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EKU Student from Clark County Receives Thacker Memorial Scholarship in Economics

Thacker Award EKU Government Economics Homecoming Tailgate

Zachary Stone, a senior economics major from Winchester, is this year’s recipient of the Kyle J. Thacker Memorial Scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University.

MPA Students Tour Louisville to Learn Economic Development Policy

(L to R) Saul Wright, Brandy Warner, Takisha Mack, Rebecca Matheny, Liliana Gome

In February, MPA students in Dr. Wilson’s Local Economic Development class spent the day in Louisville to learn about the city’s vibrant economy and the policies that help sustain it.  

EKU Politics of Soccer class Explores London

Politics of Soccer Gershtenson EKU Government London

Dr. Gershtenson led a group of 14 students, including 2 EKU undergraduates and 8 EKU MPA students, on a two-week trip over winter break to London, England as part of a class on the Politics of Soccer. Prior to departing the students completed reading on how sports represent another aspect of American exceptionalism (i.e. the U.S.

The End of 2015-2016

As the end of the academic year rolls by, we take a moment to recognize the achievements of our students.

Scholarship Week in the Department of Government

EKU Scholarship Week 2016 Kalkan Cizmar Howell Swiney Assembly

This week is Scholarship Week at EKU, and the Department of Government has been well represented in the celebration of student research and accomplishment.  On April 15, two Department of Government Students were recognized for their research in the Library Research Awards as part of the Scholars' Assembly.  Receiving second place, Paralegal student Rachel Gaines was recognized fo

GoVoteKY Tour comes to EKU

GoVoteKY Secretary of State EKU Allison Grimes Government

EKU was proud to host Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Grimes today as part of the GoVoteKY Tour.  GoVoteKY is the state's new online voter registration portal and the Secretary of State is traveling the state showing off the new portal and giving a demonstration of how to use to it.  Students from the EKU Department of Government

First Amendment Week 2016

In the first week of March, EKU held its annual celebration of the First Amendment.  The Department of Government and the Department of Communication combined to discuss free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, and the right of petition across campus for the entire week.

Welcome back to Spring 2016!

The weather outside is frightful, but EKU and the Department of Government are officially back for the Spring 2016 semester.  As the recent snowfall reminds everyone, spring in Kentucky can involve a lot of inclement weather, so if you aren’t up on the severe weather procedures, you can familiarize yourself by looking over the Weather Information

Meet Darrin Wilson

Darrin Wilson EKU Department of Government

Dr. Darrin Wilson comes to EKU from Florida Atlantic University, but EKU is really home to him.  Originally from Laurel County, Dr. Wilson joins the department to teach community development and public finance –topics near to his heart and home here in Eastern Kentucky.

The Fall Conferences

EKU SECOPA MPA Present Conference Darrin Wilson Jane Rainey Glenn LeAnn Beaty

Professors in the Department of Government do not only teach their classes.  Research and service are also an important part of the job.  Through research academics hone their knowledge of their subjects, improving their teaching and advancing the collected understanding of the world.  They also share this information with their colleagues so new information and ideas can spread

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