February 2015

Anyanwu Article Focuses on Islamic Revivalism in Africa

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The second edition of “(re)Tracing Africa: A Multidisciplinary Study of African History, Societies and Culture,” co-edited by EKU faculty members Dr. Ogechi Anyanwu and Dr. Salome Nnoromele, contains an article by Anyanwu on “Islam and Islamic Revivalism in Africa.”

Faculty-Student Duo Receives KAS Research Grant

The EKU faculty-student team of Dr. Gary Ritchison, professor of biological sciences, and Joshua Suich, Morristown, Tenn., received one of eight research grants recently awarded by the Kentucky Academy of Science.

The grant for Ritchison and Suich was for a project entitled “Possible functions of tail-pumping by male and female American Kestrels.”

EKU Accepts Challenge, Turns South Laurel Senior into "Candy Man"

He meant it as a good-natured joke.

But when Chris Butcher, a senior at South Laurel High School, tweeted, “@EKUAdmissions better step up their game because (a rival school) sent me some candy,” he soon found out just how seriously Eastern Kentucky University was taking his interest.

Humanities@Work Program Offers Practical Opportunities for Students

Are you majoring in philosophy, comparative humanities, English (including literature, creative writing and technical writing emphases), French or Spanish?

EKU’s College of Arts and Sciences has launched a Co-op/Internship Program uniquely tailored for you, one that will help you gain practical, “resume-worthy” work experience in a humanities-related field.

Bertee and Retta Faye Adkins Scholarship Established

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After he graduated from Betsy Layne High School and enrolled at Pikeville College in 1949, he didn't have enough money even to ride a bus from his home in the Floyd County community of Harold to Pikeville, just 12 miles away, let alone e

EKU Online Programs Ranked among Most Affordable in U.S.

Eastern Kentucky University’s online degree programs are ranked among the most affordable in the nation. Best Masters Programs published a list of the 50 Most Affordable Online Master’s Degree Programs, and EKU Online programs ranked  No. 36 overall.

Campus Celebrates Black History Month

Eastern Kentucky University will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events throughout February.

They include four events on Thursday, Feb. 12; a “Phenomenal Women” awards dinner on Friday, Feb. 20; and a Chautauqua lecture on Thursday, Feb. 26.

Faculty Member Named to Guild Board of Directors

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Herb Goodman, professor and chair of the Department of Art and Design at Eastern Kentucky University, has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.

Student Receives Tau Sigma Scholarship

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Alan Joseph Chandler, Nicholasville, a senior middle grades education major at Eastern Kentucky University, has received a $1,000 scholarship from the national Tau Sigma Honor Society.

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