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All "A" Classic Returns to Campus Jan. 24-28

Mon, 2018-01-22 14:31
Mon, 2018-01-22 14:26

The Kentucky All “A” Classic returns to Eastern Kentucky University and Richmond this week.

The Kentucky All “A” Classic returns to Eastern Kentucky University and Richmond this week.

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Students Spend Week along U.S.-Mexico Border

Mon, 2018-01-22 08:23
Mon, 2018-01-22 08:18

In the week before the start of the Spring 2018 semester, 14 students from the EKU Honors Program spent five days studying life on both sides of the border wall that divides the cities of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico.

In the week before the start of the Spring 2018 semester, 14 students from the Eastern Kentucky University Honors Program spent five days studying life on both sides of the border wall that divides the cities of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico. The trip, part of EKU Honors’ innovative “Sidewalk U.” program, was headed by EKU sociology professor Dr.

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Inaugural DEEP Week Scheduled Jan. 29-Feb. 2

Thu, 2018-01-18 16:07
Thu, 2018-01-18 16:04

The University will hold its inaugural DEEP (Developing Excellence in Eastern’s Professors) Week Jan. 29-Feb. 2.

The University will hold its inaugural DEEP (Developing Excellence in Eastern’s Professors) Week Jan. 29-Feb. 2. The event, which originated with the Faculty Innovation Workgroup on campus, is designed to “provide another important resource for our faculty, along with timely content focused on areas related to DEEP courses,” said Dr.

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New Book Examines Japanese Aesthetics

Thu, 2018-01-18 09:55
Thu, 2018-01-18 09:52

“New Essays in Japanese Aesthetics,” edited by EKU faculty member Dr. Minh Nguyen, has been published to international acclaim.

“New Essays in Japanese Aesthetics,” edited by EKU faculty member Dr. Minh Nguyen, has been published to international acclaim.

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Chautauqua: How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog

Thu, 2018-01-18 09:48
Thu, 2018-01-18 09:46

One of the scientists behind “one of the most influential biological studies ever” will visit EKU on Thursday, Feb. 1, to discuss his role in the groundbreaking experiment.

One of the scientists behind “one of the most influential biological studies ever” will visit Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, Feb. 1, to discuss his role in the groundbreaking experiment.

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Baseball Team Serves Local Children

Mon, 2018-01-15 20:38
Mon, 2018-01-15 20:32

The EKU baseball team served 150 local children by washing their feet and giving them a new pair of shoes on Monday, Jan. 15. The event was part of the National Day of Service campaign by Samaritan’s Feet.

The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team served 150 local children by washing their feet and giving them a new pair of shoes on Monday, Jan. 15.  The event was part of the National Day of Service campaign by Samaritan’s Feet.

Another 100 local children who could not make it to Alumni Coliseum will receive shoes as well.

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17 Attend Faculty Leadership Institute

Mon, 2018-01-15 15:36
Mon, 2018-01-15 15:30

Eastern held its second annual Faculty Leadership Institute Jan. 8-9.

“At a time when higher education is facing unprecedented challenges, the role of faculty members as effective and passionate advocates for a meaningful, rigorous and strong academic foundation for our citizenry has never been more important.”

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Graduate Found Home, Empowerment, Purpose

Fri, 2018-01-12 12:24
Fri, 2018-01-12 12:18

Kasey Waddell remembers the moment she decided to become a Colonel.

Kasey Waddell remembers the moment she decided to become a Colonel:

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Speaker Fulfills Promise Made to Grandmother

Fri, 2018-01-12 07:48
Fri, 2018-01-12 07:41

Diamond Richards, a first-generation college student from Lexington, shared the difficult, yet revolutionary journey she underwent during her college career when she addressed fellow graduates of the College of Justice and Safety at EKU on Dec. 15.

“If there is no struggle,” Frederick Douglass once observed, “there is no progress.”

Even nature documents the transformative power of adversity. A common piece of coal, kept under tons of pressure for millions of years, becomes an exquisite diamond.

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Team to Serve Local Children on MLK Day

Thu, 2018-01-11 17:48
Thu, 2018-01-11 17:41

EKU’s baseball team will serve approximately 250 local children grades K-5 by washing their feet and giving them a new pair of shoes on Monday. The event is part of the National Day of Service campaign by Samaritan’s Feet.

Eastern Kentucky University’s baseball team will serve approximately 250 local children grades K-5 by washing their feet and giving them a new pair of shoes on Monday.  The event is part of the National Day of Service campaign by Samaritan’s Feet.

