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"Mining Town" Game Entry National Finalist

Fri, 2018-05-25 10:43
Fri, 2018-05-25 10:39

“Appalachian Mining Town” might center around an abandoned mining town in eastern Kentucky, but the video game recently developed by a team of EKU students wasn’t forgotten by the E3 College Competition, which selected the product as one of five finalists.

“Appalachian Mining Town” might center around an abandoned mining town in eastern Kentucky, but the video game recently developed by a team of Eastern Kentucky University students wasn’t forgotten by the E3 College Competition, which selected the product as just one of five finalists for the national event.

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Benson Honored by Local Boy Scouts Council

Fri, 2018-05-25 08:09
Fri, 2018-05-25 08:05

For embodying all the tenets of the Scout Law, EKU President Michael Benson was awarded the Distinguished Citizen Award recently from the Blue Grass Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

For embodying all the tenets of the Scout Law, Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson was awarded the Distinguished Citizen Award recently from the Blue Grass Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

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Bronze Rating Notes Progress in Sustainability

Mon, 2018-05-21 09:47
Mon, 2018-05-21 09:43

In recognition of its sustainability achievements, EKU recently received a Bronze rating from AASHE, and is one of only 299 schools worldwide to earn either a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze rating.

One of Patrick McKee’s goals when he was named sustainability manager at Eastern Kentucky University in 2015 was to help the institution receive a STARS rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

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Sultana Receives Fourth Fulbright Award

Fri, 2018-05-18 11:59
Fri, 2018-05-18 10:13

Coming from a Pakistani business family that for generations built and fostered relationships worldwide, she was raised and educated to think globally and, from a young age, traveled frequently and extensively. Now, Dr. Qaisar Sultana is headed to Azerbaijan with a Fulbright Scholar Award.

Coming from a Pakistani business family that for generations built and fostered relationships worldwide, she was raised and educated to think globally and, from a young age, traveled frequently and extensively.

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EKU, Chase College of Law Ink 3+3 Agreement

Thu, 2018-05-17 13:35
Thu, 2018-05-17 13:31

Undergraduate students at Eastern Kentucky University are now eligible for an early-enrollment program at Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.

Undergraduate students at Eastern Kentucky University are now eligible for an early-enrollment program at Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.

The Chase 3+3 Accelerated Law Program combines a final year of undergraduate study with a first year of law school.

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Shakespeare Returns to Ravine This Summer

Thu, 2018-05-17 13:23
Thu, 2018-05-17 13:20

EKU Theatre’s annual Shakespeare in the Ravine program is bringing “Romeo and Juliet” to the Richmond campus this summer. The performances, at 7 p.m. nightly July 19-21 in the Ravine, will be free to the public.

Eastern Kentucky University Theatre’s annual Shakespeare in the Ravine program is bringing “Romeo and Juliet” to the Richmond campus this summer. The performances, at 7 p.m. nightly July 19-21 in Van Peursem Amphitheater in the Ravine, will be free to the public.

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Education Grad Strives to Make a Difference

Thu, 2018-05-17 09:36
Thu, 2018-05-17 09:28

Brook Bell welcomed the challenges of a career in public education with a smile after graduating from EKU with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education on May 12. And the awesome responsibility of her path is not lost on her.

Brook Bell welcomed the challenges of a career in public education with a smile after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education on May 12. And the awesome responsibility of her path is not lost on her.

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Inaugural Faculty Scholars Institute Held

Wed, 2018-05-16 14:02
Wed, 2018-05-16 13:56

EKU held its inaugural Faculty Scholars Institute May 15-16.

EKU held its inaugural Faculty Scholars Institute May 15-16.

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Mother, Daughter Graduate Together

Wed, 2018-05-16 10:11
Wed, 2018-05-16 09:58

Many have testified to the unique bond between mother and daughter. Melanie and Sarah Franklin demonstrated that bond to the world when they graduated from EKU together.

Many have testified to the unique bond between mother and daughter. Melanie and Sarah Franklin demonstrated that connection to the world when they graduated from Eastern Kentucky University together.

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Degree "Creme de la Creme" for Octogenarian

Wed, 2018-05-16 07:29
Wed, 2018-05-16 07:21

Just how big was Roy Davidson’s smile when he crossed the EKU commencement stage to receive his diploma on May 11, 2018? You might say it was 54 years wide.

Just how big was Roy Davidson’s smile when he crossed the Eastern Kentucky University commencement stage to receive his diploma on May 11, 2018?

You might say it was 54 years wide.

