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New Residence Halls, Science Bldg. Phase 2 Open

7 hours 29 min ago
Mon, 2017-07-24 09:13

With two new suite-style residence halls that “can compete against any in the nation,” EKU is experiencing an upsurge in students choosing to live on the Richmond campus.

With two new suite-style residence halls that “can compete against any in the nation,” Eastern Kentucky University is experiencing an upsurge in students choosing to live on the Richmond campus.

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Active Shooter Exercise Tuesday, July 25

Thu, 2017-07-20 15:27
Thu, 2017-07-20 15:25

With most students away for the summer, EKU Public Safety is planning a full-scale exercise involving an active shooter scenario.

With most students away for the summer, Eastern Kentucky University Public Safety is planning a full-scale exercise involving an active shooter scenario.

The active shooter exercise will take place on Tuesday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Coates and Jones buildings and adjacent Jones parking lot.

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New Recycling Initiatives Announced

Thu, 2017-07-20 12:40
Thu, 2017-07-20 12:38

EKU is taking its commitment to a sustainable future to a new level, revealing plans for two major sustainability initiatives set to launch this fall.

Eastern Kentucky University is taking its commitment to a sustainable future to a new level, revealing plans for two major sustainability initiatives set to launch this fall.

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Senior Successful in Classroom, on Stage

Thu, 2017-07-20 09:50
Thu, 2017-07-20 09:44

EKU senior Andrew Worley and his Frontier bandmates are nominated in five categories for Josie Awards.

When Andrew and Ethan Worley’s parents signed them up for a talent competition without their permission, the two brothers were understandably nervous. Along with their friend and cousin Caleb Caudill, they had two weeks to learn several songs and prepare for their first performance in front of a live audience.

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WEKU's Eastern Standard Wins National Award

Mon, 2017-07-17 07:20
Mon, 2017-07-17 07:17

As it closes the books on another record year for private support, WEKU, the public radio service of Eastern Kentucky University, is celebrating a national first-place award for its weekly public affairs program, Eastern Standard.

As it closes the books on another record year for private support, WEKU, the public radio service of Eastern Kentucky University, is celebrating a national first-place award for its weekly public affairs program, Eastern Standard.

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Gift Funds Locker Room, Honors '67 Champs

Wed, 2017-07-12 07:32
Wed, 2017-07-12 07:26

A half century ago, it was the team that ignited a championship tradition. Now, a $250,000 donation from a member of the 1967 Grantland Rice Bowl champions, the largest single gift commitment ever to the EKU football program, will not only remember those pioneers but help pave the way for future gridiron success.

A half century ago, it was the team that ignited a championship tradition in Eastern Kentucky University football.

Now, a $250,000 donation from a member of the 1967 Grantland Rice Bowl champions, the largest single gift commitment ever to the EKU football program, will not only remember those pioneers but help pave the way for future gridiron success at Eastern. 

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Student Interns with London Ranger District Office

Mon, 2017-07-10 14:33
Mon, 2017-07-10 14:31

Through a partnership with EKU, Devin Breedlove, a junior at EKU’s Manchester campus, will be working as an outreach and volunteer coordinator for the London Ranger District Office this summer.

Through a partnership with Eastern Kentucky University, Devin Breedlove, a junior at EKU’s Manchester campus, will be working as an outreach and volunteer coordinator for the London Ranger District Office this summer.

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Cleveland among Conference Keynote Speakers

Fri, 2017-06-30 10:50
Fri, 2017-06-30 10:46

Dr. Roger Cleveland, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, was among the keynote speakers at the Governor’s Early Childhood Conference.

Dr. Roger Cleveland, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, was among the keynote speakers at the Governor’s Early Childhood Conference on Friday, June 30.

Cleveland addressed the importance of developing strong leaders in education, especially at the early childhood level.

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Benson Named to AGB Council of Presidents

Wed, 2017-06-28 08:32
Wed, 2017-06-28 08:29

EKU President Michael Benson has been named to the Council of Presidents of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson has been named to the Council of Presidents of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

Benson, the only representative of a Kentucky college or university, joins 28 others on the council, which is chaired by Paul J. LeBlanc of Southern New Hampshire University.

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Students' Profiles to Promote Promise Zone

Tue, 2017-06-27 15:01
Tue, 2017-06-27 14:56

The Office of Regional Stewardship at EKU is continuing its work within the University’s service region and Promise Zone with a new project called Promise Zone Profiles.

The Office of Regional Stewardship at Eastern Kentucky University is continuing its work within the University’s service region and Promise Zone with a new project called Promise Zone Profiles.

