July 2014

Recreation/Park Administration Chair Featured in Article

Dr. Jon McChesney, chair of EKU’s Department of Recreation and Park Administration, was one of 12 experts featured in a recent WalletHub article that ranked the best and worst cities in the U.S. for recreation.

In addition to the rankings, McChesney and the other experts answered several key questions, such as:

Mohanty Selected as Fulbright Specialist

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Dr. Amiya K. Mohanty, professor emeritus and adjunct professor of sociology at Eastern Kentucky University, has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist in Sociology by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the U.S. Department of States Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

Governor Announces Federal Funding for Campus Sidewalk Project

Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced $557,945 in federal funding for a project at Eastern Kentucky University to expand transportation choices to citizens in that community.

The funding is through the federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Monies will be used for the Kit Carson Drive to Hall Drive sidewalk connector project.

Franklin Named News Director at WEKU

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Jonese Franklin is the new news director for WEKU-FM, the public radio service of Eastern Kentucky University.

Since 2011, Franklin has served as operations manager and local All Things Considered host for the station. The Versailles native has 11 years of experience in public radio.

Graves, Snyder Receive History Alumnus Awards

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Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of History has awarded its first Charles D. Whitlock Distinguished History Alumnus Awards to a highly esteemed Madison County schoolteacher and a tactical officer and instructor at West Point.

Richmond Man, 91, Receives Associate Degree

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When Glenmore Jones first met Michael Benson on the golf course, he regaled the Eastern Kentucky University president with a fight song from his own college days almost seven decades earlier on the Richmond campus.

When the two met again on Tuesday, July 1, it was to celebrate a milestone that not even a hole-in-one could match.