University News

President Announces Leadership in Action Academy

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson has announced the launch of the President’s Leadership in Action Academy (PLAA), effective this fall.

The PLAA is open to all faculty and staff who exhibit potential for effective leadership and career advancement. Up to 10 participants will be accepted into the inaugural class; the Academy is based on a one-year cycle.

EKU among Partners for Southeastern Kentucky Promise Zone Initiative

Eastern Kentucky University is among three higher education partners for the Southeastern Kentucky Promise Zone initiative announced recently by the White House.

According to the White House, key strategies involving EKU, the University of Kentucky, Berea College and the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation and other local governmental units and agencies include:

First Recipient Selected for Thacker Scholarship in Economics

Thacker scholarship presentation

Connie Moreland, a junior economics major from Wingo, is the first recipient of the Kyle J. Thacker Memorial Scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University.

Moreland, a graduate of Graves County High School, boasts a 4.0 GPA and is on track to graduate in May 2015. She will study in South Korea in the coming spring semester, followed by a summer internship in Australia.

University Restoring Keen Johnson Carillon

photo of bell

The arrival of spring at Eastern Kentucky University is marked annually by an explosion of floral color and fragrance.

If all goes as planned, Spring 2014 on The Campus Beautiful will also tickle the ears.

Silent and in need of repair for several years, the 37-bell carillon atop the Keen Johnson Building will join the returning songbirds in welcoming the new season.