University News

Carnegie Honors EKU for Community Engagement

file photo from Shelby City Cemetery project

Eastern Kentucky University’s strong commitment to community engagement has been reflected for years in transformed lives, improved services and enhanced quality of life throughout the region and Commonwealth.

Now it has earned national attention.

President Benson Named to NCAA Honors Committee

File photo of Benson celebrating victory w football team

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson has been appointed to represent Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) institutions on the nine-member NCAA Honors Committee.

Benson is the first Ohio Valley Conference president to serve on the committee.

Interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program Launched

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“If you want to understand the world,” Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof once said, “you need to understand Asia.”

A new Interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program at Eastern Kentucky University is helping students do just that.

Campus Honors Veterans in Holiday Observance

Missing Man Ceremony photo

President Michael Benson held up a national Veterans of Foreign Wars magazine clipping he received in the mail. The article extolled Eastern Kentucky University’s commitment to helping military veterans achieve their educational dreams, and a handwritten note on the clipping said simply, “EKU, be proud.”