September 2013

EKU Announces Move to Establish Tobacco-Free Campus

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson announced today that a task force has been established to finalize a tobacco-free policy on campus, to take effect June 1, 2014, and develop implementation strategies that assist the University community with the transition.

Veteran Finds Home, Hope as EKU Student

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Students derive many benefits from attending Eastern Kentucky University.

It’s the academic preparation toward a dream job. It’s the mentoring by faculty and staff. It’s the social opportunities. It’s the support services.

For Benjamin Congleton, it’s all that and much more. “It’s therapy.”

WEKU, Radio Eye Join Forces to Help Blind, Visually Impaired

Radio Eye and Eastern Kentucky University have joined forces to make it possible for approximately 17,000 blind and visually impaired people in southeastern Kentucky to receive reading services.

Radio Eye will utilize WEKU transmitters in Hazard, Corbin and Pineville to reach users in southeastern Kentucky. WEKU is the public radio service based at EKU.

Matt Roan Named Special Assistant to the President

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Matt Roan, currently the President’s Council Fellow and Deputy Director of Athletics at Southern Utah University, has been named Special Assistant to the President at Eastern Kentucky University. He will assume his new responsibilities Oct. 1.

Martin's "Focus on Business" to Air on WEKU

Tom Martin, well known for his reports on the central Kentucky business scene, can now be heard on WEKU-FM.

Martin’s “Focus on Business” report will air Mondays at 7:35 a.m. during Morning Edition and will be repeated on Mondays at 5:45 p.m. during All Things Considered. 

Koontz to Present on Steel Drum in Japan

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Jason Koontz, professor and director of percussion studies at Eastern Kentucky University, has been selected to travel to Japan Oct. 14-28 as part of an exchange program with the Madison County International Committee (MCIC) and the Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (KEEP).

Campus Organization Assists Youth Support Center

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Stephen Kappeler and Carlene Mallory, on behalf of Eastern Kentucky University's Corbin chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma and the National Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, recently presented a $250 check to Mary Schild, director of Sunrise Children's Services Youth Support Center.