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EKU Opens First Parking Garage

Thu, 2018-01-11 16:07
Thu, 2018-01-11 16:03

Parking on college campuses: Everybody talks about it, but Eastern Kentucky University has gone a step further with the recent opening of its first parking garage.

Parking on college campuses: Everybody talks about it, but Eastern Kentucky University has gone a step further with the recent opening of its first parking garage.

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Previs Named to PRSA Post

Thu, 2018-01-11 15:37
Thu, 2018-01-11 15:34

Dr. Kathy Previs, associate professor of public relations in the Department of Communication at EKU, will serve as the diversity and inclusion liaison for the Public Relations Society of America.

Dr. Kathy Previs, associate professor of public relations in the Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University, will serve as the diversity and inclusion liaison for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), representing the Thoroughbred Chapter of Lexington.

Her term for the position will be 2018-22.

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Art Exhibit Explores Chautauqua Theme

Wed, 2018-01-10 14:34
Wed, 2018-01-10 14:30

The diverse works of 40 artists from 25 states stretching from Maine to California will be showcased in EKU’s National Juried Chautauqua Art Exhibition from Jan. 22 through Feb. 16 in the University’s Giles Gallery.

The diverse works of 40 artists from 25 states stretching from Maine to California will be showcased in Eastern Kentucky University’s National Juried Chautauqua Art Exhibition from Jan. 22 through Feb. 16 in the University’s Giles Gallery.

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Speech-Language Pathology Program Recognized

Wed, 2018-01-10 13:32
Wed, 2018-01-10 13:30

The graduate program in speech-language pathology at EKU is among the top 100 such programs nationwide, according to SpeechPathologyGraduatePrograms.org.

The graduate program in speech-language pathology at Eastern Kentucky University is among the top 100 such programs nationwide, according to SpeechPathologyGraduatePrograms.org.

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Vance: QEP Strategies Resonate with Students

Wed, 2018-01-10 09:59
Wed, 2018-01-10 09:54

The first 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 -- profiles Dr. Lara Vance, director of the Student Success Center.

This is the first 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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EKU Ranks 7th Nationally for Services to Vets

Tue, 2018-01-09 09:46
Tue, 2018-01-09 09:42

EKU ranks seventh nationally, and tops in Kentucky, among the best colleges and universities for military veterans, according to College Choice.

Eastern Kentucky University ranks seventh nationally, and tops in Kentucky, among the best colleges and universities for military veterans, according to College Choice.

Last fall, EKU finished 14th nationally in the annual Military Times: Best Colleges rankings, up from 17th the previous year.

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Online Degree Programs among Best in U.S.

Tue, 2018-01-09 07:14
Tue, 2018-01-09 07:11

For the seventh year, EKU Online degree programs have been ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. Eastern ranked in the top 25 for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs and in the top 100 for Best Online Graduate Education Programs.

For the seventh year, EKU Online degree programs have been ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. Eastern Kentucky University ranked in the top 25 for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs and in the top 100 for Best Online Graduate Education Programs.

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EHS Students Learn, Work in Jamaica

Fri, 2018-01-05 15:18
Fri, 2018-01-05 15:09

Many Americans visit Jamaica for the warm Caribbean sunshine, sipping their pina coladas on sandy beaches as they eye an endless expanse of aqua blue. So what was a team of 31 EKU students doing miles from the coast in the middle of one big muddy mountain mess completing a pit privy for an 83-year-old Rastafarian?

Many Americans visit Jamaica for the warm Caribbean sunshine, sipping their pina coladas on sandy beaches as they eye an endless expanse of aqua blue.

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Student Speaker Found Her "Emerald City"

Fri, 2018-01-05 10:14
Fri, 2018-01-05 10:08

Caitlin Buckley of Crab Orchard, Kentucky, student commencement speaker for Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Education on Dec 15, compared her college experience to the "Wizard of Oz" tale.

“You may have noticed that if one has money without brains, he cannot use it to his advantage; but if one has brains without money, they will enable him to live comfortably to the end of his days.” For this piece of wisdom, we can thank the Scarecrow, of “Wizard of Oz.”

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Speaker's Path to Success Paved with Perseverance

Fri, 2018-01-05 10:06
Fri, 2018-01-05 10:01

The road to a degree winds differently for everyone. For Mariah Richardson, the path was paved with hard work and perseverance.

The road to a degree winds differently for everyone. For Mariah Richardson, the path was paved with hard work and perseverance.

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