Kara Wade, Lancaster, a junior occupational science major at Eastern Kentucky University, has received the $1,000 Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship, awarded by the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First-Year Students. Wade is only the third EKU student to ever receive the scholarship.
Central Bank and the Eastern Kentucky University Center for Economic Education have announced the establishment of the Central Bank Learning for Life Teaching Award for elementary teachers in Madison County.
The Golden Key International Honor Society chapter at Eastern Kentucky University has won the Gold Level of Chapter Standards for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson has been named co-chair of Bluegrass Tomorrow’s Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium.
Benson, who assumed the EKU presidency in August 2013, will serve alongside John Roush, president of Centre College.
One hundred twenty-one high school students in seven counties near Eastern Kentucky University are Upward Bound, thanks to a federally funded program celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
As a mathematics faculty member at Eastern Kentucky University from 1981 to 2006, Dr. Betty Givan spent her days immersed in numbers.
For the past several years, the Richmond resident has been counting YouTube hits, cookbook sales and a growing army of fans – as a culinary entrepreneur.
For the fifth consecutive year, Eastern Kentucky University has earned national recognition for its contribution to the public good.
Eastern Kentucky University is playing a key role in a National Science Foundation-funded effort to digitize collections that chronicle a “global hotspot of plant diversity in the southeastern United States.”
Transferring to a four-year institution became easier for Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) students today with the signing of a statewide, multi-program agreement with Eastern Kentucky University.
Today’s prospective student certainly considers academics, faculty quality, student life and cost in making a college choice.
But, increasingly, he or she also looks carefully at an institution’s commitment to environmental stewardship.
Eastern Kentucky University has scored high in another national ranking of U.S. colleges and universities.
Ceirra Thompson, of Lexington, a senior risk management and insurance major at Eastern Kentucky University, has received a $5,000 national scholarship from the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation.
The scholarship was established to further the study of insurance and encourage, support and reward exceptional students who have an interest in an insurance career.
In an ambitious move to embrace the sacred and the profane, artist Boris Zakic, professor of art at Georgetown College, has an exhibition of paintings at Eastern Kentucky University’s Giles Gallery in Richmond and simultaneously at PUBLIC, the gallery of the Louisville Visual Art Association.
Dr. Dionne Smith, assistant professor in Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work, is Kentucky’s 2014 Faculty Advisor of the Year, as determined by the Kentucky Academic Advising Association (KACADA).
Eastern Kentucky University’s African/African American Studies program has partnered with several campus offices to launch a new program aimed at promoting the retention of all students, with particular focus on minority students.
Much like the modern football quarterback receives audio signals from his coach via a headset, teacher candidates in Eastern Kentucky University’s educator preparation program soon will be receiving real-time assists from their professors, even though they might be many miles apart.
On a warm and muggy summer afternoon, Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson and five members of the President’s Council found a way to stay cool and at the same time raise awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Nicholas J. Perlick has been named Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Eastern Kentucky University.
Since 2009, Perlick has served as Director of Development at Middle Tennessee State University, where he has played a leading role in a centennial campaign that is poised to exceed its revised goal with more than a year remaining.
The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) has re-accredited all three bachelor’s degree programs in fire protection offered by Eastern Kentucky University.
Distinguished author and historian Mr. Charles Bracelen Flood, a tireless advocate for EKU Libraries, passed away on Friday, Aug. 15, after a brief illness. He was 84.
The Division of Natural Areas at Eastern Kentucky University has learned that it will receive the 2014 Outstanding Organization Award presented by the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education.
Representatives of the Division will be on hand to receive the honor at the Association’s fall conference on Sept. 13 in Lexington.
A member of Eastern Kentucky University’s nationally prominent Honors Program is one of only four Honors students nationally to be named a 2014 Portz Scholar, a distinction awarded each year to the best Honors student research projects in the nation.
Eastern Kentucky University is participating again in the annual College Colors Day spirit competition and is asking for fan support to help win the national Spirit Cup award, which includes $10,000 toward its general scholarship fund and a chance for some lucky individual to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
Bob Dylan marked an era of American history with his 1964 classic “The Times They Are A Changin’.”
Exactly 50 years later, that song title certainly rings true at Eastern Kentucky University, where dozens of campus improvement projects are changing the face of the Richmond campus.
After recounting the story of how Orville and Wilbur Wright overcame great odds to make aviation history and change the world, Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson challenged faculty and staff to live a life of curiosity and consequence.
The framed portrait of Eastern Kentucky University's 11th president, Doug Whitlock, was unveiled on Tuesday, Aug. 12, before a large crowd of appreciative faculty, staff, retirees, alumni and friends.
Community leaders and others throughout Eastern Kentucky University’s 22-county service area are invited to participate in a Leadership Work Study Tour to Asheville, N.C., Sept. 16-18.
Dozens of cultural events spotlighting the talents of Eastern Kentucky University students are scheduled during the school year. They include concerts, plays, dance performances and art exhibits.
Dr. Sherwood Thompson, a professor in the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University, has been elected president-elect of the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research (AAER).
Have a great business idea but don’t know what to do next?
The Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology (CEDET) at Eastern Kentucky University is looking to help five ambitious entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality.
Fifteen lectures by prominent thinkers, educators and activists and a nationwide juried art exhibition will explore the theme of “Strategizing” during Eastern Kentucky University’s year-long Chautauqua Series.
Eastern Kentucky University Athletics has received its largest single gift.
EKU President Michael Benson has announced that Donald R. and Irene Dizney, of Ocala, Fla., have committed a lead cash gift toward a $15 million multi-purpose facility to replace the current grandstands on the east side of Roy Kidd Stadium.