Eastern Kentucky University CARES about its service region and Appalachia.
In recent years, public opinion has shifted dramatically in favor of same-sex marriage, especially among college students. But the shift has led to new conflicts, as well as questions about how to coexist in a society where diverse sides have strong convictions.
Many students begin their college years with lofty aspirations of making a difference in the world and improving the lives of others.
“But,” said Dr. Luis H. Zayas, “there are so many important social issues that we may be overwhelmed. We may ask ourselves, ‘Which one should I take up? Which one can I do something about with what I have?’”
“Prince of Peace: Zulma’s Story,” Marie Mitchell’s latest novel for middle and high school readers, marks several firsts for the Richmond author.
Ceirra Thompson, of Lexington, a senior risk management and insurance major at Eastern Kentucky University, has received a $5,000 national scholarship from the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation.
The scholarship was established to further the study of insurance and encourage, support and reward exceptional students who have an interest in an insurance career.
On a warm and muggy summer afternoon, Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson and five members of the President’s Council found a way to stay cool and at the same time raise awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Nicholas J. Perlick has been named Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Eastern Kentucky University.
Since 2009, Perlick has served as Director of Development at Middle Tennessee State University, where he has played a leading role in a centennial campaign that is poised to exceed its revised goal with more than a year remaining.
The Division of Natural Areas at Eastern Kentucky University has learned that it will receive the 2014 Outstanding Organization Award presented by the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education.
Representatives of the Division will be on hand to receive the honor at the Association’s fall conference on Sept. 13 in Lexington.
Community leaders and others throughout Eastern Kentucky University’s 22-county service area are invited to participate in a Leadership Work Study Tour to Asheville, N.C., Sept. 16-18.
Dr. Sherwood Thompson, a professor in the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University, has been elected president-elect of the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research (AAER).