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Fear of Failure No Longer Restrains Graduate

Tue, 2018-05-15 09:18
Tue, 2018-05-15 09:11

Kelly Armour thinks of her four years at EKU as a book: a triumphant tale with an ending that surprised even its author. She gave its synopsis to fellow graduates of the College of Business and Technology in her commencement address on May 11.

Kelly Armour thinks of her four years at Eastern Kentucky University as a book: a triumphant tale with an ending that surprised even its author. She gave its synopsis to fellow graduates of the College of Business and Technology in her commencement address on May 11.

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Oh, the Places Student Speaker Will Go

Tue, 2018-05-15 09:01
Tue, 2018-05-15 08:46

“Congratulations, today is your day! You’re off to great places, you’re off and away!” wrote Dr. Seuss in “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” Ivonne Gonzalez, student speaker for the College of Health Sciences commencement ceremony, connected with the works of Dr. Seuss from a young age.

“Congratulations, today is your day! You’re off to great places, you’re off and away!” wrote Dr. Seuss in “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.”

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Student Speaker Never "A Face in the Crowd"

Tue, 2018-05-15 08:39
Tue, 2018-05-15 08:30

During her stint as a campus tour guide, Jessa Hay heard one question from students and parents more often than any other: “Why come to EKU all the way from New Jersey?” Hay took the opportunity to answer that question at length during her commencement address to the College of Science.

During her stint as a campus tour guide at Eastern Kentucky University, Jessa Hay heard one question from students and parents more often than any other: “Why come to EKU all the way from New Jersey?”

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Student Speaker Leaves with Tools, Momentum

Tue, 2018-05-15 07:38
Tue, 2018-05-15 07:31

Raley Martin described studying at EKU as a “privilege” in her commencement address to the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences on May 12. She chose that word for a reason.

Raley Martin described studying at Eastern Kentucky University as a “privilege” in her commencement address to the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences on May 12. She chose that word for a reason.

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Speaker Plans to Carry Colonel Legacy

Tue, 2018-05-15 07:12
Tue, 2018-05-15 07:06

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once observed. In her commencement speech to the College of Justice and Safety at EKU, Hannah Lembright agreed with former president Barack Obama that “we are the ones who must do the bending.”

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once observed.

In her commencement speech to the College of Justice and Safety at Eastern Kentucky University on May 11, Hannah Lembright agreed with former president Barack Obama that “we are the ones who must do the bending.”

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Hummel to Host Summer Science Camps

Tue, 2018-05-15 06:52
Tue, 2018-05-15 06:49

Hummel Planetarium at EKU will offer STEM and STEAM camps this summer for area elementary students.

Hummel Planetarium at Eastern Kentucky University will offer STEM and STEAM camps this summer for area elementary students.

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Middle Managers Grow in Leadership Excellence

Mon, 2018-05-14 09:54
Mon, 2018-05-14 09:51

For almost every Friday from Jan. 26 until May 4, six employees of the Firestone Industrial Products facility in Williamsburg made the hour-long trek up Interstate 75 to EKU’s Business and Technology Center. It’s what they took back with them that made the long days worthwhile.

For almost every Friday from Jan. 26 until May 4, six employees of the Firestone Industrial Products facility in Williamsburg made the hour-long trek up Interstate 75 to Eastern Kentucky University’s Business and Technology Center.

It’s what they took back with them that made the long days worthwhile.

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Award-Winning Senior Had No Plan as Freshman

Fri, 2018-05-11 13:56
Fri, 2018-05-11 13:49

Whitney Rice, one of two recipients of the Dean’s Award of Merit for the College of Health Sciences at EKU, “didn’t really have a plan” four years ago.

Whitney Rice, one of two recipients of the Dean’s Award of Merit for the College of Health Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University, “didn’t really have a plan” four years ago.

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Student Banking Team Wins National Title

Fri, 2018-05-11 12:32
Fri, 2018-05-11 12:22

A three-member student team from EKU is the winner of the national 2018 Community Bank Case Study Competition, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors in Washington, D.C., announced.

A three-member student team from Eastern Kentucky University is the winner of the national 2018 Community Bank Case Study Competition, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) in Washington, D.C., announced. 

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QEP Brings "Unifying Focus" to Campus

Fri, 2018-05-11 07:44
Fri, 2018-05-11 07:41

The University's QEP brings a "unifying focus" to campus, says Dr. Bill Staddon.

This is another in a series of interviews with campus QEP leaders – those staff, faculty and administrators across campus promoting the goals of EKU’s Quality Enhancement Plan. The current QEP, Read with Purpose, calls for Eastern to develop critical readers through the use of metacognitive strategies.

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