University News

McDonald's Donates 500 Trees to Taylor Fork Ecological Area

Tree planting photo

The Taylor Fork Ecological Area on the south side of the Eastern Kentucky University campus received a recent boost from McDonald’s of Richmond.

McDonald’s donated 500 bur oaks to the University as part of the National Arbor Day celebration. Student and faculty volunteers were on hand to plant the trees on Thursday, April 17.

EKU's Reach, Reputation Extend into Siberia

photo of Schumann at presentation

Not many Americans have any great desire to travel to Siberia.

But Dr. Michael Schumann’s interest in the region has helped extend the reach and reputation of Eastern Kentucky University into that scenic but often forgotten part of the world.

EKU Center Honors Amazon Fulfillment Network as Employer of the Year

photo of presentation to Amazon

The Center for Career and Cooperative Education at Eastern Kentucky University recently recognized the Amazon Fulfillment Network as its 2014 Employer of the Year.

In presenting the award, EKU President Michael Benson said Amazon “has shown dedication to the professional growth of EKU students and alumni.”

Gifted and Talented Can "Soar to New Heights" in Summer Camp

Eastern Kentucky University will host its seventh annual “Soar to New Heights” summer camp for gifted and talented students June 16- 20.

The camp, open to gifted and talented students entering grades 6-8, will emphasize the STEM-H disciplines:science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health.