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Senior Shares Strategies to Survive Stress

Thu, 2017-11-16 09:13
Thu, 2017-11-16 09:02

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a college student, and so I probably don’t have to tell you that college is stressful. Okay, that’s an understatement. College is extremely stressful, especially this time of year.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a college student, and so I probably don’t have to tell you that college is stressful. Okay, that’s an understatement. College is extremely stressful, especially this time of year. It’s November; we’ve made it to the homestretch.

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Lecture: Climate Change and Southern Landscape

Thu, 2017-11-16 08:59
Thu, 2017-11-16 08:56

EKU students and others will have the opportunity to learn from “one of the world’s most influential scientific minds” when botanist Pamela Soltis joins the 2017-18 Chautauqua lecture series on Thursday, Nov. 30.

Eastern Kentucky University students and others will have the opportunity to learn from “one of the world’s most influential scientific minds” when botanist Pamela Soltis joins the 2017-18 Chautauqua lecture series on Thursday, Nov. 30.

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Regents Approve Tuition Freeze for 2018-19

Wed, 2017-11-15 16:55
Wed, 2017-11-15 16:50

The EKU Board of Regents, acting on a recommendation from President Michael Benson, has unanimously approved a tuition freeze for the 2018-19 academic year.

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents, acting on a recommendation from President Michael Benson, has unanimously approved a tuition freeze for the 2018-19 academic year.

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DACA Student Wins National Honors Award

Tue, 2017-11-14 14:09
Tue, 2017-11-14 13:53

17 years ago, Omar Salinas Chacón came to the U.S. His working-class parents, escaping a bloody civil war, gang violence and extreme poverty in El Salvador, fled to America with little more than a dream: that their children would one day enjoy “a better life than they did ... not only live, but thrive.”

Seventeen years ago, almost to the day, Omar Salinas Chacón entered the United States through Atlanta, Georgia.

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Alumnus Earns System Safety Engineer Honor

Tue, 2017-11-14 13:41
Tue, 2017-11-14 13:34

Christopher Trumble, who in 2008 earned a master’s degree from EKU in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management and is now a Department of the Army Civilian System safety engineer for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Safety Office, recently received the System Safety Society's 2017 Engineer of the Year Award.

Christopher Trumble, who in 2008 earned a master’s degree from EKU in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management and is now a Department of the Army Civilian System safety engineer for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Safety Office, recently received the System Safety Society's 2017 Engineer of the Year Award.

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Junior Earns National Research Award

Mon, 2017-11-13 12:16
Mon, 2017-11-13 12:07

There it was, sitting on a tree branch at eye level barely two feet away, “just as curious about what I was doing there, as I was with what she was doing.” That was Nathanael (Knate) Bartosch’s memorable up-close introduction to a wild crowned lemur in the forests of Madagascar.

There it was, sitting on a tree branch at eye level barely two feet away,  “just as curious about what I was doing there, as I was with what she was doing.”

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Sculpture Added to Veterans Memorial

Mon, 2017-11-13 12:05
Mon, 2017-11-13 12:00

Tommy Fagan found his purpose in life, his sense of belonging through his service in the military. The Richmond native returned from the battlefield, even went on to earn two degrees from EKU but like so many of his fellow soldiers, found that the scars of war never really heal.

Tommy Fagan found his purpose in life, his sense of belonging through his service in the military.

The Richmond native returned from the battlefield, even went on to earn two degrees from Eastern Kentucky University, but like so many of his fellow soldiers, found that the scars of war never really heal. At age 34, he passed away last year from a massive seizure.

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Chemistry Student Takes First at KAS

Sat, 2017-11-11 19:54
Sat, 2017-11-11 19:39

EKU student Rachel Bracker captured first place in her category in recent competition at the Kentucky Academy of Science annual conference.

Eastern Kentucky University student Rachel Bracker captured first place in her category in recent competition at the Kentucky Academy o

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Geosciences Students Sweep KAS Awards

Fri, 2017-11-10 13:59
Fri, 2017-11-10 13:51

For the second straight year, EKU Geosciences students swept the awards in the Geology Oral Presentation session at the annual conference of the Kentucky Academy of Science, held this year at Murray State University.

For the second straight year, EKU Geosciences students swept the awards in the Geology Oral Presentation session at the annual conference of the Kentucky Academy of Science, held this year at Murray State University.

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Campus Celebrates International Education Week

Thu, 2017-11-09 10:37
Thu, 2017-11-09 10:34

Home to 269 international students from 45 countries and a vibrant Education Abroad Program, EKU will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 13-17 with several events and activities.

