February 2012

McQueen's 12th Book Spotlights "Louisville Murder and Mayhem"

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Life in Louisville in the years after the Civil War and into the early 20th century was both exciting and dangerous.

Eastern Kentucky University faculty member Keven McQueen chronicles the era in his 12th book, “Louisville Murder and Mayhem: Historic Crimes of Derby City.”

Mock Trial Teams Qualify for National Tournament

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Two mock trial teams from Eastern Kentucky University qualified for national competition with their performance at a regional event at Kennesaw State University Feb. 24-25.

The EKU teams finished sixth and seventh, earning bids to the Opening Round Championship, to be held at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., March 23-25.

Day Named Director of Women and Gender Studies Program

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Dr. Lisa Day is the new director of Women and Gender Studies at Eastern Kentucky University.

Day, an associate professor of English, has been serving as interim director since July 2011. She joined the EKU faculty in 2001 and specializes in 19th and 20th century American literature, African-Caribbean literature and gender theory.

Junior Physics Major Accepted into Prestigious Research Program in Rome

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She failed her first physics test as a freshman and even considered changing her academic major.

Now, just two years later, Eastern Kentucky University junior Molly Williams, of Berea, has been accepted into a prestigious summer program at a university in Rome, Italy, where she will pursue gravitational wave physics research.

University Earns Tree Campus USA Status

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The thousands of trees of all shapes, sizes and species on Eastern Kentucky University’s 912-acre Richmond campus offer more than shade and aesthetic appeal.

They also serve as a natural outdoor laboratory for many academic programs.

Graduate Student Receives Prestigious Internship

An Eastern Kentucky University graduate student has been selected to take part in the National Orientation Directors Association Graduate Internship Program.

Lauren Childs of West Chester, Ohio, will serve as a NODA Conference (NODAC) intern for the 2012 national conference, to be held Oct. 25-30 in Las Vegas.

Faculty Member to Chair National Safety Group

Paul English, assistant professor in Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Safety, Security and Emergency Management, has been selected chairman of Conferences and Seminars for the Academics Practice Specialty group of American Society of Safety Engineers.