May 2014

History Professor Elected Secretary of Igbo Studies Association

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Participants at the recent annual conference of the Igbo Studies Association elected Dr. Ogechi Anyanwu, associate professor of history at Eastern Kentucky University, as the Association’s new secretary.

One of his first duties will be to assist in the planning of the Association’s 2015 conference, which is likely to attract more than 200 participants.

Smith Named by Kentucky Arts Council to Advisory Board

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Kristel Smith, executive director of the Kentucky Innovation Network Center at Eastern Kentucky University, is one of 12 community leaders and business executives named by the Kentucky Arts Council to an advisory board for the Kentucky Creative Industry research study that it commissioned in January.

Student Receives Phi Upsilon Omicron Scholarship

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Eastern Kentucky University student Caylen Badgett, Louisville, has received the Jackman Scholarship through Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi U), a national honorary for family and consumer sciences.

Diseroad Wins S.J. Garner Student Excellence Award

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A Martinsville, Ind., student has been recognized by Eastern Kentucky University for her excellence inside and outside the classroom.

Kelcy Diseroad, a senior marketing major with a PGA golf management option, is the S.J. Garner Student Excellence Award recipient for 2013-2014.

Horn Named State Apiarist

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A nationally known beekeeping authority currently serving as senior researcher and apiculturist in the Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology at Eastern Kentucky University will join the Kentucky Department of Agriculture as Kentucky’s new state apiarist.

EKU to Host Summer Camp for Gifted and Talented Middle School Students

A summer camp at Eastern Kentucky University for gifted and talented students entering grades 6-8 will emphasize the STEM-H disciplines: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health.

The seventh annual event, titled "Soar to the New Heights," will be conducted June 16-20 at EKU's state-of-the-art New Science Building, on Kat Carson Drive.

RN-to-BSN Degree Program Now 100 Percent Online

As more and more employers require registered nurses to continue their education, Eastern Kentucky University is preparing to meet the needs of working nurses by offering its widely known, fully accredited RN-BSN program 100 percent online in Fall 2014.

EKU Center for the Arts Announces 2014-15 Lineup

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Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts’ fourth season runs the gamut from Tony Award-winning productions to concerts by country and jazz stars, and offers new ticket pricing options and discounts.

Board of Regents Establishes Fund for Excellence

Deserving Eastern Kentucky University students soon will have another financial resource to fuel their dreams.

The EKU Board of Regents Fund for Excellence has been established by the University’s governing body to “support exceptional EKU students who are pursuing exceptional academic endeavors,” according to Board Chair Craig Turner, of Lexington.

Gorbett Discusses Computer Fire Modeling in South Korea

Greg Gorbett, associate professor in the Department of Fire Protection and Paramedicine Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University, traveled recently to South Korea to give a presentation on the use of computer fire modeling.

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