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Dr. Velez Wins Arts & Sciences Award for Excellence in Research

Dr. Velez with Dean Wade and Associate Dean Otieno

Dr. Abraham Velez, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy & Religion, is the 2014-15 recipient of the EKU College of Arts and Sciences' Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Award, in the area of Arts & Humanities. Annual awards are also given to faculty in the areas of social & behavioral sciences and natural & mathematical sciences.

Eric Noe Wins Dr. James Robert Miller Annual Best Philosophy Thesis Award for 2015

Thesis Award winner with Miller family

Eric Noe, a graduating senior majoring in philosophy, is this year’s winner of the Dr. James Robert Miller Annual Best Philosophy Thesis Award for 2015. The award is given to the student who writes the best senior philosophy thesis based on the determination of a committee of at least five members of the EKU Philosophy and Religion Department faculty.

Cody Whittington: CAS Student of the Week

Congrats to philosophy major Cody Whittington for being recognized as the Student of the Week by the EKU College of Arts and Sciences. Details here.

Best Philosophy Thesis Award at EKU Honors Memory of Robert Miller, Former Chair of Department

Robert Miller

Eastern Kentucky University's Department of Philosophy and Religion will award the first Dr. James Robert Miller Annual Best Philosophy Thesis Award this semester to a senior philosophy major, thanks to the generosity of family and friends of the late professor.

College of Arts & Sciences Launches Humanities@Work Program


The College of Arts & Sciences is proud to announce an exciting Co-op/Internship Program Opportunity that is uniquely tailored for EKU Humanities Majors!

This program is for students with any of the following majors:

  • Philosophy
  • Comparative Humanities

Doug Geivett to speak on "God and the Problem of Evil"

Doug Geivett

God and the Problem of Evil

7:00 pm  October 28, 2014  Adams Auditorium, Wallace Building room 149

In Memoriam: Dr. James Robert Miller (1931-2014)

Dr. James Robert Miller

Dr. James Robert Miller, Jr., died on June 4, 2014 at the Compassionate Care Center, Richmond, Kentucky, surrounded by his family. He was 83.

Teena Blackburn Honored as an EKU Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year, Velez & Pianalto Also Nominated

Teena Blackburn

Teena Blackburn has been chosen as a recipient of the annual EKU Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year Award. The award is given by University Programs in order to "recognize outstanding faculty members who have had substantial positive  effects on developing their students’ critical/creative thinking skills."

EKU Student One of 50 Worldwide Selected to Attend Buddhist Retreat in Taiwan

Reagan Coburn & Abraham Velez

An Eastern Kentucky University student is among only approximately 50 worldwide selected to participate in the 2014 Fo Guang Buddhist Monastic Retreat in Taiwan this summer.

EKU Philosophy Students to Work with Model Lab First-Graders

Picture of children in school

Students in a Beginning Ethics class at Eastern Kentucky University will work with first-graders at Model Laboratory School next semester, helping them to see and resolve moral issues.

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