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Harrodsburg Woman Receives Degree at 80

Sat, 2017-06-24 12:58
Sat, 2017-06-24 12:45

It’s only fitting that the sheet music to a classic “Wizard of Oz” tune rests on her living room piano because, these days, Joyce Sanders is living the words to her favorite song.

“Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high. And the dreams that you dreamed of, once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly. And the dreams that you dreamed of, dreams really do come true.”

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Benson Serving on AASCU Task Force

Fri, 2017-06-23 09:07
Fri, 2017-06-23 09:05

EKU President Michael Benson is serving on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Task Force on University Partnerships.

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson is serving on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Task Force on University Partnerships. The task force is looking at what comprises successful partnerships in the broadest possible terms, including collaboration with the private sector, the non-profit community, and governmental entities.

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EKU Online Student Wins Siemens Award

Fri, 2017-06-23 08:40
Fri, 2017-06-23 08:36

AnEKU Online fire protection and safety engineering technology student was among the winners of the fourth annual Siemens Engineering Innovation Award for fire and life safety design.

An Eastern Kentucky University Online fire protection and safety engineering technology student was among the winners of the fourth annual Siemens Engineering Innovation Award for fire and life safety design. Tom Goss accepted the honor at Fenway Park in Boston during the recent annual conference of the National Fire Protection Association.

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Student Speaker: Difference Truly the "E"

Thu, 2017-06-22 13:28
Thu, 2017-06-22 13:18

Courtney Turner, student speaker for the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, reflected in her remarks the meanings behind the "E" in EKU.

Courtney Turner still remembers the first time she heard the word “college.” Her elementary school teacher, Ms. Sexton, asked if anyone was familiar with the word. Turner, a star student and self-proclaimed wordsmith, proudly stood and described the process of cutting and pasting inspirational phrases and pictures of her favorite celebrities from her mother’s magazines.

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Center for the Arts Announces 7th Season

Wed, 2017-06-21 16:19
Wed, 2017-06-21 16:15

Now entering its seventh season, the EKU Center for the Arts invites new and returning guests to “Experience It Live” with an astounding array of world-class entertainers set to take the stage in 2017-18.

Now entering its seventh season, the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts invites new and returning guests to “Experience It Live” with an astounding array of world-class entertainers set to take the stage in 2017-18. From classic rock to Broadway, country, and dance, the EKU center will once again bring some of the top names in entertainment to Richmond, Kentucky.

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Speaker Reflects on "Culture of Caring" at EKU

Wed, 2017-06-21 12:54
Wed, 2017-06-21 12:47

When Tyler Swafford accepted a football scholarship to EKU, his coaches, classmates, and even family questioned his decision to choose Eastern over a “brand-name” university. But, from the moment he first stepped onto Campus Beautiful, his mind was made up.

When Tyler Swafford accepted a football scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University, his coaches, classmates, and even family questioned his decision to choose EKU over a “brand-name” university. But, from the moment he first stepped onto Campus Beautiful, his mind was made up.

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Senior among 6 in U.S. Named to AHIMA Committee

Wed, 2017-06-21 12:16
Wed, 2017-06-21 12:12

An Eastern Kentucky University senior from Sandgap, Kentucky, is one of only six students selected from across the nation to participate on the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Student Advisory Committee.

Three years ago, Arikka Standafer would never have envisioned herself as a health services administration (HSA) major.

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On Any Stage, Former Miss Ky. Successful

Tue, 2017-06-20 08:47
Tue, 2017-06-20 08:40

In 2012, Jessica Casebolt made audiences swoon with her rendition of the song “Superstar” as part of the talent competition for Miss Kentucky. This past May, the Pikeville native crossed another stage, and though there was no singing involved, she still proved to be quite the superstar.

In 2012, Jessica Casebolt took the stage at University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts and made audiences swoon with her rendition of the song “Superstar” as part of the talent competition for Miss Kentucky.

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Regents Hear Enrollment Growth Plan

Mon, 2017-06-19 16:28
Mon, 2017-06-19 16:25

The EKU Board of Regents, meeting in regular session on Monday, June 19, heard a Strategic Enrollment Growth Plan presented by various campus officials.

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents, meeting in regular session on Monday, June 19, heard a Strategic Enrollment Growth Plan presented by various campus officials.

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Student Speaker: Care Key to Education

Mon, 2017-06-19 07:33
Mon, 2017-06-19 07:29

As an agriculture student, Theodore Herr knows the importance of care to grow a successful crop.

As an agriculture student, Theodore Herr knows the importance of care to grow a successful crop. First, you must ensure you are planting your seeds in conditions that enable growth. You must make sure their roots are firmly stationed in the ground, and most importantly you must consistently tend to the crop, tailoring to its needs, and cultivating it to be the best it can be.

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