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Regents Discuss Evaluation of President Benson

Tue, 2018-09-25 06:31
Tue, 2018-09-25 06:22

The EKU Board of Regents, at its meeting on Sept. 24, accepted an evaluation by faculty, staff and external stakeholders of President Michael Benson. In separate surveys, the majority of each group, including 100 percent of external stakeholders, rated Benson as effective or very effective.

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents, at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Sept. 24, accepted an evaluation by faculty, staff and external stakeholders of President Michael Benson.

In separate surveys, the majority of each group, including 100 percent of external stakeholders, rated Benson as effective or very effective.

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Aviation Program Represented at FAA Event

Mon, 2018-09-24 09:00
Mon, 2018-09-24 08:55

EKU, which offers the Commonwealth’s only FAA-approved, four-year professional pilot program, was one of only two public universities nationwide represented on panel discussions at the recent FAA Aviation Workforce Symposium.

How serious is the shortage of airplane pilots and mechanics across the U.S.? Serious enough that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) held a day-long Aviation Workforce Symposium on the topic Thursday, Sept. 13, and invited Eastern Kentucky University to participate in a panel discussion on partnerships to address the crisis.

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Novelis Gift Supports Science & Math Camp

Thu, 2018-09-20 14:59
Thu, 2018-09-20 14:52

For the second consecutive year, Novelis has made a $7,000 gift in support of the Science and Mathematics Summer Camp program in the EKU College of Science.

For the second consecutive year, Novelis, the leading producer of flat-rolled aluminum products and the world’s largest recycler of aluminum, has made a $7,000 gift in support of the Science and Mathematics Summer Camp program in the College of Science at Eastern Kentucky University.

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Prof Edits Book on Campus Diversity Triumphs

Thu, 2018-09-20 12:38
Thu, 2018-09-20 12:34

An EKU faculty member is the editor of a new book, “Campus Diversity Triumphs: Valleys of Hope.” Dr. Sherwood Thompson said he hopes the book “will work as a reference tool for educational leaders working to advance inclusive excellence on college and university campuses. "

An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member is the editor of a new book, “Campus Diversity Triumphs: Valleys of Hope.”

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Wilson Relates QEP to Her Psychology Students

Thu, 2018-09-20 12:34
Thu, 2018-09-20 12:31

This installment in the series of profiles on campus QEP leaders spotlights Dr. Steffen Wilson.

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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Gomez de Coss Named MSA Director

Wed, 2018-09-19 08:48
Wed, 2018-09-19 08:36

Liliana Gomez de Coss has been named the new director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at EKU.

Liliana Gomez de Coss has been named the new director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at Eastern Kentucky University.

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Exhibit Chronicles Global Peacemaking Journey

Tue, 2018-09-18 07:24
Tue, 2018-09-18 07:14

After circling the globe with the U.S. Department of State, often helping to rebuild war-torn countries, EKU grad Dr. Deborah Alexander will tell her story through a photography exhibit slated for EKU’s Giles Gallery Oct. 1-25.

When she was afforded a study-abroad experience in 1974 as a sophomore social work major at Eastern Kentucky University, Dr. Deborah Alexander possessed neither a suitcase nor a camera. She had never even been on an airplane, much less witnessed the ravages of war in some far-off, forgotten land.

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EKU Expands Scholarship Program

Mon, 2018-09-17 10:53
Mon, 2018-09-17 10:48

Starting next fall, more high school seniors will be eligible for a scholarship at EKU based upon their high school academic performance.

With a new school year underway, many high school seniors are already looking ahead to what comes next – college and career choices.

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Science Bldg. Now Boasts 120 Solar Modules

Mon, 2018-09-17 10:32
Mon, 2018-09-17 10:27

EKU’s new Science Building now has 120 solar modules to help the campus increase its renewable energy supply and reduce its carbon footprint.

Eastern Kentucky University’s new Science Building now has 120 solar modules to help the campus increase its renewable energy supply and reduce its carbon footprint.  

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Campus Custodian Becomes Star Student

Sat, 2018-09-15 08:10
Sat, 2018-09-15 07:58

Five years ago, you could find Kenna Smith, an EKU custodian, attending class in uniform on her lunch break. Today, she is a full-time student, finishing her bachelor’s degree in recreation and parks administration.

Five years ago, you could find Kenna Smith, an Eastern Kentucky University custodian, attending class in uniform on her lunch break. Today, she is a full-time student, finishing her bachelor’s degree in recreation and parks administration.

