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Geography professor Dr. David Zurick to deliver Chautauqua lecture on Oct 17

Dr. Zurick to give Chautauqua Oct 17

For a month or two every winter for the past five years, Eastern Kentucky University geography professor Dr.

Geoscience Students Sweep KAS Awards for Undergraduate Research

First row, left to right: Dr. Walter Borowski, Scott Winter (JR), Addison Bell (

Six students from EKU's Department of Geosciences journeyed to Murray State University to present their undergraduate research at the annual conference of the Kentucky Academy of Science. For the second straight year, EKU Geosciences swept the awards for the Geology oral presentation session.

EKU Professor Emeritus Ralph Ewers Becomes GSA Fellow

EKU Professor Emeritus Ralph Ewers with GSA President Isabel Montanes

Retired professor of hydrogeology, Dr. Ralph O. Ewers, was bestowed the honor of becoming a Fellow of the Geological Society of America at the 2017 Annual Meeting on October 22. According to GSA, “Society Fellowship is an honor bestowed on the best of our profession in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the geosciences.” Dr.

EKU Students, Faculty, and Alumni Attend KAMP Conference

EKU Students, Faculty, and Alumni Attend KAMP Conference

The Kentucky Association of Mapping Professional's (KAMP) annual conference was held September 5-7 at the Galt House hotel in Louisville.

Over 1,000 Books for Africa Delivered to Atlanta

GTU officers Raymond Patrick and Melanie Helvie help to pack books.

EKU's chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the International Geography Honor Society, collected more than 1,000 textbooks in their spring and summer drive in support of the non-profit organization Books

Dr. Don Yow Discusses Extreme Weather on WEKU

Dr. Don Yow Discusses Extreme Weather on WEKU

Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida. Now Jose and Maria are hurricanes looming in the Atlantic. What do these extreme weather events mean and are they related to global climate change?  Dr. Don Yow, a professor in the Department of Geosciences, is an expert on weather and climate and teaches meteorology for EKU.

Dr. Zurick's Film to Screen at Louisville Film Festival

Dr. Zurick's Film to Screen at Louisville Film Festival

EKU Foundation Professor Dr. David Zurick, geography faculty in the Department of Geosciences, will have his film "Crossing Sacred Ground" screened at the 2017 Louisville Film Festival on September 16th. The film is the product of Zurick's travels in remote and revered regions of the Himalaya Mountains.

Geology student Laura Kelley wins top honors at EKU UP Showcase

Laura Kelley and Dr. Jon Malzone

Congratulations to geology student Laura Kelley. Her poster won top honors (1st place for undergraduate research) at the EKU UP Showcase in April. She and her faculty advisor, Dr.

Gamma Theta Upsilon "Books for Africa" Book Drive

GTU president Larissa Watkins and member Jean-Luc Dobson.
Donate your textbooks! EKU's chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the Geography Honor Society, is collecting Textbooks for Africa.

EKU Geosciences Dominates KAS Annual Meeting

Six EKU student researchers and their faculty mentors presented their geoscience research results at the Kentucky Academy of Science annual meeting. EKU Geosciences was accepted to present seven oral presentations for the geology session, which comprised a majority of the presentations for the discipline.

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