November 2014

President Benson Named to NCAA Honors Committee

File photo of Benson celebrating victory w football team

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson has been appointed to represent Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) institutions on the nine-member NCAA Honors Committee.

Benson is the first Ohio Valley Conference president to serve on the committee.

Interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program Launched

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“If you want to understand the world,” Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof once said, “you need to understand Asia.”

A new Interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program at Eastern Kentucky University is helping students do just that.

EKU Online Staff Participate in Kentucky Convergence Conference

Eastern Kentucky University was well represented at the 2014 Kentucky Convergence Conference held at the University of Louisville, Nov. 13-14. Multiple staff members from the EKU Online Instructional Development Center served as presenters and panel experts throughout the event.

PGA PGM Team Finishes 7th in National Championship

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A team of five PGA Golf Management students from Eastern Kentucky University finished seventh in the recent 2014 Jones Cup National Championship at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

EKU's team competed against 90 other students from 18 universities across the nation. Members of the team and their scores were:

Campus Honors Veterans in Holiday Observance

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President Michael Benson held up a national Veterans of Foreign Wars magazine clipping he received in the mail. The article extolled Eastern Kentucky University’s commitment to helping military veterans achieve their educational dreams, and a handwritten note on the clipping said simply, “EKU, be proud.”

Students Excel in Computer Programming Competition

A team of students from Eastern Kentucky University finished fifth out of 18 teams competing in Louisville in the 2014 Mid-Central USA Programming Contest. Eastern placed 42nd out of a total of 146 teams in the entire Mid-Central Region.

EKU Theatre to Present "The Real Inspector Hound" Nov. 12-16

Tickets are on sale for the Eastern Kentucky University Theatre production of “The Real Inspector Hound.”

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 12, the show will run 8 p.m. nightly through Saturday, Nov. 15, with a matinee showing Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m., in Gifford Theatre in the Jane F. Campbell Building.

Concert Spotlights Japanese Koto

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The Japanese koto, a 13-string long zither that originated in China and was brought to Japan in the 8th century, will be spotlighted in a concert at Eastern Kentucky University on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

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