October 2014

Walls Coming Down in Department of History

The walls are coming down in the Department of History at Eastern Kentucky University.

No, it’s not another construction project on the Richmond campus, but the Department is seeking to break down disciplinary silos and build on the marketable skills of its graduates.

Gorbett Serving with National Forensic Science Initiative

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Greg Gorbett, associate professor in the Department of Fire Protection and Paramedicine Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University,has been selected to serve as a member of the Crime Scene/Death Investigation Scientific Area Committee’s (SAC’s) Fire Scene and Explosives Subcommittee within the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC). 

Benson Promises "Bold and Audacious" Course at Inauguration Ceremony

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“Too often in higher education,” Michael Benson said, “we become accustomed to saying that things cannot be done, or this or that cannot be tried.

“I say that we cannot afford to remain static, nor do we have the luxury of being anything but bold and audacious.”

Nursing Professor Finalist for Teaching Honor

Dr. Donna Corley, RN, CNE, a professor in Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing, was a finalist for the 2014 Kentucky Nurse Educator of the Year Award given by Publishing Concepts Inc., the largest publisher of state boards of nursing journals.

Corley was nominated by Dr. Mary Clements, professor and chair of the department.

Lecture Topic: "God and the Problem of Evil"

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Enlightenment philosopher David Hume, paraphrasing Epicurus, once wrote, “Is he (God) willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Whence then is evil?”

College of Justice & Safety, Lexington Police Collaborate to Reopen Safety City

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Safety is serious business, but it will also soon be a lot of fun, thanks to the reopening of Safety City, a joint effort of the Lexington Division of Police and Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety.

The kid-sized town, created for the purpose of teaching children life-saving skills, hosted its grand re-opening and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Campus Making "No Little Plans" for Inauguration, Homecoming

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Eastern Kentucky University is making “no little plans” for Oct. 21-26.

Several events are scheduled leading up to the inauguration on Friday, Oct. 24, of the University’s 12th president, Michael Benson. Then, the University will celebrate Homecoming with a parade and football game with visiting rival Southeast Missouri.

Game Day Challenge at EKU: Recycle More Aluminum Cans

Eastern Kentucky University is competing for more than a football championship this fall.

Students, faculty, staff and others will participate in the GameDay Recycling Challenge, a friendly competition among colleges and universities to reduce waste and increase recycling.

Paramedic Students Will Be Issued iPad Minis

Incoming students who have been granted admission into the advanced sequence of paramedic classes at Eastern Kentucky University this year will be issued an iPad Mini, the Department of Paramedicine Sciences announced recently.

Cleveland Reappointed to Council by Governor

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Dr. Roger Cleveland, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Eastern Kentucky University, has been reappointed to the School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council by Gov. Steve Beshear.

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