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By a number of key measures, things are looking up at Eastern Kentucky University.
Graduation rates? Up.
Freshman retention rate? Up.
Diversity among the student body? Up.
Average high school GPA and ACT scores for first-time freshmen? Up.
When they graduated with bachelor’s degrees in economics in May 2012, twins Kyle and Keith Thacker of Somerset pledged that, wherever they were in life, they would never miss the program’s annual reunion at Eastern Kentucky University.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Aviation Program has reached another milestone.
Kentucky authors Marie Mitchell and Mason Smith were at Renfro Valley in November, 2011, when an episode of the TV show “Finding Bigfoot” was taped. Many Kentuckians shared personal accounts of Bigfoot sightings near their home towns.
Kimberly Merritt, assistant director of admissions for student recruitment at Eastern Kentucky University, was recently elected president of the Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education (KABHE).
KemperSports has been selected to manage The Arlington Club.
Radio Eye and Eastern Kentucky University have joined forces to make it possible for approximately 17,000 blind and visually impaired people in southeastern Kentucky to receive reading services.
Radio Eye will utilize WEKU transmitters in Hazard, Corbin and Pineville to reach users in southeastern Kentucky. WEKU is the public radio service based at EKU.
Friday the 13th was certainly not an unlucky day for EKU.
More than 300 Eastern students converged on Memorial Plaza well before daybreak on Friday, Sept. 13, awaiting their turn in the national spotlight.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Aviation Program is flying even higher today, recently becoming one of the first universities nationally authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to designate graduates as candidates for the 1,000-hour restricted Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate.