University News

Pressley Named to National Environmental Health Committee

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An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member has been appointed to the Environmental Health Committee of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

Dr. Sheila Pressley, associate professor in EKU’s Department of Environmental Health Science and chair of the University’s Faculty Senate, will serve a two-year term, concluding in June 2015.

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.

History Professor Elected Secretary of Igbo Studies Association

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Participants at the recent annual conference of the Igbo Studies Association elected Dr. Ogechi Anyanwu, associate professor of history at Eastern Kentucky University, as the Association’s new secretary.

One of his first duties will be to assist in the planning of the Association’s 2015 conference, which is likely to attract more than 200 participants.