EKU Hosts Kentucky Honors Roundtable

Eastern Kentucky University’s Honors Program hosted the fall Kentucky Honors Roundtable Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

135 honors directors, faculty, staff, and students from seven of the eight member programs — EKU, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and Western Kentucky University — came together on Friday, Sept. 30 in the Keen Johnson Ballroom for dinner and country dancing with Deborah Thompson and the Berea Country Dancers and Al White’s string band.

Events on Saturday, Oct. 1 included posters and artwork presentations in the morning and more than a dozen sessions of paper presentations ranging on topics from antibacterial gold nanoparticles to the World War I poetry of Wilfred Owens. A number of sessions focused on honors issues exclusively, including presentations on honors admissions, peer mentoring in honors, honors cultural and educational adventures, and the “alphabetizing” of honors programs.

The Kentucky Honors Roundtable meets twice annually; each member program or college hosts the conference approximately every four years. EKU last hosted the KHR conference in the spring of 2008.

Published on October 06, 2011