April 2015

Students' Research Earns Awards from EKU Libraries

photo of winners

Eastern Kentucky University Libraries recently presented two students with the Library Research Award for Undergraduates.

Brooke King, an occupational science major from Tipp City, Ohio, and Catherine Gerteisen, a communication disorders major from Owensboro, are this year’s first- and second-place honorees, respectively.

Former Gridiron Great Returns to Campus to Mentor Business Students

Guice photo with President Benson, others

As a three-time all-Ohio Valley Conference quarterback on some outstanding teams at Eastern Kentucky University, Jim Guice set individual passing records that stood for many years. His numbers were eventually eclipsed, but stories of his swagger and toughness resonate to this day.

Eastern Duo Third in College Fishing National Championship

Fishing team photo

A duo from Eastern Kentucky University finished third in the recent FLW College Fishing National Championship.

Competing on Lake Murray in South Carolina, Kyle Raymer and Ethan Snyder lost only to teams from the University of South Carolina and Liberty University.

EKU Wins Category of National Game Day Recycling Challenge

GameDay photo

Eastern Kentucky University captured first place in the Game Day Basketball Waste Generation category within the national RecycleMania Tournament by diverting nearly 53 percent of all waste when the Colonels hosted Tennessee Tech in McBrayer

Hummel Planetarium Resumes Public Programs on Saturdays

Hummel Planetarium at Eastern Kentucky University will resume public programs on Saturdays, beginning April 25.

Every Saturday, the Planetarium will present “Perfect Little Planet” for children and families at Noon. Then at 1:30 p.m., the main feature, “Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe,” will be shown.

Vincent Named Director of MBA Program

Vincent photo

Dr. Leslie Vincent is the new director of the Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) program at Eastern Kentucky University.

Vincent joined EKU as an assistant professor of marketing in Fall 2014 after serving nine years on the faculty at the University of Kentucky, where she was actively involved in its MBA program.

Regents Approve 2.9% Increase in Tuition for In-State Undergraduates

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents, meeting in regular session on April 20, approved a 2.9 percent increase in tuition for in-state undergraduate students for 2015-16.

Full-time EKU resident undergraduates will now pay $4,075 per semester, up from $3,960 a year ago.

Two Schools, Two Continents, One Project

photo from Engle's EKU Business class

A class of international management students at Eastern Kentucky University are gaining insights into the many difficulties and challenges inherent in doing business across geographic, cultural, institutional and temporal boundaries – by working long distance in four teams with counterparts at a German university.

"Anything But Classical" Concert Raises Funds for Foster Camp Scholarships

Eastern Kentucky University will host a benefit concert on Monday, April 20, with proceeds going toward student scholarships for the Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp.

Admission to the ABC (Anything But Classical) Concert, scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Foster 100, will be $5 (additional donations accepted).

Chautauqua Lecture Focuses "On Positivity"

Fredrickson photo

The final lecture in Eastern Kentucky University’s 2014-15 Chautauqua Lecture Series will focus “On Positivity.”

That’s the title of Dr. Barbara Fredrickson’s presentation, on Thursday, April 30 (a change from the originally scheduled date).

Concert Choir to Perform in Ireland

Forty-one Eastern Kentucky University students will soon become musical “ambassadors” to Ireland.

The EKU Concert Choir will depart May 18 for a week-long tour of the Emerald Isle. While there, the young musicians will perform in Killarney, Kilkenny and Dublin and enjoy sightseeing trips to several iconic landmarks, such as the Blarney Castle and Stone.

"STEM-CSI Adventure for Girls" Offered over Two Saturdays

Eastern Kentucky University’s STEM-H Institute is collaborating with the Nerd Squad to provide a free two-day STEM adventure for middle school-age girls on successive Saturdays, April 25 and May 2.

“The Case of the Disappearing Diamonds: A STEM-CSI Adventure for Girls,” will be presented at EKU’s New Science Building, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. both days.

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