March 2015

Neubauer Leaving EKU for Fordham

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Eastern Kentucky University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Neubauer has stepped down to accept the same position at Fordham University, a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Spotlight on Scholarship, Creativity April 12-19

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Eastern Kentucky University students, faculty and staff will come together April 12-19 to celebrate a campus culture of scholarship, research and creative endeavors during the University’s annual Scholarship Week.

Hughes Named to American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders

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An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member has been elected to a position on the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders (ABFFD).

Dr. Charles Hughes, associate professor in EKU’s Communication Disorders Program, will serve a four-year term.

Kentucky Aviation Legend to Visit EKU April 17

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A former squadron commander of the 493rd Tactical Fighter Squadron of the United States Air Force who helped lead an historic air strike will address Eastern Kentucky University aviation students and others on Friday, April 17.

Only Woman in U.S. Ever Exonerated from Death Row to Speak at EKU

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The only woman in the United States ever exonerated from Death Row will speak at Eastern Kentucky University on Wednesday, April 8.

Sabrina Butler was a Mississippi teenager who was convicted of murder and child abuse in the death of her nine-month-old son, Walter. She was later exonerated of all wrongdoing.

Estate Gift Establishes Charles and Lillian Ojanen Thomas Scholarship

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Thanks to a $450,000 gift from the estate of Charles Clay Thomas, of Lexington, future generations of Eastern Kentucky University students will be able to achieve their educational dreams.

The estate gift to the EKU Foundation enabled the establishment of the Charles and Lillian Ojanen Thomas Scholarship at the University.

Basketball Continues: Colonels to Host First-Round CIT Game March 17

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Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team will make its third straight appearance in a national postseason tournament when the Colonels host a first round game in the 7th Annual CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) on Tuesday, March 17 at 7 p.m., the university announced today.

Concert Raises Funds for Music Scholarships

An upcoming concert at Eastern Kentucky University will showcase more than a dozen student and faculty music ensembles and raise funds for scholarships to assist future generations of EKU students.

Professor Devotes Sabbatical to Helping Wounded Warriors

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Eastern Kentucky University has won numerous national honors in recent years for its efforts to help military veterans pursue higher education. Twice, it has been named by Military Times as the nation’s No. 1 school in its “Best for Vets” rankings.

Now, an EKU professor is using her sabbatical to help Wounded Warriors.

Former "Facts of Life" Star to Give Chautauqua Lecture

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You might remember her from the NBC sitcom “The Facts of Life.”

As the first person with a disability to have a regular role on a prime-time series, Geri Jewell inspired a generation of young people with her groundbreaking character, Cousin Geri.

EKU Dairy Cow Earns All-America Honors; Only 6 in U.S. Nominated

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Eastern Kentucky University’s Stateland Dairy at Meadowbrook Farm has a long history of excellence and awards.

Now, one of its residents has been named honorable mention All-American Cow in the Milking Yearling class. Only six cows nationally were nominated for All-American honors.

Campus Events Remember, Reflect on World War I

A series of events at Eastern Kentucky University March 13-19 comprise “World War One: Remembrance and Reflection.”

The complete schedule:

·         Friday, March 13 – Screening of “All Quiet on the Western Front,” 4:30 p.m., John Grant Crabbe Main Library, Room 108.

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