1976       A new College of Communications is established
1977       The Ph.D. program in Communication is approved
1980       Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame established by the UK Journalism Alumni Association
1982        College of Library Science changes its name to the College of Library and Information Science
1993       College of Communications and College of Library and Information Science merge into the College of Communications and Information Studies.

1997       The Advertising program within the School of Journalism and Telecommunications is renamed Integrated Strategic Communication.
2000      The Kentucky Kernel is awarded a Pacemaker Award, one of only six daily collegiate newspapers in the country to receive the honor
2004      The founding of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues

Historic photo: 
Students on the steps of the Grehan Building