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Summer Scholar Spotlight: Tamera Crutcher

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If there is anything that can keep Summer Scholar Tamera Crutcher from finishing her degree, she has yet to find it. During her freshman year, the junior sociology major was in a car accident that left her with a broken hip and bruised kidney, making physical class attendance an impossibility.

Nick Davis Wins First Place at Valentine Classic Tournament

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Congrats to Team Sociology member and EKU graduate Nick Davis, who placed first in hand forms at the recent Valentine Classic Elite Martial Arts Tournament in Winchester. 

Team Sociology announces Social Science Undergraduate Research Symposium Proceedings Call


Although our second annual Social Science Undergraduate Research Symposium was cancelled due to EKU's campus adjustments to the Covid-19 virus, we will instead host a proceedings publication from the symposium.

Two sociology majors win Kennamer Award

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Team Sociology is proud to announce that junior Zoie Webb and sophomore Mora Rehm are this years’s recipients of the Laura D. Kennamer Scholarship!

Tamera Crutcher receives Bourbon County Boys & Girls Fund Scholarship

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Congratulations to star SOC student Tamera Crutcher who just received the  Bourbon County Boys & Girls Fund Scholarship for the third year in a row! 

The Bourbon County Boys & Girls Fund Scholarship was established to help assist Bourbon County High School and Paris High School graduates in their pursuit of higher education. 

EKU Soc involved in establishing KY state saddle

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Faculty from several departments at Eastern Kentucky University were instrumental to the passage of a Kentucky Law naming the official horse saddle of the st

First Annual Social Science Undergrad Symposium

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EKU Sociology will be hosting its first annual Social Science Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 18. The event is located in the EKU library and runs from 830 to noon. The event is free to the public. Proof of attendance will be provided. 

Project Spotlights History of Mountain Horses

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Story update: To watch Dr. McSpirit's documentary, visit here!


When most people think of Kentucky and horses, the images that typically come to mind are of regal thoroughbreds, the scenic farms that ring Lexington, and the annual Kentucky Derby.

Climbing Magazine Features Maples' Study

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An economic impact study of the Red River Gorge by EKU faculty member Dr. James Maples was the subject of a lengthy article in Climbing Magazine.

As the article points out, Maples' study of spending in the Gorge, published this spring in Journal of Appalachian Studies, indicated that climbers contribute $3.8 million annually to the area economy.

Project Addresses Free-Roaming Horses

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What do the academic disciplines of sociology, animal studies, agriculture, wildlife management and aviation have in common?

Faculty and students from those respective departments at Eastern Kentucky University are pooling their diverse areas of expertise to address the growing presence of free-roaming herds of horses in rural southeastern Kentucky.

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