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.
Performances by Chicago, Dwight Yoakam and LeAnn Rimes, as well as stage productions of “Rock of Ages,” “Mamma Mia” and “The Addams Family” are among the highlights of the 2013-14 season at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts.
Eastern Kentucky University ranks among the top public and private colleges and universities in Kentucky for financial return on investment.
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.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Hummel Planetarium, with several recent equipment upgrades already in place and more to come, welcomes groups to see the improvements and its new programs this summer.
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.
Dr. Verna Lowe has been selected as the Dean of the EKU College of Education.
Andrew Sehmann, Richmond, a junior music performance major at Eastern Kentucky University, received second place in the 2014 Southeast Regional Horn Workshop Solo Competition, held recently at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Dr. Matthew Pianalto, associate professor of philosophy in Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Philosophy and Religion, has been elected vice president of the Kentucky Philosophical Association (KPA).
He will serve as vice president for 2014-15 and then as KPA president for 2015-16.
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.