Inside Look

Kentucky Intelligence Community Center Established

University officials, students and faculty from Morehead State, Kentucky State and Eastern Kentucky announced a grant and partnership agreement Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Frankfort for the Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence.

EKU Homeland Security Seniors Conduct Physical Security Assessment at Kentucky Critical Manufacturing Site

From L to R: Kyle Withers, Dr. Ryan Baggett, Kayla Matola and Zach Willand

HARRODSBURG, KY – On Wednesday, 22 October 2014, three seniors in the Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Homeland Security (HLS) Program traveled to Harrodsburg, Kentucky to conduct a physical security assessment of Hitachi Automotive Systems (Hitachi).   Hitachi is one example of the U.S.

Gorbett to Serve as a Member on New Forensic Science Initiative

Greg Gorbett, associate professor in the Department of Fire Protection and Paramedicine Sciences at Eastern Kentucky Universityhas been selected to serve as a member of the Crime Scene/Death Investigation Scientific Area Committee’s (SAC’s) Fire Scene and Explosives Subcommittee within the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC). 

EKU College of Justice and Safety Collaborates with Lexington Division of Police to Reopen Safety City

Safety City Ribbon Cutting

Safety is serious business, but it will also soon be a lot of fun, thanks to the reopening of Safety City, a joint effort of the Lexington Division of Police and Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety.

The kid-sized town, created for the purpose of teaching children life-saving skills, hosted its grand re-opening and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

EKU Faculty Member to Participate in White House Policy Review on Equipping Law Enforcement Agencies

Dr. Victor Kappeler, Foundation professor and associate dean of EKU’s College of Justice & Safety, was asked by the White House Office of Public Engagement to participate in the listening session on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. In its invitation, the White House said Kappeler’s “academic research is relevant to this review.”

College Hosts 9/11 Events

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Hundreds of EKU students, faculty, staff and friends turned out on September 11, 2014 to climb the steps of Keene Residence Hall and attend an evening memorial ceremony in the EKU Center for the Arts to remember the the men and women who lost their lives in a terrorist attack on America 13 years ago.

EKU Agreement Promotes Occupational Safety and Health Education

EKU President Michael Benson, right, signs the agreement.  Others, from left, ar

A newly signed agreement between the Eastern Kentucky University OSHA Training Institute Education Center and EKU’s Occupational Safety and Health academic program will give working pro

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. 

Criminal Justice Studies Student Accepted to PH.D. program at American University in Washington, DC

Jennifer L. Tilley, who graduated this Spring from EKU’s College of Justice and Safety with a MS in Criminal Justice Studies, has been accepted into the Ph.D.