By a number of key measures, things are looking up at Eastern Kentucky University.
Graduation rates? Up.
Freshman retention rate? Up.
Diversity among the student body? Up.
Average high school GPA and ACT scores for first-time freshmen? Up.
Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson is among 41 leaders from education, government and business heading a comprehensive and bipartisan effort aimed at “Shaping Our Appalachian Region.”
That’s the title for a recently announced initiative to help Kentucky’s Appalachian region move forward in the face of continued declines in the coal industry.
Elkhorn City is not a college town, but you might not know it these days.
Dozens of Eastern Kentucky University students, assisted by a few faculty members, are making frequent visits, helping the Pike County community (pop. 982) maximize its economic development and tourism potential and obtain “Trail Town” designation.
An Eastern Kentucky University graduate student’s recent presentation at an event in Great Britain broke a barrier.
Bill McClanahan, a second-year master’s student in EKU’s School of Justice Studies, became the first graduate student ever to present as part of the annual Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Green Criminology Research Seminar.
When they graduated with bachelor’s degrees in economics in May 2012, twins Kyle and Keith Thacker of Somerset pledged that, wherever they were in life, they would never miss the program’s annual reunion at Eastern Kentucky University.
An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member has been appointed to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board by Gov. Steve Beshear.
Dr. Preston Elrod, professor in the School of Justice Studies, will serve alongside EKU colleague Dr. Betsy Matthews, who was appointed to the Board last year.
Forty Eastern Kentucky University students have been selected to give interested high school juniors and seniors a taste of life as a college student through the University’s new Colonel for a Day program.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Aviation Program has reached another milestone.
A team from Eastern Kentucky University finished fifth in the Arch Invitational Mock Trial Tournament in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 19-20.
Competitors included host Washington University, the University of Texas at Austin, University of Missouri at Columbia and Kansas City, St. Louis University, University of Iowa, University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University, among others.
An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member recently finished sixth in her category in an international fencing competition in Varna, Bulgaria.
Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson will be among the panelists and moderators at the Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium’s second annual Presidents’ Conference on Thursday, Oct. 31.
An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member was honored recently by the Kentucky Art Education Association.
Eastern Kentucky University Special Collections and Archives and the Madison County Public Library have partnered to make it more convenient for patrons to utilize the University’s rich archival treasures for research or genealogy projects.
Kentucky authors Marie Mitchell and Mason Smith were at Renfro Valley in November, 2011, when an episode of the TV show “Finding Bigfoot” was taped. Many Kentuckians shared personal accounts of Bigfoot sightings near their home towns.
Kimberly Merritt, assistant director of admissions for student recruitment at Eastern Kentucky University, was recently elected president of the Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education (KABHE).