public administration
Public administrators have a hard job. Those who mock government work as inefficient or useless do not appreciate the difficulty involved in making decisions for communities, states and the nation at large, particularly in unprecedented situations when information is scarce. The response to COVID-19 has showcased exactly how hard the job is -even if at...
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Judith Poe Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP Graduate
Judith Poe is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program. She is the System Director of Endoscopy for Physicians Regional Healthcare System in Florida. Judith completed her program online and recently shared her thoughts about her experience as an EKU Online student.
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Ryan Baggett
Homeland security encompasses more than just border patrol and counterterrorism—disaster response, cybersecurity, and law enforcement all fit under the discipline. Whether you want to serve your local community or the nation at large, EKU’s homeland security degree offers numerous opportunities at every level of government — local, state, and federal, as well as private companies...
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EKU Fire fighters fighting a fire
The first time Kaleb Vonderwell interviewed for an Arson Investigator position with the Office of the State Fire Marshal within Indiana’s Department of Homeland Security, he didn’t get the position, but he told the hiring committee, “I’ll be back.” Vonderwell said he wanted to take strides towards improving himself and increasing his knowledge in the...
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Occupational therapist helps young boy with balance exercise
Dr. Gregg Pitts graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. After serving five years active duty as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, he returned to EKU to complete his master’s and eventually doctorate in occupational therapy. Pitts is currently the founder and owner of three Commonwealth Hand and Physical...
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teacher with young students
A large percentage of our student population in Kentucky and across the United States come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Additionally, students enter our classrooms with varying abilities, disabilities, readiness-levels, and learning profiles that need to be considered when designing lessons. Research shows that race, ethnicity, cultural background, and poverty-level, can significantly influence a...
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When I think about the homeless, I imagine cardboard signs in sprawling urban cities. I never thought about homelessness being a problem in my hometown. A place where we take care of our own. Where we say, “Come on in and stay awhile” and “You’re always welcome here.” But along with the opioid epidemic, homelessness...
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communication studies
The topic of first impressions is explored extensively in communication studies courses, such as business and professional speaking or interpersonal communication. Research suggests that impressions of others are formed within the first seven seconds of an interaction. This means that before we utter the first words of a presentation or conversation, we are already being...
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Nato Flags
Given recent events in eastern Europe, the U.S. in particular needs to evaluate its “pivot to Asia” regional strategy. Originating largely in the Obama administration and continuing through the Trump and Biden administrations, the goals of the strategy are strengthening bilateral security alliances; deepening working relationships with emerging powers, expanding trade and investment; forging a...
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Hospitality is a highly competitive, trendy industry. Therefore, adapting to the latest technology is critical so as not to lose the competitive advantage. Hospitality technology is a term used to describe all technology, e-commerce, information technology, etc. used in the hospitality industry. The purpose of this technology is to provide convenience for employees and improve...
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