins High School Black Achievers Club visited the College of Justice & Safety on Tuesday, December 9 to meet with faculty and students, tour classrooms and labs in the Stratton Building as well as the Ashland Building and the Occupational Safety Lab. 

Kraska Invited to High Profile Senate Committee Hearing

Dr. Peter Kraska

Dr. Peter Kraska has been invited to share his extensive and long-running research conducted at Eastern Kentucky University on the militarization of civilian police in the United States at a U.S. Senate hearing in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. 

EKU Criminal Justice Honor Society Garners Awards at Annual Conference

The EKU Epsilon Chapter of the Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society returned to Richmond, KY from its annual conference in Orlando, FL with a record seven awards. These awards include:

·         First place national award for “Best Alpha Phi Sigma Chapter Website.”

CJ&S Grad Named Lexington Public Safety Commissioner

Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin has been promoted to Public Safety Commissioner by Mayor Jim Gray on December 4th. 

New Scholarship Established

The Norman M. Spain Excellence in Ethical Leadership Scholarship has been created to reward Safety, Security and Emergency Management majors who demonstrate principles of integrity and ethical leadership in their personal and business lives.

Baggett to Serve as a Member of the 2015 ASIS International Research Council

Dr. Ryan Baggett, Associate Professor in the Department of Safety and Security at Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice and Safety has been selected to serve as a member of the 2015 American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International Research Council.   

Barnard Named New Lexington Police Chief

Mark Barnard has been promoted to Chief of the Lexington Division of Police by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.  Barnard, who received his master’s degree in Criminal Justice from EKU, had served as the Assistant Chief since 2012.  The College of Justice & Safety named Barnard its Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient in 2014.