August 2011

EKU Acquires Historic Elmwood

Elmwood, Historic Residence in Richmond

Eastern Kentucky University has acquired Elmwood, a historic residence located across Lancaster Avenue from the Richmond campus.

Virtual Economics Program Available Free of Charge to K-12 Teachers throughout Region

The Eastern Kentucky UniversityCenter for Economic Education, with support from the Council for Economic Education and State Farm, will work with the Kentucky Council on Economic Education and centers at Northern Kentucky University and Morehead State University to provide training and free copies of the Virtual Economics4.0 CD-ROM (a $99.95 value) to K-12 teachers in schools

Awang Receives Dyer Award for Teaching Excellence

photo of Dr. Awang

Dr. Faridah Awang, associate professor of corporate communication and technology, is the eighth annual recipient of the Jack L. Dyer Excellence in Teaching Award, presented by Eastern Kentucky University’s School of Business.

President Addresses Faculty, Staff at Convocation

Photo of Convocation

President Whitlock outlined at his year-opening convocation the elements of the “Essential Eastern.”

Speaking in Brock Auditorium on Monday, Aug. 15, Eastern’s 11th President said the “Essential Eastern” is:

Creative Writing Students Spend Summer in Scotland

Photo of Creative Writing students in Scotland

This summer, 18 creative writing students from Eastern Kentucky University joined Edinburgh’s rich history of literature as participants of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program’s 2011 Summer Residency.

Health Care Clinics Coming to Regional Campuses

Eastern Kentucky University students attending regional campuses in Corbin, Danville and Manchester will be able to take advantage of many University healthcare services closer to home beginning this fall.

2011-12 Chautauqua Series Features 21 Programs

Twenty-one programs in Eastern Kentucky University’s 12th annual Chautauqua Lecture series, all free and open to the public, will explore “Living with Others: Challenges and Promises” from a variety of perspectives and feature several nationally known lecturers. The series will also include film screenings and an art exhibit.

SAA Chapter Adviser Marks Named Best in Nation

photo of Jey Marks

Jey Marks, adviser to Eastern Kentucky University’s Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) chapter, was honored recently as National Student Alumni Ambassadors Adviser of the Year by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE ASAP).

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