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January 2014

Students, alumni participate in Orlando 2014 PGA Merchandise Show

EKU PGA Golf Management alumni reception

For the sixth consecutive year EKU’s PGA Golf Management program participated in the 2014 PGA Merchandizing Show. Some 12 students from the PGM program traveled to Orlando, Fl., to attend the tradeshow from January 20– 23.


2014-15 Patterson Scholarship Applications now being accepted

2013-14 Patterson Scholars

Applications for the 2014-15 Patterson Scholarship are now available.

The Patterson Scholarship is the largest scholarship on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus. Since its establishment in 1997, the endowment is made available to student applicants who have already declared a major in Business and Marketing Education, General Business, Management, or Marketing.

Requirements for the scholarship are a minimum 24 ACT score and a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students submit three letters of reference and consideration is given to evidence of leadership and work-related activities.

While this scholarship may be renewed annually, the endowment is entirely conditional upon student involvement in academics, leadership, networking/social activities, recruitment, and service.

Applications must be postmarked no later than March 1.  The application and more on the Patterson Scholarship may be found at:

Photo Caption: 2013-14 Patterson Scholars - (Front row l-r): Katie Beck, Macy Huff, Austin Molen; (Back row l-r):  Ian Hopkins, Shaun Cawley, Jordan Koeller, Chris Bunge

MMIB Announces 2013-14 Outstanding Seniors

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The Department of Management, Marketing and International Business is pleased to announce Outstanding Seniors for the 2013-14 academic year. The recognition is awarded to students possessing superior academic achievement, excellent leadership, citizenship, character, and service to EKU. Students are nominated and voted upon by department faculty.

Award recipients are:

  • Business and Marketing Education Outstanding Senior: Logan Bicknell from Richmond, Ky. Logan will be providing service as a 5-12 teacher.
  • General Business Outstanding Senior: Joanna Webb from Richmond, Ky. Joanna (International Business Option) is seeking the dual degree at AVANS Hogeschool in The Netherlands. Upon completion of her program, she will earn dual degrees from EKU and AVANS.
  • Management Outstanding Senior: Ian Hopkins from Frankfort, Ky. Ian studied as a Magellan student in Valencia, Spain, and has had his honors program thesis selected for national presentation out of 4,000 submissions.
  • Marketing Outstanding Senior: Phillip Cooper from Danville, Ky. Phillip is a Music Marketing major who has plans for graduate school.

According to department chair Dr. Lana Carnes, "MMIB faculty and staff are very pleased and proud of this well-deserved significant accomplishment in each of the student's academic careers."

Formal recognition will take place during the BTS 400 College-to-Careers Seminar scheduled for April 4 from 8 am to noon in the EKU Center for the Performing Arts.

Engle Named to Scientific Board of Poland's Journal of Management


Dr. Allen Engle, EKU’s newest Foundation Professor, is being recognized for his outstanding achievements in International Human Resources Management.

He was recently nominated to be a member of the Scientific Board of the Journal of Management, a highly-recognized scientific journal on management. The Journal is published by Wroclaw University of Economics – one of Poland's most recognized universities.

A prolific writer and presenter, Engle has taught extensively at universities throughout Europe in his specialty area of international human resources. Notably, he was selected to serve as a Visiting Professor of International Management for the European Executive MBA Program at the ESCP-EAP in Berlin, Germany from 2007 through 2013. He joined the EKU faculty in 1989.

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Marcel Robles on texting - in The Lane Report

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Texting with the right touch

Quick, easy and efficient, text messages are a great business tool but aren’t for every situation

The Lane Report - By Lorie Hailey
January 10, 2014

The way we communicate is changing. Everywhere, you see groups of people with their heads down as they use mobile devices to send text messages, read Facebook statuses, and view videos and images.

But the smart phone isn’t just for watching funny cat videos. Executives and employees alike increasingly are using mobile devices to conduct business from virtually anywhere, stay in contact with clients and one another, extending their workdays into the evening hours.

“In most organizations today, email is the main form of communication, but that’s only been in the past few years,” said Marcel Robles, professor of corporate communication and technology in the College of Business and Technology at Eastern Kentucky University.

Email transformed business communication, making it quicker to communicate with clients and colleagues, transfer data and make decisions. But text messaging takes convenience a step further, said Robles, who teaches strategic business communication at EKU and serves on the board of the International Association for Business Communication.

“We want quick and easy, and text messaging is the quickest,” she said. “We would rather text message or email than pick up the phone and talk to someone. And it’s interesting because we went from in-person to telephone to voicemail to email and now text message, and it’s kind of like we’ve come full circle. Before the telephone, there was the telegraph, which was … a text message.”

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