University News

Lead Gift from Dizneys Supports Multi-Purpose Facility

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Eastern Kentucky University Athletics has received its largest single gift.

EKU President Michael Benson has announced that Donald R. and Irene Dizney, of Ocala, Fla., have committed a lead cash gift toward a $15 million multi-purpose facility to replace the current grandstands on the east side of Roy Kidd Stadium.

Recreation/Park Administration Chair Featured in Article

Dr. Jon McChesney, chair of EKU’s Department of Recreation and Park Administration, was one of 12 experts featured in a recent WalletHub article that ranked the best and worst cities in the U.S. for recreation.

In addition to the rankings, McChesney and the other experts answered several key questions, such as:

Mohanty Selected as Fulbright Specialist

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Dr. Amiya K. Mohanty, professor emeritus and adjunct professor of sociology at Eastern Kentucky University, has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist in Sociology by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the U.S. Department of States Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

Franklin Named News Director at WEKU

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Jonese Franklin is the new news director for WEKU-FM, the public radio service of Eastern Kentucky University.

Since 2011, Franklin has served as operations manager and local All Things Considered host for the station. The Versailles native has 11 years of experience in public radio.

Graves, Snyder Receive History Alumnus Awards

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Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of History has awarded its first Charles D. Whitlock Distinguished History Alumnus Awards to a highly esteemed Madison County schoolteacher and a tactical officer and instructor at West Point.

Six Concentrations Added to Fully Online Psychology Degree

Eastern Kentucky University will add six degree concentrations as part of its 100 percent online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program for fall 2014.

The concentrations are designed to introduce students to highly marketable sub-specialties within the field of psychology and include:

Online Master's Program in Corrections Leadership Ranks among Nation's Best

Get Educated, a leading consumer resource for students interested in online education, has identified Eastern Kentucky University’s online master’s degree in Adult, Juvenile & Community Corrections Leadership as a "Best Buy" for those seeking a high-quality, affordableonline graduate degree.The EKU Online degree program ranked No. 13 nationwide.