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.

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.

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.

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.