Inside Look

Dean Kappeler Retires

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Dr. Victor Kappeler, Dean of the College of Justice & Safety at Eastern Kentucky University, is retiring after a long and successful career.  He has spent the vast majority of his career educating future leaders and working with law enforcement to improve police policies and procedures and to enhance relationships between police and the community.

Film: Frametown

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Professor Scotty Dunlap's film, "Frametown", tells the story of Frametown, WV, the decline of volunteerism in the fire service and will hopefully inspire women to get involved. 

Emergency Management Team’s Role in COVID-19 Response

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By: Autumn Stout, logistics and administration team leader for the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management

Interested in a Graduate Degree?

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Ever considered graduate school?  Not quite sure what you’re doing after graduation?  The College of Justice & Safety offers three Graduate Programs!  Click on the links below to hear more about each of them.  You’ll learn what the programs are all about, how to apply, assistantships & more.  If you’d like additional information about any of ou

Faculty on the Front Lines of Covid-19

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As COVID-19 first emerged in early 2020, faculty member David Fifer went through the familiar ritual of packing his duffel bag, preparing his uniform, and dusting off his boots in anticipation of federal orders to deploy and help combat the virus. Soon enough, he found himself on a plane to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas to do just that.

Student Spotlight

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Name: Diana Strain
Hometown: Sullivan, IN
Major: Occupational Safety

Collins Wins National Criminology Award

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An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member has earned a prestigious national honor in the field of critical criminology.

Senior Wins Study-Abroad Scholarship

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Savannah Sublette, a senior criminal justice major from Fulton, Kentucky, has been awarded the