University News

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.

Two Faculty Members Honored at Regional Conference

Two members of Eastern Kentucky University’s health promotion and administration faculty – Dr. Michael Ballard and Dr. Laurie Larkin – were honored at the joint American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) Southern District/ Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (KAHPERD) conference in Lexington on Feb.

Board of Regents Meets with Legislators during Retreat in Frankfort

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The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents’ annual retreat on Tuesday, Feb. 25, took a new, but timely, twist.

For the first time, the Board held the event in Frankfort to allow its members, along with President Michael Benson and other campus leaders, to visit with members of the Kentucky General Assembly, which is in the midst of its 2014 regular session.

Management Student to Intern in Beijing

Beijing, the capital of China, is one of the most densely populated cities in the world with nearly 12 million inhabitants. Louisville, conversely, is the largest city in Kentucky with nearly 606,000 inhabitants, and, though the two cities greatly differ on population, they do have one thing in common: Tyler Dahmen.