A solar panel system has been installed atop Eastern Kentucky University’s New Science Building. The seven-panel solar array, which will incorporate a small but expandable renewable energy source into the campus energy mix, will serve as a pilot to explore the practical viability of solar energy as a campus and regional energy source.
An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member has been appointed to the Environmental Health Committee of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).
Dr. Sheila Pressley, associate professor in EKU’s Department of Environmental Health Science and chair of the University’s Faculty Senate, will serve a two-year term, concluding in June 2015.
With the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy in Connecticut still a fresh memory, the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) recently issued its 14th annual report.
Eastern Kentucky University has earned another national honor for its commitment to military veterans and their dependents.
U.S. Veterans Magazine has listed EKU among its Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Schools. Of the 110 colleges and universities listed, Eastern is one of only three Kentucky institutions recognized.
In an effort to streamline administrative functions, Eastern Kentucky University has named Barry Poynter as Vice President for Finance and Administration, effective July 1.
Dr. Michael Benson, who will become Eastern Kentucky University’s 12th President on Aug. 1, was the guest of honor Monday, June 17, at a reception hosted by the University’s Board of Regents and Foundation Board and attended by many local and state dignitaries.
Patrick Williams, the head golf professional at Arlington, will compete in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship in Sunriver, Ore., June 23-26.
Williams, who qualified for the event with his third-place finish (69-71) in the Kentucky PGA Section Championship at Kearney Hills in Lexington, is one of three Kentuckians (the other two are from Louisville) to make the field.
The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is still accepting registrations through June 21 for the 26th Annual Academically Proficient High School Junior and Senior Diversity Conference, to be held at Eastern Kentucky University June 28-29.
Eastern Kentucky University’s teacher education program has received national honors.
Performances by Chicago, Dwight Yoakam and LeAnn Rimes, as well as stage productions of “Rock of Ages,” “Mamma Mia” and “The Addams Family” are among the highlights of the 2013-14 season at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts.
Eastern Kentucky University ranks among the top public and private colleges and universities in Kentucky for financial return on investment.
Dr. Michael T. Benson, who will assume the Eastern Kentucky University presidency on Aug. 1, has been honored by Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business with its Recent Alumni Service Award.
The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents, meeting in regular session on Friday, June 14, approved a 2013-14 operating budget of approximately $332 million (including auxiliary and restricted funds), up .4 percent from the previous year.
Greg Gorbett, associate professor of Safety, Security and Emergency Management at EKU, is included in list of the Top 10 Fire Science Instructors in the South recently named by FireScience.org.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Hummel Planetarium, with several recent equipment upgrades already in place and more to come, welcomes groups to see the improvements and its new programs this summer.