When he graduated from high school in 2005, Miles Owen had “no idea” what direction to take in life.
Instead of immediately enrolling in a college or university Owen chose instead to spend 10 months with AmeriCorps, helping clear houses of debris in hurricane-ravaged St. Bernard Parish, just east of New Orleans. The decision proved fortuitous.
For the fifth consecutive year, many Eastern Kentucky University students took Alternative Spring Break trips this year – marking the largest number of teams from EKU to do so.
During his Spring Break this year, Eastern Kentucky University Creative Writing staff member Russell Helms discovered that students in Haiti are very eager to learn English and would welcome anyone willing to make the trip and contribute his or her teaching skills.
An Eastern Kentucky University Libraries coordinator has been named among 50 “Movers and Shakers” nationally who are shaping the future of libraries and communities across the nation.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Philosophy and Religion is forming a team of EKU students to compete in the 16th annual Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in 2011-2012.
Eastern Kentucky University Libraries has launched Encompass, an online institutional repository designed to preserve, spotlight and disseminate the research and creative works of EKU faculty, staff and students and the history of the University.
Addressing a large crowd that had gathered at grand opening ceremonies for Eastern Kentucky University’s new Somerset campus, Terri Reynolds could hardly contain her excitement.
“Finally, Somerset has its first four-year, state-sponsored university,” beamed Reynolds, coordinator for the campus. “The Lake Cumberland area has long awaited this morning.”
Led by a 24th-place national ranking among graduate programs in Occupational Therapy, four graduate programs at Eastern Kentucky University have earned placement in the 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools, published by U.S. News Media Group.
Thirty-four students and six faculty members from Eastern Kentucky University spent several days recently on a cultural and service-learning excursion to Memphis. The trip, sponsored by the African/African American Studies Program, was the culmination of the EKU celebration of Black History Month.
Jackie Collier, director of Eastern Kentucky University Alumni Relations, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III Board of Directors as membership chair.
An Eastern Kentucky University professor will soon receive the highest possible honor from the Sierra Leone Institute of International Law.
The Eastern Kentucky University chapter of the Student Alumni Ambassadors was recognized recently as the best in the southeastern United States.
After five successful years, Eastern Kentucky University’s “Try Teaching” program is again accepting applications from mid- and second-career professionals who are intrigued about their potential in front of a classroom.
Five professional learning communities have been established at Eastern Kentucky University to better prepare future teachers in content knowledge and to enhance the success of EKU students.