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, 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.
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.
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."