The new executive director of the Innovation and Commercialization Center (ICC) at Eastern Kentucky University is a familiar name and face to many in the central/eastern Kentucky business community.
Dr. Qaisar Sultana, professor emeritus of special education at Eastern Kentucky University, was chosen as one of six Visiting Scholars by a consortium of universities in Norway, Slovenia, Germany, Czech Republic, Uganda and Sudan.
Eastern Kentucky University has selected educator and former Peace Corps volunteer Bill Holmes as director of the Office of International Education.
Holmes, former director of Institutional Relations at CAPA International Education in Boston, joined the EKU staff on May 21.
The Center for the Arts at Eastern Kentucky University has played host during its inaugural season to more than 50,500 guests from more than 30 states and abroad.
For the third time in four years, an Eastern Kentucky University graduate has received a Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship for graduate study.
Katie Wiedmar, Louisville, a senior PGA golf management major at Eastern Kentucky University, received the 2011-12 S.J. Garner Student Excellence Award at the PGA Golf Management spring awards banquet in April.
Singer/songwriter Chad Warrix, who gained fame in the country music duo Halfway to Hazard, urged Rockcastle County High School students to never give up on their dreams.
An Eastern Kentucky University student earned second place in the eighth annual Appalachian Ideas Network Showcase.
Betina Gardner has been named dean of libraries at Eastern Kentucky University.
Gardner, who joined EKU Libraries in 1995, has served in a variety of capacities, including interim dean since July 2011.
Dr. Deborah Whitehouse has been named dean of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Health Sciences.
A long-time chair of EKU’s Department of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing, she had served as interim dean of the college since October, 2011.
Avery Scherer, the daughter of Doug and Anne Scherer, of Jeffersonville, Ind., received the President’s Outstanding Senior Award at Eastern Kentucky University’s commencement ceremonies on May 5.
Dr. Mike Austin, associate professor of philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University, has received a one-year $50,666 grant to support work on a manuscript entitled “Humility: A Study in Analytic Moral Theology” from The Character Project at Wake Forest University.
Junior Andrew Pennington, of Corbin, has been selected as the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance student ambassador for Eastern Kentucky University.
A series of technology-related racing stories produced at WEKU-FM is getting widespread airplay nationwide.
WEKU News Director Charles Compton worked with the Innovation Trail network of stations in upstate New York to put the series together and to help edit and produce the freelance reporters’ features.