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Verdugo, Rios to Present Chautauqua Lecture

Fri, 2018-09-14 10:43
Fri, 2018-09-14 10:40

EKU students and others will have the opportunity to hear from two pillars of civil rights activism on Thursday, Sept. 27, when Bobby Lee Verdugo and Yoli Rios give the Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote Address.

Eastern Kentucky University students and others will have the opportunity to hear from two pillars of civil rights activism on Thursday, Sept. 27, when Bobby Lee Verdugo and Yoli Rios give the Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote Address.

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HEED Award Honors Diversity Commitment

Fri, 2018-09-14 08:33
Fri, 2018-09-14 08:30

EKU has received the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity magazine for the third consecutive year.

Eastern Kentucky University has received the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity magazine for the third consecutive year.

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College of Science Honors Horseman, Bohannon

Thu, 2018-09-13 10:32
Thu, 2018-09-13 10:25

EKU graduates Dr. Nelson D. Horseman and Dr. Julia K. Bohannon were each presented the College of Science Award during ceremonies on Sept. 10. The college’s highest honor is presented to individuals who have made impactful contributions to the college.

Eastern Kentucky University graduates Dr. Nelson D. Horseman and Dr. Julia K. Bohannon were each presented the EKU College of Science Award during ceremonies on Sept. 10. The college’s highest honor is presented to individuals who have made impactful contributions to the college.

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Online Enrollment Up 13 Percent

Thu, 2018-09-13 09:14
Thu, 2018-09-13 09:11

Eastern Kentucky University has 13 percent more students enrolled in EKU Online programs compared to a year ago. The growth, from 3,002 to 3,399, is attributed to new program offerings, increased interest in degree completion and sustained enrollment in foundational programs.

Eastern Kentucky University has 13 percent more students enrolled in EKU Online programs compared to a year ago. The growth, from 3,002 to 3,399, is attributed to new program offerings, increased interest in degree completion and sustained enrollment in foundational programs.

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LINC Provides Opportunities to Students

Wed, 2018-09-12 07:08
Wed, 2018-09-12 07:03

For nearly five years, EKU Regional LINC (Liaison for Improving Networks and Connections) has provided EKU students with opportunities to gain paid work experience within the Commonwealth’s Appalachian counties.

For nearly five years, EKU Regional LINC (Liaison for Improving Networks and Connections) has provided Eastern Kentucky University students with opportunities to gain paid work experience within the Commonwealth’s Appalachian counties.

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Campus Ceremony Remembers 9/11

Tue, 2018-09-11 15:12
Tue, 2018-09-11 15:07

Like many, Bryan Cole remembers exactly where he was the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. But, more than that, he remembers the outpouring of offers to help as soon as the scope of the terrorism was realized.

Like many, Bryan Cole remembers exactly where he was the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

But, more than that, he remembers the outpouring of offers to help as soon as the scope of the terrorism was realized.

Working at the time at a U.S. Army Reserve center, Cole switched on a TV at the facility just in time to see a second plane crash into the World Trade Center.

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Science Building Phase 2 Earns LEED Gold

Tue, 2018-09-11 09:46
Tue, 2018-09-11 09:41

Where better for EKU to model its commitment to sustainability than with its Science Building? The LEED Gold plaque that now adorns a wall in the facility’s atrium testifies to the University’s leadership in energy and environmental design.

Where better for Eastern Kentucky University to model its commitment to sustainability than with its Science Building?

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EKU Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

Mon, 2018-09-10 06:58
Mon, 2018-09-10 06:54

EKU ranks fourth among colleges and universities nationally in the water category of the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index published by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Eastern Kentucky University ranks fourth among colleges and universities nationally in the water category of the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index published by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

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RMI Program to Co-Host Women's Leadership Day

Fri, 2018-09-07 13:27
Fri, 2018-09-07 13:23

The EKU Risk Management and Insurance program and Kentucky-based organized Women Leaders in Insurance and Financial Services will co-host Women’s Leadership Day on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The event will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Dr. Janna P. Vice Atrium and Rogow Auditorium in the Business and Technology Center.

The Eastern Kentucky University Risk Management and Insurance Program and Kentucky-based organized Women Leaders in Insurance and Financial Services will co-host Women’s Leadership Day on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The event will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Dr. Janna P. Vice Atrium and Rogow Auditorium in the Business and Technology Center.

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QEP Leader Profile: Dr. Lynnette Noblitt

Wed, 2018-09-05 09:17
Wed, 2018-09-05 09:11

The latest installment in a series of profiles on campus QEP leaders spotlights Dr. Lynnette Noblitt.

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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