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RPA Professor loves the Best of the Bluegrass in a Green Glass!


Check out this new video from Ale-8-One! Some of you may recognize some of our very own in this video enjoying the company of friends, the Red River Gorge and a nice cold Ale-8-One!

Get Outside & Drink One Today! 

Inaugural Winter Term Class to Florida a Success!

590/790 Winter Term Everglades National Park

During the inaugural EKU winter term, Dr.

7th Annual KRPS Colonel District Meeting!

7th Annual KRPS Colonel District Meeting!

Over 100 students and professionals made their way to the Department of Recreation and Park Admnistration on September 15, 2016 for the 7th Annual Kentucky Recreation and Park Society (KRPS) Colonel District meeting!  We are proud to say that we had 71 students join KRPS from this meeting!

RPA Masters student takes home the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Community Service Award!

Dylan Bogard MLK Jr Banquet Award

On January 28, 2016 our very own Dylan Bogard took home the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Community Service Award!

Great Work Dylan!

5th Annual RPA 4-Square Championship!

5th Annual 4 Square Champs!

Friday February 12th was a day that will live on forever!  The Recreation and Park Administration Department held their annual 4-square tournament at the campus recreation building.  We had a total of 4 courts going at a time with upwards of 60 participants.

Colonel Outdoor Recreation Experience (CORE) for Freshman

CORE Student on the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina

The Colonel Outdoor Recreation Experience (CORE) just completed two wilderness orientation trips for incoming first years students.  The trips led 14 incoming freshman (accompanied by 4 trip leaders and 2 orientation leaders) on a journey aimed at making the transition form  high school to college less stressful.

Back To School Water Balloon Bash

The first week of classes are always a bit challenging, so what better way to take the edge off, than with some pizza and water balloons!  New and long-time students alike joined the faculty of the Recreation and Park Administration Department in front of the Begley Building for a little fun in the sun.  Students had an opportunity to learn a little bit more about the program and thei

First Year Colonel Outdoor Recreation Experience (CORE) Backpacking Trip

Last week Dr. Ryan Sharp and three trip leaders from Adventure Programs took a group of incoming freshman on a 3 day, two night backpacking trip to Big South Fork National Recreation Area in southern Kentucky.  The group hiked, swam and became friends during their time in the outdoors.

Alumni Facebook Page Now Open!

Attention all Alumni of the Department of Recreation and Park Administration:

We have a new Alumni-specific page for all to keep us up-to-date on what's going on with your lives and careers since graduation! 

Please feel free to invite any alumni we may have forgotten and post often!