University News

Magazine Honors EKU for Commitment to Military Veterans

Eastern Kentucky University has earned another national honor for its commitment to military veterans and their dependents.

U.S. Veterans Magazine has listed EKU among its Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Schools. Of the 110 colleges and universities listed, Eastern is one of only three Kentucky institutions recognized.

Board Approves 2013-14 Budget

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents, meeting in regular session on Friday, June 14, approved a 2013-14 operating budget of approximately $332 million (including auxiliary and restricted funds), up .4 percent from the previous year.

Christopher Stanfield EKU's Second Tillman Military Scholar in as Many Years

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For the second consecutive year, an Eastern Kentucky University senior has been named a Tillman Military Scholar.

Christopher Stanfield, a political science major from Winchester and U.S. Army veteran, is one of 60 Tillman Military Scholars nationwide. Selected from among 1,800 applicants, he will use the $6,000 scholarship to pursue a master’s of public administration degree.

EKU's Lewis Wins National Slam Dunk Championship

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Eastern Kentucky University senior Marcus Lewis won the Denny’s Slam Dunk Championship on ESPN Thursday night, April 3, at Southern Methodist University’s Moody Coliseum in Dallas, site of the 2014 Final Four.

Lewis defeated Cory Jefferson of Baylor in the finals.