October 2012

Three Graduate Nursing Degree Options Now 100% Online

Health care professionals interested in advancing their careers can now choose from a variety of fully-online degree programs from Eastern Kentucky University, which has been educating leaders in the field for more than 40 years.

Mock Trial Team Captures Robert E. Sanders Kentucky Classic Tournament Title

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Eastern Kentucky University’s Mock Trial Team, which last season placed 15th in the nation and was nationally ranked, took first place in the Robert E. Sanders Kentucky Classic Tournament Oct. 26-28.

EKU and Bellarmine University co-hosted the event in Louisville; it was sponsored by EKU distinguished alumnus Robert E. Sanders.

University Dedicates New Science Building

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Since Eastern Kentucky University’s New Science Building opened in January of this year:

·         Student achievement is up.

·         Absenteeism is down.

University Acquires Meteorite from Northeast Tennessee

photo of Lewis and Cook and meteorite

For many years, long before its true nature was known, it served as a doorstop and flower bed ornament. It was even painted green for a time.

Now at Eastern Kentucky University, it will be an object of scientific wonder for students of all ages for generations to come.

EKU Retirees Association Collecting for Food Drive

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The Eastern Kentucky University Retirees Association (EKURA), in conjunction with the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA), is collecting canned foods for the “Yes, We Can Feed Kentucky” food drive.

EKU Enhances Online Graduate Degree Options in Education

The Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) degree program at Eastern Kentucky University will be fully online with multiple options in Spring 2013.

Available areas of advanced study will include Elementary Education, Learning and Behavior Disorders, Educational Leadership, and Safety and Facilities Management.

National Weather Service Honors Lilley Cornett Woods Manager

Robert Watts photo

America’s dedicated postal carriers have nothing on Robert Watts.

Imagine waking before sunrise day after day and trudging through all kinds of adverse conditions to record temperature and precipitation at a nearby weather station.

Now imagine doing that every day of the week for 38 consecutive years … as an unpaid volunteer.

Whitlock Invited to Address AASCU about EKU's Embrace of Veterans

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­Eastern Kentucky University President Doug Whitlock will discuss EKU’s embrace of military veterans and their dependents when he participates in a session entitled “From Soldier to Student: Assessing Veteran Program Impact on Institutions” at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Maywoods Environmental and Educational Laboratory Increases in Popularity

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From a high school language arts teacher who wants to immerse her classes in a “Walden experience” to wide-eyed elementary schoolchildren on nature-packed field trips to college students performing research, Eastern Kentucky University’s Maywoods Environmental and Educational Laboratory is growing in popularity.

EKU Signs AASCU-APLU "Commitment to the Future"

Eastern Kentucky University is among more than 460 public colleges and universities to sign on to a joint statement entitled “A Commitment to the Future,” from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU).

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