June 2011

Professor Authors "Great Civil War Stories of Kentucky"

A century and a half after the first shots of the Civil War were fired, Dr. Marshall Myers, professor of English at Eastern Kentucky University, reminds readers of the harsh realities of war, and how it affected soldier and civilian alike in his new book, “Great Civil War Stories of Kentucky.”  

Fishing Team Wins Event, Qualifies for Regionals

Fishing Team photo

The Eastern Kentucky University team of John Smith of Richmond and Kyle Raymer of Brandenburg won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Central Division event on the Wolf River Chain on Sunday, June 20, with five bass weighing 12 pounds, 10 ounces.

Savings Continue for Motorcycle Rider Education Courses Across Kentucky

Savings continue for Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Courses throughout the Commonwealth.

The Basic RiderCourses are offered in 17 Kentucky communities for costs that range between $75 and $100 for the 20-hour training program. The costs average out to less than $5 per hour in each of the training programs available.

Regents Approve 2011-12 Budget

Photo of Campus

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents, meeting in regular session on Tuesday, June 7, approved a 2011-12 operating budget of $233,408,820, an increase of 6.9 percent over the previous year.

EKU, Morehead Announce Collaborative Regional Education Program

Partnership Signing Photo

Eastern Kentucky University and Morehead State University today announced a new program, “Associate to Baccalaureate Degree Pathway: Collaborative Regional Education Program,” that will allow students at the University Center of the Mountains and Hazard Community and Technology College who have already received an associate degree to obtain a bachelor’s degree from EKU or MSU

Waters Named Director of Choral Activities

Richard Waters photo

Eastern Kentucky University has appointed Dr. Richard Waters director of choral activities.

Waters, associate professor of music, will direct the University’s three choral ensembles and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting and choral literature.