Inside Look

A Driving Passion

Sean Dunham on the assembly line at BMW Manufacturing Company

A trip to an exotic car show ignited a life-long passion for cars and driving into a seven-year old Sean Denham.  Now, the 25 year-old from Rineyville, KY, is living out his dream through his co-op position at BMW Manufacturing Company in Greer, SC.

College of Justice & Safety Honors Scholars

Student Krista Smithers and Lecturer James Wells display their respective awards

On Thursday, April 28, Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety (CJ&S) recognized its distinguished faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students for 2016.  Additionally, for the first time, the College honored two faculty members for their notable contributions to student mentoring.

Huang Recognized as an Outstanding EKU Critical Thinking Teacher

Dr. Wanju Huang, of the College of Justice & Safety's Social Intelligence and Leadership Institute, was honored as one of EKU’s 2015-2016 Critical Thinking Teachers of the Year on Thursday, April 21, 2016.  Fourteen recipients were selected from among 140 nominees.  Dr. Huang teaches Applied Critical Thinking and Basic Social Intelligence.

EKU Paramedic Team Saves Life

Brad Harp

The message on Brad Harp’s shirt summed up the situation perfectly – “We Got This”. 

Thanks to some quick action and reliance on their education and training, four emergency medical care students and an instructor from Eastern Kentucky University, played an integral role in a life-saving situation.

Online Students On the Frontline

Michael Charles inspects damage in EKU Burn Lab

It’s highly unlikely Michael Charles will investigate a fire scene under similar conditions ever again.

The Trinidad native, along with several other students enrolled in EKU’s College of Justice & Safety Fire and Explosion Scene Analysis course, weathered below-freezing temperatures and snow as they poked through the remains of a controlled fire scene.

EKU Fire and Safety Laboratory Expands

A $3.5 million expansion of Eastern Kentucky University’s Ashland, Inc. Fire and Safety Laboratory is now complete. 

College of Justice & Safety Celebrates Graduates

Two hundred and fifty graduates of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety were recognized at commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 12, 2015.

College Hosts Color of Justice Event

College of Justice & Safety students, faculty and alumni joined safety and criminal justice professionals to share educational and career advice and personal experiences with Louisville Central High School students on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

College Hosts 9/11 Events

Hundreds of EKU faculty, students, staff and friends turned out on Friday, September 11, 2014 to commemorate the men and women, especially the first responders, who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.