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EKU Geologist Shares Expertise on Italian Volcanology at Invited Lectures

Workshop participants exploring volcanic rocks in Pantelleria, Italy

EKU geology professor Dr. John White was invited to Pantelleria, Italy to present his research on volcanism in Pantelleria.

EKU Geology Alumna Pamela Wilkinson (’79) Receives 2014 Prazen Living Legend Award

Pam Wilkinson teaching mining chemistry to University of Arizona students.

From miner to educator, Pamela Wilkinson has blazed her own trail through a profession where men still outnumber women 3:1 (

Field Experience Important in Geology Program

Geology professor Dr. Walter Borowski with students at Cumberland Falls.

The geology program at Eastern strongly believes our introductory, general education courses should include a field component.

Nat Geo's Giant Map of Europe at Model Lab

For the second time, geography faculty Dr. Sonja Yow has brought National Geographic's Giant Traveling Map of Europe to Model Lab. The map measures 26 feet by 26 feet and will be located in Model Laboratory's Gymnasium April 1-10. 

EKU Hosts Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals Meeting

Chandler Hale presents his research at quarterly KAMP meeting.

On Thursday January 30th, Eastern Kentucky University hosted the quarterly meeting of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals  (KAMP). With nearly 100 attendees, the quarterly meeting was one of the largest in the organization’s history.

Eight Students Attend Geography Conference in Virginia

Eight EKU undergraduates attend SEDAAG conference in Virginia.

Just before the winter holiday, eight students from the Department of Geography and Geology traveled to Roanoke, Virginia to attend the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Division of American Geographers. Two senior geography majors, Nicholas Middleton and Daniel Mullins, presented their research in the undergraduate poster competition.

Dr. White and Geology Students Explore Italy

Geology professor Dr. John White and three geology majors (Chandler Hale, Tara Maynard, and Erin Watts) traveled to Italy with the 2013 Kentucky Institute for International Studies Program, which included three weeks in Florence and one week in Rome. Dr. White taught courses in urban geology and the geography of Italy.

Geography Faculty Engage Model Lab Students with Interactive Map

As part of Geography Awareness Week, geography faculty members Dr. Don Yow and Dr. Sonja Yow collaborated with Model Lab Kindergarten teachers, Marla Muncy and Lisa Corn, to craft a 10 ft X 20 ft hand-painted world map at EKU’s Model Laboratory School.

GEO 450 Students Explore the Mississippi River Delta

On December 2nd, Dr. David Zurick’s GEO 450 Field Methods students presented the installalation of the Mississippi River Delta exhibit on the third floor of the Roark building.

Students and Faculty Attend 2013 KY GIS Conference

Dr. Tyler Huffman and nine students from EKU's Department of Geography and Geology attended the 2013 Kentucky GIS conference held September 30-October 2 in Louisville. The conference provided students with the opportunity to hear presentations and network with GIS and remote sensing professionals from around the state.

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