Home to 269 international students from 45 countries, an ELS center and a vibrant Education Abroad Program, EKU will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 13-17 with several events and activities.

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3 EHS Students Capture National Honors

Wed, 2017-11-08 09:35
Wed, 2017-11-08 09:28

Three EKU students from the Department of Environmental Health Science were recognized at the 81st National Environmental Health Association Annual Education Conference and Exposition. Only five students receive student research award honors at the event.

Three Eastern Kentucky University students from the Department of Environmental Health Science were recognized at the 81st National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Annual Education Conference and Exposition. Only five students receive student research award honors at the national conference.

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Ex-Student Regent Establishes Scholarship

Wed, 2017-11-08 07:22
Wed, 2017-11-08 07:19

When he was an EKU student, Ritchie Rednour served as president of the Student Government Association and student regent. Fifteen years later, he is still a leader, serving on the University’s Foundation Board. And now the Powell County businessman has pledged $100,000 to establish an endowed scholarship.

When he was a student at Eastern Kentucky University, Ritchie Rednour served as president of the Student Government Association and student regent.

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Magazine Spotlights Transition Programs

Tue, 2017-11-07 14:11
Tue, 2017-11-07 14:08

The Center for Student Accessibility (CSA) at EKU was featured recently by Insight into Diversity magazine for its effort to promote the benefits of higher education to youth from underrepresented groups and assist them with their transition.

The Center for Student Accessibility (CSA) at EKU was featured recently by Insight into Diversity magazine for its effort to promote the benefits of higher education to youth from underrepresented groups and assist them with their transition.

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First Photon Fellowship Awarded

Tue, 2017-11-07 10:11
Tue, 2017-11-07 10:08

Caci Gibson is the first recipient of the University’s new $1,000 Photon Fellowship, to be awarded annually to a student who has made the most significant contribution to environmental responsibility and sustainability, broadly defined.

Environmental stewardship has been a big part of Caci Gibson’s life for about as long as she can remember. And the Eastern Kentucky University senior from London plans to remain in eastern Kentucky as an environmental activist.

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Zaragoza among CPE Institute Graduates

Mon, 2017-11-06 13:53
Mon, 2017-11-06 13:45

Recent graduates of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education’s new leadership institute for underrepresented minority faculty included Dr. Socorro Zaragoza, associate professor in EKU’s Department of Languages, Cultures and Humanities.

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education’s new leadership institute for underrepresented minority faculty graduated its inaugural cohort last week during a Council meeting at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

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Different Paths, Same Love for EKU

Mon, 2017-11-06 08:54
Mon, 2017-11-06 08:48

Their pathways to EKU were quite different, but Tyler Price and Ivonne Gonzalez, this year’s Homecoming king and queen, do share a love for the University they represent.

Their pathways to EKU were quite different, but Tyler Price and Ivonne Gonzalez, this year’s Homecoming king and queen, do share a love for the University they represent.

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Climbing Magazine Features Maples' Study

Fri, 2017-11-03 09:04
Fri, 2017-11-03 09:53

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.

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.

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Speaker to Discuss Cultural Elements of Confucianism

Thu, 2017-11-02 07:12
Thu, 2017-11-02 08:07

Zhikang Shi, translator of a new version of “The Analects of Confucius” and professor of English language and literature at Shanghai International Studies University, will speak at EKU on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Zhikang Shi, translator of a new version of “The Analects of Confucius” and professor of English language and literature at Shanghai International Studies University, will speak at Eastern Kentucky University on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

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Chautauqua Lecture Examines Mayan Culture

Wed, 2017-11-01 13:32
Wed, 2017-11-01 14:28

Kelli Carmean, a professor of anthropology at EKU, will discuss the intersections of Mayan culture and her literary career in a lecture titled “Mayan Transformations: Historical Fact and Creative Fiction” on Thursday, Nov. 16.

Kelli Carmean, a professor of anthropology at Eastern Kentucky University, will discuss the intersections of Mayan culture and her literary career in a lecture titled “Mayan Transformations: Historical Fact and Creative Fiction” on Thursday, Nov. 16.

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Statue to be Unveiled at Veterans Day Event

Tue, 2017-10-31 12:03
Tue, 2017-10-31 13:01

EKU will unveil a Fallen Soldier Cross sculpture during its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Memorial Plaza adjacent to the Powell Building.

Eastern Kentucky University will unveil a Fallen Soldier Cross sculpture during its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Memorial Plaza adjacent to the Powell Building.

The day’s activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a special roll-call tribute to Vietnam veterans with the reading of names of the 1,100 Kentuckians killed in action in the Vietnam War.

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