University News

Students, Faculty Helping Elkhorn City Become Certified "Trail Town"

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Elkhorn City is not a college town, but you might not know it these days.

Dozens of Eastern Kentucky University students, assisted by a few faculty members, are making frequent visits, helping the Pike County community (pop. 982) maximize its economic development and tourism potential and obtain “Trail Town” designation.

Elrod Appointed to Juvenile Justice Advisory Board

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An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member has been appointed to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board by Gov. Steve Beshear.

Dr. Preston Elrod, professor in the School of Justice Studies, will serve alongside EKU colleague Dr. Betsy Matthews, who was appointed to the Board last year.

Veteran Finds Home, Hope as EKU Student

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Students derive many benefits from attending Eastern Kentucky University.

It’s the academic preparation toward a dream job. It’s the mentoring by faculty and staff. It’s the social opportunities. It’s the support services.

For Benjamin Congleton, it’s all that and much more. “It’s therapy.”